Posts Tagged ‘pinot noir’

The "prostabus" and Queenstown's Remarkables on one of our rare fine days.

PROSTABLOG NZ:  This a brief bulletin from our campervan deep in the South Island of NZ, which seems to have been by-passed by summer.

The temperature as we sat outside in Dunedin having dinner last night was 8 degrees!

So far we’ve covered about 2000 kilometres around the bottom half of the island and now live a gypsy life, surrounded by rental campervans driven by holidaying couples and families from every part of the world.

Over the next few weeks I’ll post some of the photos I’ve been taking.

This blog, incidentally, continues to get about 300 hits a day and has drawn some nice feedback. Thank you to those who have contributed.

My health is good and any problems are related only to too many hours wrestling the wheel of the van in high winds (sore arms) or feeling a bit seedy in the mornings from too much fine Central Otago pinot noir the night before.

Oh, and one other piece of excellent news – we became grandparents for the first time on December 30 with the safe arrival of “Sparky” Tucker to Megan and our son Kirk.

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JULY 26: PROSTABLOG NZ: Advice for prostate survivors – drink pinot noir red wine from a cool climate like Central Otago in NZ’s South Island, pomegranate juice and soy milk.

And eat goji berries, broccoli, and cooked/processed tomato like good old Watties tomato ketchup.

These are just a few of the tips for men with prostate cancer who are looking for a suitable diet, says one half of an eminent NZ scientific duo.

Immunologist Dr Richard Forster – who with molecular and biological scientist Dr Jim Watson has founded a company purely to develop a new immunological treatment for advanced prostate cancer – told the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual conference in Napier today that diet is one of the essential tools in dealing with the disease.

Both men have advanced prostate cancer which was diagnosed too late for conventional early treatment, so are devoting their considerable scientific knowledge to finding a better way to help men in their situation.

A full report on their presentation today will appear in this blog soon.

Meantime, the chart below lists their advice on diet change:


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