Dear fellow Sparkers, bottom line is WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT and one size does not fit all. I have eaten healthy foods since I was a child, and I have exercised REGULARLY all my life, and still do 30-120 minutes a day on the treadmill, plus weight training. I do not eat sugar. My thyroid is great as is my cholesterol, etc., ad nauseum. I had TERRIBLE hot flashes starting at age 50 and started HRT and began to feel like a human right away. But after 10 years and medical 'discoveries' I weaned myself from them with the doctor's prodding. I've tried every concoction and nothing helped the returning hot flashes. At 65 years old I STILL get hot flashes. Yes, not too bad now, but I keep a fan in every room. Some of YOU get bad hot flashes, and I'm here to tell you that you are not bad people and you may not have bad habits. We're ALL DIFFERENT. But if YOU'VE never had a hot flash or yours are mild, just count yourself as lucky, but smart has nothing to do with it.
- 9/21/2010 10:05:38 PM