Natural Alternatives for Menopause Symptoms

Allison Bush | Oct 3, 2012

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Explore alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for your menopause symptoms.

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Clothing

It’s important to wear light, breathable clothing, like cotton, for when a hot flash strikes. You can also try layering clothing if your body temperature tends to fluctuate drastically during the day.

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Limit caffeine and spicy foods

Unfortunately, caffeine tends to increase the prevalence of menopause symptoms, including stress and hot flashes, so try to limit your intake as much as possible.

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Exercise!

Not only has exercise been proven to lessen the intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women, but strength training, especially, is important for maintaining strong bones.

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Soy

The effects of soy on menopause symptoms have thus far been inconlusive, but some women have found it to have a positive effect on hot flashes.