Yikes. I got my period when I was in 7th grade (age 13). Like that wasn’t traumatizing enough. I don’t know what I would have done if I had gotten it any earlier, and to think, that is exactly what is happening every year for so many girls, earlier and earlier. Dr. Joel Fuhrman has written an amazing article on how to avoid this trend for the futures of our daughters.
Like so many things that effect our lives, we rarely (if ever) stop to look at what may be the cause. We especially neglect to notice the HUGE part our diet and lifestyle plays into what happens to our bodies. My parents didn’t know any better (about nutrition) so I was fed the exact same things kids today are being fed: JUNK! The especially sad thing, is that parents often don’t even realize it. We need to stop this trend. It can start or stop with YOU!