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Hormone Martini

Hormone Martini Recipe One part early puberty. One part early peri-menopause. Mix in a whopping bit of love. Stir in some house rules in a card game, jokers wild. Plop in some compound hormones. Slather on some mean girls from school. Drizzle…

Toxic Substances Control Act - Early Puberty

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and MomsRising.org are supporting an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act, to address endocrine disrupters that mess with girls' hormones in an effort to fight early childhood puberty. According to the Journal…
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Experience Irrelevant

When Ainsley was younger, I suppose I was more naive and optimistic about my powers as a parent. Now that she's nearing nine, I have the benefit of getting used to the idea of my own powerlessness. Of course, I have a great deal of influence…
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Jamie Oliver's TED Wish - Educate Kids About Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef. As such he loves food. Given one single wish, that he gets to make in front of the best and brightest people with all the resources in the world, he chose to confront the childhood obesity epidemic armed with information…

Obesity & Late Puberty for Boys

According to an article, Puberty gap: Obesity splits boys, girls on MSNBC.com, new studies have indicated that the current obesity epidemic among children is causing boys to hit puberty later than previous generations. Girls appear to be hitting…
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Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity

President Barack Obama announced that Michelle Obama, First Lady and mother of two First Daughters Sasha and Malia, will be taking on Childhood Obesity as her pet cause. In this MSNBC story Michelle Obama admits to a very similar story as…
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Obesity Thunder Bay Website Fights Childhood Obesity

Listen, I took some slack for The Girl Revolution: Fit Girl Series I ran last year. Too obsessive, one reader said in her email. The thing is, childhood obesity has very serious health consequences for our children. Especially for our daughters…
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Christiane Northrup, MD on HPV Vaccine

I'm a waffler when it comes to the HPV Vaccine, a vaccine preventing some types of the human papillomavirus virus that can cause cervical cancer, for young girls. I want to prevent my daughter from getting HPV. But, I've read The Handmaiden's…