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Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021 – Part Eleven – Anti-Aging and a nutrient dense diet by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Sixteen years ago I had a series on radio called Turning Back the Clock, which I presented in response to listeners in their 50’s and 60’s looking for rejuvenation and tips on staying young. Like me they were exasperated by the claims of the cosmetic industry that the various ingredients in their products could knock […]

Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021 – Part Eleven – Anti-Aging and a nutrient dense diet by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021- Anti-Aging without the Botox by Sally Cronin

A new series from Sally with a great title anti-ageing without the botox… I mean who wants needles stuck in them if you can do it yourself and without the cost of botox…How to live a healthy old age sounds good to me…

Please head over and have a read…x

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Background to the series.

Sixteen years ago I had a series on radio called Turning Back the Clock, which I presented in response to listeners in their 50’s and 60’s looking for rejuvenation and tips on staying young. Like me they were exasperated by the claims of the cosmetic industry that the various ingredients in their products could knock ten years off their age. I was asked to design a diet that would help reverse the signs of aging and this developed into a weekly challenge that was undertaken by nearly 100 listeners. The series became a book in 2010.

I try to practice what I preach!  And certainly so far I have managed to maintain healthy key indicators such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol without medication, much to the surprise of my doctor!

In my opinion the answer to turning back the clock by several…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 6th – 12th December 2020 – New Book, International Carols, Foods XYZ and a Christmas Party with pets.

Wow!… What week…Jam-packed with new releases including Sally’s ( Just) in time for Christmas, Christmas Carol’s and culinary delights…even some funnies to make you smile …Something for everyone …Please head over to Sally’s have read and maybe do some armchair shopping…Bliss…Enjoy the read xxx

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Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.

What’s coming up in the next two weeks.

I cannot believe that it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day in 9 days time. On the one hand there is a sense of relief that this year is nearly over… and a wary expectation that 2021 is going to be better.

Whilst I could sit and philosophise all day long… there are things to be done to make sure this year ends with a few projects completed so I can move on fresh in the New Year.

In the last week I scheduled all the Christmas Book Fairs so they would be finished in time for Christmas and they will go out daily until the 23rd of December. I have also scheduled an updated version of The Twelve Days of Christmas from the…

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Saturday Snippets…

Good morning and welcome to this weeks edition of Saturday Snippets…I am bread making today those dinner rolls again and some scones with persimmon and coconut cream… I don’t have a very good record for making scones, unlike my mum who makes the best scones…I believe you call them biscuits in the US…

These are a slightly different recipe so wish me luck I will follow it to the T on the first attempt and after if successful I will leave it as it is or I may tweak it a little bit you all know me…I just have to do it…Well, I followed the recipe to a T and they didn’t rise but spread …Aston loved them…I split them and filled them with persimmon and maple syrup with some coconut cream and they were nice…Not worthy of a picture but taste-wise they were scrummy…Back to the drawing board as they say 🙂

This shows that prejudices are learned and taught not something that we are born with…


Wellness Corner. Smorgasbord Health Column – by Sally Cronin…Apples…


Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?… Head over to Sally’s and find out…Just click the link below…x

Bridges…Not only are they built to get you from A to B but they can be an art form …It connects the Century City New International Conference & Exhibition Center and riverside park with neighbouring residential areas and forms a figure of eight across the Fu Hé river.

I think this is a masterpiece and so beautiful…with the connecting shortcuts, an infinite meandering path can be walked without leaving the bridge, to experience all possible scenarios between nature and urban cityscape,

Music...Well, it is summer however fleetingly for some of us and this song is a favourite of mine and perfectly encapsulates the Dog Days of Summer…

But what does The Dog Days of Summer mean and where does it come from? I didn’t know…But all will be revealed just keep on reading….xxx

As you all know I am passionate about the environment as well as food without chemicals...I love hearing about successes when due to environmental changes or projects which reintroduce animals into the wild…The Tiger population is on the increase here in Thailand…For the first time in 4 years, there have been new sightings in a forest here in Thailand…

According to the WWF(World Wildlife Fund), There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand so this is great news…such a beautiful majestic animal I do hope that they will continue to be protected…

The other good news about the introduction of animals back into the wilds in England came from Tori…Thank you, Tori.

