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Good Fat Is Good for Girls

By: Elizabeth Bright
Narrated by: Maria McCann
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Common sense prevails in this all-inclusive look at the health issues of younger women. One of the first chapters considers the historical treatment of puberty and the results of bad medicine on the lives of women over the centuries. Even today, some of those same treatments are used in the health care of younger women. This is the question that Dr. Bright is addressing: What is best for our adolescent women today? The drugs and surgeries in mainstream medicine today, which are used to “make life better,” are shown many times to be inadequate and damaging. Lack of knowledge or arrogance subjects young women to treatments that have life-long consequences.

Dr. Bright is thorough in her analysis of the different drugs, supplements, hormones, and even psychology being used in treatment. When debunking the myths of the treatment of adolescents, she takes a scientific approach by going back to the beginning of use and the needs of the body. Regretfully, many of the treatments from earlier centuries are still used today to the detriment of young women. For listeners who are concerned and caring, this book will open their eyes to what has been done, what is being done, and what should be done for appropriate healthcare treatment of young women.

Bright's approach is empathetic and informative, as she includes personal vulnerabilities with scientific insights, offering a rare glimpse into the misunderstood and misinterpreted phase of female development. The book encourages a different perspective from this transition's conventional standard care purview, advocating for a more natural and holistic understanding of the changes young women undergo. This conversation is needed in a world where medication and diagnoses are often hastily and dangerously prescribed as solutions to the natural process of maturation. In fact, these "solutions" can lead to detrimental harm during a period of critical growth.

Bright addresses the societal and cultural influences that have shaped our perception of puberty and adolescence. She questions why society has come to view these natural changes as problematic, requiring intervention, and delves into the historical context of this perspective. This critical examination is eye-opening, revealing the commercial and societal forces contributing to a skewed understanding of young women's health. Could a problem make for a financially beneficial solution?

©2024 Elizabeth Bright (P)2024 Elizabeth Bright

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