Hello. I am Dr Bernard Preston.
Should you be interested in my qualifications to write with any authority, here you will find my background, firstly for seven years as a high school teacher of physics, chemistry and mathematics to seniors, followed by nearly forty years in practice as a chiropractor in South Africa and the Netherlands.
Better health, and a life without medication, do not drop spontaneously from the heavens; they come as one would expect to those who who are prepared to learn about and follow the edicts of nature.
"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. "
- Arthur C. Clarke
Graduating with a BSc, majoring in physics and chemistry, followed by a BEd, I went on to teach high school science for seven years before moving on to Chicago to study chiropractic.
It's often said that your education begins the day you graduate; nearly forty years in practice as a chiropractor confirms that truism.
For ten of those years I was a part-time lecturer at DUT, South Africa's first university level chiropractic course.
Radiology and chiropractic technique were the primary courses taught, and in the afternoons four hours as a clinician guiding and directing young interns.
About details Bernard Preston's qualifications and experience as a chiropractor, one who is completely obsessed with healthy living and caring for the environment.
Healthy living and environmental issues are completely intertwined and dependent. One cannot expect to be robust and strong if one is living in toxic surrounds, and consuming food and drink laced with chemicals. The word organic is so abused and meaningless today; it's best to presume that it is just a marketing tool, and make the decision to grow as much of your own food as you possibly can, and become personally acquainted with local farmers, and beekeepers, for example.
And harvest your own rainwater; chlorine is a very toxic chemical; are we quite certain it's not one of the underlying causes of our poor health?
I have no formal education in environmental affairs, other than that learned from over half a century of commitment to keeping bees, making compost and growing vegetables. Learning doesn't only occur in the classroom; on the job training will teach those willing to learn from the hard knocks of a commitment to backyard permaculture.
The major in organic chemistry gave me the background to understand and write about subjects like the proline in gluten, and why it gives the colon of some people so much grief.
Current ongoing education consists of an in-depth course given by Professor Tim Noakes, et al, on the virtues of a diet with close to zero refined carbohydrates, and far less starch in general, in the management of diabetes and obesity.
I am the author of three published chiropractic books; find them in the navigation bar.
Both my parents were chiropractors, graduating in the USA in 1940. Both of them are in this group of South African chiropractors taken in 1963, with eminent Dr Jo Janse in the front row.
My daughter is a chiropractor.
For twelve years I have developed the authoritative premier chiropractic site having over 450 pages. It's been a labour of love based on my academic background and clinical experience.
Last year Chiropractic Help was ranked in the top 0.4% of all web sites. It was ranked for ten years at number one or two in Google.
As I write, the site has been hit hard by the new Google algorithm YMYL; I am hard at work trying to rectify that. Google it would seem doubts my credentials.
Now in my senior years I have the time and energy to focus on my passion: prevention of lower back pain, and poor health in general.
The short answer is to exercise daily and commit to enjoying a diet of unrefined and where possible organically grown food.
It's no coincidence that at 70 years of age, neither I nor my wife take any chronic medication. We are both in excellent health.
The one malady that I have suffered from my whole life is difficulty retaining focus on a subject; it soon bores. It drove my teachers as a child scatty.
Whilst attention deficit Bernie remains a problem, to a large extent I have mastered it without medication. Today as a child I would certainly have been put on Ritalin, despite all the dangers.
I believe a commit to wellness has been the secret to mastering this disease, especially in the domain of exercise and food very low in refined starches and sugars.
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