There are a lot of natural remedies floating around that are supposed to alleviate, if not eliminate, hot flashes in women going through menopause. A high carb, all-raw diet. Magnesium. Certain herbs, such as He Sho Wu.
I’ve always eaten healthy – a lot of fruits and vegetables, little to no meat. I’ve supplemented with magnesium and vitamin C for several years. And all this has helped to diminish the number and intensity of my hot flashes. After I started taking two droppersful of He Sho Wu, the hot flashes disappeared altogether.
I’ve been taking, in addition, a B complex vitamin to ease anxiety and boot out the mood swings. It helps.
Back to the hot flashes. Up until around a week ago I hadn’t had a hot flash in months. It’s been awesome.
Then, I started spending more quiet time with the Lord, started praying throughout the day, and as I did, I realized I’d rediscovered the mental health benefits of staying filled with the Spirit: His joy and peace infuses, driving out all anxiety and depression.
So I decided to do an experiment. I decided to stop taking the B complex for a week to see if I needed it for my mood, now that the presence of God was keeping my serotonin at high levels.
It’s been over a week now since I started the experience, and my mood has remained stable.
The hot flashes came back.
Not many a day, so far. Not as hot as they’d been, and not with the pre-flash aura of an impending sense of doom. Maybe because I’ve been taking the He Sho Wu.
But, they came back, nevetheless.
After I quit taking the B complex supplement.
Guess what supplement I’ve added back into my health routine?
I’ll let you know if the hot flashes go bye-bye again. 😉