Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 1 - Issue 12: December 2007

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

‘’Tis the season to be jolly’ as the saying goes. So this issue of Natural News is packed full of information to help you through the Christmas period without losing all your healthy eating habits.  Of course, there will be the occasional ‘treats’ but you can still make healthy choices so that on balance 80% of what you are eating over Christmas is healthy and don’t worry about the other 20%.

I have included a recipe for tofu bake in case you would like to try a meat-free Christmas meal or you may be entertaining vegetarians.  We usually have salmon (not farmed) for Christmas lunch in our home with masses of vegetables including roast sweet potatoes, which make a nice change from ordinary potatoes. 

Of course, around this time of year it is important to keep your immune system strong to try and avoid the dreaded colds and flu.  So this issue of Natural News gives you some useful tips on how to fight and prevent infections naturally.  It also includes an article on keeping your energy up over the winter, as it is very easy to find that with the cold and dark we can feel more tired and often our mood can be lower.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a healthy start to the New Year.

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

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth could save you from a heart attack.
  • Lack of sleep linked to an increased risk of heart disease
  • Nuts and oily fish cut risk of childhood diabetes
  • Pesticides can double the risk of asthma
  • Diet link to bad behaviour
  • Grain and able

26 Case Study:
Trying to lose weight

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • • I had a heart attack a few years ago. Should I be taking a supplement of omega 3 fish oils?
  • Do we really need to take supplements every day?
  • Do you agree that some food should be eaten according to your blood group?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Tofu – carries with it a number of health benefits

45 Monthly meal idea:

  • Tofu Bake

46 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause

  • Alternative treatments

12 What you should and should not be eating at 40+

  • Specific nutrients through different stages of life

16 Better Bone Health

  • 5 easy steps

18 Boxing Day Bloat?

  • Smart ways to beat it

21 Eating for Immunity

  • You are what you eat

30 Fat-proof festive eating

  • How to keep weight off and be healthy

36 Winter makeover

  • Add some zest back in your life

39 Dry Skin

  • Help your skin over the winter

Top Tips

11 Brain booster

  • Blueberries for your brain!

35 Festive decorations

  • Crafts that are inedible