The Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD
Seal of Approval
To be awarded Dr Glenville’s Exclusive Seal of Approval products are carefully selected and personally checked by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health.
Thanks to her 30 years experience and stringent quality control checking procedures, you can be confident that any product with Dr Glenville’s Exclusive Seal of Approval is as natural as possible, safe and healthy for you to use.
To qualify for Dr Glenville’s exclusive Seal of Approval , all products must conform to her demanding criteria:
Supplements need to be in the correct form and of the highest quality to ensure maximum absorption in order to increase their effectiveness and produce the greatest benefit.
Any supplement awarded Dr Glenville’s Exclusive ‘Seal of Approval’ will be free from chlorides, sulphates, carbonates and oxides -which are hard for the body to absorb - as mineral supplements in these forms may pass through the body without being assimilated properly and therefore be less effective.> Dr. Marilyn Glenville > Seal of Approval
Supplements awarded with Dr Glenville’s Seal of Approval are free from:
Artificial colours Sorbitol Artificial preservatives Bovine gelatin Artificial sweeteners Benzoates Added or refined sugar Talc Inorganic minerals e.g. Chlorides, carbonates, sulphates, oxides
To ensure the highest quality they will also have:
Nutrients in their most bioavailable form possible Fish oils screened for contaminants and heavy metals Ascorbate forms of Vitamin C rather than ascorbic acid Capsules rather than tablets Fish oils from the body of the fish Natural Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol not dl-alpha tocopherol Organic herbs where possible Whole herbs used in preference to extracts
Dr Glenville believes that it doesn’t matter whether you are taking a vitamin into your body or using a moisturising cream on your body, the ingredients must be as natural as possible.
Your skin is one of the most absorbent and porous materials in the world. Anything you put on it is absorbed directly into your body. It is so important that you use only the most natural products on your skin and in your body.
SkinCare, Toiletries and Household Products
We are surrounded with chemicals that we use every day on our skin and hair, in our homes and work places, yet nobody knows the potentially harmful chemical cocktail effect these chemicals might have when combined together over a period of time.
According to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, there are 30,000 chemicals which are commonly used in the European Union that have never been subject to any comprehensive testing on any risks they pose to humans and ecosystems.
Skincare, toiletries, baby care and household products awarded with Dr Glenville’s Seal of Approval are free from:
Artificial colours Benzoates Parabens Artificial fragrances DEA, TEA or PEG Petrochemical Derivatives Artificial preservatives Gluten Sodium laurel (laureth) sulphate Artificial sweeteners GMO's Talc Alkylphenols Mineral Oils
Some of the chemicals that can be found in skincare and household products are hormone disruptors and have been detected in breast cancer tissue. The single word ‘parfum’ written on many products can contain 200 chemicals, most of them synthetic, which manufacturers don’t need to list on product labels.
Even baby shampoos can contain sodium laureth sulphate detergent, parabens and propylene glycol which are found in antifreeze.
Dr Glenville believes that it doesn’t matter whether you are taking a vitamin into your body or using a moisturising cream on your body, the ingredients must be as natural as possible to ensure there are no harmful side effects.
Your skin is one of the most absorbent and porous materials in the world. Anything you put on it is absorbed directly into your body that’s why it’s essential to avoid using anything that could be potentially harmful. It is so important that you use only the most natural products – as found on this site -on your skin and in your body.
By using the skincare, toiletries, baby care and household products on this site You will have the confidence in knowing that they are all free of the potentially harmful chemicals - that can have a negative effect on you or your families health - and contain only natural, safe and healthy ingredients vetted and approved by Dr Glenville.
Food brands that carry Dr Marilyn Glenville’s seal of approval mean that they are free from artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, and sweeteners and added sugar in any form (sucrose, dextrose, maltose, glucose, lactose, fructose). In other words, they will be as natural as can be, with the minimum of processing and organic where possible. These food brands will also not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
Does all this really make a difference?
" Yes it does” , says Dr Glenville. “Current research continues to show that many everyday cosmetics and toiletries for example, contain chemicals that can be carcinogenic or harmful in other ways to your body. You do not want to be polluting your body by putting potentially toxic chemicals directly onto your skin. Your skin is one of the most absorbent and porous materials in the world, and will absorb into your body anything you put on it.
The same is true for the supplements you take . When you take vitamins, minerals and herbs for instance, you are aiming to give your body the tools to heal itself and get you back into good health. Unfortunately many supplements now days contain unnecessary and possible harmful substances that makes your body work harder to try and get rid of them. If your body is spending energy on dealing with these pollutants, then it has to take that energy away from other areas such as getting you back to (or keeping you in) good health. This can result in causing more health problems and low energy . In a sense you are taking one step forward and two steps back by taking away the value of the nutrients.
This is why it is so very important that the vitamins, minerals and herbs you put into your body and the products you use on your body, contain only the highest quality and most natural ingredients possible. The more natural they are , generally the more effective they are, long term.’
Can you trust the ingredients in well-known brands to be as natural as possible?
Unfortunately, No! One of the difficulties is knowing what to look for . When you buy vitamins and minerals you may not realise that they can be full of ‘nasties ’, added ingredients, which may not be good or even necessary for you. Here is an ingredient list for a standard pot of vitamin B6 supplement from a well-known company:
Calcium hydrogen phosphate Dihydrate, Rice starch, Microcrystalline cellulose, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), Stearic acid, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable origin), Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerol, Ferrous oxide red.
Do you really want to be swallowing talc, and all those other impossible to pronounce ‘things’, with your vitamin B6? When all you really want is a vegetarian capsule that contains vitamin B6 and nothing else. No ‘nasties’.
To be sure you know what you are taking, you need to read all the lists on the pot and not just the list of nutrients. There may be several lists on the pot, for example, ingredients, excipients, nutritional information, product information, active ingredients, non-active ingredients. The information from these different lists should tell you everything that is in the supplement.
Making it easy
Sounds daunting doesn’t it ? If you don’t have the time or inclination, (or a degree in chemistry), to go round reading labels on every pot of vitamins or every skin lotion or beauty product you use, don’t worry. Dr Glenville has already done the work and read the labels for you! Only when she is completely satisfied that the products are free from all the ‘nasties’ will she award it her ‘ Seal of Approval ’.
You can rest assured that all products on this - The Natural Health Practice - website have Dr Glenville’s exclusive ‘Seal of Approval’ and are as natural, safe and healthy for you to use as possible.