A Brief Biography

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She is the former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, a registered nutritionist, psychologist, author and popular broadcaster who obtained her doctorate from Cambridge University.

Dr Glenville is a popular international speaker. As a respected author on women’s healthcare she gives regular talks on radio and frequently appears on television and in the press.

For over thirty years Dr Glenville has studied and practiced nutritional medicine specialising in the natural approach to female hormone problems.

With her special interest in the female hormone cycle, Dr Glenville works with women who suffer menstrual problems such as heavy periods, painful periods, PMS, fibroids, PCOS and endometriosis, and who wish to work on a nutritional approach to these problems. Dr Glenville also helps couples who are having difficulty conceiving or having recurrent miscarriages and women looking for a natural approach to the menopause and prevention of osteoporosis.

Dr Glenville works in Harley Street, London and Tunbridge Wells, Kent; and also has practices in Dublin, Cork and Galway in Ireland. For more information on specific health problems see Dr Glenville’s website www.marilynglenville.com.


Dr Glenville is the author of 13 internationally bestselling books (see below) many of which have become the standard reference books for practitioners and have sold over 1 Million copies which have been translated into over 20 languages.


The titles include:

Natural Solutions to PCOS The Nutritional Health Bible for Women
Natural Solutions to the Menopause Natural Alternatives to HRT
Fat Around the Middle Osteoporosis – the Silent Epidemic
Healthy Eating for the Menopause Natural Solutions to Infertility
Getting Pregnant Faster The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women
Overcoming PMS the Natural Way Natural Alternatives to Sugar
Natural Solution to Alzheimer’s and Dementia  

Dr Glenville won the Best Nutrition Health Writer of the year award and has been awarded a place in the 2010 edition of ‘Who’s Who’ of famous people.

Memberships and Positions

Former President of the Food and Health Forum for the Royal Society of Medicine.

Registered Member of the Nutrition Society

Chartered Psychologist

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Member of the British Menopause Society

Member of the National Osteoporosis Society

Member of the British Fertility Society

Former expert observer for the FSA (The Food Standards Agency) for safety of vitamins and minerals in the UK

Former Chair of the Nutritional Therapy Council

Former Chair of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists

Former Chair of Foresight – the Association for Preconception Care and Infertility


Dr Glenville is the author of 13 internationally bestselling books (see below) many of which have become the standard reference books for students and practitioners alike and has sold over 1 Million copies which have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide.

1997 Launch of ‘Natural Alternatives to HRT’. Published by Kyle Cathie. Revised in 2002 and renamed ‘New Natural Alternatives to HRT’.

1999. Launch of `Natural alternatives to Dieting`. 32,500 copies printed in first run. Sold out in first week. Published by Kyle Cathie.

2000. Launch of ‘Natural Alternatives to HRT Cookbook’. 20,000 (Hardback) copies first print run. Sold out in first four months. Published by Kyle Cathie.  Now called ‘Healthy Eating for the Menopause’.

2000. Launch of ‘Natural Solutions to Infertility’. Published by Piatkus Books.

2001. Launch of ‘Nutritional Health Handbook for women’ Published by Piatkus Books.

2002. Launch of ‘Natural Solutions to PMS’. Published by Piatkus Books. Now called ‘Overcoming            PMS the Natural Way’. 

2005. Launch of ‘Osteoporosis – the silent epidemic’ Published by Kyle Cathie, now called ‘Osteoporosis – how to prevent, treat and reverse it’.

2006. Launch of ‘Fat Around the Middle’. Published by Kyle Cathie.

2008. Launch of ‘Getting Pregnant fasterPublished by Kyle Cathie.

2010. Launch of ‘The Natural Health Bible For Women’ Published by Duncan Baird. 5,500 copies printed in first run. Sold out in first two months.

2011. Launch of ‘Natural Solutions To Menopause’ Before, During and Beyond. Published by MacMillan Publications.

2012. Launch of ‘Natural Solutions To PCOS’ Published by MacMillan Publications.

2013. To  be launched ‘Natural Solutions to IBS’. Published by MacMillan Publications.

Scientific Publications

Chapter written on ‘Nutrition and Endometriosis’ for ‘An Atlas of Endometriosis’ 3rd Edition by Drs Caroline Overton, Colin Davis, Lindsay McMillan and Robert W. Shaw published by Taylor and Francis..  2007

Glenville M

Nutritional supplements in pregnancy: commercial push or evidence based?

