In this highly informative article, find out why Reflux is commonly incorrectly diagnosed and what other issues may really be to blame. Read about the risks of antacid medications such as Prilosec® and Prevacid®, and how taking these medications can actually GIVE you Reflux when you may not have actually had it in the first place!
The thyroid is a gland located in the base of the neck. It secretes a hormone that controls metabolic activity in the body - it acts as the body's thermostat and regulator. It is one of the glands that make up the endocrine system, along with the adrenals, the ovaries, the pituitary and the thymus. When one gland becomes stressed or compromised, it can affect or "drag down" the others along with it.
Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins (includes a great section in the back regarding the safety of drugs during breastfeeding)
Bestfeeding, by Suzanne Arms
Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League
Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, by James J. Rybacki & James W. Long (has list of 2000 prescription drugs, listing any interactions with herbs and whether safe or not for pregnancy and lactation)