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Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Letter from Marilyn

In the News: recent progress in the world of health

Go Green as you Clean

Your Weight Loss Plan for Life

  • Think about a whole new way of eating

Quick Tip: Go Potty

  • Brighten your mood with a pot of flowers

Quick Tip: Jeans too tight?

  • Cleanse your body with dandelion tea

Quick Tip: Instant stress buster

  • A breathing exercise to calm and relax

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flushes and menopausal symptoms by changing your diet

Quick Tip: Cloudy juice is best

Is stress making you ill and overweight?

  • Excess weight around the middle can be a symptom of stress

Cartoon: stress pills
How to get the calcium you need

  • Learn which foods boost your intake

Quick Tip: Dining out on a diet

  • A healthy choice on the menu

Healthy words: inspiring quotes

  • Taking charge of your health

The true power of good nutrition – case study June 2007

  • A life-changing result for Jackie who suffered from severe PMS

A Question of balance: How weight affects fertility

Healthy eating on a budget

  • Healthy eating and solid nutritional knowledge will see you through

The big vitamin scare: Can supplements kill you?

  • Alarming evidence suggests certain supplements could carry a risk

Do I need to take food supplements?

Quick Tip: Eat your greens

Marilyn’s Top 10 Stress-busting Tips

  • Fight stress and keep yourself healthy

Quick Tip: Chocolate cravings?

  • Dieting could be to blame

Ask Marilyn:

Ingredient Spotlight: Avocados

  • A nutritious fruit with many health benefits

Monthly meal idea: Avocado Dip

  • A delicious summer recipe

Coming Next Month – July 2007

Coming Next Month – July 2007

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Look out for more answers from Marilyn, the latest news, case studies from the Clinic, Monthly Meal Ideas and also:

And, as always, much, much more …

Letter from Marilyn

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Letter from Marilyn - June 2007Dear Reader

I hope you find this issue of Natural News full of useful tips and suggestions for getting and keeping you in good health.

Sometimes just small changes can make a huge difference. It is often said that you are what you eat but more crucially you are what you digest and absorb.

So it is important ‘what’ you eat but also just as important ‘how’ you eat and nowadays we don’t often think about ‘how’ we eat. A recent survey showed that the average meal is eaten in 14 minutes, compared to 33 minutes twenty years ago. Two decades ago people took their time chewing while talking to their family around the table. The research showed that most meals are gulped down while reading, texting or even talking on the phone. Fewer than two in ten regularly think about what they are eating.

So, make a point of sitting down and eating your food as calmly as possible. Sit down (don’t eat standing up), chew well and take your time. While you are eating, calm your mind and enjoy the food. Don’t just shovel it in.

It is also important to chew well because the first part of digestion happens in your mouth. Chewing also signals the other parts of your digestive system to get ready to receive food. So if you are not chewing well, the first part of breakdown in the mouth doesn’t happen, the digestive system does not get the signal to prepare itself and the food will drop down to the stomach in larger molecules than the stomach can really manage.

Another advantage of eating slowly is you are less likely to overeat. Once you start eating it takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full. So if you eat slowly you will end up eating less food because your brain will tell you that you have had enough. If you eat quickly, you can consume a lot more food than you actually need before your brain realises.

So eat good food and take the time to enjoy it and savour every mouthful.

Kind regards

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Marilyn Glenville PhD