Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 1 - Issue 8: August 2007

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

It is always good to get your feedback on Natural News and also suggestions for future issues.  Do let me know if there is a burning topic which you would like me to discuss and especially any where there has been controversy around the subject (very common in the nutritional world!). 

Also I am happy to answer any of your health questions so you can email these in and the person who sends in the Star Question is sent a £10 voucher to spend on the Natural Health Practice website and a copy of one of my books (if there is a particular book you would like you can specify).

This issue of Natural News is packed with some very interesting articles and I also wanted to include other health concerns such as using non-stick pans as what we do in the home can make a big difference to keeping ourselves and our family healthy.

I have also covered insect repellants in this issue because what we put on our skin is just as important as what we eat and what supplements we take.  Your skin is very porous and that is why HRT and nicotine patches work because they can be absorbed efficiently through the skin and into the bloodstream.  So not matter what you put on your skin, moisturisers, shower gels, sunscreens, etc try and get the most natural products possible so that you are not rubbing toxins into your skin which will end up in your bloodstream.  It does require a bit of label reading at first but once you get to know which products are good then the choices can be automatic.

Hope you all have a good and restful summer.

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

  • Fish oil – a boost to fertility
  • Avoid asthma with daily apple juice
  • Eating soya nuts can reduce your blood pressure
  • Help for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers
  • Brain tumour risk from household pesticides

25 Case Study:
Sarah discovers the power of good nutrition in re-balancing her body

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Control perspiration the natural way
  • Does tea and coff ee delay conception?
  • Should I be worried about a lump under my armpit?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Millet – a versatile and nutritious food

45 Monthly meal idea:

  • Grilled millet rissoles – rich in the B vitamins

46 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 How to break through your weight loss plateau

  • Encouraging advice to help you reach your ideal weight

15 Ginseng – the king of herbs

  • The different types and their uses

17 20 Ways to live longer

  • Increase your life expectancy

21 Smoking and osteoporosis

  • Risk factors and advice on protecting your bones

29 Natural ways to treat hay fever

  • Effective remedies

31 How to curb your appetite and control your cravings

  • Common sense strategies to put you in charge

34 Energy boosting supplements

  • Beat that fatigue

35 The truth about the menopause and soya

  • What the studies show

36 Just how healthy are health foods?

  • Check the labels

38 Disease fighting foods for women

  • 4 Foods to keep you healthy

39 Natural ways to keep insects at bay

  • Keep the bugs away

Top Tips

14 Give your teenagers rhodiola

  • A boost for memory and concentration

14 Suffer from seasickness?

  • Banish nausea without taking drugs

16 Use more herbs

  • Adding fibre, nutrients and flavour

16 Walk for energy!

  • A daily walk makes a difference

23 Try kidney beans

  • Low in fat and full of fibre

33 Eat beetroot!

  • One of your five daily portions