Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 1 - Issue 10: October 2007

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

Well we are really and truly on the way to autumn now.  It is interesting that as the weather becomes cooler and the light changes, we are drawn to want to eat more warming foods.  This is actually the right way to eat and it is more in line with eating with the seasons.  So as we go into winter, use more cooked vegetables than salads and go for soups, casseroles and stews.  And the more we can eat of the foods that are in season the better our health can be over the winter. 
This issue of Natural News contains an article on high blood pressure which has hit the news fairly recently because of its devastating yet silent effects on our health.  The lifetime risk of developing high blood pressure is now more than 90% and it is estimated that every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke, yet over 40% of those strokes could be prevented by controlling high blood pressure.  Unfortunately it is symptomless but may prove fatal with a heart attack or stroke.  But you will be pleased to hear that there are natural ways of lowering blood pressure.

I wanted to include an article on remedies that you would have in your kitchen and this one focuses on sore throats.  I can remember all sorts of remedies my mother used to use which were very popular at the time.  If you have any good home remedies then do let me know as it is lovely to pass on tips that previous generations used and that may get lost over time.

Kind regards

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Table of Contents

Regular features

4 Letter from Marilyn
5 In the news:
Recent progress in the world of health

  • Link between pollution and heart disease
  • Cereal fi bre protects against stomach cancer
  • Negative emotions lead to slower metabolism
  • Weight gain in men affects fertility
  • How healthy is salad?

25 Case Study:
Clare avoids the need for a hysterectomy

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Are diet drinks healthy?
  • Can scars be prevented?
  • Is fish safe to eat?
  • Should I lose weight before I get pregnant?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Quinoa – a good source of protein

45 Monthly meal idea:

  • Quinoa pudding – an alternative to rice pudding

46 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 The safe use of cookware

  • Th e potential risks of some materials

13 20 ways to boost your fertility

  • Follow our advice to increase your chances of conceiving

17 Stopping the silent killer

  • Natural ways to reduce your blood pressure

22 Better digestion tips

  • 6 ways to optimize the process

29 How to eat: back to the basics of healthy eating

  • Our honest, healthy eating plan

33 Our honest, healthy eating plan

  • Which foods to include and which to leave on the shelves

38 Menopause: reducing your risk of heart disease

  • Th e role of diet and lifestyle

Top Tips

8 Vitamin B12 deficiency

  • Help in maintaining bone density

12 Soothing the fire

  • Natural ways to ease sore throats

12 Capsaicin

  • Spice up your life

24 Healthy words

  • Inspiring quotes

28 Neck massage

  • Helps the brain

37 Nutritional spotlight: celery

  • A cure for hypertension

37 Take regular breaks

  • Don’t be tied to your desk

40 Used green tea bags

  • Recycle the leaves