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Dr Penny Stanway - Author

About the Author

Dr Penny Stanway practised for several years as a GP and as a child-health doctor before becoming increasingly interested in the benefits of a healthy diet and other natural approaches to health and well-being. She is also a trained and accomplished cook and has written more than 20 books on health, food and nutrition, including The Miracle of Cider Vinegar (2010) and The Miracle of Lemons (2011).

 

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The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Derived from the world's most popular fruit, apple cider vinegar has long been revered for its health giving benefits. Linked with weight loss, regulating blood sugar and gut health, as well as its many beauty benefits and practical uses around the home, this super ingredient is a must-have in homes the world over.With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar opens by exploring the different types of apple cider vinegar and the importance of using natural, unfiltered varieties `with the mother'. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of apple cider vinegar with ease; make a soothing balm to ease sunburn, an astringent blemish cream for a clear complexion, or make your own wax polish infused with apple cider vinegar to leave your home sparkling.

The Natural Apothecary: Baking Soda Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

The Natural Apothecary: Baking Soda Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Not just for cakes, bicarbonate of soda has long been recognised as a hero ingredient for anyone looking to make their own eco-friendly cleaners and beauty products. Made up of tiny crystals, bicarb's natural structure makes it the perfect gentle abrasive for home cleaning, and its natural antacid properties are ideal for tackling heartburn or creating antibacterial cosmetics at home. With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in our homes and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Bicarbonate of Soda opens by exploring what bicarbonate of soda is made up of, and how it can be both naturally occurring and manufactured. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of bicarbonate of soda with ease; make a soothing drink to ease indigestion, an all-natural exfoliating scrub to smooth your skin, or a simple but effective stain remover to leave your clothes looking like new.

The Natural Apothecary: Lemons Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

The Natural Apothecary: Lemons Tips for Home, Health and Beauty

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

From face masks and hand creams to cleaning products and cold-and-flu remedies, the scent and flavour of lemon have long been used by manufacturers of home and beauty products to imbue their products with the zesty freshness which this citrus fruit is associated worldwide, and it's little wonder why... Packed with vitamin C, an aid to digestion and linked to sparkling eyes and skin, this humble little fruit is packed with goodness that, with a little know-how, can easily be harnessed to allow you to bypass the chemicals and produce your own all-natural products for home, health andbeauty. With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace all-natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Lemons opens by exploring the benefits of lemons and looks at how to grow your own at home. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the vitality of lemons with ease; make a bruise balm infused with lemon zest, a fragrant hand lotion for soft and youthful skin, or a chemical-free cleaning solution guaranteed to leave your home sparkling.

The Miracle of Tea Practical Tips for Health and Home

The Miracle of Tea Practical Tips for Health and Home

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A comprehensive guide to teas, with practical tips on the multitude of ways to use them * Discusses the health and healing benefits of a range of teas * Explains how to choose, use and store tea * Gives the low-down on how and why teas differ from each other * Provides a wide range of delicious tea-containing recipes for everything from dressings to desserts.

The Miracle of Spices Practical Tips for Health & Home

The Miracle of Spices Practical Tips for Health & Home

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Delves into the history and benefits of 50 of the most popular and useful spices * Delivers authoritative advice on how spices can aid health and encourage recovery from illness - in particular, it clarifies which health claims are backed by evidence-based research and which result from anecdotes and folklore * Provides a wide range of delicious spice-containing recipes for dressings, sauces, meat, poultry, fish, desserts, cakes, biscuits, breads, drinks and sweets * Features a range of health and beauty preparations to spice up your home and body.

The Miracle of Honey Practical Tips for Health, Home & Beauty

The Miracle of Honey Practical Tips for Health, Home & Beauty

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Offers honey-containing recipes for dressings, sauces, meat, poultry, fish, desserts, cakes, biscuits, breads, drinks and sweets * Explains how to choose, use and store honey * Gives the low-down on how and why honeys differ from each other * Discusses how honey can aid good health and encourage recovery from illness - in particular, it clarifies which health claims are backed by evidence-based research and which result from anecdotes and folklore.

The Miracle of Garlic Practical Tips for Health & Home

The Miracle of Garlic Practical Tips for Health & Home

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Offers garlic-containing recipes for starters, vegetables, salad dressings, sauces, toppings, pasta, pizza, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, desserts, bread and even garlic fudge * Explains how to choose, use, store and grow garlic * Gives the low-down on different ways of preparing garlic and how these produce combinations of sulfur compounds with particular flavours and health-promoting potential * Discusses how garlic aids good health and encourages recovery from illness - in particular, it clarifies which health claims are backed by evidence-based research and which result from anecdotes and folklore.

