Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 3 - Issue 3: March 2009

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

Welcome to this issue of Natural News with longer days and brighter skies. Doesn’t it make such a difference when the days are brighter and we have more daylight?

This issue of Natural News takes us through a number of landmarks in our lives: the 40s, 50s and 60s, where we may need to be a bit more vigilant about certain aspects of our health. Also included in this issue is the serious matter of bowel cancer; what you can do to help protect yourself and also making sure that you get checked out if you notice any unusual changes in your bowels.

There is also a feature on the mineral boron, it is classed as an ultra trace mineral because we don’t need much of it, but it is important that we have enough. We mainly think of this mineral in relation to osteoporosis because it can help prevent calcium loss, but it does have other benefits too. Research has shown that in areas where soil levels of boron are low there is a higher rate of osteoarthritis. Restricting boron intake in healthy men and women has also been shown to impair brain function and mental performance. The suggestion is that boron is important for optimum functioning of both long and short term memory. Boron also helps with the conversion of vitamin D to its active form, which in turn is important for the absorption of calcium.

You will also find in this issue is a recipe for using kale, which is a lovely green vegetable but not everybody likes it just steamed, so I hope this recipe is a bit more unusual.

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

  • Thinking too much can pile on the pounds
  • Eating red grapefruit may reduce risk of osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D deficiency can increase Caesarean risk
  • Vitamin B12 supplements reduce risk of depression
  • Women using talcum powder may increase their risk of ovarian cancer

27 Case Study:
32 year old ‘Katy’ who came to the Clinic with painful periods

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • My hair and nails are dry and brittle. My skin also looks dull and creased. Are there any foods I can eat to make me look healthier and younger?
  • Since the menopause started, when I sneeze, cough, laugh or run I can't stop leaking a little urine. Are there any natural ways to stop this happening?

42 Star question:

  • My daughter is keen to start a family but suffers from Polycystic Ovaries, is there any advice you would give her to increase her chances of conceiving?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Kale – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Kale Colcannon

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

10 Your 40s, 50s and 60s

  • Control common problems the natural way

19 Boosting immunity

  • Continued!

24 Bowel Cancer

  • Protect yourself

32 Menopause

  • Treating menopause-related skin problems naturally

35 Eating for energy

  • Do you feel tired all the time?

38 Healthy foods

  • That can cause weight gain

  • Top Tips

    18 Eat smaller fish in pregnancy

    • If you want clever kids

    23 Smile every day

    • Smiling and laughing has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

    34 Immune-boosting smoothie

    • Packed with vitamin C