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

Friday, October 9, 2015

alzheimers news-my essence

over the last 5 years since my diagnosis i have been
interviewed multiple times by newspapers and television
and radio reporters
but last week i was interviewed by a reporter from the
above newspaper

here is the link to their website
the article will be available online soon
its now available in paper form at local businesses
and at their office

when i got home i told my wife she
that was one of the best interviews ive had of all
that ive had done

the reporter seemed to know what questions to ask
she when i read the newspaper article
my essence

maybe at my funeral one day
hopefully years from now
someone will read that article aloud to all who attend

this my friends i want them to say
is the essence of
the organicgreen doctor

he did good

for others

special thanks to ka for setting this all up

today i do another alzheimers talk in a town nearby
called burnet
it is to the local state agri extention clubs annual meeting
there will about 50+ folks attending today

i like doing these talks
like in the above article
i talk about how i was diagnosed
my family history my personal history
what testing should be done for memory loss
what new testing is available now and will be available soon
what a person can do to maybe slow things down
what new treatment studies are going on
what links for more information
then the best part
i answer questions from the audience to hopefully give them
answers they are not finding elsewhere

thats my essence alright

here are some slides from my presentation for you
and those who attended it today

those above the question marked tests are the ones
that most need to have to have a complete memory loss workup
those who havent had those may not have had a complete

these things above may slow down the development
of memory loss
some think in some cases they may even prevent
memory loss
you should be doing all this anyway
all your life
i attribute my improvement to doing all of these
taking my aricept (donepezil)

these are treatment studies that are ongoing now
they are looking for study subjects
the top three are on folks who have no symptoms
the colombian study is on a family with the dominant alzheimers gene
who have no symptoms
all three are using one of the new alzheimers vaccine
the sniff study is using nasal insulin
the bace inhibitor is a pill that inhibits an enzyme that
produces the bad beta amyloid

folks they are looking for volunteers
go to www.alz.org  or click this link

the www.alz.org is the best website for finding out information
for patients families caregivers or medical providers
the texas capital website is the local chapters
they can provide a lot of information for whats available
the clinical best practices is about what workup and treatment
is available
its from the texas health department website
the last is the research center where i go
which by the way is where i will be week from today

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october 10   travis county in austin 
team austin regional clinic

october 17   little rock
team #joe nash

in the am we will be walking with the austin regional clinic
team in the largest of our walks
at the beautiful camp mabry
come join us
no donation is required
ill be there in my yellow committee tshirt
will be walking for the purple and a cure

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, October 8, 2015

country n news-2 tools 2 have

here at the country n there are 2 tools to have
that have multiple uses

now i have one of these tools that has everything on it
i keep it on my tool belt when i work at the
williamson county habitat for humanity
its not on the top two list

the other day i was watching the central texas gardener
on klru
they said hes going to talk about the one tool to have
in your garden
i thought if thats that good im gonna go buy one today
it was this thang here
yes its the 5 gallon bucket
here its used to cover up the plant when the weather gets cold
other uses
-i drill holes on the bottom and on the sides set it by my plant
or bury in by the plant then fill it with water to water the plant
worked great this year for my tomatoes even in the hot summer sun
-hauling much or hauling compost
-a trash container in my garden
-to haul water to plants that need to be watered
sometimes i add the liquid johns recipe to fertilize the plants down deep
-one is used to hold all my tools to carry around where they are needed
-works great to plant a tomato or pepper in so its easily moved around
-i flip one over and sit on it when im working in my garden
-yes ive used one as a step stool before
be careful with this one though
-i use it as miniature wheelbarrow
-i recently used it to haul stuff on the roof to work on some cover sets
for my ac units lines
-its used to haul feed and chicken scraps to the chickens
-its used to collect produce in especially when we harvest
peaches plums and potatoes and tomatoes
-i use them to catch water off my ac units which i then pour on
the surrounding plants
-ive used them several times as a scooper or shovel to pick up
rocks gravel or dirt
-etc etc etc

so this 5 gallon is the number one tool to have for your garden

then the number two tool to have is
yes you guessed it
the roll of duct tape
a must have tool

ive written about duct tape a lot
even have a duct tape book a patient gave me
ive used that tape so much

recently i lent my large wheelbarrow to habitat for humanity
it was used to haul rocks
when i got it back it looked like this
now ive had this wheelbarrow a long long time
its held together with a different variety of bolts that dont match
baling wire
so i dont want to part with it
so of course my solution to repair it was to do this

long live my blue wheelbarrow
duct tape saves the day

so when you are shopping for garden tools
be sure and make sure you have these two necessary tools

the 5 gallon bucket
a roll of duct tape

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we are participating in these walks to end alzheimers
click the links to donate and or join our team
click one in a walk to end alzheimers in your area

october 10   travis county in austin 
team austin regional clinic

october 17   little rock
team #joe nash

october 31   hays county in san marcos
team organicgreendoctor

november 7   bell county in temple
team organicgreendoctor
i will be the honorary chair for this event

we are close real close to a treatment or cure
we need your help

the organicgreen doctor

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

mark his word

as i started to write this blog this morning about him
i thought
you know he might make a good president

now mr trump seems pretty popular in the republican
race for president
his outspokenness has got him there
ok so sometimes he should keep his mouth shut
theres no way he would win the national election though

you have to win over most of the electorate to your side
but women hispanics blacks to name a few
are not going to vote for you
since you keep attacking them

now mr trump seems so independent
but ive noticed that he is gradually conforming to the
overall republican message
you know a person cant agree to all that the party wants
democratic or republican

carly im sorry but she destroyed hp
what would she do with our country
however i would love to see hillary vs carly fight it out
for the national election
pretty ugly i think that would be

then ben carson
i dont know something just doesnt seem right to me
on some issues he should keep to himself

then theres marco and jeb
they may be the sleepers there
if you dont drift to the moderate middle
you arent going to win the national election
jebs got all the money it seems

i communicate with a former patient
a young sharp real sharp republican who is an
assistant to a well known conservative republican
he and i discuss politics maybe once a year
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its interesting to see what he a millennial thinks about
a lot of the social issues that the republican party has
latched onto
issues that are holding them back for the presidential race
those social issues are not important to him and to
the other millennials
they have gay friends they understand gun issues
they understand womens issues immigration issues
those things that are dooming the republican party

maybe when the millennials take over things will get better

in the meantime
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now enter mark cuban
the owner of the mavericks
he himself a long time maverick
who thinks for himself
he wants to be a republican
they are making it hard for him to be one
those social issues are not important to him

its the size of government
its taxes yes we do need a more equitable system but not for him
and the other billionaires
its overspending on lots of things
its some of our programs some sacred
have to be addressed

so i would like to say right now

i support mark cuban for president

the organicgreen doctor