Hotflashes are a sign that you are going through major hormonal transition. If the intensity and frequency become more than tolerable, it signifies that there is underlying imbalance. If left untreated, the hotflashes may gradually lessen, but the underlying hormone imbalance would continue to wear down the body, percolating irreversible diseases that eventually surface in old age such as diabetes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, osteoporosis, and dementia. Ask your doctor to help you rebalance hormones if you are getting more than 3 episodes a day.

If you are getting less than 3 hotflashes a day, try these recipes and you will not feel too hot at holiday gatherings.

Flaxseed bars

Extracted from Cleangreensimple (

Flaxseeds are not only fibrous and get your bowels going, they are super rich in lignans, which are a form of phytoestrogens that help with balancing estrogen levels in the body.


2 cups ground flaxseeds (aka flaxmeal)

2 tbsp flaxseeds whole

1 cup almond milk (start with 3/4 cup and add more as needed to make into a workable dough)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder


Preheat oven to 400F degrees

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until an even dough forms.

Arrange two parchment papers on a 8×8 inch baking pan perpendicularly to each other covering bottom and side of the pan.

Spread the dough into the lined baking and pack it down with spatula.

Bake for 23 minutes until edges are browned but not burnt.

Remove from pan by pulling up the parchment paper. Let cool on baking sheet or cutting board.

When slightly cool, cut them into bar sizes before they completely cool.

They stay fresh in air tight containers for about a week.

Enjoy these crackers with chickpea-based hummus. Chickpea also are great source of phytoestrogens.

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