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The February 2011 Proto-col National Conference

Product Display At Protocol Business Conference

On Sunday 6 February 2011, the Proto-col health and beauty company held it’s twice a year national conference and everyone from the company and a good representation of the consultants attended. Also there were some fascinating guest speakers.

The even was held at the Stareton Hall on the Royal Showground near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, in the UK.

Snacks and beverages were available as were a range of product displays, staffed by knowledgeable staff and distributors ready to answer any questions asked. Proto-col staff ran an efficient product purchase system with a discount available for items bought at the event.

The introduction to the day was by National Trainer Dave Butler, followed by a quick welcome from Managing Director James Greenwell.

The first speaker was celebrity makeup expert Tally Bookbinder who did a demonstration of the Proto-col all natural makeup using as a model Louise Helyer. Apart from helping at the event and being a very professional model, Louise is also representing Great Britain in the Modern Pentathlon: just one of the athletes supporting the conference.

Tally shared her opinions of the all natural makeup produced by Proto-col as well as hints and tips on application and the features of the products. Having recently worked on the television show ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid,’ Tally was particularly interesting on the abuse teenagers and young women generally give their skin and how the all natural makeup from Proto-col is a better choice.

James Greenwell Talking At Protocol Business Conference

Next James Greenwell introduced nutrition expert Professor Greg Whyte who produced his usual blend of entertainment and fascinating insights into the world of sports nutrition. Of course Professor Whyte’s information was related to the nutritional health supplements supplied by Proto-col and this and other knowledge from the day will appear in future posts on BeRavishing.com.

Particularly of interest was Professor Whyte’s explanation of the problems experienced by athletes: this was particularly well illustrated by a video of triathletes losing the use of their limbs as a result of poor nutritional preparation. Equally interesting was the understanding that sports nutrition can be relevant in everyday situations, including the struggle some people have simply to get up stairs.

James Greenwell returned to introduce three new products, Skin Plus, Calcium Complex and L-Carnitine, which will also appear on the pages of this website shortly. During his launch of these nutritional health supplements, James provided the audience with further fascinating insights into the working of the human body.

Following a short break, James returned to explain some administrative changes, including improvements to the sales websites (such as LookRavishing.com) and monthly meetings. He also announced Proto-col nutritional health supplements are now available in a Harley Street health centre.

At the event those attending had brought along children’s books in response to an appeal from James to provide them for the children of St Lucia following damage to the island’s schools in a recent hurricane. James explained how the idea had come about and the success of the programme so far (if you would like to find out more about the Proto-col St Lucia appeal, you can visit the company’s Facebook page).

James then introduced motivational speaker Andy T. Hansen. Andy gave an entertaining but hard-hitting talk explaining how the present financial problems within the economy represented a great opportunity for the company and how we could set goals to achieve what we want.

Dave Butler returned to the stage to introduce a group of exciting incentives for consultants during 2011: these range from vouchers to a theatre break and a holiday to Barcelona. Dave then went on to give tips to the audience as the best ways to expand their individual businesses.

Everyone left the event better informed as to the immediate future of the company and a useful goody-bag laden with CDs, DVDs, new product information, details of the new incentives and other useful items. Many of us also left with a bag of products purchased at the event and a new confidence in both the products and the Proto-col company.

The next such conference is on Sunday 25 September, although there are also monthly meetings held around the country. If you would like to attend any of these events, please use the contact form on this page. Further details can be found on the ‘Events’ tab on LookRavishing.com .

Andy T Hansen Talking At Protocol Business Conference


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Avoid Sugar If You Have Influenza

Pig In Mask Swine Flu

Adding sugar to your diet does not contribute to nutritional health as we can get all the sweetness we need in the food we eat already. However sugar is particularly unwelcome if you have a health problem such as the flu.

This surprised me until I did some research and I found sugar actually depresses the immune system.

What is perhaps better known is vitamin C is good for cold and flu prevention and treatment. This vitamin is needed for the production of phagocytes, which are the white blood corpuscles used in the destruction of harmful bacteria and viruses.

The chemical structure of glucose (the main constituent of sugar of course) is very similar to that of vitamin C. When the two come into contact a struggle ensues and glucose generally wins. The net effect is a reduced amount of vitamin C and the immune system slows right down.

The influenza virus is thus left to run riot.

But it is not just flu that benefits from the intake of sugar. Most people are aware of sugar causing diabetes but this attack on the immune system means other conditions are aggravated, such as asthma, gallstones, heart disease, hypertension, personality disorders, nervous disorders, mood swings, mental illness and even arthritis.

