Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 3 - Issue 4: April 2009

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

Welcome to the April issue of Natural News and only a few months now before summer is upon us.

This issue has a number of interesting articles, including one on which plants to choose to reduce the pollution exposure in your homes. Plants can absorb a number of harmful substances and chemical compounds in the air, so use them to your advantage and make your house full of greenery.

Natural ways to treat cystitis are also covered in this issue of Natural News. It is a condition that affects many women and they want to know how to treat and prevent it naturally, instead of having to take repeated courses of antibiotics.

There is also an interesting Star Letter this month on cholesterol. I see a number of patients who are confused about cholesterol and fat - and also want to know natural ways to lower their cholesterol and LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) as they may have been told that if the cholesterol does not come down then they have to go on statins. Statins, as with any drug, carry side effects, and these can include muscle pain, tenderness and cramps.

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

  • Losing weight doesn't have to be stressful
  • Less than 7.5 hours sleep a night can increase risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Running increases life span and can protect against Alzheimer's
  • Prunes can help ward off heart disease
  • Walking, quality sleep and broccoli can cut risk of breast cancer

25 Case Study:
This month's case study is 35 year old ‘Abigail’ who came to the Clinic with a diagnosis of endometriosis

39 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • I suffer from rosacea and it seems to get worse when the sun shines. Is there anything I can do?
  • I'm 47 and for the last year, about ten or so days before my period, my breasts are so painful I can't stand anyone near me. Taking evening primrose hasn't helped much. Are there any other natural remedies I can try?

42 Star question:

  • Can you explain the difference between fat and cholesterol?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Cranberries – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Fig and Cranberry Balls

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Miscarriage

  • Reducing the risk

15 Indoor pollution

  • Plants to tackle it

20 Think thin

  • 8 ways to think and stay thin

24 The anti-cancer diet

  • Foods to help

30 Cystitis

  • Natural ways to beat it

37 Boosting energy

  • The natural way

  • Top Tips

    14 Laugh to get pregnant

    • Researchers have found that women who were entertained by clowns during their fertility treatment had a 35 percent chance of conceiving, compared to the usual 20 percent.

    19 Soya may lower your breast cancer risk

    • Women with high blood levels of an ostrogen-like compound found in soya may be at lower risk of developing breast cancer.