Archive for April, 2007

Contents Page – April 2007

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Letter from Marilyn

In the News: recent progress from the world of health

Quick Tip: Peanut butter 

The super herbs your body really needs

Mid life waist gain and how you can shift it

  • a battle plan to help you regain a youthful shape

Quick Tip: Get in the pink

  • Pink grapefruit provides plenty of fibre

Exercises to tone your tummy

The real reasons you can’t sleep

  • A good night’s sleep is vital for your health and wellbeing

Quick Tip: Avoid that afternoon slump

  • Choose the right snacks to keep you going

Spring clean your life: How to beat your stress triggers

  • Anti-anxiety foods and tips to refresh your body and mind

Spring clean your mind

Healthy Words

  • This month’s inspiring quote

The true power of good nutrition: Case studies from the clinic

  • How Brenda’s severe eczema improved tremendously

Five ways Acupuncture may boost fertility

  • A promising treatment for infertility

How to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables

  • Five-a day is an achievable target with these tips

Food for thought

  • Eat the right foods and boost your brain power

How much is too much: your guide to portion size

  • How to pick sensible portion sizes

Walking workout plan

  • Your four-week plan to establish a healthy routine

Quick tip: Think twice!

  • Why you should check the calories in your cappuccino

Ask Marilyn:

Ingredient spotlight: Apple cider vinegar

  • A traditional remedy for arthritis and many other ailments

Monthly meal idea: Sweet and sour sauce

  • Use to make stir-frys, vegetables or rice more interesting

Coming next month (May 2007)

Coming Next Month (May 2007)

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

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And, as always, much, much more …

Letter from Marilyn – April 2007

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

MarilynDear Reader,

We are now coming into a wonderful part of the year with lighter days and warmer weather and time also to think about having a spring clean with our diet and lifestyle as well.

Many women know that their diet needs an overhaul but don’t know where to start. Making small changes each day can make huge differences in how you feel physically and mentally. The article in this edition of Natural News on increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is important (How to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables) and can be such an easy thing to incorporate in your life and that of your family.

You are not only adding in more vital vitamins and minerals but also making your diet more alkaline which is known to be helpful for the prevention of osteoporosis as the more acidic the diet, the more calcium is leached from the bones. Studies in test tubes have shown that cancer cells grow faster in an acidic solution but this has not yet been confirmed in studies on humans. But having more fruit and vegetables will increase your antioxidant levels which are known to help prevent DNA damage.

With the warmer weather, try and get out in the sun as new research has shown that having good levels of vitamin D can have a remarkable effect on prevention of cancer. It has been known for many years that vitamin D is important for bone health as it is needed for the absorption of calcium. Now the research has gone further, as it has been suggested that vitamin D could halve the risk of developing cancer and a study in the American Journal of Public Health in 2006 stated that ‘vitamin D supplementation could reduce cancer incidence and mortality at low cost, with few or no adverse effects’. So make sure you get some exposure to the sun without sunscreen and look at your cosmetics as nowadays moisturisers and make up can have in-built sun protection factors which will interfere with the production of vitamin D.

Hope you enjoy this issue of Natural News.

Kind regards,

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Marilyn Glenville PhD