Doctor Oz had Patti LaBelle, author of LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, on his television show as part of Ask Dr Oz Celebrity Edition. Patti LaBelle said she has been Post-Menopausal and had hot flashes for 14 years – is that normal? And how can you manage Post-menopausal symptoms like hot flashes without hormones?
Dr Oz said that 50% of women have hot flashes for more than 5 years. You are at a higher risk for hot flashes and post-menopausal symptoms if you have Diabetes, wear tight clothing, have lots of stress, and / or eat spicy food. Dr Oz said that spicy food is great for weight loss, which is perfect for Dr. Oz’s fans that love spicy food (like me!) and who are not at the menopause or post-menopause age. Dr Oz also spoke about how Black Cohosh is a great herb to treat hot flashes in his Ask Dr Oz segment with Dorothy Hamill’s Breast Cancer discussion. Please comment below if you have tried Black Cohash and share your tips for eliminating hot flashes!