I had dreadful flashes throughout my menopause, and only got relief when I went to a nutritional therapist and she put me on sage extract. I had some acupuncture too, which I think helped. Anyway, the flashes really died down and then at Christmas I let go of the healthier diet I’d been eating and all of a sudden the flashes were back. I went back to the nutritional therapist and she got me back onto my healthier diet, avoiding tea and refined sugar. Within 2 weeks the flashes had died back to nearly nothing again. So all those cakes and biscuits and pastries really had been doing me harm, along with the caffeine. I know I won’t avoid these things entirely all the time, but I like knowing that I have control over the flashes in this way.