Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 2 - Issue 9: September 2008

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

Welcome to this issue of Natural News. This month there is an article on cutting cancer risk.  It is something that affects us all or those closest to us at some point in our lives so it is important to know what we can do to reduce the risk, especially if you have a strong family history of this illness.  Osteoporosis is also covered and why we need both calcium and magnesium for strong healthy bones.

One of the articles covers middle age spread and I wanted to share with you an email I received recently.
‘I just wanted to let you know that I have been following your Fat around the Middle plan for two weeks and have already lost weight and inches off my belly. 
I am 41 years old and have had an early menopause at the age of 29 and was feeling large and uncomfortable at 11 stone, I also have a very stressful job but I have been doing weights and yoga on alternative nights and generally trying to be calm!! I have even had a glass or two of wine!! I just wanted to say thank you so much for your book.  I intend to keep going for the next three months and hope to be lighter and flatter by the time I am 42.
An added side effect for me - and this may sound odd- but I have noticed a reduction in facial hair as I have only been drinking peppermint or spearmint tea since I started in May.  I have seen articles in magazines on this before; in Middle Eastern countries where lots of mint tea is drunk, the women are less hairy!!  And having been through an early menopause I did get quite fluffy around the lip and chin and resorted to waxing, which I had never done in my life so the benefits of this diet seem endless!’

I thought this last paragraph was interesting and thought it might be a useful tip for all women and wondered whether any other women had noticed this effect.  Do let me know.

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

  • Sleep on it
  • Eating on the run increases diabetes and heart disease risk
  • Slim women eat a big breakfast
  • Risk of miscarriage soars if the father is over the age of 35
  • Baby bottle chemicals increase a baby’s risk of obesity

24 Case Study:
This month’s case study is 30 year old ‘Nadine’ who came to the Clinic having had 3 miscarriages

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • How many fruits and vegetables should my children eat each day?
  • Does eating potatoes count towards my five daily portions of fruit and vegetables?
  • I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and need to lose weight. My doctor has suggested that I limit my carbohydrate intake. Is this the right thing for me to do?

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Coconut – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Fruit and Nut Cookies

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Menopause

  • How to sail through the menopause

14 Middle age spread

  • How to tackle your waistline

20 Constipation

  • It’s so easy to avoid

30 Cancer

  • How to cut the risks is 5 easy steps

34 Preconception

  • The basics of preconception

37 Outwitting osteoporosis

  • Calcium and magnesium supplements

Top Tips

25 Stop the pop

  • Drinking fizzy drinks could give you gout

33 Fill up on soup

  • And lose more weight

39 House plants

  • Protect your home with house plants