Hot Flash Eliminator now available!
Tony Alexander has something women might want. The Caledonia businessman says Hot Flash Eliminator is an elixir developed by his wife, a clinical hypnotherapist and reiki practitioner in the riverside town. It consists of the essences of four Australian bush flowers in a distilled water base mixed with a small amount of brandy, which acts as a preservative. Each 30 -millilitre bottle, which retails for $29.99, is energized with reiki.
Alexander is marketing HFE as a safe, natural remedy for hot flashes caused not only by menopause in women but also by cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation in men and women.
It is intended to treat the acute symptoms — the sweating, reddening, intense body heat — not the cause of hot flashes.
Alexander said it took two years of trial and error to come up with an effective formulation of natural ingredients.
Jennifer Wiernikowski, Chief of Nursing Practice at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, says, “If the product makes menopausal women feel better, that’s great!”
Pharmacist Irene Hogan, a women’s health specialist and certified menopause practitioner, says she wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the product to her patients. “This is not a herbal supplement or extract,” says Hogan, who works at Rexall Pharmacy on Upper Paradise Road. “They are flower essences that are not going to interfere with anything.” In fact, she says, the product is ideal for patients who can’t take hormone therapy or are on estrogen -suppressing medications such as Tamoxifen or Evista.
The Hot Flash Eliminator is carried at various health food stores in North America.