Miracle of Spices

Miracle of Spices

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The Miracle of Spices is a comprehensive guide that offers a wealth of information and ingenious practical tips on the many health, beauty and culinary benefits to be gained from using spices readily available in your local supermarket. The book opens with a short history of spices, their popularity around the world over the millennia and their value to world trade. The first chapter outlines the sources, names, contents, aroma, flavour and culinary uses of the 50 most used spices. The remaining chapters address topics such as the best ways to buy, choose, store and use spices; how to help to prevent and treat common ailments with spices; and how to make use of them in your home. Finally, there's a substantial selection of some of the most delicious spice-containing recipes to inspire and delight.

Miracle of Tea

Miracle of Tea

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

It's not just about Camomile or Earl Grey - there are so many different teas from around the world waiting to be discovered and experimented with, and which will do wonders for your beauty and your garden. Most imortantly, Stanaway shows that teas are a key component of a healthy diet. The first chapter takes us through different the major tea types and varieties, a kind of Sibley's Guide to Teas. The rest of the book focusees on what we can do with teas, from tips on buying and storing them, to how to make use of them for caring for ourselves and our homes. Finally, there's a selection of the most delicious tea-containing recipes, carefully chosen to inspire and delight.

Miracle of Garlic

Miracle of Garlic

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

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.

Miracle of Honey

Miracle of Honey

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2013

The Miracle of Honey is a compact yet comprehensive and authoritative guide to honey, 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 honey and its popularity around the world over the millennia. The author discusses whether honey is a miracle medicine, a valuable natural remedy or just a useful part of a healthy diet. The first part of the book outlines the varieties of honey and how they differ. A digest of the contents of honey and how they affect health is followed by guidance on how to choose, use and store honey. The second part offers guidance on making honey-containing beauty products. There is also a comprehensive A-Z of ailments that may benefit from honey, practical instructions on how to use honey or honey-associated products such as beeswax to keep your home sparkling and sweet-smelling, and a variety of recipes for honey-containing dishes. The final section looks at bee-keeping and the vital subject of bee health and survival.

Miracle of Bicarbonate of Soda

Miracle of Bicarbonate of Soda

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2012

A compendium of all the many uses of bicarbonate of soda in the home and for personal care, including practical ways to use it for cooking, cleaning, and even health and beauty.

Miracle of Lemons

Miracle of Lemons

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

Lemons have been hailed as a super-food, an effective natural remedy and an invaluable multi-purpose household cleanser and freshener. Dr Penny Stanway's well-researched and authoritative little book debunks the myths and reveals which health claims are backed by evidence-based research and which are not, whether lemons deserve their cult status as a panacea and just how much they can improve your diet and well-being. As well as expounding the health-giving and practical properties of lemons, the author provides an A-Z section of ailments that can respond to lemons - each entry outlines possible causes of the ailment, discusses how lemons can help, and suggests how to use them as a remedy. She gives lemon-containing recipes that will help care for, beautify and scent your skin and hair and room-by-room ideas for using lemons to keep your home fresh and clean, fragrant and sparkling. There are inspiring and delicious recipes for using lemons in food - they add a touch of magic both to the simplest snack and to sweet or savoury dishes to linger over. The book is completed with instructions on how to grow lemons indoors in a greenhouse, and outside in a warm climate; how to choose which lemons to grow; and how best to store them.

Miracle of Cider Vinegar

Miracle of Cider Vinegar

Author: Dr Penny Stanway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Cider vinegar enjoys cult status in many countries, including Britain, the US, Canada and Japan, and while there are quite a few books on the subject, there are no others that include additional information on the health benefits of apples and cider. As well as expounding the health-giving and practical properties of apples, cider and cider vinegar, the author provides an A-Z section of ailments (from Acne to Warts) - and explains which preparation will treat the condition most effectively. She explains why cider vinegar is such a popular beauty aid (its organic acid concentration of about 5 per cent helps maintain the skin's natural acidity) and how it can be used as a cleansing and conditioning treatment for skin and hair - and even as a deodorant! The range of uses of cider vinegar as a substitute for household maintenance products is extraordinary - from air freshening, through cleaning and polishing, to pest control! The book is completed with recipes for cooking and preserving delicious dishes with apples, cider and cider vinegar - including how to make your own apple juice, cider and cider vinegar.

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