Chowmein = Hormone Imbalance = Rape?

Holy Hormones Honey! Maybe its the MSG? Wonder if chowmein has recently been manufactured with genetically modified foods… then there are the reports of arsenic found in rice. At any rate linking imbalance – whether hormone or brain – (hormone production begins in the brain) to aberrant behavior is an interesting concept. Professionals in the field of nutrition and neuroscience has been aware of this connection for a while.

Haryana khap blames consumption of chowmein for rapes

Times of India
October 16, 2012

CHANDIGARH: A khap panchayat in Haryana’s Jind district has blamed consumption of chowmein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance.

“To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents. Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts,” said Jitender Chhatar, a resident of Jind’s Chhatar village and thua khap panchayat leader.

“You also know the impact of chowmein, which is a spicy food, on our body. Hence, our elders also advised to consume light and nutritious food,” Chhatar added.

Last week, khap panchayats had evoked outrage after Sube Singh, a khap leader, advocated lowering of age of marriage for girls from 18 years to 16 years on the grounds that young girls are vulnerable to rapes and should be married off earlier.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.