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Puberty at 8 Years Now the Norm?

A century ago, the average age of puberty for girls was around 15, but that number has dropped drastically to 12 with an increasing number of young girls experiencing precocious or early-onset puberty as young as eight years old. Continue reading

Food that fights cancer

Foods that Combat Cancer

There are a number of natural substances that prevent the spread of cancers. Some reduce tumors while others combat cancer cells to help your body fight back. Cancer is becoming a pervasive part of our society with 50% of the population diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. A number of environmental and lifestyle choices are contributing to the increased cancer risk and this means there are choices you can make that help to mitigate your chances of getting this deadly disease.

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Natural Cures for Gluten Intolerance

Natural Cures for Gluten Intolerance

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance comes with a wide range of symptoms from rashes to digestive issues. Medicating all these disparate afflictions will soon have you popping pills like a Pez dispenser. Luckily, there are some natural ways in which you can beat the gluten blues without negative side effects. Continue reading

Endocrine distuptors

9 Household Items that are Playing Havoc with your Hormones

Your endocrine system releases hormones responsible for regulating the development and functioning of your organs. Your pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, and testes are glands that form part of the endocrine system. They release hormones into the bloodstream which act as chemical message carriers, couriering instructions to vital areas of your body.

Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that are absorbed into the body and either block or imitate our hormones, causing major disruptions to the chemical messenger service that can result in a plethora of negative effects. Here are some everyday household items that could be hampering your hormones. Continue reading