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Liz Earle Wellbeing Winter 2017

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 a warm welcome…

…to our wonderful winter issue, bursting with brilliant ways to look good and feel even better. I’m delighted to introducetop celebrity facialist Abigail James as a new contributor, here with her exclusive insider tricks for the most fabulous facial. My gut health research progresses, with more to discover here on the best gut-friendly bacterial friends you need to know. We also continue our series on how to have happier hormones, look at ways to shape up fast with Hot Power Yoga and reveal how to get glossier hair. We have fascinating conversations with the most inspirational women. Actress Olivia Williams shares her perfect ‘wellbeing weekend’ secrets, seen here at the annual carol concert for my charity LiveTwice. Famous for founding Links of London, we go behind the scenes at Anoushka Ducas’s…

4 min
wellbeing news

TAKING THE WRAPS OFF If you’re looking to curtail your plastic footprint, you may be heartened to hear that nine out of ten people are keen for supermarkets to introduce a ‘plastic-free aisle’. Aside from the evident environmental impact, it has also been reported that the microplastics in foodstuffs could potentially increase our exposure to harmful chemicals. For more information and to support the campaign, visit aplasticplanet.com Drink to that Whether it’s to boost liver health, slim down after festive feasting, or even save a few pounds, more and more of us are joining in with Dry January. Alcohol Concern’s annual campaign sees us going teetotal for the first 31 days of the year. Download the official app to help you keep tabs on the number of drinks ‘saved’. Visit alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january Gut bug update As…

2 min
eat the season

PEAR Thanks to their long ripening time, British pears are considered better tasting than imported varieties, with russet-skinned Concorde offering sweet, dense flesh for roasting or grilling, and juicy and buttery Comice – with its notes of rosewater, vanilla and citrus – perfect for slicing into salads. Choose slightly underipe specimens for cooking, and enjoy this fruit’s fibre content and raft of vitamins and minerals, including folate for mums-to-be. Pears take the starring role in our showstopper tatin on page 66 – the perfect dinner-party pud. APPLE Increased demand for locally-grown apples has seen a massive revival in the UK apple industry, with British varieties – including Bramley, Cox and Russets – now available from September to May. The age-old adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is strengthened by recent…

3 min
wonder weeds

BURDOCK Arctium lappa In the Middle Ages, Europeans began using burdock root as a diuretic or ‘water pill’ that supposedly served to purify the blood by flushing out toxins. Native Americans also tapped into the reputed medicinal properties of burdock root, using it as a remedy for rheumatism and scurvy. Nowadays, burdock’s magnesium-rich and woody root is thought to help prevent damage to the liver caused by alcohol. Also known for its anti-inflammatory abilities, a study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases has highlighted burdock root’s ability to help soothe arthritic pain. Results revealed that drinking burdock tea lowered inflammatory markers among sufferers of knee osteoarthritis. TRY IT: Treat burdock roots like carrots and use in a variety of dishes such as stir-fries. Before cooking, soak in water and peel the…

6 min
weekday suppers

Monday All recipes serve 4 Charred Brussels sprouts with herbed tahini barley • 200g pearl barley • 1 lemon, halved • 12 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 1 tbsp olive oil • ½-1 tsp ground cumin • 50g pine nuts • 1 medium preserved lemon, rinsed (optional) • ½red onion, finely sliced • ½garlic clove • 30g tahini • 100g soya yoghurt • ½-1 tsp chilli flakes • 30g dill, leaves roughly chopped • 30g flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped • 220g vine tomatoes, seeds removed, diced • ½large cucumber, seeds removed, diced • 6 Medjool dates, stone removed, sliced • Sea salt flakes 1 Bring a medium pan of water to the boil and pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7. Cook the barley and one lemon half in the water for 30 minutes until cooked through but still chewy and tender. Refresh under cold water, drain and set…

5 min
food hero lorraine pascale

Lorraine Pascale’s career path is an exciting and unexpected one. Starting out at the age of 16, she enjoyed 15 years on the catwalk as a model alongside the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. She says: ‘It was a lot of fun – I was gallivanting around the world and getting paid for it, and I also made a lot of good friends.’ But once she got married and had her daughter, Ella, Lorraine found herself with the familiar working mum’s dilemma: she wanted a job that she was passionate about but that also kept her in one place. ‘My dad was a Spanish teacher and loved his work, and I knew the time had come to find more fulfilment in my career.’ True calling The move from fashion to…