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, May 18, 2018

alzheimers news-females get it more than men

ALZHEIMERS NEWS-FEMALES GET IT WORSE THAN MEN
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i saw a statistic this morning that said
72% of people diagnosed with alzheimers disease
are women

why
probably because they tend to live longer
the longer one lives male or female the higher
the chances of getting alzheimers

those over 80 have a 1 in 4 chance to get alzheimers
most folks over 80 are female
thus the 72% number

so if you are female 30-50 years old
you are looking at a good chance of having alzheimers disease
when you get over 80
alone without a spouse

what can you do in that age range 30-50 to change those odds

from this article on a personalized approach on preventing
alzheimers disease from harvard
there are three things to do

how you move
what you eat
what you do

how you move
regular aerobic exercise can delay the onset of cognitive decline
if you exercise regularly you can delay the onset of memory loss in your
later years

what you eat
its the mind diet or if you are really motivated a plant based diet
the mind diet is not complicated
its a combo of the mediterranean diet and the dash diet for hypertension
green leafy veggies grains berries nuts olive oil fatty fish beans
poultry red wine with moderation of red meat fried foods butter
margarine sweets

what you do
these lifestyle habits have the greatest impact on memory loss as
you age
smoking
sleep issues
excessive alcohol intake

be careful of the meds you use for sleep
some can affect memory

this seems simple to do
if you are female i suggest you start these things as early
in your life as you can

i would also add maintain good control of your blood pressure
your cholesterol your diabetes your weight
these can be controlled if you do the above things harvard
recommends without taking meds for them
dont be afraid to take pills though for your blood pressure and
cholesterol and diabetes if you cant control them

then
remember
the biggest obstacle to finding a treatment or cure
for alzheimers disease
is the lack of clinical study volunteers
not funding

volunteer if you can
see clinicaltrials.gov or www.alz.org/trialmatch for trials
that you may qualify for

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, May 17, 2018

who is she

WHO IS SHE
(in my blog yesterday the link to facebook where you could find
out if you were russian botted was down
it now is working
here is the link to the blog)


npr.com

this is henrietta lacks
the mother of research

she a poor women went to john hopkins complaining of
bleeding
it was discovered she had cervical cancer

some of her cancer cells were harvested
to use in research
the immortal line of cells were and are called hela cell line
named after her initials

these hela cells were used in finding a vaccine for polio
in aids research cancer research and research on
flu hemophilia leukemia etc

probably if you did cancer or viral research in a university
for the last upteen years
you used her hela cells to do it

they were used all over the world

her legacy
her cancer that killed her
has saved thousands if not millions of folks lives

when i went to university of texas southwerstern and later
to ucla
there were a stack of papers i had to sign
giving them permission to use my dna my rna my blood
my spinal fluid my scans for research
without any limitations
if some university or company makes a drug from that information
gained from my cell lines or dna etc
i agree that i dont get nothing from it

i knew that when i started
i understood
i signed those releases

these didnt exist when her cells were harvested

the problem was this poor black lady with no insurance
had no idea her cervical cancer cells were harvested
to be used for research

her family wasnt told until years later
she never knew they were used


there is a book about her life
the immortal life of henrietta lacks
i read it

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there is an hbo movie about her life
called
the immortal life of henrietta lacks

the picture above is a portrait that hangs in the
in washington at the Smithsonian national portrait gallery

she is smiling which she apparently always did
she was religious thus the bible
the pattern in the dress and surrounding her represents her
hela cell line
there are two buttons missing on her dress which represents
those cancer cells that were taken and used without
her permission

if you havent read her story or seen it in the movie
maybe you should

she saved a lot of lives
because of her all our medical privacy is now protected

she is deserving of this portrait

here is a link to nprs article on her
here is a link to wikipedia on her

the organicgreen doctor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

were you botted

WERE YOU BOTTED
apparently those russian bots botted folks of
all religions all races all political beliefs
well they got all of us
or
they tried to at least

i was hoping i didnt get tricked into being botted

if i saw a posting that seemed to be far one way or the other
i didnt click on it
even
the ones that i totally agreed with

my rule was if someone posted a posting
that wasnt from an organization i recognized
like abc nbc cbx cnn fox nytimes la times washington post
etc
then i didnt click on them

i also wondered what a russian bot looked like
so
i googled russian bot
clicked on images
there it was
a russian bot
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the daily beast

huh
they dont look that bad
how could they disrupt our election
cause riots in the street
some say donalds followers are 50% bots
wonder if i have bots following me on twitter
i hope not

so
i went to this link on kim komandos website
that will let you know if you got botted
its at the bottom of this blog
so i clicked there   note you can click there also
logged in to my facebook as per instructions

i got cold and clammy
my heart rate and blood pressure went up
my hands were shaking
please on please say
i didnt get blotted

so here it goes
click
theres the answer

you didnt get botted

made my day it did

now
see if you got botted
heres the link
click on the above link
you will be asked to
log in to your facebook
you are then directed to the facebook page
that will say whether or not

were you botted

let us know what your answer was

the organicgreen doctor