Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 7: July 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

I wanted to share something with you that was posted up in my local leisure centre.  It conveys what I have written about in previous Natural News but it is good to see it all written down in such a practical way. 

When the average women attempts to transform their body shape i.e. lose weight (fat), they make most, if not all, of these mistakes below:


  • Skips breakfast (in an attempt to eat less)
  • Eats too many carbohydrates (usually bad ones)
  • Consumes far too little protein
  • Thinks ‘healthy’ dietary fat means no dietary fat
  • Doesn’t supplement her diet and training
  • Under-eats in the first half of the day
  • Over-eats in the second half of the day
  • Doesn’t lift weights adequately (if at all)
  • Eats too infrequently (meals are way too far apart)
  • Has her biggest meal at night, often a ‘binge’ or ‘out of control’ meal (therefore, she wakes up not hungry, skips breakfast and starts that cycle over).
From my point of view, it is easy to see how these bullet points are simple traps that a lot of women (and men too) fall into and then wonder why they are not losing weight or changing shape.  So see which ones you need to change to keep you fit and healthy.

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

  • Regular exercise cuts breast cancer risk
  • Two glasses of wine a day increases breast cancer risk
  • Warning over dangerous ‘gender bending’ chemical in baby bottles
  • Think yourself thin
  • Omega 3 may help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Probiotics during pregnancy reduces risk of babies and children suffering allergies

25 Case Study:
This month’s case study is 27 year old ‘Melanie’ who came to the Clinic with amenorrhoea (absence of periods)

41 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Is there a natural way to treat haemorrhoids?
  • Before my period, my breasts get really swollen and feel tender and I am in constant pain because of it. I’d like to know if there are any natural therapies that I could use to stop it happening

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Oats – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Flapjacks

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause

  • Phytoestrogens for the menopause, anyone?

13 Vegetarian

  • Do vegetarians have an increased risk of osteoporosis?

14 Fun in the sun

  • Simple ways to look beach beautiful

19 Weight loss

  • Weight loss power foods

20 Fertility

  • Hypnotherapy and infertility


  • Eating to beat PCOS

33 Ginger

  • Discovering herbs: Ginger

36 Lymphatic system

  • The lymphatic system and your health

Top Tips

18 Black pepper

  • Black pepper cuts cholesterol

35 An apple a day...

  • ...keeps fat jeans at bay

39 Asthma

  • Asthma linked to lack of vitamin E during pregnancy