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?
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.
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
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’? (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!
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...
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?
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.
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.
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...