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  1. Menopause: Natural Alternatives to HRT

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Women going through the menopause are now facing a national shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as was recently reported. The Department for Health and Social Care said it was aware of on-going supply issues due to manufacturing delays. In pressing times, it is reassuring to know that alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms are available. The UK’s Leading Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville offers her advice for alternative natural treatments to HRT… Shortage of HRT Marilyn discusses, “You may have heard that there is a shortage of HRT drugs and that this shortage could last until 2020. Half of all HRT drugs brands are out of stock at the moment and this is affecting all High Street pharmacies so they can’t fulfil the...
  2. Dr Marilyn Glenville’s essential shopping list for foods that will help you keep your weight under control

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    Shop & Cook Wisely with The UK’s Leading Nutritionist – Dr Marilyn Glenville 5 Ingredients To Always Have On Your Shopping List… Dr Marilyn Glenville believes shopping and cooking wisely to be an integral part of living well and converting from diet culture to a healthy way of life. Variety is key to enjoying your food and eating for health and weight control. In an ideal world, we would all shop at small retailers offering local, organic produce but that isn’t always practical. Marilyn believes the key to shopping is simple: buy your food in its most natural state. Ask yourself what had happened to the food and drink before it reached the shops – try to buy organic to...
  3. What is Cholesterol? : Everything you need to know about cholesterol

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    Cholesterol is a substance made in the liver that’s vital to human life. You can also get cholesterol through foods. Plants cannot create this, so you can only find it in animal products like meat and dairy. With all the bad publicity cholesterol gets our experts have addressed the topic in time for National Cholesterol Month – to tell you everything from surprising facts, to ways you can maintain or achieve healthy cholesterol levels. Only 20% of Cholesterol comes from food The UK’s leading Nutritionist and author of The Natural Health Bible For Women, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, explains why cholesterol isn’t always negative (www.marilynglenville.com), “your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it.  Your liver actually produces 80% of the cholesterol in your body; only 20% comes...
  4. When the menopause meets the summer heat

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville Feelings of intense heat, commonly known as hot flushes, are among the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of the menopause. Caused by low levels oestrogen, they affect almost 75% of women during this difficult time!* When you add high summer temperatures into the mix, it can make them almost unbearable. Leading UK nutritionist, women’s health expert and author of Natural Solutions to Menopause, Dr Marilyn Glenville, shares her top tips on how to manage your hot flushes this summer Dr. Glenville’s top tips for coping with the menopause in summer heat Avoid clothes made from synthetic fabrics and wear layers instead so you can adjust your clothing to...
  5. Can intake of oily fish delay the start of the menopause?

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville Study finds the intake of oily fish can delay the menopause for up to 3 years A study by the University of Leeds examined the link between diet and the onset of menopause, finding that eating a diet rich in oily fish could delay the onset of menopause by 3 years, while a high intake of white pasta and rice could be associated with an earlier start.* Dr. Marilyn Glenville, Women’s Health Expert and author of Natural Solutions to Menopause shares her top tips on helping to delay and manage the menopause. Omega 3 + Menopause It’s thought that omega 3 oils in fish help the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate a...
  6. Sugar and Alzheimers: 12 Steps to give up sugar for brain health

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and it is set to rise to over 1 million by 2025! However, not many people know that there is a strong link between sugar and Alzheimer’s. Almost 70% of people with type 2 diabetes are now known to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10% of people without diabetes!  Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist explains this phenomenon in her latest book Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s “The high levels of insulin block a group of enzymes that would normally break down the beta-amyloid proteins responsible for the brain plaques in Alzheimer’s. Although high levels of insulincan have this effect, confusingly the brain also...
  7. Brain health: 9 ways to give your brain a workout

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville   We can spend hours at the gym or running and hiking to train our body and endurance.  But what about our brain? Mental exercise is as important as physical exercise when it comes to healthy ageing. Increasing our neural pathways is key . If you feel like your attention span is shortening you can stretch and strengthen it with simple everyday changes. Get more Sleep Not sleeping properly can not only affect our energy levels and looks but also our brain functions. Getting enough Zzz’s can help support learning, memory as well as regulate our mood or even appetite and libido. When looking at the brain of someone who is sleep-deprived, scientists have found reduced metabolism and blood flow in multiple brain regions. Be Social Making friends and socialising...
  8. What are the best Natural Alternatives to Sugar?

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville We all know that sugar is bad for us and we shouldn’t have it at all. However, if you have a sweet tooth and can’t imagine living without a little bit of sweetness in your life, you can always reach for natural alternatives. To clear up the confusion around ‘natural’ sweeteners and help you chose the right one, we asked Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar: to give us the low-down on the most popular natural sweeteners.   Fructose What is it? Naturally found in fruit, you can buy fructose as a white powder. The problem with it is that it is totally refined and all the goodness...
  9. The Menopause: What is the best way to come off HRT

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Continuing our Menopause Monday series where we address readers questions about the Menopause Anna: I have been on HRT for a few years now and I would like to come off it. What is the best way to do this? Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritonist, who specialises in women’s health  author of Natural Solutions to Menopause: The question I am asked most often ’Should I just suddenly stop HRT or should I come off it gradually?’ You should talk to your doctor about your decision to come off HRT and have any check-ups that might be needed. My recommendation is always that a gradual weaning process is easier on your body. Stopping HRT suddenly is similar to going ‘cold turkey’ and there have been reports of ‘rebound’...
  10. Fat free or sugar free? Which yoghurt pot or snack should you go for?

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    If it sounds like your everyday food dilemma, you are not the only one. We have been told for years that to be healthy and slim we need to stay away from anything that has fat in it. However, it is sugar that has been getting the bad press recently and it looks like it is the bad guy that is here to stay. We asked our Nutritionists to explain, which is giving you the extra flab: fat or sugar?   White poison How many times have you heard ‘fat is fattening’? According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist and author of Natural Alternatives To Sugar it’s a big, fat diet lie. “Please forget the myth...
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