Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 4: April 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

This issue of Natural News is packed full of some very interesting articles including using the mind to help you lose weight.  The mind and body are very much interlinked and it is possible to create either a negative cycle between the mind and body or a positive one.  So there are tips in this Natural News to use your mind to help with weight loss. 

Also featured is an article on headaches and migraines because they can be so debilitating and effect the quality of your life.  This article looks at tracking down the food triggers because if certain foods are contributing to the number of attacks, then at least you may be able to control some of them.

In January 2008, a report was issued by the Cabinet Office which estimated that 42,200 deaths a year could be saved if we ate more fruit and vegetables. In the UK we are advised to eat five a day fruit and veg and only just about half of us manage to achieve that each day.  But I thought you might be interested to know the recommendations in other countries.  In Denmark it is six a day and in Australia seven broken down into five portions of veg and two of fruit, In France it is ten, in Canada five to ten, in the US five to thirteen, and in Japan a staggering seventeen portions a day (thirteen of vegetables and four of fruit). 

So as you go shopping over this month, see if you can include more fruit and vegetables into your diet.

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

  • Two cups of coffee a day can increase miscarriage risk.
  • Stand up and lose pounds
  • Cut down refined carbs to save sight
  • Acupuncture boosts IVF rates
  • Ageing process can be slowed by multivitamin and mineral pill a day

29 Case Study:
Sugar cravings

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • How bad, nutritionally, are pre-packed kid’s lunch meals? And is apple juice the healthiest drink to give them?
  • Are there any healthy fast food choices?
  • I’ve got quite a bit of weight to lose and want to know if yoga can help me?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Tahini – the health benefits

45 Monthly meal idea:

  • Tofu fruit whip

46 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause

  • Natural ways to ease menopauserelated clumsiness and forgetfulness

12 Diet Myths

  • Debunking the top 10 diet myths

18 Beat the pounding

  • Avoiding foods that trigger headaches

22 Get slim

  • How to think yourself thin

25 Power of sleep

  • The healing power of sleep

33 Boosting fertility

  • Protect yourself from plastics

35 Discovering herbs

  • Nettle

36 Learn to meditate

  • Simple ways to boost your health

Top Tips

28 Tea

  • Mugs of tea may help avoid Parkinson’s