Menopause (hot flushes, hot flashes)

August 13, 2002 by  
Filed under Health issues

Some causative factors

  • Adrenal gland insufficiency
  • Reduced oestrogen production.

Promising nutritional research

Soy contains daidzin, a powerful plant oestrogen. 58 menopausal women suffering from at least 14 hot flushes per week were given a daily diet supplemented with soya flour or wheat flour, in a randomized, double-blind trial. There was a significant, rapid improvement in the menopausal symptom score, particularly in the soya flour group, with symptoms decreasing by 40% over 12 weeks. Murkies AL et al: Dietary flour supplementation decreases post-menopausal hot flushes: effect of soy and wheat. Maturitas 21(3):189-95, 1995.

Information compiled by Linda Lazarides
Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Educator

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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