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This is a must read for EVERY woman

Brenda Eastwood’s Monthly Women’s Health Newsletter

This is a must read for EVERY woman

No matter what your age, even if you aren’t suffering from hot flashes and night sweats

You will be amazed at what you discover!

As you have discovered hot flashes and night sweats don’t go away on their own and obviously it isn’t easy to eliminate them.  If it were, you wouldn’t be suffering!

If you have already dedicated a great deal of time, cost and effort and still you are getting little to no relief, don’t give up hope!  I will share my ……


The reason most of what you have tried hasn’t worked is because there isn’t a quick fix or a ‘one remedy fits all’ solution.  In my 30 plus years of experience, I have found there are multiple causes of hot flashes and night sweats.  Unless you address them all, you will continue to heat up.    One pill or one week on a remedy will not cool you down.

The secret is to commit to the right action plan for YOU!

Over the next few newsletters I will map out what you need to know and what you need to do.


You can see in this diagram that your adrenal glands (the ones that are always responding to stress for you), should take cholesterol (yes, you actually NEED cholesterol to make hormones!) and make pregnenolone, then DHEA and then testosterone and estrogen. They are also capable of producing progesterone and cortisol.  If your body was producing this cascade of hormones as depicted, the likelihood of you having hot flashes and night sweats would be minimal.


Problem: The adrenal glands are not functioning optimally and are unable to produce estrogen and testosterone.

Problem: If you are under stress, your hormone cascade will lean toward producing cortisol (a stress hormone) which takes away from the production of testosterone and estrogen.

Solution: Reduce the stressors within your control and rejuvenate your adrenal glands.


  1. Create Your Adrenal Gland Rejuvenation Program

(a)Refer to the adrenal chapter in my book, or

(b) Purchase my adrenal e-manual HERE (found in our online store) “Recharge Your Batteries”.

(c) Start with my Adrenal Package HERE (found in our online store).  As a bonus it includes the adrenal e-manual “Recharge Your Batteries

There are many nutrients to choose from such as Pantothenic Acid (B5), Licorice, Suma, Wild Yam, L-Tyrosine, and Adrenal Concentrate. All of these nutrients cannot operate in a vacuum.  To be fully effective they need specific synergistic nutrients such as those found in the Total Health Pack.

You may need to experiment a bit as the dosage can vary substantially from woman to woman as can the combination.  As a general rule, we encourage a Total Health Pack (THP), Pantothenic Acid/B5 and Wild Yam twice daily, which would look like this

After Breakfast

1 Total Health Pack, 1 Wild Yam, 1,000 mg of Pantothenic Acid/B5

After lunch of dinner

1 Total Health Pack, 1 Wild Yam, 1,000 mg of Pantothenic Acid/B5

Variations for Success

One group of friends reported these varying dosages and combinations but all with excellent results.

For example, one lady took only 1 Wild Yam capsule per day with her THP and Magnesium Citrate with l-Taurine to stay hot flash free (at the same time she was giving her daughter  1-2 Wild Yam caps daily to alleviate menstrual cramps!).

Yet, her friend was taking 4 Wild Yam daily with her THP and B5 twice daily to keep the hot flashes at bay.  And another lady in their group, only needed the THP and 2 Wild Yam once per day.

So you can see there is no exact science here but all the nutrients are safe and so we encourage you to experiment to find what suits you best.  There is direct one-on-one coaching help if you need it (see below).

  1. Reduce your adrenal stress by creating sugar free days!

Every time you eat sugar you are causing HUGE stress to your adrenal glands.

Try eliminating added sugar entirely for a period of at least two weeks.  The sugar I want you to eliminate is found in alcohol, ice cream, cookies, cakes, candy, chocolate and pop (and do not replace sugar with artificial sweetener which is extremely toxic).

I am not referring to the naturally occurring sugar found in vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and whole fruit (notice I say whole fruit as I don’t agree with drinking fruit juice).  Even though they “seem” healthier, honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup and coconut sugar are all sources of added sugar.  Agave is worse than high fructose corn syrup and should be avoided entirely.

After your two week elimination OR if you aren’t ready to try a two week abstinence from sugar, then aim for 4 to 5 sugar free days per week.  This allows for some flexibility 2-3 days per week but is NOT a license to eat a weeks’ worth of sugar in one day!

  1. Reduce your adrenal stress by reducing your caffeine consumption.

Caffeine kicks your adrenal glands into action but only serves to further exhaust them.

Don’t panic. I’m not suggesting you quit caffeine cold turkey.  Here is what I am suggesting:

If you have mild adrenal exhaustion, reduce your caffeinated coffee consumption to a MAXIMUM of 16 oz per day.

If you have moderate adrenal exhaustion slowly reduce your consumption to no more than 8 oz of caffeinated coffee per day.

If you suffer with severe adrenal exhaustion you should cut out caffeinated coffee entirely by slowly weaning off.


We have oodles of literature for your empowerment; however some people prefer not to navigate their health/hormone challenges on their own.  Megan and I are here to support you in looking and feeling fabulous with our Inner Circle coaching program or through one of our consultation packages. Information on both can be found on our website under Support at

Yours in Total Health,
Brenda Eastwood, RNCP
Author and Women’s Health Specialist

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