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?

Jun 23, 2018

What is a worm farm is a question new gardeners may be asking.

What is a worm farm gives some suggestions on locating food for your creepy crawlies. They will clean up not only the contents of your compost bin but need a lot more if you want them to grow in numbers exponentially.

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Jun 20, 2018

Tingling everywhere, ringing in ears, exhaustion

Hi, I am wondering if I should pursue surgery. I am 47, always tired, and want to feel better again. Thoughts? Hello Deanne, Surgery should always be

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Jun 20, 2018

Calories In orange juice asks whether we should be worried.

Calories in orange juice questions just how fattening it is? OJ has a high sugar level and is associated with a higherk risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. And what about freshly squeezed fruit with all the pulp?

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Jun 18, 2018

Psalms of victory lyrics bring joy to the heart in times of darkness.

Psalms of victory lyrics tell of how the lines fall in pleasant places for those who's hope is in almighty God.

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Jun 18, 2018

How to grow corn is as easy as falling off a log.

How to grow corn gives you the taste of really sweet vegetables fresh from the garden. Like new potatoes they have much less starch and you can enjoy them without guilt and even more so in suffering succotash.

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Jun 17, 2018

Bernies healthy spinach dip can be made in a jiffy.

Bernies healthy spinach dip means now just watch all the salad get eaten; less calcium deposition in your joints and arteries too. One of the carotenoids inhibits the rapid digestion of starch in the small intestine which is so important for those who are insulin resistant.

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Jun 15, 2018

Avocado fat is rich in the queen of monounsaturated oils.

Avocado fat along with the olive comes from a fruit tree. Oleic acid is the vital fatty acid that encases nerves in a myelin sheath; without it we would die.

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Jun 14, 2018

Home bake bread flour is half the price if you have a grinder.

Home bake bread flour is only worth making if you can get 100% wholemeal; with all the lignans, vitamin E and minerals it's very healthy.

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Jun 13, 2018

Leap of Faith is another of Preston's inspiring chiropractic stories.

Leap of Faith shares how Bernie discovers a new dimension to life.

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Jun 13, 2018

About resistant starch explains where they are found and why so good.

About resistant starch describes how some carbohydrates are broken down in the small intestine giving an immediate and unwelcome surge in blood glucose, but others pass through to the colon for fermentation by the microbiota.

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Jun 11, 2018

Eggs Florentine asks who says they cannot enjoy chard and be healthy?

Eggs Florentine poached on a bed of spinach make a delicious and perfect breakfast for those who are banting; it has little effect on your blood glucose. Popeye food is rich in minerals, vitamins and the phytochemicals that prevent many life threatening diseases.

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Jun 11, 2018

Bernard Preston invites you to think, laugh and relax with his books.

Bernard Preston writes these delightful cameos of incidents and anecdotes taken from the life and work of a chiropractor. In his retirement he enjoys green matters like harvesting sunshine and rainwater, keeping bees and hens, and growing kale and avocados.

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Jun 11, 2018

Frog in my Throat is a book of short stories from a DC's pen.

Frog in my Throat is first Bernard Preston novel; it covers the first difficult years of practising without a licence and he poses as a ghost; they have been described as gems funny and healthful from the life and work of a chiropractor.

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Jun 11, 2018

Every Writers Six Ds is wisdom for those aspiring to conquer Everest.

Every Writers Six Ds that have been my constant companion as an author.

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Jun 09, 2018

A day in the life of chiropractor Bernard Preston reveals his patients

A day in the life of chiropractor Bernard Preston is for reading only if you are very bored. It tells of a typical Saturday morning in the clinic followed my a cycle along the Maas river and past one of the loveliest windmills in Holland.

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Jun 09, 2018

12, 24 or 48V solar generator is an important factor before starting.

12, 24 or 48V solar generator will determine whether you end up being a happy greenie opines Bernard Preston.

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Jun 08, 2018

Rainbow worm farm experiments test just how much the wee actually does

Rainbow worm farm experiments evaluates the effect of the liquid manure on a corn crop. There's also some discussion on how often the wrigglies need to be fed.

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Jun 08, 2018

Cauliflower soup recipe helps us turn to more veg for a healthier tum

Cauliflower soup recipe has zero cholesterol and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

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Jun 07, 2018

Growing butternut squash could not be easier.

Growing butternut squash gives you vitamin A and proven cancer protection; the best fruit by far comes when the plant germinates from a compost heap.

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Jun 07, 2018

Easy butternut squash soup can be made in a jiffy.

Easy butternut squash soup need give you no concerns over its glycemic properties; it's made with low GI starch and the added coconut cream means it has even less of an effect on your blood sugar.

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Jun 04, 2018

Cooking chickpeas is not difficult but some aforethought is necessary.

Cooking chickpeas requires overnight soaking to help remove anti-nutrients like lectins and then heating under pressure reduces the time by two thirds.

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May 29, 2018

You must be born again was written in response to a Preston dream.

You must be born again has been said so many times and now yet once more.; does it still have meaning?

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May 29, 2018

Coward's castle contains spiritual reflections from Bernard Preston.

Coward's castle is the title taken from the delightful poem, The First time I went to Church.

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May 29, 2018

Whats potting in the winter garden is time to tidy and enjoy greens.

Whats potting in the winter garden means lots of dead material for the compost pile; hopefully to tuck into the stored butternut and delicious fresh kale, broccoli and peas.

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May 29, 2018

Why does honey crystallise says that a fine set is a sign of quality.

Why does honey crystallise, yes, it's definitely okay to eat and in fact is probably purer and healthier than the liquid form; that usually means that it's been processed which effectively ruins it.

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May 29, 2018

White oil manufacturers want you to pay for what's very simple.

White oil manufacturers for a safe mix for controlling many of the bugs that attack your citrus and roses for example. If you're wanting to avoid toxic insecticides that might affect your health then this is a good option; it's very effective.

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May 29, 2018

Easy soup recipes are for dishes that Preston says will warm the soul.

Easy soup recipes is about healthy, slow food made fast. Take an onion with all its allicin benefits and add your favourite vegetables and a bouillon of your choice; we love one made from chicken bones.

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May 29, 2018

Whats potting in the spring garden advises get those seeds planted.

Whats potting in the spring garden recommends that depending on space get the corn and beans, potatoes and lettuce in. Greens like lettuce, kale and broccoli are so much tastier straight from the garden and a small herb patch for parsley and basil is very rewarding.

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May 29, 2018

What is mutton is a question often heard in America.

What is mutton is important for me; it's the tastiest of the red meats in my opinion plus it is not corn fed or reared in a sty, but usually allowed to roam the hills where pastures and heather are their preferred diet.

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May 29, 2018

What is kale good for is important since it's nearly tasteless.

What is kale good for is vital as it prevents age onset blindness by providing a phytochemical called lutein.

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