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The Miracle of Garlic is a compact yet comprehensive and authoritative guide to garlic, with helpful information on every possible way to use this wonderful product of nature - not only in cooking but also for health and well-being. The book opens with the history of garlic, its importance in the Mediterranean diet and its popularity around the world. The author discusses whether garlic is a miracle medicine, a valuable natural remedy, or just a useful part of a healthy diet. The first part outlines the varieties of garlic and how to grow it. A digest of the contents of garlic and how they affect health is followed by guidance on how to choose, use and store garlic. The second part offers well-tested recipes for well-loved garlic-containing dishes from around the world. The final part offers help on how to use garlic safely to aid health. The A-Z of ailments that can respond to garlic includes the possible causes of each ailment, how garlic can help, and how best to use garlic.
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Early on, Penny worked as a family doctor and in child health. When breastfeeding her first baby she realized the then standard advice to breastfeed every four hours for ten minutes each side simply couldn't succeed for her or, indeed, most other women. This was because it was based on bottle-feeding schedules and took no account of how breastfeeding works. Burning anger at having been let down with faulty information, plus an enormous amount of research, and the desire to ensure that other women could easily access accurate and empowering information, led Penny to write 'Breast is Best' with her husband, Andrew. This much-loved book has been in print in various editions and languages ever since. Its aim is to enable breastfeeding women to overcome any challenges and continue for as long as they and/or their babies want.