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Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease by Sally Cronin

Without our brains we are nothing and sadly many more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia than ever…I know and I’m sure many of you do know how very distressing it is when a close family member or friend has this dreadful disease…

Sally who writes Smorgasbord Magazine is repeating her series on the brain and its functions…if you are like me and wish to give your selves the best chance of not developing these diseases then please head over to Smorgabord to read how we can help ourselves and give ourselves the best chance as we age of not developing this wicked life-changing disease…Please click the highlighted link below to read the original post…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘O’ for Oats, Offal, Octopus, Oranges and Oysters.

Welcome to a repeat of the series from my very first the wonderful Culinary A – Z and a reminder, not only of the amazing variety of food we have available to us today from around the world, but delicious recipes to showcase them.

My thanks go to Sally from Smorgasbord Magazine who is repeating this series…Sally is a star for all the wonderful work she does in promoting blogs and writers to read the original post please click the highlighted link below and it will take to Smorghasbord where you will get a warm welcome from both me and Sally,,, See you there xx

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…8th-14th January 2023-Monday Musings , #Carol’s Green Kitchen, Thursday Thoughts and from Sally #The Brain and its functions……

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed during the week… weather-wise for the first time since I have been here I woke up to thick fog this morning it wasn’t quite such a pea souper this morning but now it’s sunny again we have had a few very dull days this last week and that drizzle where it’s not raining just a drizzle…a change from our normal tropical downpours…

As you may know, I am cutting down on my blogging to enable me to finish the 2 cookbooks I have been working on…so this will be a shorter read…I am also in desperation closing comments after 28days and on earlier posts, I have closed comments in an effort to combat spam as everything else I have tried has not worked all my housekeeping has not made a dent in them they are very persistent so if you wish to comment on an old post please make your comment on a new post and I will pick it up…

Monday Musings…

Welcome to Monday Musings where my muse pinpoints anything exciting or unusual we have read during the last week, it could be anything…I love chocolate… chocolate anything really…O mean who doesn’t?… I love hot chocolate no marshmallows though…I love it with churros and I do love chocolate mint creams…I also love to listen to “Hot Chocolate” Did you know?

The world’s largest cup of hot chocolate was over 6,000 gallons: In 2013, the world’s largest cup of hot chocolate was made in Ontario, Canada. The cup was over 6,000 gallons and was over 26 feet tall. It took over 10,000 litres of milk, 1,000 litres of heavy cream, and 2,000 kilograms of chocolate to make the cup…Wow, I can’t even begin to imagine the size of that cup of hot chocolate…

Monday Musings…9th January 2023…Hot Chocolate…After 40 years I jogged again!

Welcome to the return to Carol’s Green Kitchen…where I shared my joy at having a guided tour of a local Organic Farm and what a pleasure that was…I discovered what a strata was plus I shared Green Manila Tamarind that has just come into season here it is a lovely fruit those little pods are easy to open and they reveal, a white or dark pinkish fruit… to read more please click the highlighted link below…

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen…January 2023…Green Manila Tamarind, A Traditional Shepherds Hut, ways to use stale bread, My visit to an Organic Farm…

Thursday Thoughts,,,are where my thoughts could go anywhere this week as it it National Soup Month I shared a lovely Potato and Kale Soup plus is there an alternative to Lithium Batteries…? Please click the highlighted link below to find out…

CarolCooks2…Thursday Thoughts!…12th January 2023…Potato and Kale Soup plus is there an alternative to Lithium Batteries…

Finally, on Saturday I shared a rewind of one of Sally’s series where she talks about the brain and its functions a subject dear to my own heart as my dearest mother has Vascular Dementia and I am going to do my damndest to see if I can avoid that terrible disease …. please click the highlighted link below that takes you to Smorgasbord Magazine where you can read the original post and if you missed it you can catch up on last weeks post…

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Development from conception to old age by Sally Cronin

Thank you for joining me today it is lovely to read your comments…finally, I seem to have gotten rid of the copious amount of spam I was getting by closing comments on older posts I would also like to say that if you read my blog and just drop a link to yours no comment just a link I send you to spam it is not a way to increase your readers by link dropping and leaving it is bad blogging etiquette if you are leaving a valid comment that links to the subject of my blog and suggesting I might like to read yours I am more than happy to do that I am not happy to be sold something or let you promote your vapes…rant over…I hope you are all having a great weekend and as always I look forward to your comments xx

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Development from conception to old age by Sally Cronin

Welcome to Part II of the brain and its functions by Sally Cronin…Today in this first series of posts Sally is going to be exploring the brain and its functions.