Sugar is lacking vitamins and minerals of course and must find them to metabolize into the body. In doing so it draws such goodness away from other parts of the body. This prevents the breakdown of cholesterol and fatty acids, which are then stored around organs and in the sub-cutaneous tissues creating obesity. This in itself promotes other illnesses.

There is some debate as to which nutritional supplements should be used for the treatment of influenza but certainly the consumption of sugar is to be avoided.

The Proto-col range of natural supplements includes products to help promote nutritional health. Find out more at LookRavishing.com .


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Block Those Carbs With Carb Blocker

Beautiful Girl With Long Legs In Red Dress

It seems to be widely accepted that reducing carbohydrates is a safe and effective way to lose weight. It is particularly useful as a way for diabetics to control their weight and so their condition.

Proto-col produce their own Carb Blocker natural supplement product which uses a natural vegetable extract to block the enzyme responsible for digesting carbohydrates and turning starch into glucose.

This process is achieved with a protein taken from white kidney beans. Clinical trials have shown a 75% reduction in the starch absorbed with this method.

One advantage of this weight loss food supplement is that you can eat meals normally and not feel hungry. This also means that this product can even be used permanently.

As a result of the way it works, Proto-col Carb Blocker is the first diet natural supplement that encourages the body to burn stored fat in a safe way. Most of the new starch is simply excluded from the body and not absorbed.

As already mentioned, diabetics will find this a useful food supplement as it promotes glucose stability and reduces hypoglycemic episodes. The increase of blood glucose directly after eating is suppressed and free fatty acids, triglycerides and total cholesterol are all reduced. Insulin levels are not affected.

Triglycerides, incidentally, are fatty acids linked to atherosclerosis (or hardening of the arteries) and so could be a cause of heart disease and stroke. However triglycerides do have a role in the functions of the body in producing energy and transporting other fats so some are required but it is in excess they may cause problems.

Three Proto-col Carb Blocker capsules should be taken around 10-20 minutes before a carbohydrate-rich meal (such as starch-rich pasta, bread, pizza or potatoes) on no more than three occasions per day.

Obviously this does not mean you can go on a food binge. Like all weight loss health supplements, it depends on a certain amount of discipline but you should not feel deprived and indeed you may feel more energy. To lose weight most effectively a moderate exercise programme will be useful.

As with any food supplement it is wise to take medical advice before undertaking a weight loss programme (particularly if you have an underlying condition) but Proto-col Carb Blocker has been certified as entirely free of physical side effects by the British National Institute of Health.

Equally there are no negative psychological effects (no stimulants or appetite suppressants are used), indeed, this health supplement could improve your mood by preventing the surges in blood sugar or hormonal fluctuations usually associated with mood swings.

Proto-col Carb Blocker could be the safe way of losing weight you have wanted. Rumour has it that this natural supplement is already used by celebrities, such as Jennifer Lopez, to keep their figures trim.

Why not give it a try?

To find out more about this safe and effective health supplement, visit LookRavishing.com .

Protocol Carb Blocker


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All About Vitamin A (Video)

Vegetable Display Including Carrots

The advantages of and reasons for taking vitamin A for nutritional health are set out in this informative video:

To supplement your nutritional health, why not try Proto-col’s natural health supplements? Go to LookRavishing.com to find out more.


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James Greenwell Talks About Proto-col (Video)

Protocol Naturally Advanced Skincare Range

This interesting video is an interview with James Greenwell founder and owner of the Proto-col company producing natural beauty products and nutritional health products.

To find out more about Proto-col and it’s products and opportunities for consultants, please visit LookRavishing.com.


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Slim With Thermo-Slim

Pretty Blonde Sat On Grass By Side Of Lake

After the excesses of the holiday season it comes as no great surprise that many people make one of their New Year resolutions as losing weight.

To help with this goal, Proto-col have the Thermo-Slim natural supplement.

The idea behind Thermo-Slim is to use thermogenesis to boost energy levels and speed up the body’s metabolic rate. This food supplement thus helps the breakdown of fats in your food just as the body does naturally.

The net effect is a reduced feeling of hunger and more energy. This may even make you feel like exercising so helping you lose weight in that way too.

The Thermo-Slim natural supplement is ephedrine free. Ephedrine is a stimulant banned in several sports, which can become addictive. There are other slimming products that do contain ephedrine.

The main active ingredients of this health supplement are healthy green tea, ginseng, and guarana. Guarana is a plant of the Maple family found mostly in the Amazon basin, producing a berry about the size of a coffee bean but with twice the caffeine content. Thermo-Slim also contains vitamin C and a range of B vitamins.

