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?

Jun 15, 2024

The green journey is really about discovering parts of the inner self.

Reservoir being fibreglassed

The green journey starts with a sickening to some aspects of your own lifestyle. Shall I toss that plastic cup knowing full well it is my child's future I am trashing?

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Jun 14, 2024

Synergy of green living is an unexpected benefit of the new lifestyle.

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Synergy of green living explores such things as solar power and enabling rainwater storage; and the worms that feed the hens and provide wonderful humus.

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Jun 14, 2024

Solar power energy is for everyone who loves a free gift from the sun.

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Solar power energy can take you off the grid but only if you have the money for a large bank of modern batteries.

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Jun 14, 2024

Braised new potatoes can be enjoyed by most diabetics.

New potatoes braised

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

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Jun 14, 2024

Linoleic acid in sunflower and soybean oil promotes inflammation.

Sunflower oil is inflammatory

Linoleic acid in sunflower and soybean oil promotes inflammation by altering the omega-6 to 3 ratio; this increases the risk of bowel disease and prostatitis.

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Jun 14, 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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Jun 13, 2024

Artificial sweeteners cause weight gain due to loss of satiety.

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Artificial sweeteners cause weight gain by disturbing the usual neuro-hormonal mechanisms; they raise the risk of metabolic syndrome by 44%.

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Jun 11, 2024

Terminology used in a grain of wheat helps us grasp the nutrients.

Hulled wheat

Terminology used in a grain of wheat can be very confusing; where for example is the calcium found and what are the benefits of the bran?

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Jun 08, 2024

Glycemic response to legumes weighs their influence on blood glucose.

Kale and peas in pot

Glycemic response to legumes considers whether the obese and diabetics should be avoiding beans, peas and other pulses rich in protein but also starch.

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Jun 08, 2024

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

Ginger tea spicy recipe

Spicy ginger tea recipe is lovely before lunch or in the evening as a tonic to help you sleep. It may help with seasickness and bone strength.

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Jun 07, 2024

Is peanut butter keto makes a lovely question to be able to answer.

Peanut butter, honey and strawberry sandwich

Is peanut butter keto gives us something to consider because of all the additives that food companies insist on; sugar, hydrogenated oils and emulsifiers.

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Jun 07, 2024

Is it easy to make a hummus salad dressing recipe? It certainly is.

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Is it easy to make a hummus salad dressing recipe? Read on to find out how it can help those who feel constantly hungry.

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Jun 07, 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 gut must have, the fibre that these bugs need to feed on and is a rich source of calcium.

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Jun 05, 2024

Introduction to brewing mead as an apperitif for every home.

Peppadew and cherry guava meads.

Introduction to brewing mead as a natural wine with a taste as old as that of cold spring water.

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Jun 05, 2024

Inoculating rhizobia onto legume seeds helps them use atmospheric N2.

Rhizobia nodules on broad bean roots

Inoculating rhizobia onto legume seeds reduces the need for nitrogenous fertilisers; it's at the very heart of organic gardening.

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Jun 04, 2024

How to read a wine hydrometer to decide if fermentation is complete.

Mead hydrometer in thousandths

How to read a wine hydrometer also enables you to determine the alcohol cncentration of a mead or beer; bubbling having ceased is not enough to start bottling.

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Jun 03, 2024

How to plant broad beans in spring and autumn helps with Parkinson's.

Broad bean seedling

How to plant broad beans as they are very high in vegetable protein and B vitamins; also the only source of L-dopa for those with the neurodegenerative disease.

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Jun 03, 2024

How to make peppadew oil is an infusion of spices for their nutrients.

Spicy peppadew oil

How to make peppadew oil is an option for those who love the flavour of chilis but without the hefty kick.

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Jun 03, 2024

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

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How to make kefir takes about five-minutes. It cured in one week a severe bellyache of many years from a stubborn helicobacter infection; a brewing ulcer.

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Jun 03, 2024

How to cook eggplant is a simple, basic ratatouille recipe.

Ratatouille and eggs Florentine

How to cook eggplant has been streamlined so that you can prepare this marvellous vegetable in a short time; it's one of the kingpins for lowering cholesterol.

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Jun 03, 2024

How to cook beetroot is done much more easily with pressure.

beets in bucket

How to cook beetroot for this wonderful source of iron, soluble fibre and phytochemicals; and the ultimate solution to chronic constipation.

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Jun 03, 2024

How to make a smoothy quickly and simply; one that is good for you.

Carrot smoothie

How to make a smoothy with no fuss; what are the possible ingredients that we could use to provide more calcium and help us lose weight?

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Jun 02, 2024

Get your calcium from kefir and the vitamin D from sunshine.

How to make kefir

Get your calcium from kefir because the experts are now saying there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease from supplements; and start walking.

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May 31, 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 you will have plenty of clean aqua for your home and garden.

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May 29, 2024

Meaning of starch enables us to better understand the benefits.

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Meaning of starch will empower you to grasp which of the carbohydrates will make you fat; and why the way they in which they are prepared is so important.

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May 28, 2024

Strict and lifelong gluten-free diet may not be necessary.

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Strict and lifelong gluten-free diet is the subject of a robust debate amongst scientists; there is no unanimity on the issues raised.

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May 27, 2024

Hot water in the home is one of the non-negotiables.

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Hot water in the home is entirely possible for those wanting to be resilient and less reliant on the utilities for power.

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May 26, 2024

Turn compost heaps into raised garden beds for long-term improvement.

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Turn compost heaps into raised garden beds for a sustainable method that will mean less work in the long run and better vegetables.

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May 26, 2024

Homocysteine and hip fracture are closely correlated.

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Homocysteine and hip fracture can be easily modified by simple dietary intervention; certain vitamins and minerals are essential for its degradation.

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May 26, 2024

Homemade sauerkraut recipe is so easy to make in your own kitchen.

Chop cabbage finely for sauerkraut

Homemade sauerkraut recipe is sliced from one cabbage-head with salt and will be ready to eat in three days; add garlic, ginger and chili for kimchi.

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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.

  • ´╗┐Lifestyle and ideal body weight
  • ´╗┐What are ultra-processed foods?
  • Investing in long-term health
  • 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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