I know it’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been busy at school and a bit overwhelmed. Most high schools start to wind down this time of year but my crazy school heats up! We have so many events, tests, and deadlines my head is spinning.
I have written at least three new posts in my head, but just haven’t gotten them physically written. I write them in my head when I run actually, but of course, by the time I get home I’m too sweaty and tired to sit down at the computer. I know, excuses excuses…the cat ate my post.
I am concentrating my energy right now in researching why menopausal women really have hot flashes. I’ve read theory after theory about shrinking brains and toxins, but it often comes back to a “broken” internal thermostat. The hypothalmus is the area of the brain I am most focused on right now with its relationships to body temperature, estrogen, and vitamin B1. I am also researching how histamine and the hypothalmus might also be related.
It disturbs me that there is no definitive answer as to why women suffer from hot flashes. If we knew why we have them maybe we could curtail them. I’m not giving up. I want to stop them! I’ve gotten my itching and intolerance under control and yet I am bedeviled by these damn things!
It is not good enough for me when doctors only want to tell women to take HRT. I want to tell women how to bring their body back into balance and fix the damaged thermostat. It worked well once and it will work well again. I’m as determined to figure it out as I was to figure out how to control my itching.
So stay tuned, I’ll be back with more information soon. In the meantime, sunflower seeds, with their vitamin B1, are good for your tired hypothalmus. (As I always warn though, some of us can’t eat what others can so if you cannot eat them maybe look for something else with vitamin B1 that you can eat. There are many foods that contain B1.)