Hi All, i am 53 & in menopause. I was having BIG hot flushes all of this year until i stopped soya milk & flax seed supplements - i basically cut down drastically on phytoestrogens. The flushes eased considerably to really just being 'warmings' and i was able to sleep better and not be so drained with sweating buckets every two hours 24/7. It was then that i realised that my fatigue etc was not improving, so i went digging and found that i have Hashimoto's. I immediately went gluten free, and started ACV (1 tsp a day is all i can tolerate), iron supplements, and digestive enzymes 3 times a day; i was already taking high dose Vit C powder and quality probiotics. I also started some NDT about 10 days after starting the ACV & iron & enzymes - however, within 24 hours of starting on the NDT my flushes returned to being quite bad again.
What are others' experience of this, or am i unusual in this regard? Or might it be due to the ACV - as apples are quite high in phytoestrogens, i am wondering about ACV (i cannot find any info on this).