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Early Puberty Gets Moms Talking


My “I Brakes for Moms” column this week in the Herald: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130908/BLOG5205/709089979/As-girls-enter-puberty-early-mothers-watch-and-worry


  1. Val says:

    I read the article about early development in the Herald today. After witnessing friends and family being stressed out with their children developing “early” (in the late 80’s – early 90’s) having to get them bras in 3rd and 4th grade, seeing girls start menstrating in 4th grade – I was shocked, I could not believe what they were telling me ! I spoke with several health care providers and they all told me clean up the food being eaten and cleaning supplies etc etc. because of homones, antibiotics and chemicals in the food chain………. that was just plain overwhelming to hear. I was skeptical but read a lot at the library (not much on line then) and talked to many many many people. I choose to focus hard on getting organic meat & dairy. I then limited cow milk, especially with my youngest child who is now 16. She grew up with organic rice milk in her cereal. We occasionaly will drink a glass of organic milk but mostly do not use it. My oldest, now 23, had constant ear infections, I believe now due to cow milk consumption. My youngest had 1 ear infection. I grew up on cow milk and I believe today’s cow milk is not the same. My girls were near the last of their friends to “develop” and the trend in our family was getting earlier, so I was happy to redirect that curve. I have now come to believe that water is another area of concern and am looking into that. I believe that my children have eaten approximately 75% organic. I have told them that no food is off limits. I prefer they do not eat at fast food locations for example, but if they do they know that it needs to be very limited exposure so that their bodies can handle the toxicity. Thanks for listening. 🙂

  2. Jo says:

    Soybeans contains phyto-estrogens called isoflavones and soy is in everything now. So many products have soybean oil. And livestock are fed soy as well. It is in their feed. Certainly soy must be considered to be part of the cause of early puberty. (P.S. Even pet food has soy nowadays!)

  3. Val says:

    Agreed regarding Soy. We try to avoid soy even Non GMO organic Soy. We get grass fed beef from the Nerlands in Arlington (Oso), Washington so no soy. We shop alot at Skagit Valley Coop and find reasonable pricing for organic products there.

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