Thermo-Slim natural supplement also contains Citrus Auranantium or bitter orange. This is also a natural stimulant and a hunger suppressant.

The health supplement is encased in a hard gelatin capsule, which breaks down very rapidly in the stomach. Pop one in a glass of water to test it.

This product comes in two sizes: 90 capsules (one month supply) or a 30 capsules 10-day trial size. Two capsules are to be taken in the morning and one further in the afternoon. As this health supplement stimulates the body’s functions it is not wise to take any after 7pm or you will not sleep!

When taking a health supplement such as this to lose weight, it is recommended you drink an additional 2 litres of water, as the body will produce heat as it burns energy.

With all health supplements it makes sense to consult a health professional before undertaking a course, especially if you are on prescription drugs, have an enlarged prostrate, high blood pressure, are pregnant, are breast feeding, have diabetes or heart or thyroid disease.

Weight loss should be seen within a few days.

Many people gain weight when their energy levels are low but with the combination of stimulated metabolism and increased energy from Thermo-Slim, together with a sensible exercise programme, the figure should start to look more trim.

Protocol Thermo Slim

To find out more about this effective weight-loss natural supplement, please visit LookRavishing.com.

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Give Your Body Bliss

Beautiful tanned girl in bikini below waterfall

Proto-col’s Instant Body Bliss product is an indulgent natural skincare product: a luxurious scrub which buffs up the skin to leave it feeling glowing smooth and fabulous.

It is one of those delightful natural beauty products, which is luxurious and yet affordable and leaves a beautifully healthy skin.

The feel of this natural skincare product is decidedly tropical with pampering essential oils such as neroli and sandalwood to deal with any stretch marks and cellulite. Such oils are also reputed to be natural aphrodisiacs so your partner will be appreciative too, especially as the Instant Body Bliss will leave you with a beautiful light and delicate tropical fragrance.

This natural skincare product contains only natural, plant-based ingredients so is ideal for sensitive skin. It can be used as often as you like but once or twice a week should be sufficient. However, as it is one of those natural beauty products, which will be considered a treat, you may want to use it more often!

As with all Proto-col products, Instant Body Bliss is not tested on animals.

The product is ideal for massaging treatments, a body exfoliating treatment the day before spray tanning, to work on any tide marks left from tanning or to improve the skin after holiday sunbathing.

Studies have shown that the regular massaging of this natural skincare product into areas where fatty tissues are stored helps break down the fat and so helps reduce lymphathic damage. Such regular massage will thus reduce cellulite.

The product is contained in an attractive jar and first appears with intriguing levels of various pinks, which are the oils and salts separated. The first action therefore is to get a small spoon and mix these together.

The natural skincare product should then be massaged gently into the body for a least a minute. Work particularly on areas where fat may be a problem, such as the thighs and tummy.

Once you have experienced enough bliss, rinse your body slowly in warm water and pat dry. Then enjoy the smoothness of your skin!

So what are the ingredients of Instant Body Bliss?

There are many effective natural products in this natural skincare product.

Grape Seed oil is used as it is an astringent and is rich in vitamins, as is lemongrass, which is a great skin tonic working on oily skin, open pores and acne.

Melon is a wonderful skin conditioner so it is included, as is apricot for it’s humectant qualities and the fact it is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals.

As you massage this natural skincare product into your increasingly healthy skin you will feel the Dead Sea Salts as they heal and sooth the skin.

The Proto-col Instant Body Bliss is one of those natural beauty products that is a treat you really should allow yourself once in a while. During the Christmas period this natural skincare product is even more affordable with £2 off the normal price, reducing it from the usual £19.95 to £17.95. To find out more, please go to LookRavishing.com.
Proto-col Instant Body Bliss


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Smoking And Your Skin

Girl smoking cigarette

The effects of aging and excess sun on the skin on otherwise healthy skin are well known but there is one pollutant that can have a detrimental effect too. Smoking.

Healthy skin comes from the inside through nutritional health but in the case of smoking damage comes from inside and outside too.

Of course there has been a lot of negative propaganda about smoking in recent years so it would be too easy to see this article as another annoying campaign to stop smoking. Nonetheless, I will try to set out how smoking affects the skin as a reasoned argument for healthy skin.

The primary role of the blood is to transport oxygen to the vital organs in the body including healthy skin. One of the byproducts of tobacco smoke is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is absorbed two hundred times more quickly than oxygen and displaces the oxygen in the bloodstream thus starving the vital organs. In excess carbon monoxide kills.

Carbon monoxide also creates extra free radicals in the body, which attack various areas, particularly the skin.

