Bernard Preston Blog

If Bernard Preston's inspirational books do not awaken in you the desire to live long in the land, then alas I have failed! Oh yes, and the desire to sit under those trees you once planted, to nurture those grandchildren you have borne.

Alas, sometimes it takes a fist banging on the skull, or a pick axe to break open the frozen sea within us. Is poor health trying to tell you something...? Just where are you planning to live, if you don't look after your bod, eh?

Apr 25, 2017

Chronic Lower Back Pain

I am interested in your thoughts and suggestions that may be able to help a teenager with 2 years chronic pain from from Figure Skating and Running injury.

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Apr 24, 2017

Easy soup recipes are food that Bernard Preston says is to warm the soul.

Easy soup recipes is about healthy, slow food made fast.

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Apr 24, 2017

Save bean seeds for next year's crop.

Save bean seeds as it's so simple and save yourself dollars, pounds and rands.

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Apr 24, 2017

Chronic lower back pain radiating to both legs

Good afternoon (from England), I am a 34 year old male who has been weightlifting for many years. For the last 3 months I have had a tight and sore lower

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Apr 23, 2017

How to plant broad beans in spring and autumn.

How to plant broad beans because they are extremely high in plant protein and B vitamins.

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Apr 23, 2017

Starting a compost pile is hard physical work and not for the faint hearted.

Starting a compost pile with all the health benefit and self satisfaction of growing and enjoying organic foods cannot be overstated.

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Apr 22, 2017

Slipped disc diary is a rather tongue in cheek account of what can happen.

Slipped disc diary looks at the inner workings of the lower back when things go awry.

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Apr 20, 2017

LEGAL DEFINITION OF "PURE HONEY"???

Is there such a legal requirement? In SA? USA? EU? Health Regulations may demand something? Hello Derek, As I read it, if you claim your product is

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Apr 20, 2017

pain, tingling and numbness in hands, legs and feet

I have pain, numbness, tingling in my hands, legs and feet. I have a fatty tumor near my spine. My right side is weaker than my left side. My right eye

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Apr 19, 2017

Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis causes hardening of the arteries.

Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis is irreversible; only prevention makes sense; artificially sweetened colas are even worse.

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Apr 18, 2017

Old hives for traps?

Where might one find an old hive? Your trap hives seem to be a different size to regular hives. Is this necessary? And should the entire trap hive be

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Apr 17, 2017

How to start beekeeping so you too can enjoy backyard raw honey.

How to start beekeeping is the best of my many hobbies; finer than gliding, more rewarding than trout fishing and satisfying than carpentry.

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Apr 16, 2017

Mexican bean beetle larvae can and will destroy your whole crop.

Mexican bean beetle larvae are mean little insects undermining all your efforts to increase your dietary vegetable protein.

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Apr 16, 2017

Could it be the chickens that solved the weevil infestation?

Could it be the chickens that solved the weevil infestation? For two years we grew sweet potatoes with great success; then we got a weevil problem that

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Apr 16, 2017

Planting sweet potatoes couldn't be easier.

Planting sweet potatoes needs compost but they are delicious and full of vitamin A.

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Apr 14, 2017

Synergy of green living is a quite unexpected benefit of the new lifestyle

Synergy of green living explores such things as solar power enabling rainwater storage, and the worms feeding the hens.

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Apr 14, 2017

Creating a divine green salad isn't difficult for the home gardener.

Creating a divine green salad is about interesting flavours and adding more colours.

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Apr 12, 2017

Capsaicin health benefits include pain killing and anti inflammatory effects.

Capsaicin health benefits also cause cancer cells in the prostate to undergo apoptosis.

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Apr 12, 2017

Healthy breakfast menu need not necessarily mean boring?

Healthy breakfast menu need not be fattening with Bernard Preston's ideas about meals that won't leave you famished at 11am.

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Apr 12, 2017

Sourdough bread starter

Got the starter from a friend but how to keep it alive is important. How often should it be fed? That's a good question, and one that I confess I had

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Apr 12, 2017

Chickens in the garden clean up the weeds and provide you with proper eggs.

Chickens in the garden manure and keep the pests down.

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Apr 11, 2017

Total blackout is a distinct possibility in South Africa.

Total blackout and regular loss of power is extremely frustrating but there is an alternative.

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Apr 11, 2017

Bread experiments enable you to bake an even better loaf to your liking.

Bread experiments are about fine tuning your baking.

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Apr 10, 2017

Foods to reduce inflammation is an astonishing confession by an eminent surgeon

Foods to reduce inflammation validates everything we have been saying about slow lunches made fast.

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Apr 10, 2017

Bees wax solar extractor is not difficult to build.

Bees wax solar extractor means no more overflows in the kitchen.

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Apr 10, 2017

Change over switch enables you to power certain circuits from solar or generator

Change over switch is also known as a transfer device.

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Apr 08, 2017

Nutrition of arugula includes all those of the dark green leafy vegetables.

Nutrition of arugula is known in much of the world as rocket; it'll spook up any green salad.

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Apr 08, 2017

Summer vegetable garden speaks to the choice of fresh produce for the table.

Summer vegetable garden is for a moderate wet climate, not for very hot and dry.

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Apr 07, 2017

Day in the life of solar geek Bernard Preston is about using the sun's energy.

Day in the life of solar geek Bernard Preston looks at just what this electricity can do in your home.

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Apr 07, 2017

Grid tied residential solar power is the choice way to capture solar energy.

Grid tied residential solar power has serious limitations in countries with unstable utility power.

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