Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 1 - Issue 3: March 2007

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

It has been exciting reading your comments and feedback and I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying the information and nutrition news.

Do let me know if you have any burning questions on nutrition or your health and especially if you read something in the news that seems to contradict the previous advice that the scientists have published. This is always frustrating and can leave people confused as to what to eat or drink particularly when even the researchers can’t agree amongst themselves.

If you have a favourite recipe that you think other women would enjoy, then do send it in, of course you will be mentioned, and I will do the Spotlight on one of the ingredients.

I wanted to publish Natural News because it means you can get nutrition and health information every month and also to highlight what is the latest research and news. Books are wonderful but by the time I do the research, then the writing, then the manuscript goes to the publisher and gets printed we are talking between one and two years before it gets published. So research and information which can be really exciting can take so long to get to reach the people who need to hear about it.

In December 2006, I had an article published in Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology called ‘Nutritional Supplements in Pregnancy — commercial push or evidence based?’ and the article shows that taking certain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids in pregnancy can have a staggering effect on the health of the mother and baby including prevention of pre-eclampsia, miscarriage, preterm birth, low birthweight, gestational diabetes, cleft palate and lip, post-natal depression and the long term health of the baby including intellectual development. But unfortunately, information like this can sometimes end up stuck in the academic world and not get to the women who need to know. Natural News is a way of remedying that.

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

  • Stay cheery to ward off illness
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle beats diabetes
  • Folic acid improves memory
  • Stay active to lower your breast cancer risk

25 Case Study:
How ‘Belinda’ discovered she had osteoporosis and how she started to correct it

43 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • What size portions do my children need?
  • Is soya useful for women in the menopause?
  • Every time my period is due I start to vomit and get severe abdominal pains. What can you suggest?
  • I hear conflicting reports about how many eggs we should eat. What’s the truth?

46 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Watercress – the health benefits

47 Monthly meal idea:

  • Butternut Squash filled with Goat’s Cheese & Watercress

41 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Gut Reactions

  • How Leaky Gut Syndrome causes bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, toxic overload, blood sugar imbalances and weight gain

13 Menopause SOS:

  • Instant solutions for hot flushes, mood swings & more

17 Eat Yourself Thin:

  • Foods that shield your cells from fat and promote weight loss

21 Libido-boosting Herbs

  • Natural ways to increase your sex drive and potency

29 Your Guide to Healthy Snacking

  • Reasons & Recipes to let yourself snack

35 Toxin-free Living:

  • Twelve ways to protect yourself

Top Tips

7 Natural Deodorants

  • Why anti-perspirants are bad for you

8 Quick Tip: Honey & Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

  • A simple face mask to replenish skin vitamins

16 Water: Should You Really Drink 8 Glasses a Day?

  • How much your body can make for itself

24 Healthy Words: Inspiring quotes

32 How to Triple Your Bone Building Power

  • Why one particular type of exercise is 3 times better than the rest

35 10 Top Tips to Get Your 5-a-Day

  • Simple ways to make eating healthily both easy & fun

38 10 Ways to Lift Your Child’s Mood