The pine Marten was hunted to near extinction in England but some of the females who were introduced back into The Forest Of Dean have produced exciting is that?

Rebecca Wilson, Planning and Environment Manager for Forestry England added: “The hope is that over the next two years, more pine martens will be released into the Forest and that a population will establish there. This population will then spread and link up with recently reintroduced Welsh pine martens, creating a new stronghold for the species and ensuring its survival.”

As a child I was often told not to play with my food and ” Just eat it” …These musicians have taken that statement to another level…

Food…Today is National Zucchini Day and also National Frozen Custard Day… Zucchini I don’t love them Ibut I eat them…Frozen Custard…it is just like ice cream, isn’t it???

Ice cream is made from milk, cream, or a combination of the two, while frozen custard is made from milk, cream, and egg yolks.

So which one is healthier? Brands vary, but vanilla ice-cream typically has about 10 per cent more calories than custard, as well as twice the saturated fat, less protein and half the calcium and potassium. …

For the healthiest option, make your own custard using eggs, milk and vanilla bean, with minimal sugar and no cream.

I really love a nice frozen custard and always watch and admire the contestants on cooking shows and always vow to make my own…To treat myself to a churner is on my list of kitchen wants but something always seems to take president…One day…sigh…

Did you know that the11th August marks the end of the Dog Days of Summer? I have often heard this mentioned but never really thought about what it meant…

That’s all for today…Be well and stay safe don’t forego those precautions too quickly as many areas are seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases…It ain’t over yet folks…Better to be safe than sorry…xx

About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx

I am learning so much from Sally…I am finding theses posts so informative as they highlight how what we eat can affect our bodies and our skin…

project-101-2 Sally Cronin


Project 101 – Resilience is aimed at developing a strong immune system and a body that can fight off disease at any age. One of the key factors in achieving that level of robust health is being a healthy weight. There have been a number of risk factors identified that put certain groups of the population at a higher risk of a critical outcome from being infected with Covid- 19 – Opportunistic pathogens like nothing better than an acidic environment to thrive in.

Health and energy and long life all begin with a correct pH balance.

The pH balance refers to the acidity or alkalinity of every living organism. The scale for measuring this balance is called Potential for Hydrogen or pH balance and each system or organ has its optimum balance for health. The scale goes from 0 to 14 with 7.0 being neutral with anything above 7 is alkaline and anything below 7 being acidic. Each step up or down is ten times the previous which means that even a change of .1 will have an effect on your body.

For example, human blood stays in a very narrow pH range between 7.35 and 7.45. If the balance goes either side of this there will be varying symptoms of disease. In fact, if the pH level drops too much below 6.8 or above 7.8 the heart can stop.

This illustrates how critical this level of acidity and alkalinity is for our health.

To read more please click the link below…

via Project 101 – Resilience – Acidity/Alkalinity pH Balance for Health Part One and Music Therapy – Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 23rd to 29th February 2020 – Clothes made out of Tents – Foods beginning with ‘D’ and Younger than Springtime…am I…

Circular recycling at its best accessories made from old tents, D from my A-Z of cooking which is going great guns the second time around and so much more in Sally’s weekly roundup….#recomended read…Pop over to Sallys to read the rest you will not be disappointed.

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Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.

Between the weather and the coronavirus epidemic…. and who is going to pay the millions of dollars security bill for Prince Harry and Meghan, the news has not been uplifting this week. However, there is one news network, determined to only share inspiring and motivational stories such as this one.

Eco-Activist Hits Fashion Week Catwalk With Clothing Made Out of Abandoned Tents Collected From Music Festivals

This eco-warrior entrepreneur is making clothes from abandoned tents collected from music festivals—and the line debuted this month on the London Fashion Week catwalk.

24-year-old James Marshall spent last summer scouring campsites and collecting abandoned tents following the Eden Festival in the Scottish Borders and Kendal Calling in the Lake District.

With the help of his friends and family, he amassed around 300 tents which were then turned into…

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