Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 5: May 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

It always seems to make so much difference as the days get lighter.  I think it brightens everyone’s mood and also there seems more time in the day. 

With the benefits of vitamin D being covered in this issue of Natural News try to get some exposure to the sun without make up and sunscreen so that vitamin D can be manufactured through your skin.  If you are worried about osteoporosis then it is even more important to get some sunlight and even ask your doctor or contact my clinic and we can arrange a vitamin D blood test for you. 

As always I hope you enjoy this issue of Natural News with a special feature on thyroid health.  It is a problem that effects more women than men and is a common problem with women coming into the clinic.  The case study this month also features thyroid function because if you are told you have a borderline result then you can always ask your doctor to follow a wait and see approach, put into place the nutritional recommendations and then re-test to see if there has been an improvement.   This is not going work for everybody but it is well worth the try over a three month period.

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

  • Smokers are passing down health problems to future generations
  • At last, an excuse to nod off
  • The chips are down while onions go up!
  • Cancer risk continues after women stop taking HRT

25 Case Study:
Thyroid problems– ‘Sarah’ gets help for her thyroid imbalance

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Can you give me any tips on switching to a vegetarian diet?
  • I’m going through the menopause and after being a sound sleeper all my life am now tossing and turning for hours. Any tips?

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Cinnammon – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Bircher muesli

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Thyroid

  • Is your thyroid making you gain weight?

15 Stretch marks

  • Can you prevent stretch marks naturally?

18 Food myths

  • Debunking popular food and exercise myths

22 Sunshine vitamin

  • Sunshine vitamin protects your heart and bones

30 Weight loss

  • Marilyn’s top 20 weight loss commandments

38 Throw away the scales

  • Why it may be time to throw away the scales

Top Tips

21 Sing in the shower

  • Singing in the shower can help improve your health

24 Against the grain

  • Consider switching to Thai or Indian grown rice which have lower levels of arsenic

40 Go bananas!

  • This nutrient-packed, fat-free fruit is good for you