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Could This Be The Culprit Behind Your Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Insomnia?

Hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia are among the most common complaints I hear from my clients and other menopausal women. 

Up to 80% of women have hot flashes and/or night sweats during the menopause transition and postmenopause. About 30-50% of these women say they are frequent or severe.

How do I get rid of these symptoms? 

They are wreaking havoc on my live!

Does that sound like you? 

Many times, I wish I could wave a magic wand and relieve these symptoms and take these women out of their misery.

Unfortunately, it is never that easy. However, what I know for sure, is that using certain holistic practices coupled with lifestyle changes, many women have gotten relief including me. 

According to the experts such as Dr. Andrew Neville, hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia are often signs of Adrenal Fatigue.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the term “adrenal fatigue” is based on the assumption that your adrenal gland has the capacity to fatigue.

The adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and are responsible for producing, secreting and regulating specific hormones in your body, including cortisol. They are always working. 

Life today is filled with various stressors and they are coming to us from different angles and adding to those are environmental toxins that increases our body’s stress level. If your body is being inundated with stressors including chronic stress they can trigger and exhaust your Stress Response System. 

Once your Stress Response System is triggered, the focus of the adrenals shifts into fight or flight mode as if you are being chased by a caber tooth tiger and therefore releasing cortisol and adrenaline throughout the body instead of doing its job of rest-and-digest function. 

Instead of being chased by an actual tiger, adrenal stressors could include:

  • Depression 

  • Excessive exercise 

  • Long term exposure to toxins 

  • Chronic/severe allergies 

  • Overwork 

  • Working late 

  • Insufficient sleep 

  • Chronic illness

  • Shift work (cycle disruption) 

  • Surgery  

It should be noted that your body is unable to distinguish degrees or types of stress and responds when you encounter stressors that put your body in a fight-or-flight response.

According to Dr. Neville, these continual calls for fight-or-flight eventually exhaust the adrenal glands, leading to dysfunction and disease.

Dr. Neville goes on to say that many conventional physicians convince women that the miserable symptoms of menopause are part of a “normal” process of aging (I have heard those words before). And many miss this link between hormone imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue. 

Experts recommend limiting your exposure to stressors, adopting lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and well-being, incorporating meditation or breathing practices, and establishing a consistent sleep routine and rituals.

Additionally, adrenal health can be boosted by: 

1. Good quality protein in every meal

2.Supplements e.g. vitamin C, B complex, 

3. Zinc and Magnesium 

4. Sleep 

5. Exercise 

6. Sunlight

If you suspect that you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue, try a holistic approach and discuss with your doctor. Working with a coach like me, can help you to implement a holistic plan. 

In Good Health,


DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and a broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.


If you are struggling with weight gain, lack of energy, hot flashes, cravings, etc. I have a few spots available over the next 2 weeks for a FREE 30-minute Breakthrough Strategy call.


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