No doubt about it, growing old sucks.
First, women have to suffer with menses for a very LONG period of time. (Um...about 40 years.) And then we are blessed with menopause, which is like having a volcano exploding inside you 5-10 times a day, bringing with it lots of heat and no comfort.
So far the only thing good about menopause is that it has allowed me to start collecting fans. Boy, do I have a LARGE collection of fans. I have electric fans placed strategically in my house. . . .
. . . but I also have a lot of the hand-powdered models, too.
Of course, not only do I have rattan ones like that above, but I also have quite a collection of paper fans that I've picked up at yard sales all over the area.
I don't believe in hormone replacement therapy, but I am trying Flaxseed Oil capsules.
... so far so good.
What natural remedies have you used to fight off the dreaded hot flashes?