One of the roles of the liver in the body is to neutralize harmful chemicals. If it has to deal with too many it will have to switch from its usual functions to deal with the threat. Just to summarize the livers important functions, it helps process digested food and turns it into energy, controls the level of fats, glucose and amino acids, combats various infections in the body, cleans the body of infections, stores essential chemicals and vitamins, manufactures proteins and enzymes essential to the bodily functions, manufactures bile and of course neutralizes drugs and toxins. Pretty useful then.

Cigarette smoke contains several harmful chemicals including hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, cadmium and prussic acid. Overworking the liver in combatting these threats leads to healthy skin turning yellow: a condition that can get worse the more cigarettes smoked.

Smoking also damages the nutritional health of the skin by restricting the formation of vitamin C. This vitamin is itself an anti-oxidant so is unable to attack the extra free radicals produced by the act of smoking.

Vitamin C also helps in the production of collagen, which helps plump the skin. Reduced vitamin C begins the change from healthy skin to the dry, wrinkly and saggy skin seen in experienced smokers.

We all know smoking produces nicotine, another of the harmful chemicals, and this acts like an adrenaline, restricting the blood vessels to the skin. This further restricts the flow of nutrients and oxygen. Another consequence is wounds are slow to heal.

But it is not just the chemical effects that damage healthy skin. Think about the physical reactions to smoking. Firstly, smokers purse their lips to draw the smoke and this repeated action promotes extreme wrinkles around the mouth. Equally, the eyes are more frequently squeezed shut, both in the action of smoking and in avoiding smoke getting into the eyes. Again, this repeated action creates wrinkles around the eyes.

All of us probably know someone who has spent too long in the sun on a regular basis and is showing premature aging of his or her skin. If you look at a heavy smoker you will see similar effects, except the skin will also look sallow.

Clearly smoking tobacco has a detrimental effect on otherwise healthy skin. Natural supplements and natural beauty products can reverse the signs to an extent but the better option is to not smoke at all.


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Protocol Freezes VAT On Their Products

I am sure you are aware that VAT in the UK is to rise from 17.5% to 20% on January 1 2010.

The On Group, owners of the Proto-col brand of natural beauty products has however announced today that the prices of their products will not increase.

This means you can buy your favourite collagen supplement, mineral makeup, fake tan products, natural supplements, natural skincare and sports nutrition supplements at the same price in 2011 as it has been this year.

Equally any distributors of these natural beauty products will benefit from the same great profits and commissions as before.

Everybody wins.

A government economist, Roger Martin-Fagg noted “This is a stroke of genius for Proto-col in the British and European economy.”

If you are thinking of becoming a distributor for Proto-col then now is a great time. Many are predicting great growth for this natural beauty products brand in 2011.

Join the excitement now!

NOTE: There are still great promotions for the Christmas period available on LookRavishing.com – the last dates for ordering for Christmas is December 20 (12pm for Royal Mail delivery) and December 22 (12pm for courier delivery) so there is still time to give family and friends some wonderful gifts whilst keeping the costs to a minimum!

Also note that there is a Proto-col National Conference on February 6 2011 so all new distributors can go along and find out all they need about this fast-expanding range of natural beauty products.


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Vitamin C In Anti Aging Products

Many natural beauty products include vitamin C in their ingredients. What are the advantages of this particular vitamin to healthy skin, especially in those claiming anti- aging properties?

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, enables the production of collagen and, as we know, collagen is essential to healthy skin. A loss of vitamin C results in a loss of elasticity in the skin and wrinkling – similar to that seen in people who have spent too long in the sun. In addition, a lack of vitamin C results in wounds and indeed the gums not healing correctly.

A well-known symptom of an extreme lack of vitamin C is the condition known as scurvy. This was the curse of seafarers years ago and symptoms include bleeding gums and open wounds.

Vitamin C is also a good antioxidant and ensures healthy skin through the scavenging of free radicals. Vitamin C also has benefits to the health of blood vessels and the immune system.

One problem is vitamin C oxidizes easily on contact with the air so good natural beauty products have to carefully formulated to prevent this. You will know if oxidization has occurred as a light brown residue will form around the neck of the container. Oxidized vitamin C loses much of its antioxidant properties.

One way to overcome the problem is to use not vitamin C but a derivative of it but this is less effective on the skin. Pure vitamin C products are therefore usually expensive. This clearly gives manufacturers of natural beauty products a problem but there are quite a few that have solved the problem without making the natural skincare product too dear.

Of course, a good diet with plenty of vitamin C in it (using perhaps citrus fruit) will help, or if required, good natural supplements. Good nutrition always shows in the complexion.

Be sure to take care in your selection of natural beauty products.


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