Perimenopause Symptoms- The link Between Food and Hot Flashes

Do your hot flashes come at the most inconvenient times? Like when you’re in the middle of an important phone call and the waiter walks up to take your order? Hot flashes and other perimenopause symptoms are connected to changing sex hormone levels. But hot flashes may also be triggered by choosing certain foods.

 

According to Dr. Wendy Warner, who writes on the Dr. Oz blog, sugary and starchy foods can trigger hot flashes because they indirectly stimulate the adrenal glands to produce a stress hormone called cortisol.

 

When you eat foods high in simple carbohydrates (sugars and starches) your body must produce insulin to get the glucose from what you just ate out of your bloodstream. When your glucose levels surge like this, the body also produces cortisol.  Normally estrogen has a balancing effect on cortisol. But, if you’re estrogen levels are low because of perimenopause cortisol can trigger a hot flash.

 

Dr. Marina Rose has helped people with perimenopause symptoms and other challenging, chronic health issues in and around the city of Sunnyvale, CA by using a Functional Medicine approach.

 

The adrenals produce cortisol, but that’s not the only way that the adrenals may be contributing to your perimenopause symptoms.

 

If your perimenopause symptoms include hot flashes, try these foods instead of starches and sugars:

  • Quinoa instead of pasta
  • Raspberries instead of grapes
  • Eggs for breakfast instead of cereal or pastries

 

When you’re looking for natural relief from perimenopause symptoms, click here to find out how Functional Medicine can help.

 

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