Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Red Wine

Dear Health Conscious Reader,

I just saw a new study that shows why women especially love how resveratrol makes them feel. It may combat the symptoms of menopause as effectively as hormone replacement drugs. And it does it without the cancer and other risks.

This is a remarkable discovery. It gives you one more weapon to combat the hot flashes, night sweats, and worse that come with “the change.”

The study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that resveratrol mimics the benefits of estrogen. In other words, it fakes out the body into thinking it has the estrogen levels of your youth.1

Plus, the study showed it helps keep cells healthy. And when cells function properly, there’s less chance that cancer will form.

The study’s authors concluded, “Resveratrol might be the most promising candidate for HRT and chemoprevention of breast cancer due to its estrogenic activity and high antitumor activity.”

You can get resveratrol from certain foods – red wine, red grapes, cranberries, blueberries, and peanuts. But you’d have to eat a lot of these foods to get the equivalent of 100 mg. So a supplement is your best bet.

I recommend all my patients – men and women – take 100 mg of resveratrol daily. It’s an antioxidant, anti-aging powerhouse.

It’s safe and natural. You can take it any time of day, with or without food.

Also consider bioidenticals. Bioidentical hormones are another natural alternative to HRT drugs. Bioidenticals are exact replicas of your body’s missing hormones. They’re not synthetic imposters. Your body naturally and easily responds to them.

I’ve treated hundred of patients with bioidenticals. I’ve never seen anything but positive results. It’s hands down the best treatment I’ve found.

Start by taking resveratrol. If you don’t find complete relief, consider bioidenticals. You can take them along with your resveratrol. You would still get the estrogenic and anti-cancer benefits of resveratrol.

But you’d get the added power of bioidenticals. My patients tell me they feel better instantly.

The great thing about them is that they are custom made for you. Your doctor will measure your hormone levels. And you get the exact right fit for your body. A compounding pharmacy creates your unique blend.

That’s why bioidenticals are only available through a doctor. My website’s health directory has a list of doctors in your area that may prescribe them.

If you are in South Florida – or can travel to here – you can make an appointment for a consultation by calling my clinic at 561-784-7852.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

  1. T Sakamoto et al. “Effects of diverse dietary phytoestrogens on cell growth, cell cycle and apoptosis in estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer cells,” Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Oct. 2009