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Cooling Off The Hot Flashes

Stephanie From Nebraska Writes:

I am 49 and have just started having hot flashes. My doctor doesn’t want to put me on any hormones just yet. It’s driving me crazy! Is there anything that I can do to settle these down?

 

Dear Stephanie,

Hot flashes can strike at any moment when you are entering that special season of life. Many times hot flashes can be the result of underlying blood sugar issues, certain nutritional deficiencies, or thyroid dysfunction. If all of those areas have already been tested and ruled out, then there are some great ways to support your body when dealing with hot flashes. Here are some tips:

Improving Your Sleep Dilemma

Mike from South Carolina 

Sleep has been an issue for me for the last couple of years. I have been going to school, working, and supporting a family. My doctor has put me on medication, but I would like to see if there are any other options for me to improve my sleep. Can you help?


Dear Mike,

The Four Keys To Overcoming Depression

Olivia from Detroit, Michigan writes:

Depression runs in my family. I have been feeling really sad after the death of my father.  I am 58 and in overall good health. How can I overcome these sad feelings? Am I depressed? Is there anything else that I can do?

Dear Olivia, 

How Dangerous Is Skin Cancer?

Teresa from Arizona writes: 

I am 33 years old and really wanting to protect my skin from being damaged by the sun. I hear that sunscreen is good and I wear it daily. What else can I be doing to protect my skin from aging too quickly?

Dear Teresa,

Should We Be Afraid of the Ebola Virus?

Candice from Ohio writes:

I am hearing quite a bit of media coverage of the Ebola virus. It is making me concerned about my family’s safety. Should we take any protective measures? What are your thoughts on Ebola?

Dear Candice,

Can You Beat Diabetes?

Susan from Austin, TX writes:

My husband has recently been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. His doctor wants to start him on some medication. He is 42 years old and about 30 pounds overweight. Are there any lifestyle changes that he can make?

 

Dear Susan,

Diabetes and blood sugar related health challenges are topping the list in America these days. Our lifestyle choices determine the kind of results we will attain when fighting a health challenge like this. If your husband is willing to radically make some changes, then statistics tell us that he can win. It all begins with some practical steps. Here are some basics to consider.

Dealing With Constipation

Bryan from Mississippi writes:

For the last year I have been dealing with constipation. My doctor has tried all of the basic over the counter items and nothing seems to be working. It seems the more stressed out I get, the less I can go.  What do you suggest?

Dear Bryan,

What All Men Need To Know

Anthony from New York writes:

I am a 56 year-old dealing with prostate issues. My doctor has treated me for prostate infection and says it’s just a swollen prostate- no cancer. What can I do to help with performance and not having to pee so much at night?

Dear Anthony,

How Do I Get More Energy?

Debbie from Florida writes:

I have been dealing with low energy levels over the last six months. What do you think could be the cause?

Hi Debbie,

Is This The Cure For All Disease?

Selena From North Carolina Writes:
I feel like there are so many “top diseases” that are mentioned daily in the news. My family is relatively healthy and we don’t have much heart disease or cancer in our genes. With all the research pointing to various illnesses, what do you think is the toughest disease we are facing today?

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