Recipes for Night Sweats and Hot Flashes -

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Elynn D.
Joined: 7/10/2012

Please share any and all recipes you have that have helped with night sweats and hot flashes.  Thanks!!!

Some good NutriBlast ingredients to include...For hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, it has been shown that choosing foods rich in phytoestrogens may help. These include legumes (particularly organic soybeans - tofu), flaxseed, other beans (lima, split peas), and alfalfa sprouts. Also, the herbs black cohosh, chasteberry, ginseng and red clover have also been reported as effective in menopause, but you should have the advice of an herbalist or naturopathic doctor before you add this to your diet. Add a few of the phytoestrogen-rich foods in with some leafy greens, banana, avocado, berries, grapes, nuts and seeds (sunflower and pumpkin)!
Soy TangentHey RD! I know you've shunned soy from your diet after all your GMO research... (kudos, I don't know how you do it!) but how do you feel about organic soy/tofu? Do the cancer/whatever-else risks outweigh the beneficial health properties you get from soy? Or have you shunned it all from your diet as a precaution to not risk eating GMO soy? Just curious... :)
This is my favorite blast for those awful night sweats. Mine started to diminish in less than a week. Banana Orange Pineapple Rasberry Big handful of spinach 2 Tablespoons of hemp seeds 3 Ice cubes Water to line Puree for about 40 seconds and enjoy. Try flat leaf parsley mixed with the spinach too. I find the more green I add the better I feel. But don't compromise the taste if you don't like it. I'm a firm believer, you should enjoy everything you eat / drink. Let me know if you need any others.
Great question Laura! MyGreat question Laura! My decision was two fold. For one, most of the soy sold in the US is genetically modified and until we know more about GMO crops, I choose to be cautious and get my protein from other sources like beans, legumes, veggies, nuts, and seeds. I also feel that the additional estrogen-like compounds found in soy are not necessary for me at this time in my life. Just like all things nutrition, each person is unique in their dietary needs and part of that comes from what stage of life they are in. Some research has shown that moderate soy intake is beneficial during childhood to help prevent breast cancer, then there is research that shows it is beneficial for menopausal women to help balance out their slowly declining natural estrogen levels. Soy intake as a young adult is still controversial with some studies showing positive and some showing negative outcomes. For women who are looking for relief from these menopausal symptoms, soy is an option (choose non-GMO, organic to be safe). However, if one wishes to avoid it for various reasons including allergies or distaste, then there are other phytoestrogen sources or herbal supplements that could also provide relief.
So interesting, great to hear! It's so counterintuitive to think that something, a legume of all things! can be so harmful to our health. Thanks for sharing your views! :)
Sounds delicious! I wish this were around when my mom went through menopause, it would've helped her out a ton!
Thanks Kim :-)
Hi. I'm a 53 year young woman who has began Menopause in last year. I've found that getting 100% of Vitamin E eliminated the hot flashes (which came with nausea for me). I discovered this by accident when I found that drinking one Boost per day kept the hot flashes at bay...if I went 7 days without a Boost, the hot flashes came back. I've been using the Nutribullet now for 4 weeks and have not had a Boost for 9 days....No hot flashes. I studied up on those foods that were high in this vitamin and use them in smoothies twice each day. While Vitamin E may not help all women, it has worked for me. I am hoping to make it all the way through menopause without taking hormones and know that Nutribullet is the way to see this hope become a reality.
Hi, I am new to the nutriHi, I am new to the nutri bullet...but not to hot flashes...they are driving me crazy. I'd like to try the "boost" what is it exactly? Rose
Rose, "boost" is a general term used that refers to anything added to a NutriBlast that is not a fruit or vegetable! I think the boost that she is referring to is a Vitamin E boost. I'm not sure what form or brand she used. One form I know of is tocotrienol powder - this is high in vitamin E and may be something you'd like to look further into to see if it is right for you. http://essentiallivingfoods.com/collections/superfood-powders-blends/products/tocotrienol-powder-pure
Maca Powder has eliminated almost all of my hot flashes. If I go even 2 days without it, they come back.
Thank you, I use a tsp daily in my morning Vi-Shake. Maybe I need to use more. Have a great day!
Hi Kim, I saw you on the TVHi Kim, I saw you on the TV add last night and ran out to target today to buy the NurtiBullet! Where can you find Hemp seeds, do you use a whole orange? and do you have any other recipes that help? I'm hoping to sleep tonight! Lori Plotkin
Hi Kim, I saw you on the TVHi Kim, I saw you on the TV add last night and ran out to target today to buy the NurtiBullet! Where can you find Hemp seeds, do you use a whole orange? and do you have any other recipes that help? I'm hoping to sleep tonight! Lori Plotkin
LoriP wrote: Hi Kim, I saw you on the TV add last night and ran out to target today to buy the NurtiBullet! Where can you find Hemp seeds, do you use a whole orange? and do you have any other recipes that help? I'm hoping to sleep tonight! Lori Plotkin
You can get hemp seeds at Whole Foods or a local health food store. You can also get it online at amazon.com or nativas.com. Which recipe are you referring to? I would imagine you use a half an orange. Check out our recipe tab where you can search for recipes for specific ailments.
I am 52 and have had hot flashes, night sweats that keep me up at night. On top of that I had my thyriod removed four years ago. I really need a recipe that helps me sleep and stop the night sweats.
LMW1909 wrote: Hi. I'm a 53 year young woman who has began Menopause in last year. I've found that getting 100% of Vitamin E eliminated the hot flashes (which came with nausea for me). I discovered this by accident when I found that drinking one Boost per day kept the hot flashes at bay...if I went 7 days without a Boost, the hot flashes came back. I've been using the Nutribullet now for 4 weeks and have not had a Boost for 9 days....No hot flashes. I studied up on those foods that were high in this vitamin and use them in smoothies twice each day. While Vitamin E may not help all women, it has worked for me. I am hoping to make it all the way through menopause without taking hormones and know that Nutribullet is the way to see this hope become a reality.
ssunshine62 wrote: I am 52 and have had hot flashes, night sweats that keep me up at night. On top of that I had my thyriod removed four years ago. I really need a recipe that helps me sleep and stop the night sweats.
Here is a video on different foods that can help you sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYfAbKCZLxM&list=UUMgVCjF3vO3AmtrbdF1tHaA Here are some recipes that can help with hormone balance: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/femme-fatale http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/girls-best-friend
I am 44 and have been having night flashes for about 2 years. I have started HRT and this has helped as I now sleep through with no sweats. I would love to try and stop the tablets so what is the easiest blast. I am also a runner so I need my sleep to give me energy.
I am 44 and have been having night flashes for about 2 years. I have started HRT and this has helped as I now sleep through with no sweats. I would love to try and stop the tablets so what is the easiest blast. I am also a runner so I need my sleep to give me energy.
Mbenford wrote: I am 44 and have been having night flashes for about 2 years. I have started HRT and this has helped as I now sleep through with no sweats. I would love to try and stop the tablets so what is the easiest blast. I am also a runner so I need my sleep to give me energy.
Check out my recommendations here: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/hot-flashes-night-sweats-irritability-menopause