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Liz Earle Wellbeing Spring 2016

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

1 min

WATCH Liz’s introduction to the spring edition here to our fresh new edition – the perfect way to step into spring! This season, we’ve so many revitalising recipes and feel-good food ideas to share with you. As a farmer with my own organic Marans chickens, I’m a big fan of eggs and their fantastically healthy form of protein. From breakfast and brunch recipes to suppertime specials, we’ve the best egg recipes here. We’re also talking healing herbs with leading herbalist Sebastian Pole and even baking with botanicals (don’t miss my chocolate and rosemary madeleines on page 38). Enjoy a fabulous Easter feast with the prettiest table and homemade chocolate treats, balanced by our regular healthy weekday suppers, all under 500 calories. We’ve a Mothers’ Day menu with mum in mind, gorgeous gardens to visit…

3 min
naature’s relief

GINGER (Zingiber officinale) The exact origins of ginger are unknown but references to this pungent, aromatic spice can be traced back to ancient Asia, where it played a big part in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, is said to have kept a dish of ginger beside him while he ate. Over the years, ginger has continued to be popular worldwide as a treatment for digestive problems, from mild indigestion and flatulence to nausea and vomiting. These days, ginger is best known as a remedy for nausea, especially travel sickness. It works primarily on the digestive tract, boosting digestive fluids and neutralising acids, making it a useful alternative to anti-nausea drugs that can affect the central nervous system causing grogginess. Although usually taken in capsule form, ginger biscuits, crystallised sweets…

5 min
perfect your pout

As chilly winds outside and drying central heating inside draw moisture from our skin, our lips are often the first place to show signs of suffering. The reason? The skin on our lips is some of the thinnest on the body and has no sebumproducing oil glands to help protect it. Various factors dry out lips, including the cold, low humidity levels, ageing, chewing lips through nervousness or stress, and continual lip-licking. The good news is that some simple protective tactics, such as drinking plenty of water, upping our intake of B vitamins (low levels can lead to dry, cracked skin) and keeping lips lubricated with a balm can make them luscious again. BEAMING IN ON BALMS When it comes to lip balms, not all are created equal and it really pays to…

2 min
fields of flowers

Daffodils (Narcissus) AT HAREWOOD HOUSE, W YORKS Part of the amaryllis family, the bright yellow trumpets of this striking flower are a sure sign that spring has well and truly sprung. One of the few plants that can grow through snow, this hardy British shoot is part of our nation’s spring experience. As well as being a Welsh national symbol, in Victorian times daffodils represented bravery. Nowadays they are seen as a symbol of hope – very fitting to this time of year when hopes are high and some resolutions remain intact from New Year. harewood.org Crocuses (Crocus vernus) AT THE GARDEN HOUSE, DEVON With its cousin – the saffron crocus – flowering in October and producing the most expensive spice in the world, the earlierflowering crocus is arguably one of the most beautiful spring…

1 min
eat the season

Spring greens (Brassica oleracea) Belonging to the Brassica family, the name of these lovely, leafy greens says it all. They contain high amounts of vitamin C, essential for the body’s maintenance of connective tissues and cells, as well as natural compounds such as sulforaphane and indoles, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties thought to protect us against heart disease and strokes. PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI (Brassica oleracea var. italica) In season from January to May, purple sprouting broccoli is best eaten when it is young for maximum tenderness. It is very high in antioxidants and vitamin C, which makes it a great addition to our diets to help combat the common cold, as well as possibly lowering the risk of certain chronic diseases. WATERCRESS (Nasturtium officinale) Packed full of glucosinolate compounds, which have interesting cancer-protecting qualities, this vibrant green leaf…

2 min

Here are some tips for staying limber in the workplace. They should all be done with your feet flat on floor. For the best results, do ten repetitions three times a day. Our top tip would be to set a reminder on your email or smartphone, prompting you to do a quick set at three separate points during your working day. 1 Neck stretches Gently look over your right shoulder, then dip your nose down towards the floor; you will feel a stretch along the opposite side of your neck. Bring your head back to the middle and then repeat on the left side. Keep your hands flat on your knees and your shoulders relaxed – don’t allow them to rise up. Only turn your head as much as feels comfortable, taking…