Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 2: February 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

This issue of Natural News has some very interesting articles including one on how to have a short but healthy detox day.  Something we can all do with now and again when we give our bodies and digestive systems a rest from too much food in general and of the wrong type.  Also included is an item on cosmetics particularly lipstick and the chemicals that they contain which may increase the risk of breast cancer.  It is estimated that over a lifetime women can ingest more than four pounds of lipstick.  Some of it is swallowed but it can also be absorbed through the lining of the mouth.  With the newer longer lasting lipsticks, even more ‘nasties’ have had to be added including plastics and nylon in order to glue the colour to the lips.  So when you are looking after yourself by eating well, organic food etc. think also about the cosmetics that you are using and choose more natural alternatives.
By the time you receive this issue my latest book will have been published called ‘Getting Pregnant – Faster’.  This book came about from the women and couples coming into the clinic who wanted to find out why it was taking them so long to get pregnant and what they could do about it.  The book also covers help for women who have had recurrent miscarriages and also for couples who are going for IVF treatment and want to improve the success rate which is only about 25% per cycle in the UK. 

I hope you enjoy this issue of Natural News and do send in any health questions especially if you feel you have slipped a bit in some of your New Year’s resolutions and need some tips and motivation.  Also do let me know if there is a topic you would like covered in a future issue because the content can be quite flexible.

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

  • Can chemicals found in lipstick and nail varnish trigger breast cancer?
  • A diet rich in fish, seeds and nuts can cut blood pressure risk
  • Sleep – not dieting – is the secret of weight loss for new mothers
  • Blueberries and black raspberries join the fight against cancer

26 Case Study:
Increasing your libido

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Is there a link between milk and weight loss?
  • Should I wash supermarket fruit before I eat it?
  • Are raw foods better for you?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Cauliflower – the health benefits

45 Monthly meal idea:

  • Millet and cauliflower mash

46 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause

  • Herbs that can ease the transition

13 Portion control secrets

  • Reduce your portion size and lose weight

17 Bone Health

  • Don’t let age destroy your bones

20 Ease arthritis naturally

  • The self-help guide

28 Fertility

  • Are you getting enough zinc?

31 Detox in a weekend

  • Feel lighter on Monday with a weekend detox

34 Probiotics in a pot

  • The lowdown on yoghurt

37 Eat your vitamins

  • Get your daily dose with fruit and veg

38 Feel-good aromatherapy

  • Soothe and relieve with aromatherapy oils and we outline the top 5 aromatherapy essentials

Top Tips

19 Arthritis

  • Does cracking your knuckles give you arthritis?

30 Chilli

  • The health benefits

36 Garlic

  • Can cut the risk of cancer