Hi, I’m Jennifer Norton, author of The Hot Flash Solution: Finding Relief That Lasts.
I will share some of my story about my experience with hot flashes but I go into much greater detail
about it in Chapter 2 of my book.
Unlike most women who experience perimenopause as an erratic monthly cycle, not knowing when they will get their period from one month to the next, at 42, my period just stopped one day and that was it. I felt relieved to no longer have to endure the monthly pain and discomfort I had grown accustomed to for years.
I was also excited by the prospect of enjoying sex without having to worry about birth control. However, about a month or two after my last period, something else started that became a constant nuisance: hot flashes.
At first I thought they were kind of funny, in a cute way. But as the hot flashes continued day and night, I became more irritated by them, not amused. I searched for answers and initially tried bioidentical hormones. I used these on and off for a while but they seemed to make no difference in the frequency of my hot flashes. If anything, I noticed more bloating and weight gain happening, which made me even more uncomfortable.
I also looked into herbal remedies like black cohosh, oat straw and red clover, but they did not bring any relief.
My hot flashes became unbearable. I was having them 2-3 times per hour, day and night. They were taking a toll on my life. I felt hot, uncomfortable, sleep deprived and irritable. My memory started to lapse and my energy would dip dramatically in the afternoons to the point where I needed to nap and was unable to work. This added an enormous amount of stress since I was self-employed. The hot flashes continued for the next five years.
Menopause became my personal hell. If it wasn’t for my strong devotion to spirituality and A Course in Miracles, I’m not sure how I would have coped. I spent many sleepless nights reading from the Course and applying its spiritual lessons to my situation. I prayed for a solution.
Towards the fall of 2017, I kept getting intuitive guidance to focus on cleansing my liver. I had done many liver cleanses in my life that included eating vegetarian for thirty days or more, taking liver cleansing herbs and drinking liver cleansing teas. Each time I did a liver cleanse, I felt healthy and strong and my mood was stable. I knew I needed to listen to my guidance and decided to take heed of my inner voice. By the time 2018 started, I was ready to double down on my efforts and continued to focus on cleansing my liver.
I stuck with it and, through trial and error with various combinations of herbs, supplements, healing foods and smoothies, my hot flashes eventually disappeared almost completely. I say “almost” because I still get an occasional hot flash but that’s usually when I indulge in a cocktail, glass of red wine or coffee drink—all liver troublemakers. I know now that if I want to age well and live well, I will need to continue looking after my liver for the rest of my life.
A Little More About Me
As a highly sensitive empath since birth, I could always feel what others felt and I thought that was completely normal until I became attuned to my healing gifts in the late 1990’s. I then recognized that my abilities to feel, hear, see and know things about others and places were unique, including hearing angels, guides and ascended masters speaking to me. It took me years to feel comfortable sharing these abilities with friends and family, let alone the world!
Challenges I endured along the way were chronic illness and depression. It took me a long time to see that these too, were "gifts" which led me on a search for God and all things spiritual. It has been a 25 year journey, mainly of stripping away false beliefs, trapped emotions and old programming that was blocking my ability to receive love and to fully love and accept myself.
For 18 years, I practiced as a professional Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer, Health Coach and Spiritual Guide. I used my empathic gifts to read energy and the body remotely, to help identify thought patterns and emotions that were blocking clients or keeping them stuck or ill. Once their imbalances or distortions in their physical body and energy field were identified, I utilized healing energy and the help of powerful angels and guides to help clear and release these imbalances.
With my strong background in science, nutrition and research, I also shared clear guidance and recommendations on how
to heal naturally and move forward with their physical transformation.
What makes me unique is my ability to integrate my practical, scientific side with my intuition and creativity. This dance between the physical and the spiritual realms allows me to blend my scientific background and my knowledge of the body and health with my intuitive abilities to help you understand what’s happening on a deeper level so that you can quit suffering through menopause and live a happier, healthier life.
With a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana, my career started in the biotech industry. Eventually I migrated to scientific software sales and support, which I left shortly after having a spiritual awakening and accessing my intuitive gifts. I spent all of my free time studying metaphysics and energy healing. I became certified in the Yuen Method, Advanced Theta Healing, Pranic Healing, and Reiki as an Usui Reiki Master.
I focused on holistic health and healing and the principles of forgiveness as outlined in A Course in Miracles. I combined these skills to become a leading edge medical intuitive, energy healer and spiritual teacher, specializing in working with clients both in-person and remotely, transforming lives all over the globe.
The Hot Flash Solution: Finding Relief That Lasts
Published August 13, 2019
Jennifer W. Norton