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Liz Earle Wellbeing May/June 2021

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!

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello and welcome to a rosy new season!

Lovely to be back outdoors, surrounded by so much natural beauty, with rose buds unfurling and blossom blooming all around. I have really enjoyed putting this truly beautiful new edition together, filled with uplifting and inspiring ideas to encourage wellbeing with our senses on every level. I’m fascinated by so much of the new nutritional research into living well, and in this issue I explore the role of the lesser-known nutrient glutathione, truly a nutritional knight in shining armour for all of us. Turn to page 24 to read more on this antioxidant hero. And talking of heroes (and heroines), my team of wellbeing warriors have excelled in gathering together so much goodness for all to share – from the latest ways to live well in our homes, to homemade natural…

1 min
covid care

Those recovering from Covid are advised to have a carefully staged, fourweek exercise routine back to fitness. Weeks one and two: extremely light-intensity flexibility and breathing exercises. Week three: light-intensity moves such as walking and gentle yoga, increasing to going up and down stairs, jogging, swimming or cycling. Week four: add in challenges for coordination, balance and strength, such as bodyweight exercises (push-ups and squats). Dr Sam Setareh, a New York post-Covid care cardiologist also advises to wait a full week after the last symptoms before starting to exercise again very slowly. Head to lizearlewellbeing.com for more helpful tips from personal trainer Michael Garry.…

1 min
no buts, it’s got to be butter!

Butter is gaining more fans in the butter vs spreads debate, as more becomes known about one of its key ingredients, butyrate. Acting as a food for colocytes, the cells in our gut lining, butyrate helps strengthen the one-cellthick lining separating the digestive system from the rest of the body. This may help to prevent inflammation, IBS and ‘leaky gut’ disorders. Butyrate also ‘switches on’ our immune system’s important T-cells. Bringing back the butter is likely to be helpful in improving both our gut health and immune responses.…

1 min
watercress wonders

Regularly eating watercress might help to reduce the levels of DNA damage in blood cells, protecting against excess free-radical damage and diseases including cancer. Rich in isothiocynates, these natural chemicals may block cancer cell activation, preventing a potential carcinogen becoming a carcinogen. Studies have even shown that eating watercress protected smokers from a key tobacco carcinogen linked to lung cancer (but it’s still highly unwise to smoke!). To learn more about the wonders of watercress, head to page 16.…

1 min
grade a

Are you getting enough vitamin A? Many plant-based eaters rely on the body’s natural ability to convert the folate (vegetable) form of beta-carotene found in brightly coloured fruits and veg, into retinol (the animalorigin form of vitamin A). However, it is now believed that around 40% of the population have the MTHFR gene mutation that inhibits folate conversion. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin tissue and eyesight (among other things), and those who avoid eating animal foods, such as meat and dairy, need to be especially aware of this genetic risk.…

3 min
the health & beauty edit

Struggling to hit your five a day? These plant-packed frozen lunches from allplants can go a long way to help. Low in sugar and without any of the ‘junk’ we’re used to seeing in ready meals, they’re great to have in the freezer for days when we’re out of time, energy and ideas. Our favourites include the miso and tamari tofu bowl and the spiced squash grain bowl – just delicious! 6 meals for £40.50, allplants.com MOLECULE MAGIC Since its launch in 2006, Molecule 01 – the single-aroma fragrance from Escentric Molecule – has become a firm favourite. Its secret is the Iso E Super odour molecule, which has an addictive, velvety scent so many find irresistible. This year sees the launch of three new fragrances, pairing this moreish molecule with another single note.…