Precocious Puberty

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As our exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals continues to expand. So does our understanding of the health implications. Find out what you need to know about hormone disruptors!

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 101 - It Takes Time

These chemicals defy "the dose makes the poison" and are wreaking havoc with our bodies. What are endocrine disrupting chemicals and how can you avoid them?

Endocrine Disruptors: How to Avoid Excess Estrogen - DrAxe.com

The 'Dirty Dozen' Hormone Disruptors You Absolutely Must Avoid

Endocrine disruptors are often referred to as estrogen-mimickers or xenoestrogens. They “mimic” the effects of true estrogen, linking to receptor sites.

As a mom of 3 daughters, and a young granddaughter, I am concerned about our girls’ reproductive health. I’d like to share why. For years scientists have disagreed whether early puberty was really an emerging phenomenon. Now there’s no doubt. Girls are getting their periods earlier. Many about a year earlier, according to a 2007 article...Read more

What's a Mom to Do? Preventing Early Puberty and Hormone Problems in Our Daughters

As a mom of 3 daughters, and a young granddaughter, I am concerned about our girls’ reproductive health. I’d like to share why. For years scientists have disagreed whether early puberty was really an emerging phenomenon. Now there’s no doubt. Girls are getting their periods earlier. Many about a year earlier, according to a 2007 article...Read more

Even in the last three decades, children (particularly girls) are maturing at younger and younger ages...

Puberty Before Age 10 Now "Normal"... What is Causing This?

Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but children nowadays are reaching it earlier than ever before — a trend that has both health experts and parents alarmed. Precocious puberty, which is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics like pubic hair or breast growth before age 8, or the onset of menarche before age 9, impacts at least 1 in 5,000 U.S. children, and the rate is on the rise.1 Even in the last three decades, children (particularly girls) are…

Puberty before age 10: A New Normal?! This is NOT normal--common, yes, but NOT NORMAL. Get rid of conventional dairy & meats, soy, plastics & flame retardants!

Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’? (Published 2012)

Puberty before age 10: A New Normal?! This is NOT normal--common, yes, but NOT NORMAL. Get rid of conventional dairy & meats, soy, plastics & flame retardants!

If your child has precocious puberty, he or she may have challenges at school. These strategies will help school kids cope and preserve self-esteem.

A Parent's Guide to Precocious Puberty - Kid's Health - Everyday Health

Precocious puberty is hard on both parents and kids. But this guide will help you better understand the condition and manage it as a family.

Early Puberty: Many scientists believe xenoestrogens are a major contributing factor to the epidemic of precocious puberty. Obesity, soy, etc.

Early Puberty in Girls

Early puberty in girls is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. In the mid-1800s, the average age of menarche (first menstrual period) was 17. By the late 1960's it had dropped to 12, with anywhere from 9 to about 16 being...

How a Toxic Diet and Lack of Sun Exposure and Exercise Set the Stage for Precocious Puberty and Heightened Cancer Risk: Driving factors behind rising precocious puberty rates include childhood obesity, hormone-mimicking chemicals in food and common household products, and widespread vitamin D deficiency. Children are increasingly inactive as well, which can create a lifelong vicious cycle of declining health.

Early puberty to an extreme

Some children are hitting puberty younger than ever, and some environmental factors are to blame.

The Rise of Precocious Puberty

When first and second graders show signs of puberty, you know we have a serious health crisis on our hands. Why is this happening? And more importantly, what can be done about it?

Precocious puberty can be difficult for both child and parent, but puberty-arresting drugs may not always be necessary.

A Parent's Guide to Precocious Puberty - Kid's Health - Everyday Health

Precocious puberty is hard on both parents and kids. But this guide will help you better understand the condition and manage it as a family.

Yet another study has found that girls are starting puberty at a younger age, and that the trend is linked to obesity. But is precocious puberty the new norm?

Why is puberty starting younger?

Yet another study has found that girls are starting puberty at a younger age, and that the trend is linked to obesity. But is precocious puberty the new norm?

How Precocious Puberty Impacts Girls and Boys Differently

How Precocious Puberty Impacts Girls and Boys Differently

How Precocious Puberty Impacts Girls and Boys Differently

The Problems of Precocious Puberty

The Problems of Precocious Puberty in Tween Girls

The Problems of Precocious Puberty

Knowing what distinguishes precocious puberty from normal puberty will help you identify this little-known condition.

Precocious Puberty vs. 'Normal' Puberty - Kids Health Center - Everyday Health

Knowing what distinguishes precocious puberty from normal puberty will help you identify this little-known condition.

It is becoming more popular but what is Precocious Puberty?

What is Precocious Puberty?

Precocious Puberty: What is it, and what do I need to know? In recent years, the age at which the average girl begins to go through puberty is lowering. However, some girls experience the onset of puberty very young (before age 8). When this happens, it's known as precocious puberty. This can be distressing for pare...