Too Young for Puberty

Dear Health Conscious Reader,

In today’s Doctor’s House Call, I’m going to tell you how to combat one of the most dangerous threats to your health today.


Estrogen is found in the hormone-laden meat you get at the grocery store. It’s found in plastic, too. Every time you take a sip from your water bottle or heat up a frozen dinner, you’re ingesting harmful chemicals that create synthetic estrogen in your body.

This can cause you to have too much estrogen. Why is that a problem?

There are lots of ways that too much estrogen in your system can make you sick. It can cause heart disease and five different kinds of cancer. And it can make you fat, impotent, depressed, and tired. Too much estrogen is also the biggest undiagnosed cause of prostate disease in men.

And here’s something else about the estrogen we’re putting in our food that’s very disturbing. Little girls are getting sexually mature features at younger and younger ages.

In fact, I just read a new study that shows the number of 7-year-old girls hitting puberty has doubled since 1997.1,2

No one can tell us what that’s going to do to the health of those little girls.

It’s one more case where we’ve altered our environment without awareness of the consequences.

We’re not living, moving, or eating like our native ancestors. Everything from the beef at the grocery store to the water bottles you drink from can expose you to these estrogens.

But, you don’t have to be a victim. You can fight back.

To help keep your hormone levels balanced, I recommend resveratrol. It’s a safe and natural antioxidant that helps control estrogen in your body.

You can get this amazing mineral from red wine, red grapes, cranberries, blueberries, and peanuts. I suggest you take 100 mg. a day for the best benefits.

In addition to resveratrol, here are some other things you can do:

1. Eat hormone-free meat. Choose grass-fed beef and free-range poultry to avoid eating any of the hormones pumped in standard grain-fed cows and caged chickens. Grain-fed beef is full of hormones, including estrogen. Instead, try to opt for grass-fed beef. These cows roam and graze on pesticide-free grass. Free-range chicken is also the best choice. There are no added hormones to make the chickens plump, and they’re free to run on a farm.

2. Eat cage-free eggs. Cage-free eggs come from free-range chickens. They’re hormone-free and have more of the nutrients you need. Plus, they taste great.

3. Avoid plastic as much as possible. Don’t drink out of plastic water bottles or eat food stored in plastic containers. Even aluminum cans are lined with plastics, so be wary. They contain the chemicals that mimic estrogen. Instead, use metal or glass containers.

4. Eat cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage can help lower your estrogen levels.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

  1. Biro F, Galves M, Greenspan L, et al. “Pubertal Assessment Method and Baseline Characteristics in a Mixed Longitudinal Study of Girls,” Pediatrics 2010; 2009-3079.
  2. Herman-Giddens M, SloraDagger E, Wasserman R, et al. “Secondary Sexual Characteristics and Menses in Young Girls,” Pediatrics 1997; 505-512.