Hi M.---First, good luck with adapting to all of these changes. Puberty, of course, is a natural change of life, but I do think that our environment and lifestyle habits have changed the timing for many of us. I don't have much advice on shaving or those other things, my concern is about nutrition and how it impacts puberty. We have the ability to protect ourselves from the negative effects of our environment and I can help explain how to do that.
I really do believe that we have changed our biological timing by our food and other environmental factors. We are consuming hormones and other chemicals that are sure to have an effect on our physiology. I've read research that talks about how all of these additives in our meat and milk are affecting our health. These growth hormones have a huge impact on our reproductive systems. There are too many issues to go into much detail here, but I am ready to share my research if you would like to look at these studies more closely. A couple of quick recommendations. If you must drink milk (www.strongbones.org) and eat meat, be sure that it is organic or at the very least, hormone and antibiotic free, like Laura's beef which can be found at Kroger. There was also a comment about estrogen in soy, which is true, but good quality non-GMO soy is beneficial to health, contact me to find out why.
I have my own business as a wellness educator and will soon be certified by a homeopath who has a PhD in nutrition. I also have a bachelors in Home Economics. I facilitate wellness presentations in your home for friends and family at no charge. Feel free to call me to know more about how protect your family from the environmental toxins that we face each day. I would be honored to help in any way. In health, D. ###-###-####