Also known as precocious puberty, early puberty is the onset of physical maturation at an unusually early age. Causes of early puberty have been attributed to brain tumors or brain injury affecting the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. Early puberty can also be caused by various brain disorders triggering growth hormone secretion; however, this is only in a minority of children who develop unusually early.
Research has shown that precocious puberty is increasingly common in part because girls with high-fat diets, who are not physically active, or who are clinically obese have a higher risk of physically maturing early; in boys, this can actually cause delayed puberty (and is by no means a naturally healthy cure!). Early puberty can affect adult height potential, psychological development, and social behavior, and can even age bones faster.
Natural Remedies to Halt or Slow Signs of Early Puberty in Children
We are very interested in gathering natural remedies and cures for children affected by early puberty, and support for the families working to help them. If you have an experience with early puberty, please do not hesitate to share your story here.
Continue reading to learn what Earth Clinic readers have discovered about Early Puberty and what remedies, if any, helped slow it down.