welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

dear ms b-zing feeling

DEAR MS B-ZING FEELING
ms b there was this commercial on tv
for coca cola
that said zing what a feeling with a coke
Image result for coke

the original coke had cocaine in it
and lots and lots of sugar
and lots and lots of caffeine
sort of
like one of those monster energy drinks that
is sold now
minus the cocaine

eventually the coke was removed from coke
as it progressed to the coke we see today
with its high amount of fructose sugar
not around when the coke was used in coke

it seems ms b
that the fructose sugar may be worse than the coke
in coke

so when you drink a coke
you get 10 tsps of sugar
ms b thats a lot of sugar
now we know you are a sweet kid
we dont need you sweeter
so dont drink that stuff

the sugar quickly gets converted to fat
by the elevated insulin levels caused by all
that sugar

then
all that caffeine gets dumped into your systems
your pressure goes up
your little eyes dilate
resulting in more sugar getting dumped into your
system by the liver
its like a double jeopardy of sugar

then the acid in the coke
itll dissolve a fish bone
binds up calcium magnesium and zinc
that was headed to strengthen your bones
but
instead after 60 minutes after taking that first sip
you gotta go pee
since the caffeine is a strong diuretic
out it goes all that bound up magnesium calcium and zince
never to reach your little bones

you also get this sugar crash that happens about this time
as your glucose levels drop too low
making you irritable and sluggish

now well have none of that

so
in summary ms b
i hope you are never a coke drinker

that zing feeling you get from all that caffeine and sugar
causes things to crash inside you

so when you come visit the country n
there will be no coke
just
country n rainwater for you
young lady

it goes well with the country n dirt
a taste each day is good for your immune system
as well
as it makes good mud pies

the organicgreen doctor

Monday, August 3, 2015

gadgetry

GADGETRY 
ed begley is my hero
i use to love to watch his show on tv about his green living
it was a reality show on green living
before reality shows were popular
Image result for ed begley
heck he even rode his stationary bike every morning
since it was hooked to a generator which ran
the electricity to his toaster to
toast his bread for breakfast
definitely my type of guy

a good friend says i look like him
and
of course
i definitely think like him

this last two weeks ive had ed begley days every day
since
we doubled our solar capacity
added an ac heating system
added new energy efficient windows

its almost orgasmic as i look at my energy use each day
on the internet
66% reduction in our electric use from our power company

so in that frame of mine
looking for new ideas

we went to a friends house this weekend for a dinner party
to see their new home and to get together with a
group of folks from the past

as i got to talk to the husband
lets call him jordan
he got to talk about the gadgetry on his phone
he has all this control stuff programmed in his phone

i told him about my brother who controls his thermostat
his hot water heater etc from his iphone
when his wife leaves the house
he turns up the thermostat on the ac
and
turns down the water heater
reversing it just before she arrives home
Image result for iphone 6
he has a tracking device on her iphone
since she is always leaving it somewhere
like bathrooms stores gas stations restaurants etc etc

but
jordan man he has gone a step farther
probably so high up the ladder he is
in ed begley heaven

ok after a glass of wine or two his wife started opening up
on her view of this begleyness

so she said when i go to the bathroom
the light clicks on
when i leave after a time the light shuts it off
however
if im having a good one sitting for awhile
the lights go off
so i have to wave my arms wildly to get the lights on
disrupting my moment of zen

then
in the morning she likes to watch tv in her bathroom
as she gets ready for work
however that is all programmed to come on and off
she cant figure how to turn it off and on
she said
i just want to watch tv in the morning
then
once the hot water heater in one side went out
so over by the guest room theres another one
however its programmed to come on and go off at
a certain time
so
her and the kids had to take a cold shower that morning
until she located him to turn on the guest water heater
using his iphone from work
then
she likes to sit and watch her tv shows
under her ceiling fan
but sometimes the fan is too high
and needs to be turned down
so
she huddles under a blanket
until she can locate jordan to turn the fan down
since she cant figure out how to do it

if you walk into a room the fan and light comes on
leave the room and it goes off

50+ points of control he has to save energy
with the below example
the ultimate

down by the creek below the property line
the frogs start croaking at night
they get louder and louder
easily heard sitting on the back deck
so loud it interferes with conversations
click on the iphone
a blue light turns on down by the creek
the frogs get real quiet
for awhile at least

now this is the ultimate in energy control of a house
all programmable
especially for someone who likes to be in total control
like me

so i sat here this morning
thinking about how i could use this technology in our house
so i decided
as much as i liked all that gadgetry
and
as much as i like ed begley
it all does have its limits

its called a marriage

so
ill just stop while im ahead
on begleyizing the country n

the organicgreen doctor

Friday, July 31, 2015

alzheimers news-we are close now

ALZHEIMERS NEWS-WE ARE CLOSE NOW
by 2018 i might be able to start treatment with monthly infusions
of a new alzheimers drug
if
studies continue to show positive results
that will slow down the progression of alzheimers in my brain

if it had been available 10-20 years ago
i could have started then
when i was at the peak of my career as a doctor
or
even when i first started full time private practice at the age of 40

the time may be now when we can do something to
really slow down and prevent this disease

so what can you do
exercise may be the best prescription for right now
as well as
controlling your weight blood pressure cholesterol diabetes
then
do the other healthy things like diet sleep stress control
anxiety depression control stay mentally active socialize
and
watch the news for whats on the horizon

and

we need your help
consider donating or walking with us at the walks in your area
this is where the alzheimers association gets its funds
for
research
education of family patients and health providers

my team
organicgreendoctor
will be walking in the
williamson county walk to end alzheimers on
saturday september 26 2015 at san gabriel park in
georgetown
here is the link for my team organicgreendoctor
donate and or join us for the walk

we also will be walking in the
bell county walk to end alzheimers on
saturday november 7 2015 at pepper creek trails in
temple
here is the link for my team organicgreendoctor
donate and or join us for the walk 

i will be the honorary chair for the bell county walk
and will say a few words before the walk starts

Image result for senior expo at bell county expo center
on tuesday september 22 2015 i will be a guest speaker
at the senior expo at the belton expo center
talking on alzheimers disease and answering questions
from the audience
my talk starts at 1030 am

on friday october 9 2015 i will be the guest speaker
starting at 1130 am for the burnet county extension club
at the first lutheran church fellowship hall in burnet texas

if you have a club or group who would like for me to speak
on alzheimers disease please contact me

the organicgreen doctor