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2006;18:642-7.

Collaborated in a study on Preconception Care and the Outcome of Pregnancy undertaken by the University of Surrey and published in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (1995), 5, 205-208.  This study investigated the effects of controlled nutritional intake during the pre conceptual period on fertility, recurrent miscarriages, small for dates babies and malformations.

Author of ‘Health Professionals’ Guide to Preconception Care’ published by Foresight for doctors, nurses, midwives and health visitors.

Glenville M., Broughton R., Wing AM. and Wilkinson RT (1978)

Sleep, 1, 169-176

Glenville M  (1979)

Chronobiologia IV, 2, 101

Glenville M and Broughton R (1979)

Chapter in P. Passouant (ed.)

Proceedings of the Symposium ‘Pharmacology of the States of Alertness’.

Glenville M and Wilkinson RT (1979)

Ergonomics 22, 8, 927-933

Glenville M, Broughton R, Wing AM and Wilkinson RT (1979)

Chapter in C. Mackay and T. Cox (ed)

Response to Stress published by IPC Science and Technology Press

Workshops Conducted for:

  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Fertility Society
  • National Osteoporosis Society
  • National Association for Pre-menstrual Syndrome at the Medical Society
  • The British Society of Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians
  • University College London
  • University Of Westminster
  • The Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Daisy Chain The Premature Menopause Society
  • Verity Charity for PCOS
  • St Johns and St Elizabeth’s Hospital (The Birth Unit)
  • Stoke Manderville Hospital
  • Sims Fertility Clinic
  • Herts and Essex Fertility Clinic
  • South Buckinghamshire Complementary Medicine special interest group
  • American Association for Environmental Medicine
  • Foresight (The charity for pre-conception care)
  • The Guides Association
  • Champion Women
  • The Canadian Embassy
  • American Women in England
  • American International Women’s Club of Geneva
  • Peak Of Health Geneva
  • The Institute for Optimum Nutrition
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nutrition Therapy Organisation Ireland
  • The Hale Clinic
  • Flint House Clinic
  • Homefield Grange
  • Women in Banking
  • Barclays Bank
  • Worthingtons
  • Wimbledon Golf Club
  • TMS
  • The Festival of Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Healing Arts Exhibition
  • Vitality Show
  • The Natural Products and Organic Trade Show
  • The CAM Expo
  • The Rude Health Show
  • The Dermal Institute
  • The Fertility Show
  • The Allergy Show
  • The Molar Group
  • Many others…

Dr Marilyn Glenville has also conducted workshops internationally in:

  • Australia
  • Croatia
  • Bulgaria
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • The United States

Dr Marilyn Glenville has Featured In:

Newspapers The Daily Mail
  • Sunday Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Independent
  • The Observer
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Express
  • Daily Mirror
  • The Mail on Sunday
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Women’s Realm
  • Vogue
  • Zest
  • You
  • GQ Magazine
  • Top Santé
  • Women in banking
  • Women’s Own
  • Kindred Spirit
  • Here’s Health
  • Network Directory
  • Slimming
  • Many others…
  • Insight
  • Positive Health
  • Lifesigns
  • What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You
  • PMS Helplink
  • National Childbirth Trust
  • Red
  • Yours
  • Green Guide
  • Women’s Health
  • Bodyfit
  • Healthy Magazine
  • Natural Pharmacy
  • Healthy Living Magazine
  • Saga
TV Radio
  • BBC 1 One O’clock and six O’clock News
  • BBC 1  The Esther show (Women’s health)
  • BBC 1 Kilroy  (On the Menopause)
  • BBC 2  Horizon
  • BBC 2 Trust Me I’m a Doctor
  • ITV               This Morning Show
  • Channel 4     Diet and Male Infertility
  • Central TV    Late and Live
  • Carlton TV    London TV News
  • Carlton TV    Liz Earle’s A-Z of health
  • Yorkshire TV A-Z of Fertility
  • GMT            Food and Health series
  • BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour
  • BBC Southern Counties Radio
  • BBC Kent
  • BBC Scotland
  • BBC Wales
  • BBC Radio Leeds
  • BBC Radio Derby
  • LBC
  • Viva
  • BBC Most regions