Women's Menopause Health
Hot Flash Control
Need to control a hot flash? As with any natural menopause program,
using a high quality progesterone cream like Preserve
progesterone cream to control hot flash symptoms is highly
recommended. Exercise and diet also play key roles in hot flash control.
flashes are the most common complaint of menopause and hot flash
control is the most
common reason women use hormone replacement therapy. Some women have
found apple cider vinegar an effective too in the control of hot flash
symptoms and have shared their advice and recipes in Annie’s Mailbox
(formerly Dear Ann Landers).
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An Annie's Mailbox picks up the hot flash topic with more apple
cider vinegar recipes. Below is the portion of the column that deals
with hot flashes.
Dear Annie: I saw your response to "Suffering in Marianna, Fla.," about
putting apple cider vinegar in tea to relieve hot flashes, and I thought
I'd send my recipe for a homemade salad dressing. This is a very tasty
way to get your apple cider vinegar. I keep it in a jar in the fridge.
Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing .
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Mix ingredients, shake in a jar, pour on your greens and enjoy! -- A.L.
Dear A.L.: Thank you. Salad dressing may be a more palatable way for
some women to get apple cider vinegar into their diet. Here's one more:
Dear Annie: Vinegar in tea? Surely you jest. I'm originally from the
South, and we would never ruin our tea like that. I have a better
Boil cored green cabbage and two or three medium potatoes. Remove the
cabbage and potatoes from the broth. Now here is the good part. Take the
broth and some apple cider vinegar, add salt and pepper to taste, and
drink it like coffee. Our family has been doing this for over 40 years,
and there is never a drop left. -- Milwaukee
Dear Milwaukee: For some people, vinegar in tea is easier to contemplate
than potato-cabbage broth, but to each his own. Our thanks for the
This recent round of apple cider vinegar recipes follows a letter
published in January 2004;
Dear Annie: A while ago, I read a letter in your column from a woman in
Canada who discovered her hot flashes disappeared when she started using
apple cider vinegar. I'd like to know how much she took and how often.
I am a breast cancer survivor and had to stop taking hormones. I also
cannot use soy products for the same reason. Now the hot flashes and
night sweats are absolutely horrible. If there is any possibility that
vinegar will help, I want to try it.
Thank you, and keep up the good work in your column. -- Suffering in
Dear Suffering: Quite a few women wrote to us, asking for more details.
Here is what we were told: Put one-half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
in a cup of tea (or other drink) once or twice a day. Can't hurt. Might
help. Let us know.
And that letter follows a hot flash control letter from August 2003;
"I was taking apple cider vinegar for another health issue when I
realized that my hot flashes had disappeared. I quit for three days, and
the flashes came back with a vengeance. I am into my sixth month on
apple cider vinegar and have only had hot flashes those two times. As
for mood swings, I have had none. Drink real apple cider or apple cider
vinegar, not pills."