A small study was done on women who experienced 14 or more hot flashes per week due to menopause. They were told to consume 40 grams of flaxseed with their food every day and reported that their hot flashes decreased in frequency by about 50 %. The severity also decreased for a total of 57% improvement.

The important thing to remember is that the study was short lived and involved only a very small group of women, so the evidence is hopeful but not totally proven.

Flaxseed is a superfood and is full of fiber, so some of the woman had stomach problems because they are not used to that much fiber. If you want to start taking flaxseed and you're not used to it, start with small amounts and gradually build up.

Flaxseed should be milled or ground because you don't digest the outer seeds and won't get the benefits of the seeds within. You can sprinkle them on salads, in soups and stews, cereals and drinks. I don't cook or eat without it anymore.

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Women who stopped hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms six years ago still have an increased risk of breast cancer. The risk of heart disease has gone down for them however.

The risk of blood clots and strokes also remain even after all these years. Just stopping the therapy did not help especially with the increased risk of breast cancer. It is suggested that no one should panic but it is recommended that a sharper watch for the breast cancer should be done.

They also saw an increased risk in all types of cancers especially lung cancer.

The hormone replacement therapy is now being used only for a brief time, and only in the smallest doses for post-menopausal women who are experiencing severe symptoms of menopause.

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A Japanese pin up model has had a court decision overturned because of her big breasts.

This model was accused of kicking in this mans door and crawling through a hole into his room to confront his infidelity to her. She was able to successfully argue that her 44 inch breasts were simply too big to enable her to fit through the hole.

Once in a while breasts that size could be an asset and here's an example of them being in the way that turned out to be a good thing.

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