If you’ve suffered from hot flashes, you understand how badly you can feel. Your face flushes. Your heart rate accelerates. Your body feels you’re stranded in triple-digit heat and you start perspiring intensely.
Perhaps the worst of it is, you can’t control when they occur. Hot flashes, like other menopausal symptoms, come whenever they please.
If you suffer from hot flashes, you’re not alone. About 70 percent of women have them during menopause, and about a third of those women say those hot flashes are frequent and/or severe.
After 30 years of clinical experience working with thousands of women has taught me what causes hot flashes, and I know how to help them.
A big part of the solution comes down to two words: Insulin resistance.
If you have been reading my blogs, this term should sound familiar, as it is the #1 cause for heart disease and memory loss.
You see, under normal circumstances, insulin controls blood sugar levels. Insulin is a very powerful hormone that moves glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells, where it is used as energy and is stored away.
At least that’s what’s supposed to happen.
With insulin resistance, your cells tune out (or resist) insulin’s call, leaving your pancreas to crank out more insulin to do its job. Ultimately though, that just spells disaster for your weight, energy level, brain function, overall health, and those awful symptoms like hot flashes.
Data presented at the North American Menopause Society 23rd Annual Meeting has recently linked insulin resistance with hot flashes and night sweats.
I’ve been working to help prevent and reverse insulin resistance for all my patients. I have learned that insulin resistance can also make women struggle with hot flashes as well.
Many of my women patients have noted that when they have followed my program over time, their hot flash and menopause symptoms have improved significantly.
Over the years, you’ve also heard me talk about a close friend and colleague, Dr. Anna Cabeca. She is a triple board-certified physician and OBGYN, and she has written a new book, The Hormone Fix, (publication date is February 26, 2019) a book designed to help women with hot flashes, menopause issues, and help reverse insulin resistance.
For a link to buy her book, CLICK HERE.
Her emphasis is to “Go Keto-Green™”, shifting your body into ketosis to make you more insulin sensitive, which is the opposite of insulin resistance.
With her program, many women have been able to say bye-bye to hot flashes!
Combining a traditional keto diet with plenty of alkalinizing low glycemic load foods provides a one-two punch to zap menopausal symptoms and lose weight. (In fact, staying alkaline is the needle mover traditional keto diets miss, and why they often fail.) Anyone trying a keto diet should ensure they are also following an alkalinizing food plan—to me that is absolutely essential.
In The Hormone Fix, Dr. Cabeca provides food lists, daily menu plans, recipes, and more to help you get into and stay in keto effectively.
If you suffer from menopause and hot flash symptoms, please stop settling for less than your very best.
Although hormones can be helpful, they have limits, and lifestyle changes can be as much or more powerful than hormonal pills, patches, and creams.
Order this new book, and you will also receive 10 great bonuses (valued at $274), including:
· Staying Keto-Green on the Go – tools, and tricks to stay Keto-Green while you’re on the go – be it across town or across the country.
· Keto-Green Recipe Cards – there’s no such thing as too many recipes…
· It’s Not Your Husband… It’s Your Hormones! – Watch this video to learn about how your monthly cycle affects your mood and libido
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PLUS 6 more bonuses include free lab panel, fantastic olive oil and more…
For a link to buy her book, CLICK HERE.
I wish you the very best of health and control over hormone-related symptoms!
Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, CNS
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