Tag Archives: menopause

  • Magnesium Supplement: Hot Flash Relief

    Good news from researchers about reducing the symptoms of menopause, even if you're a breast cancer survivor: Magnesium can reduce hot flashes caused by breast cancer drugs. A recent study published in Natural Standard shows that breast cancer patients taking magnesium supplements experienced fewer hot flashes per week than women not taking the supplement. Hot flash relief is here, ladies!

    Women who survive breast cancer often experience hot flashes from the anti-estrogen treatment, tamoxifen (brand name Nolvadex). Aromatase inhibitors also cause severe hot flashes in breast cancer patients. In the study, 20 breast cancer patients experiencing at least 14 hot flashes per day were given magnesium oxide at 400 mg per day for 4 weeks, increasing to 800 mg a day if necessary (which it was in 17 of the 20 patients). The key findings of the study were that magnesium supplementation significantly reduced the frequency of hot flashes (a 41.4 percent reduction), and more than half of the patients studied had a reduction of more than 50 percent. There were also significant reductions in fatigue, sweating and distress.

    Magnesium can be powerful for a lot of other health issues, too. Additional health benefits of magnesium include a reduction in cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, insulin resistance, osteoporosis, migraines, asthma and so much more (Find out more here!).

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  • Dr. Low Dog's Ashwagandha Tonic Tea

    If you missed Dr. Low Dog's webinar on Menopause Solutions yesterday, you missed this soothing recipe that's great for a variety of symptoms of menopause, or just to help you sleep better. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, which Dr. Low Dog says is relaxing, can help with night sweats, mental fog, aches and pains, even boosting the immune system. "Drink this at night, before you got to bed," she says, "and I promise you’ll be sleeping better."

    Ashwagandha Tonic Tea

    •1-2 tsp powdered Ashwagandha
    •2 cups milk (dairy, soy or almond)
    •1 Tbsp raw sugar (or honey or agave nectar)
    •1/8 tsp cardamom

    Simmer ashwagandha in milk on low heat for 15 minutes. Add the sugar and cardamom and stir until well mixed. Turn off heat. Drink 1 cup 1-2 times day.

  • Thriving in Menopause events going on now!

    If you have questions about menopause (How do I sleep better? Get rid of these hot flashes?), don't miss our annual Thriving in Menopause events, happening at a store near you. Participants can talk to practitioners about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and symptoms, get chair massages, enter raffles and more. EVENT DETAILS >>

    If you can't make it in to an event, join our free webinar on April 6!

    Menopause Solutions

    Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD

    Wednesday, April 6, 2pm PST/3pm MST

    Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, an internationally recognized expert in the field of integrative approaches to women's health, as she discusses common sense strategies for managing the symptoms of menopause. From herbal remedies to bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Low Dog will offer helpful advice for women in every stage of menopause.

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