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Liz Earle Wellbeing May/June 2019

Built on over 30 years of Liz Earle’s personal, award-winning advice, experience and research, our much-loved bi-monthly magazine brings you the best ways to look good and feel great. You’ll find each issue packed with tried-and-trusted recipes, inspirational ideas and simple ways to bring out the very best in you. Wellbeing wisdom you can trust is at the heart of all we do. Enjoy!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello and welcome to our best of british special!

My team and I have so enjoyed travelling the length and breadth of Britain to bring you the very best of our beautiful isles. We’ve found top chefs, artisan food producers, craft folk, beauty gurus, wellness warriors and travel inspiration, from cities to coast and more – all within striking distance. When it comes to food, we have a special focus on local and homegrown, not only for seasonality and sustainability, but for lower cost with much better taste. A double winner! To help cook up some great British favourites, we enlisted the help of some leading, award-winning chefs, as well as devising some clever twists on traditional classic dishes – all with a plant-based, nutritious and delicious twist (obviously). I must confess to be a somewhat fair-weather gardener, so this…

1 min
join us

‘I am a PT and Pilates teacher, and teach menopause workshops. I recommend Liz Earle Wellbeing to all my clients. Thank you for giving me a resource to pass on that I feel confident with.’ DEBBIE Happy reading Enjoy tasty recipes and inspirational health and beauty ideas with our free Wellbeing Weekend eBook, when you sign up to our newsletter. WATCH an exclusive video from Liz every month and enjoy her trusted wellbeing advice, expert beauty tips and nutritious seasonal recipes. BE THE FIRST to hear about all of ourLiz Earle Wellbeing offers and events. DISCOVER a curated collection of Liz’s favourite wellbeing goodies on the market, together with special reader offer discount codes. STAY UP TO DATE with our regular round-up of inspirational ideas for living well for longer, and all the latest news from…

3 min

WALKABOUT There’s now yet another incentive to walk to work in the morning. A small new study, conducted by Australian researchers, reports that walking for just half an hour a day could lead to a reduction in blood pressure comparable to the effects of taking a single dose of blood pressure-lowering medication. In addition to this, women gained further benefit from taking frequent three-minute walking breaks throughout the day. This research only measured the effects of blood pressure on one day, so we don’t know whether this has a positive effect long-term. It certainly shows, however, that exercise is a good way to maintain healthy blood pressure levels day-to-day, as well as building better bone density as we age. AMAZING ALLIUMS Good news for garlic lovers – a study of over 1,600 men…

2 min
best of british beauty

Pai Age Confidence Cream As well as being made in the UK, Pai’s products are certified organic by the Soil Association. This luxurious cream is perfect for mature, dry and sensitive skin. It’s rich in hydrating ingredients as well as effective forms of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to plump the skin. £60, paiskincare.com Desavery LIT! Daily Serum Desavery is on a mission to create skincare that is as good for the mind and mood as it is for the skin. This serum contains yuzu, lime and geranium for an energising boost as well as a ‘lit’ feeling. (Read more about geranium’s mood-boosting properties on page 16.) £65, desavery.co.uk Neal’s Yard Invigorating Seaweed Shampoo Neal’s Yard was the UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand. Today, it continues to manufacture products in its eco-factory…

2 min
bathing beauty

Archaeological evidence shows we’ve enjoyed the restorative powers of bubbling hot springs since at least 8,000 BC. The UK has just three natural hot spring sources, and the historic city of Bath is home to the only natural thermal spa. Today, not even geologists can say where these hot springs originate, but we do know they contain over 42 minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica and iron – and they emerge from the ground at the optimum bathing temperature of 33.5°C. The phenomenon of mineral-rich hot water bubbling up from deep below was not lost on the Romans, for whom bathing was something of an obsession. Their legacy remains and there are several ways to take the waters in Bath today. Some are housed in an architectural gem of a listed building…

2 min
gorgeous geraniums

Many of us will recognise the cheerful red, pink and white flowers overflowing from balcony boxes as geraniums. Keen gardeners will know, however, that many ‘geraniums’ are not actually geraniums at all, but pelargoniums. This common mistake originates from the 17th century, when the first pelargoniums were brought over to Europe from their native South Africa. Unwitting Europeans conflated the pretty pelargoniums with a more hardy winter shrub and the name geranium has been used ever since. While multiple varieties continue to brighten balconies, it’s the sweet-smelling Geranium pelargonium (also known as the rose-scented geranium) that is the star of the bunch, and is now widely used in cosmetics and perfumery. Read on to discover the health and wellbeing benefits of this perfumed perennial, from why it’s the perfect travel companion…