Written by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Volume 3 - Issue 7: July 2009

by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

About This Issue

Welcome to this issue of Natural News and I hope you are enjoying the summer months. I have included an article in this issue on having a healthy summer because when we’re outside much more, and having food that may be sitting in hot weather, we need to take a few precautions to keep ourselves well.

Also there are two articles on hygiene, which on first sight may seem a little contradictory – it’s important to keep areas of our environment clean but there are also problems if we’re too hygienic. It’s getting the balance that is important.

Research has shown that children brought up on farms and those in families with older siblings are less susceptible to allergies. It is thought that the more exposure the body gets to naturally occurring substances, the stronger it becomes in coping with allergens.

I would suggest that you follow the tips on healthy hygiene, but don’t go overboard on all these antibacterial sprays and other chemically laden cleaners and detergents as the more natural ones do the trick just as well.

There is also a lovely recipe for roasted peppers, which can be served either hot or cold so ideal for summer dining.

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

  • The duvet diet
  • Sunlight reduces risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Gender-bending chemicals raise risk of cancer and infertility in unborn boys
  • Folic acid supplements cut risk of premature births by 70%
  • Lose weight and reduce your cancer

25 Case Study:
This month's case study is 40 year old ‘Stephanie’ who came to the clinic with psoriasis

39 Ask Marilyn:
Your questions answered

  • I'm approaching the menopause and am extremely worried about the risk of osteoporosis. What can I do to prevent it?
  • I suffer a lot from headaches, are there any ways to prevent them naturally?

42 Star question:

  • I am concerned about the many red spots that are appearing over my body. Is there anything that I can do to get rid of them?

44 Ingredient spotlight:

  • Red peppers – the health benefits

46 Monthly meal idea:

  • Piedmontese Peppers with Anchovies

47 Resources

  • Where to find books, supplements, tests and consultations

48 Coming next month

Special Articles

9 Naturally healthy summer

  • Marilyn's top 20 tips

16 Eat healthily

  • On a budget

19 Boosting energy

  • With high energy foods

30 Good hygiene

  • For good health

37 The hygiene hypothesis

  • Are we too clean?

Top Tips

15 Get moving

  • To beat cancer

24 Feeling hearty

  • Omega-3 oils can help prevent heart attacks

39 Massage cuts blood pressure

  • Regular massage can lower blood pressure