Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bee Pollen Recommended for Hot Flashes

Dr. Gott: Bee Pollen Assuages Hot Flashes
Northwest Herald (USA), 9/1/2008

Dear Dr. Gott: I read your letter from the 57-year-old lady with hot flashes. I also was bothered with the problem until someone told me to take bee pollen. I took 550 milligrams twice daily and haven’t had any flashes for years. I hope you can pass this on.

Dear Reader: Hot flashes occur when a portion of the brain known as the hypothalamus gets mixed signals and cannot determine whether the body is hot or cold.

The action causes blood vessels to expand and contract in an irregular pattern. An increased flow of blood triggers a feeling of heat, with flushing of the face, neck and chest...

Flashes deplete the body of B vitamins, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. Supplements to counteract those depletions and deter flashes are available in the form of vitamin E in dosages between 400 and 800 IU daily; bioflavonoids in dosages of 250 milligrams five to six times daily; evening primrose oil; chickweed tincture; ginseng; bee pollen in doses of 500 milligrams taken three times a day; and more...

If the bee pollen works for you, stick with it.

For others who want to try supplements, you might give bee pollen a try. Please let me know of its success or failure so I can report back.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Dear Dr. Gott: Thank you for posting about the Bee Pollen.
My hot flashes/ sweats are now a thing of the past in just a few weeks with the Bee Pollen and I also have extra energy. This is a blessing as I was just diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome. Thanks again for your recommendation!!

Kathy, Glendora, CA

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the bee pollen suggestion. It has helped my hot flashes soooo much, I barely notice them now.

Kim Okerson, CA

Anonymous said...

I am 39 and had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago tried several hormone patches and pills but either didnt work or was worried about the side effects(blood clots , cancer, etc) My mother in law suggested bee pollen and it is a miracle drug still have a few flashes but the sweats are gone and way less flashes than before. Its definitly worth a try.

Lorie said...

I have been having hot flashed for about a year now. The night sweats were so disruptive that I was barely sleeping half the night. I saw one reference to bee pollen in a home remedy book so out of desperation, I tried it. I find I must take it several times a day. But as the others report, my hot flashes are reduced as much as 90 percent. The best thing is that the night sweats are almost a thing of the past.

Anonymous said...

Its quite interesting information about to control the hot flashes. I had never heard before about bee pollan. I was searching herbal treatment to come over the menopause symptoms.

http://www.menopause-support.org said...

Its quite interesting information about to control the hot flashes. I had never heard before about bee pollan. I was searching herbal treatment to come over the menopause symptoms.