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    Mindful Eating and Planning – How to Ward off the Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain

    Depending on who you listen to, it has been reported that people can gain an average of 7-10lbs over the holidays season. The reality according to the New England Journal of Medicine states that people on average usually only gain about 1lb of christmas cheer while for individuals who are obese the weight gain is around 5lbs. You may be thinking,  “Okay…that doesn’t sound so bad!” The first problem is that this weight typically doesn’t come off and this is…

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    Could too Much Estrogen be a Problem in Peri-Menopause?

    Estrogen Dominance and Peri-Menopause A common view of perimenopause is a plummet in estrogen. This is usually a gross oversimplification of the process and in fact in most women, progesterone is the first hormone to drop. Since estrogen and progesterone need to act in perfect balance, the drop of progesterone can actually make the estrogen more dominant.  This concept was originally brought to the table by the late Dr. John Lee. When many women feel these peri-menopausal symptoms such as…