Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 3 - Issue 5: May 2009

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

We are now into the month of May and as my mother used to say ‘don’t cast a clout until May is out’, but hopefully we will have some warm days this month and be able to take off a few layers of clothing.

This issue of Natural News is packed with many interesting articles, which I hope you will enjoy. Particularly the one entitled ‘Feeding your Face’, as I firmly believe that beauty starts from within and that what we feed ourselves can help slow down the ageing process - or speed it up - depending on how we eat.

The Star Question continues from last month looking at how we can control cholesterol with diet etc. Evidence is emerging that it is just as bad to have too low cholesterol levels as it is to have them too high, and statins can cause extremely low levels of cholesterol. It is also one of those drugs that once you start them you are likely to be on them for the rest of your life, so if you can use nutrition to bring your cholesterol down to a healthy level then this is going to be better for you in the long term and you are not risking the side effects of a drug.

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

  • Laugh your weight away
  • Apple juice can keep the brain healthy and prevent Alzheimer's
  • Eggs can keep your blood pressure down
  • Prunes can help ward off heart disease
  • It's fine to go to work on an egg

27 Case Study:
This month's case study is 40 year old ‘Hannah’ who came to the Clinic with cystitis

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • For the past two years I have suffered from agonisingly heavy periods. My doctor has suggested a hysterectomy, should I go ahead with it?
  • My hair and nails are very dry and brittle and snap easily. Could an alternative remedy help?
  • What's healthier: boiling or steaming?

43 Star question:

  • What would you suggest for helping to lower cholesterol before resorting to statins?

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Mackerel – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Mackerel Pate

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Boost your energy

  • The natural way

15 Feeding your face

  • How food can make you look younger or older

22 Perfect legs

  • 15 natural tips

32 Boost your sex drive

  • 8 natural ways

36 Menopause

  • Dispelling the myths

Top Tips

14 Red grape seed extract

  • Could be the latest weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's.

21 Write it down

  • Dieters who kept a daily food diary lost up to twice as much weight as those who did not.

26 White fish is good for your heart

  • The cardiovascular benefits.

39 Can't sleep?

  • T'ai Chi could be the answer.