A Baker's Dozen
             of Tips for Sustained Health
              A Fifty Year Learning Curve

1. Eat food as close to its natural condition as possible.
That means whole, fresh, raw when appropriate, Organic or Biodynamic in quality. By the eighties, preference for wholemeal (or at least brown) bread had changed the overall colour of bakers' shop windows. Avoidance of refined starchy food was my first and largest step towards lasting health.

2. Drink water as pure as possible.
We bought one of the early reverse osmosis purifiers, when they were still very expensive. We never regretted it. They are now much cheaper and readily affordable. Dissolve a pinch of vitamin C powder in pure water to drink it negatively charged (item 3). There is no merit in drinking hard water - see item 9. The hardness minerals in water, and in purified mineral supplements, are the ones that chalk up your arteries and body cavities.

3. Breathe air as fresh as possible,
and breathe really deeply at least once a day. Learn to use your diaphragm for breathing, more than your ribs. Really filling your lungs makes sure that every air cell gets used each day - no chance for any to silt up and stop working. Fresh air is turbulent, and downwind of the sea or mountains - visit both often. The key to freshness is negative electrical charge. Ionise the air in your bedroom or workplace to freshen it artificially. Earth your bed to drain positive charge away from your body overnight.

4. Be physically active,
in a way you enjoy, at least 30 minutes three times weekly. If you hurt yourself consult an osteopath, who knows far more on this subject than a doctor.

5. Be mentally active daily, doing new things.
In a word, create. In particular, think laterally and outside the box. Don't be afraid to be different, but maybe take care whom you tell.

6. Live to some purpose.
Yours, not anybody else's.

7. Avoid Sugar,
and eat little carbohydrate (starchy) food at all. It's mainly fuel, and very few of us toil hard enough for long enough to need any.

8. Nutritional supplements should resemble food as closely as possible -
in particular vitamin C and minerals. Your body recognises, welcomes and depends upon the unrefined flesh of other creatures, and with few exceptions (mainly the ingredients of sea-water) is hostile to soil and its raw or purified components.

9. Consume as much anti-oxidant food as possible.
Vividly coloured foods are capable of trapping mischievous fragments of chemistry - free radicals - and making them harmless. Free radicals arise from pollutant damage, radiation and fierce sunlight on untanned skin. Left to themselves they will ricochet around your body, smashing off showers of new free radicals, until they are stopped. You can hardly eat too of the foods capable of stopping them. Most of them occur in vivdly-coloured vegetables and fruit.

10. Assume you lack minerals because your food does -
in particular, most people need more zinc and magnesium. Rendered as food tissue, of course (item 8).

11. Avoid fluoride.
It is toxic even in low dosage, interfering comprehensively with the machinery of your body. Putting it in your water or toothpaste is good only for the companies that need to get rid of it (as a by-product of mining and manufacture - coal, ceramics, aluminium, nuclear isotope refining, scrubbings from power station chimney-stacks). If you live in an area provided with fluoridated water, you probably consume more fluoride even than the government thinks is good for you, which is already far too much.

12. Be economical with vaccination and immunisation.
If in any doubt, postpone. Vaccines are, above all, a marketing opportunity for their manufacturers. Public health officials act as if employed by them. Far better to tune up your immune system with all the nourishment it needs.

13.  Propolis,
from beehives, is by far nature's best antiseptic antibiotic. Beehives are more sanitary than operating theatres. Use propolis routinely to ward off other people's colds, especially on trains and airliners. Try it when your doctor's antibiotic prescription fails.

The Future

There will not be regular monthly e-mails like this in future, a decision which seems to have disappointed quite a few of you. However, I never intended to keep silent, and doubt whether I could. I will simply put pen to paper when moved to do so, without submitting to any deadline.
Meanwhile I will try to bring order to the website, and keep that up to date.
So it's "au revoir".