7 Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms

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Jessica Snyder Sachs on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:42PM

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7 Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms

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Soy

Soybeans are rich in isoflavones, compounds that have estrogen-like effects in some tissues and estrogen-blocking effects in others, according to Richa Sood, M.D., of the Mayo Women's Health Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Research suggests that soy products can modestly decrease hot flashes, so to get the body-cooling benefit, simply up your intake of soy—edamame, soy milk, tofu or tempeh. About 20 to 60 grams of soy protein daily, which provides about 34 to 76 milligrams of isoflavones, seems to help some menopausal women, says Dr. Sood.

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