Today Sally is looking at brain development from conception to old age…it is a fascinating and informative post well worth a read if like me you want to give yourself the best chance of growing older gracefully and with most of your marbles…

I don’t know about you guys but I am going to give my brain every chance to avoid Alzheimer’s or Dementia…Please click the highlighted link below to read the original post…See you there x

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…2nd-7th January 2023-Monday Musings , #Culinary A-Z the letter N, Thursday Thoughts and from Sally #The Brain…

 

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed during the week…weather wise it heating up a little during the day but we still have colder mornings but they are better for an early morning walk and I have to tell you that today I jogged in short spurts for the first time in 40 years and I am so proud of myself I’m buzzing even my son was impressed…Yeah! Go me!… Today my early morning walk/jog was 7.26km…

As you may know, I am cutting down on my blogging to enable me to finish the 2 cookbooks I have been working on…so this will be a shorter read…

Monday Musings…

Monday Musings will stay as it’s generally not too long a post and it’s a chance to showcase other posts I have liked during the last week or snippets of news…

Monday Musings…2nd January 2023…

Every other Wednesday, Sally is rewinding my very first A-Z and this week it is the letter N…There are not just noodles and nuts but nettles(stinging) and more so please head over and have a read…just click the highlighted link below…See you there xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘N’ is for Nicoise, Nori, Nuts, Noodles, Nettles and Naan Bread.

Thursday Thoughts…

Jennie asked me if Thursday Thoughts was replacing Saturday Snippets …it wasn’t but maybe now it is… it’s good to change the day of the week and I can find little snippets whatever day it is-smile-and Thursday was no different it was “Twelfth Night” which is still celebrated in the UK and in Sweden plus in Spain they celebrate with a “Three Kings Parade” thank you, Darlene, for mentioning this I hope you had fun x

CarolCooks2…Thursday Thoughts!…5th January 2023…The Twelfth Night…

Saturday I repeated Sally’s rewind of the start of her Health Series…in this first series Sally is exploring the brain and its functions…having seen my mother with Vascular Dementia and how traumatic it is to her loved ones plus I’m sad that my mother has been robbed of her memories ….this means that I am making a concerted effort to do everything I can to stave off the sands of time it is important for me to reread this series and implement anything that I believe will help me and my brain stay healthy …if it doesn’t and nobody knows what the future holds but I will have done everything possible and that’s the bottom line…Please click the highlighted link below to read the original post x

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain- Introduction and Anatomy by Sally Cronin

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments…My Green Kitchen will be restarting on 11th January where I will tell you about my visit and tour to a local organic farm I had a really lovely afternoon and learnt a lot…I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend and I will repeat I hope you have a “Happy and Healthy New Year” the emphasis being on healthy as without good health we would have a reduced quality of life …x

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain- Introduction and Anatomy by Sally Cronin

 

 

Given that Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other related conditions are rarely out of the headlines and it is probably everyone’s worst fear…I am so pleased that Sally who writes Smorgasbord Magazine is re-posting this health series…

At every stage of our life, healthy nutrition is essential to help the body develop and remain as disease free as possible …Sally’s words struck a chord with me…I visited the UK last year to visit family… my dear mother has vascular dementia…she didn’t know me although when I left she looked at me and said ” you have come a long way to see me haven’t you?”…for a fleeting second I had my mum back and I cried for her and for me…

Those who have experienced this in their loved ones will know how devastating it is to watch the person you love become just a shell…my mother functions she eats and drinks and that’s it she has no memory of who I am, who my father was or even what day it is…she knows hot and cold and pain but they are basic functions apart from that as long as she is fed and is warm and comfortable I like to think she is happy…she is but an empty shell…the women who gave birth to me has left me a legacy..she taught me how to knit, sew, bake and cook from scratch, she taught me how to be a mum, she taught me so many things and for that I am grateful but I miss my mum..she doesn’t miss me because she doesn’t remember me…

For various reasons I came back with a renewed energy to ensure that I kept my body and brain as healthy as I could after all it is up to us how we age and we can take steps to help give our brains and bodies the best food, nutrition and exercise…

Sally’s first series of posts, explores the brain and its functions…I found it both informative and fascinating and am looking forward to learning how I can improve my brain health as after all we need our brain to function…Please click the link below and it will take you to Smorgabord Health you will be pleased that you did…See you there xx

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