Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 8: August 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

I do hope you are enjoying Natural News and the aim is to keep giving you a good variety of articles and news.  If there is something particular you would like to know about then do contact me as I am happy to include topics of specific interest.

In this issue of Natural News, there is a really easy to follow 24 hour summer detox, which can be useful if you have been overdoing things while on holiday.  There is an article on breathing because this is something we all do, every minute of every day and yet very rarely think about it and it is so important that we breathe correctly.  There is information on vitamin C because everybody knows about its immune benefits but there is a lot to this water soluble vitamin than just that.

One of the articles covers cholesterol and although we don’t want too much of it, we also don’t want too little because it has certain functions.   For instance, our sex hormones are synthesized from cholesterol and it a major component of the membrane that surrounds every cell.  So as always with Nature we are aiming for a balance.

Hope you are enjoying the summer months and the wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables around at this time of the year.

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

  • Bone of contention
  • Nature’s sun blocker
  • Stress during pregnancy doubles risk of stillbirths
  • Drinking unfiltered water may pose a threat to unborn babies
  • Playing golf can set you on course for an extra five years of life
  • Marilyn’s thoughts on the HRT confusion

24 Case Study:
This month’s case study is 33 year old ‘Natasha’ who came to the Clinic with hay fever)

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • Is drinking 8 glasses of water a day essential for good health? Do I need to be drinking so much?
  • I sweat excessively under my arms. I don’t want to put chemicals into my skin. Are there any natural ways to deal with this problem?

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Beetroot – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Beetroot salad

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause Supplement Spotlight:

  • Vitamin C

12 Summer Fat Burners

  • Summertime eating and exercise

17 Breathe Deep

  • Improve your health simply by learning to breathe properly

20 Reflexology

  • The benefits for fertility

23 Summer fruits

  • Make the most of the fruits over summer

29 Raspberry Leaf

  • Discovering herbs: Raspberry Leaf

30 24 hour detox

  • Marilyn’s 24 hour summer detox

35 Housework

  • Grab a duster and whistle while you work

36 Cholesterol

  • Get to know your cholesterol

Top Tips

16 Know your onions

  • Reduce your risk of heart disease

22 Ease period pain...

  • ...with Chinese herbs

24 21%

  • The amount of vitamin C lost when you cook broccoli

39 Chill out

  • Reduce stress and learn to relax