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Female Hormone Seminar’s for Healthcare Professionals
A five module series
Conducted by
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

With ever-increasing numbers of women looking for a more natural approach to their health problems, it is important that healthcare professionals have a good in-depth knowledge of women’s female hormone conditions.

These five female hormone seminars are designed for healthcare professionals and students who want to know more about the nutritional approach to the menopause, osteoporosis, fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome and menstrual problems.

Each seminar will focus on a detailed, evidence-based nutritional approach and will also include the conventional medical treatment for each problem. Nutritional protocols will be given for each condition along with a plan of action for which tests are appropriate.

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD will be the main speaker at each seminar and, depending on the condition covered, other guest speakers will be invited to talk. These will include a gynaecologist, an ultrasonagrapher and a radiologist. This integration of both conventional and nutritional medicine will illustrate how the two approaches can be combined and how the patient can, in most circumstances, get the best of both worlds.

At each seminar you will learn:

  • A thorough understanding of the endocrinology of that particular condition
  • The theories relating to the possible causes
  • How the condition is diagnosed medically
  • What conventional medical treatments are offered including drugs and surgery
  • Which nutritional tests are useful for that condition
  • The evidence from the medical literature relating to the nutritional approach
  • Any drug/nutrient interactions
  • Specific nutritional protocols for each condition
  • How to use an integrated medicine approach for these conditions

With this seminar series, you can choose to attend single days or opt to take all five modules as suits your personal circumstances. A copy of all the lecture slides will be given to you at each seminar.

These seminars are designed for those who would like more specialised knowledge in the subject area and to facilitate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in your chosen field of expertise. Accreditation for Continuing Professional Development has been applied for.


An attendance certificate will be issued at the end of each seminar and a special framed certificate will be awarded for completing the whole series.

The seminars will cover:

Module 1: The Menopause and Osteoporosis

Endocrinology of the menopause Physiology of osteoporosis
Latest research on the risks and benefits of HRT Conventional treatment of osteoporosis
‘Designer’ HRTs – SERMS Diagnosis of osteoporosis – including DEXA scans,ultrasound and bone turnover
‘Natural’ progesterone Metabolism of oestrogen
Oestrogen receptors Xenoestrogens
Phytoestrogens -what are they? Phytoestrogen supplements – Are they safe? Phytoestrogens – relevance for the menopause,including the use of ipriflavone for osteoporosis
Nutritional research including vitamins, minerals,essential fatty acids, herbs etc. from the medical literature which focus on the menopause The nutritional approach to osteoporosis and a look at the research on nutrients
Protocols for menopause management including what tests are relevant, when to refer and nutritional protocols for short term symptoms such as hot flushes and long term prevention e.g. osteoporosis and heart disease Protocols for osteoporosis screening and management, including when to refer and a plan of action for future monitoring.

Module 2: Infertility and Miscarriage

Endocrinology of the menstrual cycle Problems with the menstrual cycle
Diagnosing female fertility problems – including follicular tracking, tests for tubal patency,luteal phase defect, use of blood tests for checking FSH, prolactin etc. and saliva testing for hormone problems Diagnosing male fertility problems – semen analysis (count, motility, morphology), checking for varicoceles, infection screens, role of the urologist
Different infertility treatments including IUI,IVF, GIFT and ICSI. Causes of miscarriages including infections,luteal phase defect, chromosomal problems, antiphospholipid antibodies
Nutritional tests used with infertility and miscarriage Nutritional protocols for optimising fertility
How to use nutrition in conjunction with convention infertility treatments Drug/nutrient/herb interactions and contraindications with conventional fertility treatments
Nutritional research including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, herbs etc. from the medical
literature which focus on the infertility and miscarriage
Nutritional and lifestyle protocols for infertility and miscarriage

Module 3: Fibroids and Endometriosis

Possible causes of fibroids and endometriosis Diagnosis of fibroids and endometriosis
Medical treatments including newer techniques such as arterial embolisation for fibroids Implications of both fibroids and endometriosis for fertility and miscarriage
Nutritional research including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, herbs etc. from the medical literature which focus on fibroids and endometriosis Discussion of xenoestrogens, phytoestrogens, liver function, immune system involvement in relation to both conditions
Nutritional and lifestyle protocols for endometriosis and fibroids Relevance of future monitoring with ultrasound

Module 4: Menstrual problems – menorrhagia (heavy periods), amenorrhoea (no periods), dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), irregular periods and pre-menstrual syndrome

Working definitions of the different menstrual problems Diagnosis and other conditions that need to be ruled out
Conventional medical approach to these problems including the use of various drugs and surgery A more detailed look at PMS as it can effect 70-90% of women each month. All the various symptoms will be discussed including mood swings, food cravings, water retention, breast pain, etc.
Nutritional research including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, herbs etc. from the medical literature that focuses on these specific problems How to use this research in practice and nutritional protocols for each condition

Module 5: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Insulin Resistance and Weight Management

Diagnosis of PCOS – including the
difference between PCOS and polycystic ovaries
Medical treatment of PCOS
Relevance of PCOS to infertility Cause of PCOS
Nutritional interventions for PCOS including
diet and nutrients (vitamins, minerals, essential
fatty acids, herbs etc.)
Protocol for PCOS
Theory of Insulin Resistance Relevance of Insulin Resistance to weight gain
Important tests and ruling out medical problems Management of weight gain with nutritional intervention,
supplements and herbs

Schedule of modules:
Saturdays 10-5pm

May 10th – Module 1
June 7th – Module 2
September 20th- Module 3
October 11th – Module 4
Novemebr 8th – Module 5

These will take place at University College London.

Who should attend:
All healthcare professionals who want to know more about female hormone conditions and their treatment including:

Natural medicine students
Other interested professionals
Accreditation for Continuing Professional Development
has been applied for.


The cost for each seminar is £99 ( Plus VAT total £116.32) and includes detailed handouts and tea/coffee at the breaks, but not lunch. You can make a 10% saving by booking all five modules together. This will reduce the total cost to £445.50 (Plus VAT total £523.47), which is an overall saving of £58.17 including VAT).

To Book
To book: Telephone: (00) 44 1279 816300 or visit

About Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

Dr Marilyn Glenville MA PhD is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a nutritional therapist and psychologist who obtained her doctorate from Cambridge University.

For over 30 years Dr Glenville has studied and practised nutrition both in the UK and in the USA, specialising in the natural approach to female hormone problems.She has had several papers published in scientific journals, frequently advises healthcare professionals and often lectures at academic conferences. She is a popular international speaker. Dr Glenville is the author of a number of best selling books including ‘The New The New Natural Alternatives to HRT’.

(The original version has sold over 320,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages). ‘Natural Alternatives to Dieting’, ‘Eat your way through the menopause’, ‘Natural Solutions to Infertility’ and ‘The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women’.

Dr Glenville has been officially appointed by the Foods Standards Agency as an observer on the Expert Group o Vitamins and Minerals set up by the government to look into the safety of vitamins and minerals. She is also a steering group member on the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Glenville practices in a gynaecology clinic in London and also in Tunbridge Wells.