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?

Mar 05, 2021

Green bean hummus is even more tasty than that made with chickpeas.

Green bean hummus is a seasonal variation of the more authentic recipe with lower levels of anti-nutrients and extra flavour.

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Mar 05, 2021

Preserving olives is fun to do and not arduous.

Preserving olives is really only for those who want to enjoy them daily at an affordable price; generally the mark up from farmer to retailer is outrageous.

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Mar 01, 2021

Quaker oats recipes will satisfy you right through to lunch.

Quaker oats recipes mean enjoying a solid breakfast, but not too high in carbohydrate; that is what stops snacking at 11 am. Rolled it means it is not refined.

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Mar 01, 2021

Kefir benefits are many but foremost is a probiotic for a happy colon.

Kefir benefits can be obtained simply from a few coconut granules and a cup of milk; you will need two glass bottles and a plastic sieve. It is basic and easy.

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Feb 24, 2021

How to make fish stock is to extract the wonderful rich flavour.

How to make fish stock is a very inexpensive way to get huge amounts of omega-3 fatty acids which make up forty percent of the

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Feb 24, 2021

Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis causes hardening of the arteries.

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

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Feb 18, 2021

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 the causes of stunting in SA.

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Feb 17, 2021

Food snob or epicure is the question.

Food snob or epicure is a challenge for all those who really love their food; what do the words fine and good mean when are talking about our well-being?

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Feb 16, 2021

Pumpkin for diabetes is grounded in strong science.

Pumpkin for diabetes not only lowers high blood glucose quickly and effectively, but insulin use is significantly reduced.

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Feb 16, 2021

Home bake bread flour is half the price or less if you have a mill.

Home bake bread flour is only worth using if you can get 100 percent wholemeal; with all the lignans, vitamin E and minerals it is very nutritious.

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Feb 16, 2021

Easy butternut squash soup can be made in a jiffy.

Easy butternut squash soup need give you no concerns over its glycemic properties; it is made with low GI starch and the added coconut means it is even better.

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Feb 15, 2021

Beta carotene deficiency in its severe form is uncommon.

Beta carotene deficiency is rare but many have a moderate shortage from their food; taking it as a supplement is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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Feb 15, 2021

Baptiso to Immerse relates sublime flying in Bernard Preston's glider.

Baptiso to immerse recalls one of the most enthralling days of my life; just imagine being at 14,000 feet in a very old crate with no engine.

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Feb 14, 2021

Sulforaphane for diabetics will make a difference to your well-being.

Sulforaphane for diabetics comes from greens like broccoli and kale; radishes are great too.

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Feb 13, 2021

How to grow broccoli is simple using a bit of compost in full sun.

How to grow broccoli for its vital anti-tumour properties; it is delicious too and we particularly like the branching varieties which bear for months.

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Feb 13, 2021

Broccoli osteoarthritis does much more than protect against tumours.

Broccoli osteoarthritis reveals interesting new facts about stopping a buildup of homocysteine. The branching kind bears longer with defence against diseases.

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Feb 13, 2021

Broccoli facts include tumour prevention; it is rich in folate too.

Broccoli facts help us discover the science behind this delicious vegetable.

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Feb 13, 2021

Branching broccoli goes on bearing for a month or two.

Branching broccoli is the best source of an amazing phytochemical called sulforaphane that gives it the scientifically proven ability to prevent disease.

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Feb 12, 2021

Easy sourdough bread recipe means a starter of yeast and healthy bugs.

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

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Feb 12, 2021

My favourite kitchen appliances are perhaps rather different to yours.

My favourite kitchen appliances include the induction stove and the stick blender. The wheat grinder and bread oven rank very highly. Say goodbye to the iron.

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Feb 12, 2021

My favourite kitchen utensils make cooking safer and more pleasant.

My favourite kitchen utensils are the weapons that I use every week to speed up food preparation.

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Feb 12, 2021

Organic food green provides many of the mandatory coloured veggies.

Organic food green enables you to live long in the land by getting your salads; it is scientifically proven.

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Feb 08, 2021

Oats milk is so easy to make in your own kitchen and it is cheap too.

Oats milk is a reasonable alternative to dairy and it can be blended up in only five minutes.

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Feb 07, 2021

Broad beans are specifically mentioned in the blue zones.

Broad beans are the richest source of plant protein and one of the few natural sources of L-dopa for those with Parkinson's disease.

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Feb 06, 2021

New potatoes straight from the garden can be enjoyed by all.

New potatoes along with the reds are known as waxy, as they have half the glycemic load. Passing through the SI largely undigested they reach the colon instead.

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Feb 06, 2021

Compost bins gardening is about where to start with kitchen waste.

Compost bins gardening covers the whole gamut from your vegetable peels to the pile. It is an important resource and should not be sent to the dump.

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Feb 06, 2021

Woodstove heating system is infinitely better than an open fire.

Woodstove heating system is more effective, uses forty percent less timber and need be cleaned only every two weeks. The ash is reburned until little is left.

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Jan 31, 2021

Herbs eugenol oil is a wonderful additive to any curry, stew or salad.

Herbs eugenol oil is found in sweet basil giving pesto its unique aroma. Of particular interest to the chiropractor is the strongly anti-inflammatory property.

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Jan 28, 2021

Green rainwater harvesting contains a series printed in the Witness.

Green rainwater harvesting is a very practical, cost-effective way to store the manna that falls from the skies onto the roof of your house.

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Jan 27, 2021

Meaning of starch enables us to better understand the pros and cons.

Meaning of starch will empower you to grasp which of the carbohydrates, and how they are prepared, will make you fat; and why some simple ones are not all bad.

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is entitled "create a cyan zone" at your home, preserving both yourself, your 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.

  • 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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