I am observing boys and girls 8-10 years old with underarm hair, breast development and mood swings like a hurricane.
Childhood hormonal imbalance is now commonplace, and very serious for the children and those around them. The cause? Junk food and sodas (all from GMO’s that mimic hormones!), hamburgers, fried chicken and pizzas are hormonal ticking bombs, due to the growth hormones being used by producers. Add to that contributors from our water, air, and mass produced plastics, and the stage is set for your child’s hormones to go crazy!
What can you do?
Be diligent in your efforts to remove “empty” foods from your child’s life. When cooking your own meals, limit meat and ban ALL dairy products – they are meant to pack pounds on a baby cow, not a human being. Switch to organic almond milk or coconut milk (my favorite), or the new flax seed milk. If you consume meat, make it organic, grass-fed beef or wild-caught salmon. Introduce more plant-strong meals with salads, grains and homemade soups.
Finally, add supplements that will assist in keeping their hormones balanced and give them the additional nutrition their growing bodies need.
Hormones are NOT just for Moms and Dads
While most of us think about the raging hormones of teen-aged boys and girls, hormones are present in a child’s body from birth.
When these hormones become out of balance is when we start to see young children having issues with excessive weight gain like the increasingly present “tire” around the middle of our youth’s waists, underarm hair growth, and developing breasts.
Heading into their teens these problems persist and then can be compounded further with severe mood swings, even to the point of anger, anxiety, or depression. Your child can feel like they’re living in a nightmare.
What is at the “Root” of Hormone Imbalance?
Many factors are involved, from chemicals in the water, and dangerous ingredients that are found in water bottles, cans, non-stick pans and even microwave popcorn.
Is Your Child’s Food Altering Their Hormones?
Between growth hormones in beef and poultry farming, to GMO production in our grains, there is strong evidence that this is leading to a country filled with young people whose hormones are out of balance.
There are frightening reports out there, such as babies growing breasts due to formula with bovine growth hormones in it. Can you trust any facet of the food industry to have your child’s best interest at heart?
Growth Hormones and GMO’s harm your family at far greater levels than the food industry is willing to admit. What they continually express as being safe is actually far from it.
We hear the horror stories of kids who start their day with an energy drink, loaded with caffeine equivalent to 7 cups of coffee, and a GMO granola bar for lunch. Their hormones don’t have a fighting chance. Not only that, but kids are dying from these drinks! Click here to read about the dangers of energy drinks.
Because we understand the lifelong consequences (including unhealthy hormone levels) of eating meat, dairy, GMO grains and processed foods, our team loves to share the benefits of healthy, balanced, plant-strong eating. If you’d like to learn more about Plant-Strong Nutritional Support, contact us.
Make Probiotics Your Child’s New “Best Friend”
When it comes to elevating health, probiotics are essential for well-being. Beneficial microbes metabolize and recycle hormones, including estrogen, thyroid hormones, and phytoestrogens.
Probiotics play a major role in helping to maintain hormonal balance in women from the teenage menstruating years to the postmenopausal years. If this balance is thrown out from an excess of estrogen, hormone imbalance results. Estrogen dominance symptoms are weight gain, PMS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, hot flashes, migraines, autoimmune diseases and even an increased risk of breast cancer.
Non-GMO Healthy & Chewy Granola Bars
1 2/3 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup raw honey (not suggested for children under 2 – substitute maple syrup)
1/4 cup organic brown sugar (substitute rapadura or sucanat)
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup melted Earth’s Balance spread
1. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3. Place the mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down firmly.
4. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
5. Allow to cool before cutting.
Hormone-Healthy Supplements for Young People
|Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex is the foundation to help run every organ in the body. Minerals make your heart beat, your brain think, your lungs pump and your pancreas function. They help in creating new bone, hair, skin, and nails. Minerals build the immune system, control insulin and much, much more!
No matter how well you eat, you cannot fulfill your daily mineral requirements. These are the foundation for everything in your body to work more effectively.
|Balanced Woman is the ONE supplement made for women from the ages of 9-90. Balanced Woman combines ancient adaptogenic herbs from the Far East known for centuries to balance and support the production of estrogen and progesterone hormones with mineral/trace mineral compounds, quality vitamins and antioxidants to deliver effective nutritional support for the female hormonal system.
Ideal for aiding the symptoms of PMS (including cramps, mood swings, and even feelings of unexplained hopelessness) and a woman’s monthly menstruation cycle, fertility enhancement, and peri- as well as post-menopausal symptoms.
|Aphrodite Daily Mega-Nutrient for Women is more than just a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula, it is truly a MEGA-Nutrient formulation designed to nourish and support hormonal balance, PMS, healthy bones and beautiful skin in women. And it works in harmony with our best selling Balanced Woman formula.
Safe for young girls beginning puberty, Aphrodite combines vitamins, minerals and special female supporting nutrients.
A woman’s body is a magnificently orchestrated electrical machine and it requires a special combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to conduct this electricity life force on a daily basis.
|Zeus Mega-Nutrient Daily Formula for Men is more than just a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula, it is truly a MEGA-Nutrient formulation designed to support Prostate health, memory recall, Testosterone and energy production.
Safe for young men starting at 13 years old, Zeus combines vitamins, minerals and special male supporting nutrients like Zinc and Saw Palmetto for the prostate.
A young man’s body is a magnificently orchestrated electrical machine and it requires a special combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to conduct this electricity life force on a daily basis.
|Pro-Biotic Max contains a high quality spectrum of 25 Billion live probiotics or “friendly bacteria” per capsule to support gastrointestinal health, promoting the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, as well as improve elimination of toxic compounds.
Healthy people usually have a ratio of approximately 85% good to 15% potentially harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. Daily exposure to environmental toxins such as chlorinated water, meat, dairy and antibiotics change the optimal microbial balance essential for good health.
Pro-Biotic Max contains a blend of 10 different probiotic strains totaling 25 billion live bacteria per capsule at time of manufacturing.
|Nature’s Energy Secret combines 3 natural and powerful herbs to increase your energy, reduce your stress and make you smarter!
Muhammed Ali considered DMG to be his secret weapon while the heavy weight boxing champion of the world, for how it enhances oxygenation of tissues and reducing lactic acid buildup, boosting performance and moderating fatigue.
The Queen of Adaptogens, Rhodiola Rosea, aids the body in lowering cortisol, the primary stress hormone, balancing the body’s emergency alert system and strengthening the body’s response to physical, mental, and emotional stress.
Indian Gooseberry or Amla fruit, is one of the most important fruits in Ayurvedic medicine. A concentrated source of vitamin C, Amla also contains 30 times more polyphenols than red wine, is a superior free radical fighter and antioxidant, beneficial for metabolism, digestion, blood flow and anti-aging.