Archive – September 2014

Bespoke

bespoke lip gloss stand

It’s the people at proto-col that make it such an exciting and interesting place to work.

Each day, phone calls and meetings are completely different.  With this diversity of Ambassador brings a broad customer base. How many people do you know who don’t use skincare, cosmetics and/or nutrition?  With this diversity of Ambassador and customer base comes the need for a broad spectrum of support materials.

This week for me has been a week of professional beauty therapists, looking for products that will fit into their business.  We offer our business Ambassadors the same bespoke opportunity as we do for all our Ambassadors whatever their needs.  With the vast backgrounds that our Ambassadors come from we spend a great deal of time putting together marketing tools, products and training.  We are always working on new products to keep us fresh and exciting so that our Ambassadors business is fresh and can grow.

Strawberry and Mango breakfast smoothie

strawberry and mango breakfast thumb

This week’s #MagicMonday recipe is the strawberry and mango breakfast smoothie brought to you by Sara Roberts a team GB biathle athlete.

Watch how to make the strawberry and mango breakfast smoothie by heading over to our YouTube Channel.

Eddie the Teddy Jigsaw Puzzle

eddie the teddy jigsaw puzzle

Eddie the Teddy spent all week learning his A, B, C and now he wants to play some games so he’s crafted his very own Eddie the Teddy jigsaw puzzle.

Help put Eddie the teddy back together; click on the link below and download him flying through the sky in this fun jigsaw puzzle.

Turn up the turmeric

turmeric spice

The latest spice craze to hit the capital

Victoria Stewart from London Evening Standard reports

You might have used it in marinades for meat or for vegetables. There’s a chance you’ve drunk it in a juice. And you’ve almost certainly eaten it in a curry. But I’ll wager you’ve never tried turmeric tea.

“We’re aware of just how good lemon and ginger are, but a lemon and ginger tea becomes even more powerful with the addition of bright yellow turmeric and some spicy red cayenne. Turmeric is detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial (good against viral and bacterial infections),” says Jasmine Hemsley in her recipe for “Pep-Up Turmeric Tea” from the new book she’s written with her sister Melissa, The Art of Eating Well.

Why is colostrum so good for you?

calf, first milk - colostrum, immune system

What is colostrum?

Colostrum is the first milk that all mammals produce and contains all the antibodies needed to protect the newborn against disease, as well as being lower in fat and higher in protein than ordinary milk.

Newborns have a very immature digestive system and colostrum delivers its nutrients in a very concentrated low-volume form.  Colostrum is known to contain immune cells and many antibodies, which are the major components of the adaptive immune system.

Colostrum is also very rich in proteins, vitamin A, and sodium chloride, but contains lower amounts of carbohydrates, lipids, and potassium than mature milk.  The most abundant bioactive components are growth factors and antimicrobial factors and the antibodies in provide passive immunity, while growth factors stimulate the development of the gut.