Archive for December, 2008

Contents Page – December 2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

– Letter from Marilyn – December 2008

In the News: recent progress in the world of health

–  Case Study

  • This month’s case study is 30 year old ‘Amy’ who came to the Clinic for help with constipation and bloating 

– Ask Marilyn:

Ingredient Spotlight:

  • Sweet Potatoes

Monthly meal idea:

  • Sweet Potato Cakes

Have a healthy Christmas

  • Simple ways to avoid winter weight gain

Natural indigestion cures

  • Natural treatments

– Boosting immunity

  • with Lifestyle Choices 

Easing the transition

  • Natural ways to treat menopause-related mood swings and irritability 

– Discovering Herbs

  • Aloe Vera

Christmas Party

  • Healthy eating tips

Quick Tip: Pool your resources

  • Check out the whereaboutsof your local pool. Swimming builds endurance, boosts muscle strength and doesn’t hammer your joints.

Quick Tip: Power talk

  • 10 minutes talking a day boosts brainpower.

Quick Tip: Star of Bethlehem

  • If the stress of Christmas is all getting too much try this star of Bethlehem meditation for seasonal stress.

Coming Next Month (January 2009)



Letter from Marilyn (December 2008)

Monday, December 1st, 2008


Dear Readers

Welcome to this December issue of Natural News.  We are well and truly into the winter now and it is so important at this time of year to protect ourselves from colds and flu.  Last month I covered the benefits of a good night’s sleep and regular exercise and this month you’ll learn how your morning shower, deep breathing and fresh air can boost your immunity.  It is important that we do all we can to help ourselves because we are exposed to bacteria and viruses every day and it is only the strength of our immune system that stops us being constantly ill. 


It was Louis Pasteur who discovered the antibiotic properties of penicillin. In the early stages of his research, he said, `In order to for you to have a disease you have to have germs’. This encouraged the conventional approach to ‘germs’ and illness. Scientists were determined to find the ‘germs’ responsible, and to get rid of them. But somewhere along the line, these scientists lost sight of the fact that our bodies can do this for themselves. If our bodies are strong and healthy, with our immune systems functioning at optimum level, we are much less likely to become ill, and when we do succumb, we heal that much more quickly. The emphasis clearly needs to be on keeping the body strong, rather than finding shortcuts to health.


Exposure to bacteria will not necessarily cause an infection. There has to be a weakness present in order for this to happen. In other words, it is the body’s ability to fight its own battle that governs whether or not we succumb to illness.


Years after making his original statement, Louis Pasteur backtracked, saying: ‘In a state of health, animals are shut off from the invasion of germs …The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything’.  If the terrain (your body) is healthy, disease cannot take hold. Interestingly, Louis Pasteur’s work is considered to be a turning point in the treatment of disease, but his final message has been largely ignored. Conventional medicine isn’t preventative. Nutritional medicine is.  And that is what you are aiming to achieve.


Kind regards


Marilyn Glenville









Coming Next Month (January 2009)

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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


Lose weight and find your body confidence in 2009

Natural remedies for irregular periods

Coping with menopause related aches and pains

Natural remedies for fibroids

Foods that fight depression

Boosting immunity (continued!)

Boosting fertility with antioxidants

Why stress is bad for your bones

Discovering herbs: Dong Quai


And, as always, much, much more …