This article contains a large list of things that can trigger hot flashes (learn what to avoid), herbs that help with menopausal symptoms (hot flashes in particular), and even emotional considerations surrounding woman's time of menopause. (To read the entire article, please Login or Subscribe.)
Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem, or in cases of fetal demise.
Everyone should be taking Calcium/Magnesium supplements, especially pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as menopausal women and children. In pregnant and breastfeeding women, the body will rob from itself to provide enough of these nutrients for the growing baby. This is why many women come out of pregnancy and breastfeeding with teeth problems and thinning bones, muscle cramps and backaches.
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.