Doctor Oz spoke about the merits of Black Cohosh for hot flashes when he did a very special Ask Dr Oz segment with Dorothy Hamill (who looks absolutely wonderful!). Dorothy Hamill was an Olympic ice skater and she recently found out she had breast cancer. Hamill told Dr Oz that she went off of her hormone replacement to treat her menopause when she found out she had breast cancer. What can you do, other than hormone replacement, if you have breast cancer and hot flashes from menopause?
Dr Oz said that hormone receptors when you have breast cancer are turned on by certain types of estrogen. Soy seems to block the ability of regular estrogen to turn on though, so it could be a good option. If you are overweight, you may be producing too much estrogen which can lead to breast cancer and / or ovarian cancer. Dr Oz said that Black Cohosh is a great herb to treat hot flashes. Please comment below if you have tried Black Cohash and share your tips for eliminating hot flashes!