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I am 47 years of age and have terrible sweats during the day and night. I have tried without anything but can’t do it anymore. Can anyone recommend an alternative route rather than HRT. I know Black Kohosh is supposed to be good but apparently it can effect oestrogen hormones which worries me as I have endometriosis that is under control right now.

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    Hi aabb- try Maca Root and Starflower Oil. My partner has seen massive improvements in hormonal balance only one month in since she started taking 2 each of these a day. Good luck 😀

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    Hi aabb

    I've not used it myself yet but FXMenopause is an all natural nutritional  supplement you can buy online, has had great reviews, thinking of trying it myself, alternatively you could try B6 and B12 vitamins, they help, energy levels, flushes, and other symptoms relating to menopause.

    Hope this helps.

    Lou

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    Maca is definitely an excellent way to help with the sweats, it won't cause weight gain either, but if you're still not sure, there's always Sage which is also excellent for stopping sweats. Black cohosh, didn't work for me after taking it for 2 months but Sage worked like a miracle and so did Maca. 

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    Hi Aabb, it's widely accepted that endometriosis is caused by too much oestrogen. Plant hormones taken in diet (rather than in supplements, which is why Black Kohosh might not be good) can reduce the amount of oestrogen in your body. It does this by  getting on our oestrogen receptors and offering a weak dose. So the dietary route might be good for you if you want to avoid HRT. There are books that show how to do this by diet and books on how you can grow your own HRT in the form of sprouted foods (rich in plant hormones) and add them to whatever else you are eating (some sprouted foods also contain high amounts of plant progesterone too, so especially good.) Sadly soya (known for being high in plant oestrogen) processed in Western ways is also not good although traditional japanese type soya that is fermented for six months is. 

    Good luck, it's always worth trying something else before getting on artificial hormones. 

     

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      True about soya, but tempeh I hear from other Japanese women in the States, is the equivalent to the soya. But i hear that Tempeh has an acquired taste you need to get use to. Tempeh is the replacement for the soya. I tried tempeh once I couldn't handle the taste but since all taste buds are different maybe other women might be better at accepting its acquired taste.

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    Yes, the Japanese form of tempeh is fermented for 6 months, and I think some Western companies are trying to do that now. The other place the Japanese get hormones from are sprouted mung beans and alfalfa, these are much better sources and  you can grow them at home, (but they don't have no marketing behind them as soya does). It's basically like you growing your own HRT.

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