Jill and Allen's Health, Wealth, Beauty & Wellbeing Tips

What? Start My Own Brand? Me? No! It’s Way Too Hard!

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Sometimes dogged determination is what you need in life... When I look back at the three years that it took us to design and create our wellbeing and skin care range, it is with a mixture of pride and frustration. You see, we did not always get it right to begin with and we often took trademark and cosmetic regulations for granted, wrongly assuming that we would crack it first time. Of course, we did not and I remember, all too clearly, the feeling when the results from the lab test came back informing us that we'd failed (and would...

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Eat More Porridge

Posted by Allen Jesson on

Hi, Welcome and again, we are sticking with health and diet. Here's today's secret: ***Eat More Porridge*** This one is fairly simple. Eat more porridge. It's not a new secret either as humankind has been cultivating and eating oats since the Bronze Age. Why eat porridge? It's fairly simple really: * It's a cheap nutritious breakfast. * Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness. * It is low glycemic, slowly releasing the available sugars into your bloodstream, thereby giving you energy for longer (with no need for mid...

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Grow and Eat Your Own

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Here's today's tip: ***Grow and Eat Your Own*** There's an old saying, I think it was a Chinese proverb. It goes something like this: If you want to be happy for 1 week, buy a new car. If you want to be happy for 1 month, marry. If you want to be happy for life, garden. My wife has just clipped me around the ear but I know what that wise old Chinese gentlemen was getting at. Especially when I think about vegetable gardening. In truth, any type of gardening is great fun and immensely satisfying. It's not only good...

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Eat More Soup

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Here's today's secret: ***Eat More Soup*** It is the stuff of legend (and legions) that the Roman army marched on Minestrone soup. They knew what they were doing. When home made, and not out of a can, soup is not only good food, it will sustain you and also help you to lose weight. But there's a physiological reason for this and it is called the...wait before I go on, I have another confession to make, I am not a dietician, so I think I'd better hand you over to Jack Challoner, who is a bit of an expert in...

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How to Prevent Your Body From Deteriorating...

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How to Prevent Your Body From Deteriorating As You Age (And Why it Does) What does an old person look like?Hunched over? Slow? Doddering? Shaky?And how likely are you to see an older person in their 70s+ go running or performing gymnastics? Not very? Our assumptions about the elderly are generally fuelled by stereotypes and perhaps the people we know in our own lives. But just because a lot of people lose their ability to move well as they age, that doesn’t mean you have to. Just take a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. These guys are in...

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