Friday, October 15, 2010

Boron, not the town

Day 322

I am thankful for searches on the internet.  Being the age I am....I'm getting hot flashes.  I learned that phyto-estrogens, flax seed, and boron rich foods can help.  Since I already drink soy milk and have family history of breast cancer I don't want to add more phyto-estrogens so I'm going to work on flax seed and boron rich foods.  I've somewhat inconsistently been adding ground flax seed at breakfast so I'm partway there.  Foods rich in boron include raisins, dried apricots, and avocados.  I like all of those so hopefully in the 1-2 months of adding these to my diet I'll have fewer hot flashes.  Range/dosage to add can be between 1 mg and 6 mg/day. 

An additional benefit of boron is that it plays well with calcium and magnesium to build strong bones and that it helps with osteoarthritis.   Also, it is well tolerated and side effects were difficult to find.   Am I just a font of information today?

Update: Sis reminds me that Vitamin D taken in the afternoon can help with night sweats.  Thanks!

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