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?

Jul 05, 2022

Clean those solar panels during the dry and dusty seasons.

Clean those solar panels and vacuum tubes; crud affects their performance significantly.

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Jul 05, 2022

Our green solar power has been the beginning of a journey.

Our green solar power is much more than an alternative form of electrification; it has become the inspiration for a whole different way of living.

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Jul 05, 2022

End of winter chores means climbing up ladders to clean gutters.

End of winter chores at our green home includes opening the compost-heap which can be tiring but done mindfully is not so bothersome.

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Jul 04, 2022

Diseases of the immune system is about the epidemic of this century.

Diseases of the immune system considers the effect of bacteria and helminths in the gut on our well-being especially in relation to autoimmune conditions.

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Jul 04, 2022

Delayed mowing would mean flowers for many different insect species.

Delayed mowing will provide nectar and pollen for rapidly-vanishing bees.

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Jul 04, 2022

Cumin plus lime for weight-loss is surprisingly effective.

Cumin plus lime for weight-loss is perfect if you are enjoying homemade hummus every day to spice up a green salad.

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Jul 04, 2022

Corn flour milling machine could use rollers, hammers or stones.

Corn flour milling machine is about the only way to obtain freshly-ground porridge for home use.

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Jul 03, 2022

Confessions of a waste picker sets out the good, the bad and the ugly.

Confessions of a waste picker points out that some humans are the vultures of today that clean up the garbage and find a way to use it.

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Jul 03, 2022

Compact compost tumbler is a neat way to make humus in a small garden.

Compact compost tumbler is hopeless for a big area as it is just too tiny and expensive.

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Jul 03, 2022

Chickpea burgers make a delicious high-protein substitute for meat.

Chickpea burgers are made with mushrooms and your favourite herbs; they are also known as falafel made with garbanzo beans.

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Jul 02, 2022

Chaote squash can be enjoyed marinated in a salad or cooked in a stew.

Chaote squash can provide a mountain of food for hungry bellies; it is relatively high in protein and especially vitamin C.

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Jul 02, 2022

Carpet South Africa with spekboom is about the wonder indigenous-tree.

Carpet South Africa with spekboom that absorbes huge amounts of carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere and provides copious amounts of nectar for honeybees.

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Jul 02, 2022

Caramelize your tomatoes to bring out the flavour.

Caramelize your tomatoes and other vegetables for much longer than most folk do; until they look almost burned.

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Jul 01, 2022

Buy LED light bulbs for your home; incandescents will soon be gone.

Buy LED light bulbs even though they are more expensive; they should last for ever but won't because of power surges, but use a fraction of the electricity.

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Jul 01, 2022

Pascal's wager is an argument put forward by an eminent scientist.

Pascal's wager suggests that it makes more sense to believe certain things even though eventually we may be proved wrong; small losses versus large gains

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Jun 30, 2022

Big hit in electricity prices is expected in 2020 in South Africa.

Big hit in electricity prices with 50% rise in the next three years predicted due in part to Nersa's big oops.

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Jun 30, 2022

Longevity diet is for those who want to live into healthy old age.

Longevity diet is something more than just lifespan; it's all about vigorous years enjoyed into their nineties and sometimes yet more.

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Jun 29, 2022

Broad beans on toast makes a wholesome meal in ten minutes.

Broad beans on toast would be called an antipasta in Italy; high in vegetable protein with added chopped boiled egg or cheese it makes a very satisfying dish.

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Jun 29, 2022

Broad bean entrepreneurs are needed to grow for Parkinson's patients.

Broad bean entrepreneurs must be experienced gardeners who can supply those suffering from the disease with a regular supply of organic green legumes.

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Jun 29, 2022

Braised new potatoes can be enjoyed by most diabetics.

Braised new potatoes have a lower glycemic-index so there is less of a blood sugar surge; they are deliciously crispy on the outside with soft centres.

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Jun 28, 2022

Best bread in South Africa for only five rand per loaf.

Best bread in South Africa but there is a catch; you need a mill and know a farmer who grows the wheat.

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Jun 27, 2022

Bernie's healthy spinach dip can be made in a jiffy.

Bernie's healthy spinach dip means all the salad will now get eaten; less calcium deposition in your joints and arteries too.

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Jun 27, 2022

Beta-cryptoxanthin is an important carotenoid in fruit; provitamin A.

Beta-cryptoxanthin is an antioxidant found in citrus, apples and egg-yolks. It plays a very important role in the prevention of dementia.

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Jun 27, 2022

Being a blood donor is never easy for most of us.

Being a blood donor can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do if you hang in and stick it out; literally saving lives.

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Jun 27, 2022

A time to sow in spring is for a wonderful harvest in the summer.

A time to sow is a season of joy; mealies, peppadew seedlings and spinach must be in as soon as the soil warms up properly.

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Jun 27, 2022

A mealie a day provides much of the starch we need for energy.

A mealie a day is a staple in many countries but once refined it becomes a junk food of the highest order; it is one of the causes of stunting in South Africa.

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Jun 26, 2022

Acne body wash is for the midback problem area.

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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Jun 26, 2022

Best way to use turmeric is daily in small amounts in your cooking.

Best way to use turmeric for me is in our Eggs Hilton; it's so easy, but because of its benefits particularly for the diabetic we enjoy it in many dishes.

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Jun 26, 2022

Fried bulgur wheat with turmeric is one of the true whole grains.

Fried bulgur wheat with turmeric is a satisfying low GI meal full of flavour for you and fibre for the microbiome.

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Jun 26, 2022

Grid tied residential solar power is the best way to capture sunlight.

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

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is entitled "create a cyan zone" at your home, preserving both yourself, the family and friends, and Mother Earth for future generations. 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.

  • 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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