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Liz Earle Wellbeing September/October 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!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello & welcome

I love autumn. Such a colourful time of the year, when we’re surrounded by seasonal goodness, ripened crops and hidden treasures of the hedgerow. To herald in this time of the year, we have some wonderful ways to connect with the natural. From botanical beauty to natural health remedies (with a sprinkling of high-tech help for those who would like to learn more along the way). There are also invaluable ways to unwind and relax, with a simple, calming bedtime yoga routine, as well as helpful information on how to beat insomnia and get a much better night’s sleep. With so much conflicting information about the food we eat and its effects within the body, we asked our columnist Dr Harriet Holme to explore the truth about soya, with some fascinating…

3 min
wellbeing news

Exercise smart Get more from exercise and burn more calories with interval training. This means combining short bursts of high-intensity exercise (lifting weights, jumping jacks, short sprints) with a few minutes of recovery in-between, helping to burn fat faster while improving cardiovascular fitness and protecting overall muscle mass. GOOD GUT BUGS It’s long been known that viral infections can adversely impact our good gut bugs via the gut-lung axis. Delayed recovery of the microbiome might be one of the drivers of so-called long Covid, so boosting better gut flora through diet and probiotics might help prevent – and possibly treat – the longer-term condition. Get your oats Some brands of oat ‘milk’ have been reported as having a similar blood sugar impact (from maltose) as Coca-Cola, and the same amount of inflammatory vegetable seed oil…

2 min
the health & beauty edit

Glow up Hang on to your summer glow with these hydrating, easy-to-use Self Tanning Drops from Isle of Paradise. Simply mix a few drops in with your favourite oil, serum, moisturiser or foundation for a natural sun-kissed look. £19.95, theisleofparadise.com READ IT It’s estimated there are currently 20,000 perfumes on the market, with a further thousand launched every year. This can make the task of choosing a seasonal scent an overwhelming prospect. Enter The Perfume Companion (£20, Frances Lincoln). Compiled by fragrance experts Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven, this beautifully illustrated read features 200 carefully curated perfumes to suit every budget. Each chapter covers a different scent family – from heady herbals to cheery citruses, soft soliflores (single flower scents) to spicy ambers. Out 21 September. GRIEF WORKS Grief expert Julia Samuel has poured her 30…

3 min
remarkable raspberries

Did you know that raspberries belong to the rose family? The clue lies in their beautiful red-pink colour and subtly floral taste. There are many different types of this popular berry (including golden, purple and black varieties) but the red-pink raspberry, or Rubus idaeus, is the most common. Native to Europe and northern Asia, they come into season between June and October and, with the warm, wet weather we’ve seen this year, we’re unlikely to be in short supply: it’s estimated that British yield will be up by almost 15%. That’s just as well, as they’re densely packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants to support our health and wellbeing. FULL OF FIBRE Research shows that most Brits don’t eat enough fibre. The average intake for women is 17.2g per day and…

3 min
backstage beauty with hannah martin

The benefits of a well-groomed brow are quite extraordinary. They add definition and structure to the face while also helping to lift and frame our eyes. Friends often confide they’re clueless when it comes to defining this all-important area and I take every opportunity to demonstrate how to bring out the best in their brows. I think a reluctance to tweeze or define often stems from grooming mistakes made in the past (hands up if you’ve ever over-plucked!) or from the thought of overly strong, blocked-out brows. There’s no need to fear, however. The key to a natural-yet-defined look is choosing the right products. Here are my favourites. 1 Tweezerman Classic Slant Tweezer When it comes to shaping my brows, I’m usually a fan of threading but haven’t had a treatment since…

5 min
tweakments with alice hart-davis

Botox is considered by cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and surgeons to be the gold-standard treatment for softening lines and wrinkles on the forehead and elsewhere. It’s quick and very effective, and the effects last for several months. It’s also a treatment that makes many people shudder. ‘But it’s a poison!’ they say. ‘How could you ever consider it?’ Why Botox alarms people I know why people shudder. Yes, Botulinum toxin type A, to give it its proper name, is derived from a nerve poison. And yes, there are lots of badly Botoxed faces around, particularly in the beauty industry. Bad Botox is very easy to spot, and it gives the whole business of aesthetics a bad name. Even though most people have a fairly good idea of what Botox does, they usually think it…