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?

Dec 10, 2018

Failed back surgery is a term coined by medicine itself, not a DC.

Failed back surgery comes about sometimes because patients gain the impression they are cured and no longer need to exercise and use retraint when it comes to heavy lifting..

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Dec 10, 2018

Everything must change by Brian McLaren.

Everything must change is not a book for you if your theology is decidedly comfortable and settled, and a fresh look at the way we Christians do things is definitely not on the cards.

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Dec 10, 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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Dec 09, 2018

Eunuched is taken from A Family Affair by Bernard Preston.

Eunuched reminds that fortune favours not only the brave, but also the alert. This chapter brings to an end Santie Veenstra's life in the police college in Pretoria; one door closes, and another opens.

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Dec 09, 2018

Eggs Hilton is our variation of the great Florentine recipe.

Eggs Hilton stresses the importance of a solid breakfast that will not cause your blood sugar to soar, neither leave you famished at 11 o'clock.

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Dec 09, 2018

Solar pressure cooking cuts the hob time by two thirds.

Solar pressure cooking by using the sun's energy collected by photovoltaic panels costs nothing. But of course it works just as well with electricity from the utility.

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Dec 09, 2018

Vitamin E is known as the anti sterility hormone.

Vitamin E is a must but alpha tocopherol, the commonest form, on its own increases prostate cancer. In nature it's found mostly with the gamma and other forms; we isolate them to our serious detriment.

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Dec 09, 2018

What is artisan bread is a question asked when looking for real food.

What is artisan bread but the staff of life made literally in less than ten minutes but another five hours in the bread oven of course.

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Dec 09, 2018

Quiche Bernie is just a crib on that by Lorraine, using a healthy base

Quiche Bernie is relatively high in fat which is why it provides such satiety, but has zero refined starch; it's not fattening.

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Dec 09, 2018

Eco friendly homes are in vogue for those with a green persuasion.

Eco friendly homes are becoming a sought after acquisition making investment in solar and rainwater harvesting more attractive. They are cost effective and of course contribute mightily to a healthy planet for our grandchildren.

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Dec 09, 2018

Glycemic response to legumes weighs their place for those dieting.

Glycemic response to legumes considers whether the obese should avoid beans and peas and other protein rich vegetables.

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Dec 09, 2018

Recipes for cooking kale enable you to escape age onset blindness.

Recipes for cooking kale take a doubtful contender princess to the throne she rightly deserves; richest of all the vegetables in lutein, the phytochemical that prevents cataracts and macular degeneration, the food should be on the menu several times a week; we have it daily.

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Dec 09, 2018

Solar electric lawnmower needs at least a seven kilowatt inverter.

Solar electric lawnmower requires more power than its rating to overcome inertia and start; the downside is that you have to cut the grass during the heat of the day.

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Dec 09, 2018

Simple vs complex carbohydrate is an important distinction to grasp.

Simple vs complex carbohydrate effects how these food substances are absorbed and, furthermore, understanding it properly means you are far less likely to become obese and diabetic. The former are rapidly absorbed causing a surge in blood glucose and insulin.

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Dec 09, 2018

Easy zucchini bread recipe lowers the glycemic index of the usual loaf

Easy zucchini bread recipe takes less than ten minutes to prepare; it's rich in lignans that prevent breast cancer and promotes bone strength.

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Dec 09, 2018

Total blackout is a distinct possibility in South Africa every winter.

Total blackout and regular loss of power are extremely frustrating but there is an alternative. Harvesting sunshine and storing it in batteries is certainly cost effective and will help save the planet from yet higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Dec 09, 2018

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

Easy sourdough bread recipe takes less than ten minutes to make and better still allows you to choose how much salt and the type of flour.

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Dec 09, 2018

Easy homemade vanilla ice cream is very simple.

Easy homemade vanilla ice cream in your own electric maker gives you control of the deleterious chemicals and sugar added to commercial frozen puddings.

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Dec 09, 2018

Easy eggplant recipes turn this with garlic and chilli into dynamite.

Easy eggplant recipes are amongst my all time favourites but it is admittedly an acquired taste.

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Dec 09, 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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Dec 08, 2018

Doggy poo worm farm can help solve two perennial problems.

Doggy poo worm farm provides good nutrients for your flowers and fruit trees, but not for your lettuces, and helps deal with the faeces left by your pets.

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Dec 08, 2018

Dizzy is a story taken from Preston's third book Stones in my Clog.

Dizzy is the word that used to put fear and trembling into chiropractors' hearts until we learned about the Epley manoeuvres.

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Dec 08, 2018

Healthy breakfast menu need not necessarily mean boring.

Healthy breakfast menu should not be fattening with Bernard Preston's ideas about meals that won't leave you famished at 11am. Eggs Florentine is a great way to get some protein and make a good start on your mandatory eight coloured foods per day.

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Dec 08, 2018

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 health.

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Dec 07, 2018

The wonder of worm farms is the organic fertilizer they produce.

The wonder of worm farms is that they also turn your kitchen and garden waste into protein for your chickens should you be lucky enough to have any. The vermicompost as it's known makes a staggering difference to your vegetables and the flowering of fruit trees.

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Dec 07, 2018

Definition of cutworm may help you to control this nasty pest.

Definition of cutworm is for the backyard permaculturist who doesn't want to use toxic sprays.

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Dec 06, 2018

Tears Sunday after a very pregnant Janet arrives home.

Tears Sunday finds Janet with Mum and Dad; but how do tell your parents you have a lover and that person is another woman?

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Dec 06, 2018

Day of surprises 1 finds parents are often in for the unexpected.

Day of surprises 1 shocks them both rigid; Janet arrives home unexpectedly eight months pregnant.

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Dec 06, 2018

Darkness family affair as depression and insomnia begin to haunt Janet

Darkness family affair and now Dr Tomlinson's astonishing recommendation.

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Dec 06, 2018

Damn lies statistics can be used to manipulate the facts.

Damn lies statistics are deployed by food companies to conceal the truth about additives utilised in their products, and by millers who remove over a third of the wheat and still have the cheek to call it wholemeal.

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Bernard Preston books

A family affair by Bernard Preston comes after the trilogy that starts with Frog in my Throat.

Consulting a chiropractor

Femoral nerve AP Xray from one of Bernard Preston's books.

Bernie's healthy choice foods

Cooking green beans Bernard Preston passion

Bernie's bread

Bread machine loaf by Bernard Preston

Bernie's garden

green beans and granadillas Bernard Preston

Bernie's bees

Bees workforce in Bernard Preston's garden

Bernie's chickens

Chickens for free range eggs.

Bernie's solar

Residential solar panels at Bernard Preston's home

Bernie's rainwater harvest

Harvesting rainwater to a reservoir in the garden means a steady supply that is unpolluted by environmental toxins.