|Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Hot Flashes|
|Written by Karen Giblin, Founder and President Red Hot Mamas|
|Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:43|
Sometimes the best remedies for our ailments are not found in the medicine cabinet. Quite often, I have to look beyond the common quick fixes promised by my pharmacy in the cold and flu aisle.
No matter how many over-the-counter medicines I use over and over again to try to fight the common cold, I realize there is no substitute for Nonna's (my grandmother) chicken noodle soup. There may not necessarily be a scientific explanation behind why it is so effective, but hey- it works! And that's good enough for me.
The older and wiser I become, the less I cringe when I hear the phrase "listen to your mother." I always thought it was different for me growing up because my mother is a tough, superstitious, Sicilian "Mama". Of course, I had to worry about walking under ladders and opening umbrellas inside the house, but my rules growing up went far beyond the usual ones. Mine included never placing a new pair of shoes on the kitchen table because it is considered bad luck, and burying small plastic statuettes of St. Joseph upside down on the front lawn if you want to sell your house.
As I grow older, I can really begin to appreciate these superstitions as being more than just folklore. Being close to mamma isn't necessarily a bad thing and (although I rarely like to admit it), she's usually right. Baking soda on bee stings, lemon juice for the hiccups and hot water with honey for a cough. What about menopause?! Mamma mia, help me out! My hot flashes are making me feel like an arrabbiatta sauce with too many red pepper flakes. While the following remedies may not have gone through the most rigorous clinical trials or be the most scientific, they are ‘mother nature-approved' and may be worth your while to check out.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:03|