Are our Daughter’s Being Held Hostage on a Pedestal of Profit-Making Perversion?

Holy Hormones Journal: Why is there such a demand for surgery? The doctor in the article is baffled – however, she must not be aware of the conference on the secrets of the female body. What you say? I wrote about this in my blog entitled “Vatican and Vaginas,”in December of last year based on Continue Reading …

ACOG: Breast and Labial Surgery Recommendations for Adolescent Girls

A woman’s body is the battlefield where she fights for liberation. It is through her body that oppression works, reifying her, sexualizing her, victimizing her, disabling her. ~Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman, 1999 Holy Hormones Journal: In May of this year the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made recommendations for breast and labial surgery in Continue Reading …

Seventeen Magazine Signs ‘Body Peace Treaty’ to Portray Realistic Images of Girls

This is a major feat in letting our daughters (‘Hormonal Honey’s) develop and mature without pressure from airbrushed photos of their peers. Kudos to Seventeen Magazine for signing the ‘Body Peace Treaty.’

Baby Fat – Do birth control pills make women gain weight?

Slate

By Christie AschwandenPosted Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 6:59 AM ET

Some women are getting pregnant to avoid getting fat. According to a review published in a recent issue of the journal Contraception, concern about weight gain is among the most common reasons people quit the pill (or decide not to take it in the first place), and most women who discontinue the pill switch to something less effective or nothing at all. Some of those women end up with unintended pregnancies simply because they feared a few extra pounds.

Should GPs lead the way in facing the facts about obesity and its link to breast cancer?

The Telegraph
United Kingdom

By Judith Potts Health and lifestyle
Last updated: July 27th, 2011

The believed causes of breast cancer are myriad and well-documented – family history; age; time and type of menopause (i.e. natural or induced by surgery where ovaries are removed); whether or not the woman has had children; over-indulgence of alcohol; smoking; HRT; a compromised immune system etc. To this long list has just been added the height of the person, the age at which a woman began menstruating and – perhaps most crucially – obesity.

Want to Lose Weight Without Dieting? Try Melatonin

Live in the Now
Your Guide to Natural Health

June 1, 2011
Posted by John Phillip

Melatonin is a powerful natural hormone that is well known for its association with circadian rhythms that promote a healthful sleep cycle. Now, researchers from the University of Granada reporting in the Journal of Pineal Research have found that melatonin has another remarkable benefit.

First period tied to girl’s weight

Overweight or obese girls get their first period months earlier than their normal-weight peers, according to a Danish study.

Reuters Health

By Leigh Krietsch Boerner
NEW YORK | Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:49pm EDT

It’s nothing new that girls are getting younger and younger when they have their first period, but experts worry that the current obesity epidemic could be fueling that trend.

Weight Loss Tips: The Best Time of Day to Lose Weight

American Health and Beauty

Monday, January 31, 2011 9:31 AM

Watching your diet and working out are the first steps to weight loss success. Support your efforts by doing the steps at the right times.

Dr. Oz’s Move It and Lose It weight loss campaign is in its fifth week and today he’s letting participants in on the best times of day to lose weight. He says that making your body’s natural cycles work for you can help improve your results.

Menu Labeling Didn’t Change Behavior, Researchers Say

ConsumerAffairs.com

01/17/2011 | Mark Huffman

The assumption is that, if consumers have access to calorie and nutrition information on fast food menus, it will change their consumption habits. In the Seattle area, researchers say it hasn’t. At least not yet.

High Calorie Comfort Foods Stimulate Addiction Center of Brain

EmaxHealth

Submitted by Denise Reynolds RD on 2010-12-31

We all know that weight gain occurs from the consumption of calories over what the body needs and/or lack of enough physical activity to burn the calories we do eat. But the reasons behind why we overeat are much more complex. Researchers are actively studying genetics and other factors that contribute to our obesity epidemic. One such area of study involves the brain, and our seemingly addictive behavior toward certain foods.