Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 3 - Issue 6: June 2009

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

There are two articles on pain relief in this issue of Natural News: one on general pain relief for arthritis, back pain and headaches, and another one specifically on help with period pains. It is so important to look at natural ways to relieve pain, because it is becoming more well-known that painkillers can actually be causing more pain rather than relieving it.

I have seen a number of patients in the clinic whose repeated headaches are being caused by the painkillers. The longer the pills are taken, the more resistant the body becomes to their effects and so the person needs to take more or even has to have a stronger painkiller. As the medication wears off there is a withdrawal effect, known as a ‘rebound’ headache, which means that more painkillers need to be taken and so that person is stuck in a vicious circle.

For those of you who are suffering with hay fever I hope you find the article on this subject helpful in reducing the symptoms.

Do let me know if there are any topics you would particularly like me to cover – and remember to send in your favourite recipes and keep your questions coming!

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

  • Tennis can help beat the Menopause
  • Risk of blood sugar problems increases with lack of sleep
  • Stress linked to asthma and allergies in children
  • Mpbile phone link to hyperactivity
  • Simple diet and lifestyle changes can hold back the years
  • Processed meat increases cancer risk

27 Case Study:
This month's case study is 33 year old ‘Sophie’ who came to the clinic with Interstitial Cystitis

40 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • I've recently been diagnosed with higher than normal blood pressure. Could you tell me if there are some herbs that can help lower high blood pressure?
  • I've recently had a bad cold sore accompanied by a fever, swollen glands and general fatigue. What can I do to prevent it happening again?

43 Star question:

  • I keep getting headaches and sometimes I feel nauseous and have to avoid light, what can I do nutritionally to help myself?

45 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Aubergine – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Spicy Bean and Aubergine Dip

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Pain relief

  • The natural way

15 Beat hay fever

  • How your diet can help

19 Boosting energy

  • The natural way

25 Menstrual cramps

  • Natural cures

32 Get-slim vitamin

  • Are you getting enough?

34 The summer fertility plan

  • Tips for both of you

Top Tips

18 Reduce your risk of osteoporosis

  • Cut down on soft drinks

24 Boost your heart health

  • Add flaxseed to your daily diet

33 Berry good for you

  • These incredible antioxidants help fight heart disease and cancer

39 Broccoli beats cancer

  • Four servings a week is thought likely to protect you from many forms of disease