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7 Year Old Girl Starts Into Full Puberty – A Mother’s Testimonial

Dear Lee,

First of all, thanks so much for what you are doing for the public! I’m so very much in support of your efforts to make truly natural mattresses of high quality that are reasonably priced. It seems that you’ve kind of stumbled your way into the “truth movement” where people are awakening to the fact that so many of the things we think and believe aren’t true. Keep speaking truth!! It’s so important.

My family has personal experience with the toxic effects of chemical laden mattresses. I purchased a memory foam mattress from a big name company in 2003. Nine years later, when my daughter (seven years old at the time) started sleeping on this mattress, she began a rapid onset and rapidly progressing early puberty. She has a rapid weight gain, development of breast buds, emotional mood swings and a few hairs pop up. This all happened in the space of a couple of months. It took a little while for us to suspect the mattress, but once we took her off the mattress and put her on an organic one, the progression stopped very quickly and we even saw some regression from the point she was at that time. She is almost 14 now and has progressed through a normal, natural puberty because we realized that she was being poisoned by this mattress!

This study shows how flame retardant chemicals can mimic the behavior of estrogen: 3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens in NIH study | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This definitely caused our daughter’s problem, but these chemicals could possibly be implicated in a whole host of other potential problems that people who are sleeping on these mattresses may be having concerning their endocrine health.