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?

Feb 26, 2024

Applying Pascal's Wager to the alcohol causes cancer debate.

Glass mulberry mead

Applying Pascal's Wager to the alcohol causes cancer debate may enable drinkers to enjoy their tipple without angst.

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Feb 25, 2024

Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis causes hardening of the arteries.

wheat whole vs whole

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

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Feb 23, 2024

Growing peppadews from seed to bushes heavy in fruit is a breeze.

Pepperdews red

Growing peppadews begins in a warm spot in the spring once the danger of frost is over; they have a long season. They are a rich-source of vitamin C.

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Feb 18, 2024

Best medicinal herbs gives you a guide to a few of our favourites.

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Best medicinal herbs says include some of these on a regular basis before the day of serious illness arrives; simply the flavour makes it worthwhile.

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Feb 18, 2024

Can I make Dijon mustard is a question that can be easily answered.

Can I make Dijon mustard?

Can I make Dijon mustard can be thankfully answered with an emphatic yes; at a fraction of the price and with none of the chemicals that food companies so love.

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Feb 17, 2024

Peppadew sauce is a spicy condiment easy to make in half an hour.

Fermented peppadew sauce.

Peppadew sauce is fermented to reduce the influence of antinutrients on absorption of the rich nutrients in the chilies. It is often called Sriracha.

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Feb 17, 2024

Easy sourdough bread recipe uses a starter of yeast and friendly bugs.

Easy sourdough bread recipe takes less than ten-minutes to make and allows you to choose how much salt and the kind of flour; there is less gluten intolerance.

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Feb 16, 2024

Tingling in arms and hands, and legs too, should not be ignored.

Carpal tunnel sens distribution

Tingling in arms and hands especially if associated with twitches in the muscles is a sign of stressed nerves; loss of reflex and weakness may soon follow.

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Feb 15, 2024

Getting siphon started on sump is easy if you can get the principles.

Siphon graphic

Getting siphon started on sump is simple if there is a significant drop to a lower part of the garden. It enables you to empty a tank without pumping.

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Feb 15, 2024

Rainwater harvesting model makes a daily indulgent shower possible.

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Rainwater harvesting model reduces the likelihood of serious mistakes with correct planning so that you will have plenty of clean aqua for your home and garden.

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Feb 15, 2024

Bernie's beetroot soup is just the traditional Polish borscht.

Borscht sour cream dill

Bernie's beetroot soup for something very easy to make, but a little different.

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Feb 14, 2024

Frailty syndrome is defined by three of these five criteria.

Walker frailty syndrome

Frailty syndrome can be postponed by timeously starting a simple exercise program; and ensuring that our food has adequate levels of four important vitamins.

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Feb 12, 2024

Kefir breakfast smoothie is a sweet and sour treat for your intestine.

Kefir breakfast smoothie

Kefir breakfast smoothie provides both the friendly bacteria that the intestine must have and the fibre that these bugs need to feed on.

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Feb 11, 2024

Low GI bread is so easy to make in five minutes; bake it yourself.

sourdough bread loaf

Low GI bread takes little time using a machine. Then you have complete control of the ingredients; the supermarket loaf has high salt and tastes like cardboard.

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Feb 10, 2024

Warren Buffett interview reveals the joy of frugal living.

warren buffett

Warren Buffett interview is about how this giant became a multi-billionaire.

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Feb 10, 2024

Honey glycemic index tells just how slowly it raises blood sugar.

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Honey glycemic index questions whether all sweet foods are delicious but bad for you. Should they necessarily be avoided at all costs?

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Feb 09, 2024

Fava beans nutrition is about the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Broad beans in shells

Fava beans nutrition is noteworthy for its high vegetable protein content, L-dopa and the prevention of Macular Degeneration too.

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Feb 09, 2024

Natural honeycomb has profound benefits, also protecting the liver.

honeycomb in frame capped

Natural honeycomb significantly lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the good one; best of all it gives protection against insulin resistance.

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Feb 09, 2024

Musings from the summer vegetable garden bring great tidings.

Basket of susus

Musings from the summer vegetable garden bring great tidings, not just a wonderful feast but also a thankful heart to God.

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Feb 07, 2024

Reheating resistant starch is a common subject since banting began.

corn on the cob

Reheating resistant starch is for those on the Paleo and other ketogenic diets for weight loss but really also for anyone concerned about a happy colon.

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Feb 07, 2024

Upper leg thigh and groin pain are common at the DC's coalface.

Fais huge cam deformity runner

Upper leg thigh and groin pain may be referred from the spine, sacroiliac joint or a hip condition.

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Feb 05, 2024

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

Flamingo babe

You must be born again has been said so many times before; does it still have meaning?

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Feb 04, 2024

Acne body wash is for the midback problem area.

Pimple

Acne body wash suggests you ask any DC and he will tell you of pimples and worse where you cannot reach. Melanomas are important to understand also.

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Feb 03, 2024

Catawba grape honey mead is another of the homemade natural wines.

Catawba grape mead in carboy

Catawba grape honey mead is an excellent probiotic, rich in friendly yeast cells that contribute to the microbiome. It's an excellent way to preserve fruit.

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Feb 03, 2024

Growing milky oats is very simple, even in a small garden.

Milky oats tea

Growing milky oats and using the young, green pods to make an infusion has a wonderful calming effect on the stressed mind.

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Feb 02, 2024

Anti-inflammatory omega 3 notes the fact that flaxseed kills pain.

Tabbouleh salad

Anti-inflammatory omega 3 finds research that fatty fish too has an effect as powerful as NSAIDs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Jan 31, 2024

Lowering blood glucose can be done naturally by our food choices.

Magnesium from nuts and seeds

Lowering blood glucose without the use of drugs is a fascinating new domain of research; T2D can be put completely into remission.

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Jan 30, 2024

Solar PV systems consider the advantages of being grid-tied.

Battery bank BRL 8x200

Solar PV systems also discuss whether you need a bank of batteries. Either way you'll be helping to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate change.

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Jan 30, 2024

Carbohydrate count chart helps us grasp that not all starches are bad.

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Carbohydrate count chart says that the calories and glycemic index give you the clues; many are extremely nutritious and can be enjoyed daily without guilt.

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Jan 28, 2024

Vitamin E is known as the anti-sterility hormone.

Avocado fat contents showing avos

Vitamin E is essential but alpha tocopherol, the commonest isomer on its own increases prostate tumours. In nature it is found with the gamma and other forms.

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Newsletter

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.

  • 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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