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?

Aug 03, 2021

Bread experiments enable you to bake even better loaves to your taste.

Bread experiments are about fine tuning your dough to improve the texture and flavour, and how it rises.

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Aug 02, 2021

Yeasted beer bread makes a natural mix, both using fermentation.

Yeasted beer bread is no more difficult to make than any other loaf; we bake only with 100% wholemeal flour.

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Aug 02, 2021

Saving for a solar farm by foregoing Christmas presents this year.

Saving for a solar farm because the upfront capital-cost is so large; the benefits to both you and the planet are simply vast.

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Aug 02, 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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Aug 02, 2021

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

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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Aug 02, 2021

Lentil potage is just a thick soup rich in vegetable protein.

Lentil potage can equally be enjoyed by a meat lover by adding a pork sausage or kassler chop.

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Aug 01, 2021

Lemon Drop Drink Recipe makes your own refreshments for the family.

Lemon Drop Drink Recipe has a few thoughts on what is actually in citrus that makes it so nutritious.

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Aug 01, 2021

Frailty and vitamin C is all about caring for the temple.

Frailty and vitamin C is part of the greater well-being for Christians series given at the Church of the Ascension, Hilton.

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Jul 31, 2021

Glycemic response to fava beans at first glance is surprisingly high.

Glycemic response to fava beans is warped because tests are done after the fruit is first podded and then popped out of its skin; most of the fibre is removed.

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Jul 30, 2021

Kefir sourdough bread makes for a more digestible and tasty loaf.

Kefir sourdough bread enables better gluten tolerance and is one good way to use up any excess whey when preparing your own probiotic; and gives a softer crumb.

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Jul 29, 2021

How to make kefir, the easiest probiotic, in your own kitchen.

How to make kefir takes about five-minutes; I have had a love affair with it since it fixed in one week a severe bellyache of many years' duration.

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Jul 28, 2021

Enjoy whole foods is about how we can ruin fava beans, bread and rice.

Enjoy whole foods because they provide the fibre our colons must have, and the nutrients that our cells demand if we are to enjoy long, vigorous lives.

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Jul 27, 2021

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 tiresome but done mindfully is not so bothersome.

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Jul 26, 2021

Eggs Parkinson's disease is about a different form of management.

Eggs Parkinson's disease is based on strong science that fava beans can provide sufficient L-dopa with a marked improvement in motor performance.

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Jul 26, 2021

Eggs Florentine asks who cannot enjoy chard and be strong like Popeye?

Eggs Florentine poached on a bed of spinach makes a delicious and perfect breakfast for those who are banting; it has little effect on your blood-glucose.

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Jul 25, 2021

Eat your greens if you desire to avoid needlessly going blind.

Eat your greens because lutein from your food is far more effective and cheaper than from a pill; adult-onset macular degeneration can be avoided.

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Jul 24, 2021

Easy sourdough bread recipe is 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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Jul 24, 2021

Spicy ginger tea recipe can be enjoyed hot or cold with ice.

Spicy ginger tea recipe is lovely before lunch, or in the evening as a tonic to help you sleep.

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Jul 22, 2021

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

The wonder of worm farms is that they also turn kitchen and garden waste into protein for your chickens; and a surge in the flowering of fruit trees.

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Jul 22, 2021

Small basic worm-farm can be made very cheaply using two-buckets.

Small basic worm-farm to make your own vermicompost and leachate; they will make a significant difference to a little patch of garden; later you can expand.

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Jul 21, 2021

Everlasting kale should be grown in every garden for its lutein alone.

Everlasting kale is for those who do not relish the idea of doctors poking sharp instruments into their eyes.

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Jul 19, 2021

Dough has a mind of its own so do not give up should you get a brick.

Dough has a mind of its own as subtle changes in temperature, humidity and ingredients, and when you add the salt, can have profound effects.

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Jul 19, 2021

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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Jul 17, 2021

Purple power smoothie is a simple way to get more phytochemicals.

Purple power smoothie really can be made in a jiffy if you have some berries and perhaps half a beetroot; the probiotic kefir will improve its benefits.

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Jul 17, 2021

Pickled-beets recipes can be made in about half an hour.

Pickled-beets recipes so you have year round protection against anaemia and constipation. The high fibre content means they are good for lower cholesterol and the resistant starch reaches the microbiota in the colon.

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Jul 17, 2021

Steel-cut oats recipe which is quite different and okay on keto.

Steel-cut oats recipe lowers the glycemic index by toasting first with a cinnamon stick and something else unique and quite different.

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Jul 16, 2021

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

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

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Jul 15, 2021

Kale pesto is for many parts but especially the eyes.

Kale pesto can be made in ten-minutes if you're like Jack, nimble and quick.

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Jul 13, 2021

Rich kefir smoothie combines the benefits of a probiotic with greens.

Rich kefir smoothie makes for a happy tum by helping to maintain the myriads of swarming bugs in the intestine, and giving them plenty of fibre to feed on.

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Jul 13, 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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  • Bake your own sourdough bread
  • Microplastics from our water
  • Alternative types of water storage
  • Wear your clothes out
  • Comfort foods
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  • 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
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