Monday, September 19, 2011

DAY 262 -- Hot flashes and the soybean.

Night sweats, hot flashes.  I used to have no problem with those while I was taking an herbal supplement to prevent them, but like a nincompoop, I stopped taking the supplement to see if I still needed it.  

Well, I do!  And even though I started taking the tablets again, I cannot seem to get the flashes back under control.

"Try drinking soy milk," a friend advised.

So I tried.  That stuff tasted nasty!  (Probably because I needed the unsweetened version.)

Then last week while I was at my son's place, I noticed he had edamame in the pod.  Hmm, I thought.  Rather than drink the soy milk, maybe I should just eat the actual soybean!

Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Tammy Green (aka Zesmerelda)

I purchased some over the weekend, and today I tried the edamame, then sent a text to my son complaining about how tough the pod is...I could hardly chew it.  He responded, "We don't eat the pod, just the beans inside."


*Embarrassed Grin*  (which triggers a hot flash).


  1. my doctor compounds a prescription for me that generally does the job. Alpine Medical in Lehi has a doctor, Stephen Jones , who will do that.

  2. Lynn... I will keep that in mind if I decide to go that route. For now I prefer to handle it with herbs and natural foods. It worked fine until I stopped taking the herbal supplement, and I suspect that it just needs time to get back into my system again. I'll give it another week or two. And they are pretty mild flashes, so I count myself lucky.