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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

purple challenge

PURPLE CHALLENGE
the ice bucket challenge has been a huge success for als
a disease thats underfunded

interesting is there is an overlap of research with alzheimers
and als
treatment in the future for one my help the other

so
here is the

RULES FOR THE PURPLE CHALLENGE











1  wear a purple shirt post it on facebook and wear it for a day
2  donate at least $5 or join a walk to end alzheimers team at www.alz.org/walk
3  nominate three of your friends to do the same

the organicgreen doctor

Friday, August 29, 2014

caregiving 101

CAREGIVING 101
you just got the word or maybe it has already happened
this new role called
caregiving
sorry to tell you but it is probably going to suck big time
its not going to get better
it only gets worse
thats the reality of being a caregiver

so how do you make the best of it
its called preparation

the number one source of information about alzheimers disease and about
caregiving is
www.alz.org 
which is the alzheimers associations website

now go there
click on the alzheimers and dementia label
go read about dementia and pick out your loved ones diagnosis
eg
alzheimers disease and read about it

now
there is a section called
the caregiver stress check
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-stress-check.asp

click on it and answer the questions and follow through as it gives you
advice
just do it please

then
there is a section called
the alzheimers navigator
click here to get an action plan to meet your specific needs
then click get started to answer questions
it only takes a few minutes

you will be glad that you did this
and
please oh please follow their suggestions

do this even especially even if the diagnosis is new and early
the earlier you start the better things are for you

then there is a section called
we can help
which by the way they can
click here to access that area

dont please dont do this by yourself
your family and friends and neighbors want to help and support you
it will take a village to do this


now
take this purple challenge
no it doesnt involve an ice bucket or anything like that

go to
www.alz.org/walk
type in your zip code and select the nearest walk to end alzheimers
donate or join a team or form you own
the cost to walk is zero nada $0
get involved
take the purple challenge

now
my purple challenge involves you
consider donating or joining my
organicgreendoctor team that will walk in the
williamson county walk to end alzheimers in georgetown tx september 27th
just click here or my teams name
or do your own team

now
our team has a online silent auction that will continue until september 21st
click on the link below to view and make a bid

www.32auctions.com/ogd

other items will be added soon










accept the challenge
these people did

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, August 28, 2014

i am a texas gardener

I AM A TEXAS GARDENER
fan that is

the magazine called
texas gardener

gardening in texas can be harsh at times
also there is such varying climates since the state is so
big in size

we live here at the country n 40 miles north of austin
how we garden here is different than how you garden
in austin

the difference is the winters since we get colder climates
than austin eg we may have single digit weather here and
austin may not get into the teens

now the summers are the same
just hotter and drier than hades

so finding a source that can be helpful is hard to find
to cover all this diversity
but
there it is the
texas gardener

there are always articles that are helpful
eg ive learned how to properly plant potatoes tomatoes garlic
onions beans peppers squash egg plant okra spinach lettuce
etc etc etc from the special articles they have from good ole
timey gardeners

but the best section is the activity checklist
since its an every two month magazine it gives advise for two months
with advice for each area based on the climate zones

there is a section on veggies and herbs
i skim it each month making sure im planting what will grow
in my area at this time of year
eg if you want to plant fall tomatoes you need to wait until
next year in this area since its too late for them to grow
you would be 2 months late on the planting
you really have to nurse the plants along during this time
learned all this from this section of the magazine and its
articles on tomato growing

there is a september section and an october section

then there is a perennial and annual section
then a trees shrubs and vines section
then a fruits and nuts section
then a lawns and groundcovers section
then a timely tips section

everything you need to know to be a successful gardener
in this big ole state

we get several magazines here at the country n
more than we should i guess
but
if i had to choose only one to get on a regular basis
it would be the
texas gardener

the organicgreen doctor