Natural Alternatives for Menopause Symptoms

by Allison Bush Editor

Explore alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for your menopause symptoms.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.