About us

About us gives more information on those who review this site.

Bernard Preston is a retired DC with a consuming passion for the environment and its influence on our own well-being. He endeavours to give you up to date information on many topics that relate to wellness of the planet and ourselves; they are intimately interrelated.

We try to give a human face to the stretch we are all taking to step up to a higher place; in particular to those foods that promote wellness and prevent disease.

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For fifteen years we have been working hard to provide you with comprehensive content that you can rely on from topics as diverse as what is today being called real bread, quite different to what you would purchase in the supermarket, to keeping bees and planting kale.

We have over 600 pages of content; we are now starting to build a panel of experts to vet that material.

It's a complex and changing world. Fifteen years ago butter and eggs were out, now both are back, in moderation; everything depends on what else you are eating.

Dr George Campbell's twenty year diabetes rule makes it clear that no matter how good the rest of your lifestyle is just 20 tsp of sugar per day for two decades means you are highly likely to suffer from the disease; that's two cans of soday.

About us explains Bernard Preston's editorial position and gives more information on those who review this site. mission, our review policy and how you can contact us with your questions.

Review board

Derek A Lewis beekeeper.

Derek Lewis is a retired clothing manufacturer who has kept bees since he was ten years old, nearly 70 years ago. With no formal education on the subject, an inquiring mind means that he is a mine of practical information, and still very active in the local association.

READ MORE: Derek Lewis.

He has reviewed the content in the beekeeping section of this site.


Our newsletter is entitled "create a cyan zone" at your home, preserving both yourself and Mother Earth for future generations; and your family too, of course. We promise not to spam you with daily emails promoting various products. You may get an occasional nudge to buy one of my books.

Here are the back issues.

  • ´╗┐Lifestyle and ideal body weight
  • ´╗┐What are ultra-processed foods?
  • Investing in long-term health
  • Diseases from plastic exposure
  • Intensive lifestyle management for obesity has limited value
  • A world largely devoid of Parkinson's Disease
  • The impact of friendly bacteria in the tum on the prevention of cancer
  • There's a hole in the bucket
  • Everyone is talking about weight loss drugs
  • Pull the sweet tooth
  • If you suffer from heartburn plant a susu
  • Refined maize meal and stunting
  • Should agriculture and industry get priority for water and electricity?
  • Nature is calling
  • Mill your own flour
  • Bake your own sourdough bread
  • Microplastics from our water
  • Alternative types of water storage
  • Wear your clothes out
  • Comfort foods
  • Create a bee-friendly environment
  • Go to bed slightly hungry
  • Keep bees
  • Blue zone folk are religious
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Family is important
  • What can go in compost?
  • Grow broad beans for longevity
  • Harvest and store sunshine
  • Blue zone exercise
  • Harvest and store your rainwater
  • Create a cyan zone at your home

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