early puberty

Obesity + environmental estrogens + childhood stress = early puberty

Fact: Twenty-First Century Girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers. Today, girls are commonly showing signs of puberty – budding breasts and pubic hair — before the age of 7. Those ages have been steadily decreasing for decades and they dramatically decreased even more in the 13 years between … Read more

Antibiotics

Antibiotics: Not a Viable Cold and Flu Remedy

When your child has a cold or the flu, you may be tempted take her to the doctor and get a prescription for antibiotics. Heck, we frequently do the same for ourselves. It’s a choice that science now shows us can have far-reaching and dire consequences. When penicillin was discovered in 1928 and sulfa drugs … Read more

iodine and children

Iodine and Children

From What Doctors Fail to Tell you About Iodine and Your Thyroid by Robert Thompson, M.D. Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation worldwide. What if a pregnant woman consumed a handful of pills that costs a few cents and protected her baby against mental deficiency and a crippling disease called cretinism? That’s … Read more

hand sanitizer

Ditch the hand sanitizer!

Yes, I was once one of those compulsive women who sanitized everything to the max. You know the type: bleach on the counters, bottles of hand sanitizer in the car, sluicing down grandchildren multiple times daily. I guess I was germophobic! And I couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, what I was doing with … Read more

sugar is killing us

Sugar Is Killing Us — and Our Kids, Too

Most of us think sugar adds sweetness to life, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Sugar is an artificial food that is not only addictive, it causes diabetes and weight gain. Ask anyone who “needs” that boost of a Coke at 4 p.m. or who can’t get through a day without a donut … Read more

cesarean section

Don’t Have a Cesarean If You Can Help It!

I recently saw a cute cartoon showing a very pregnant woman conversing with her doctor, comparing calendars and attempting to select the most convenient date for the birth of the woman’s baby. “The 17th is too busy for me, how about the 18th?” the mother inquires. I’ve always believed that babies come when babies are … Read more