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, August 13, 2010

compost, cholesterol

someone asked how i do my compost
try to use the kiss system(keep it simple stupid)
use the slow and less workrequired method

took horse wire panels and make a 3 ft high rectangle that is 3 ft x 20 ft
put that in my chicken run_the chickens do all the work
layed down layers of old newspapers(we recycle them here or send to my wifes school)
then on top add leaves that collect from friends patients employees(prob 100 bags a year)
(people leave me bags of leaves at the back of the clinic all the time)
we add food scraps and  stuff from the garden if it is disease free
the chickens then over a period of time shred the leaves and newspapres completely
they eat all of the seeds in the leaves
they poop all over the pile work everything in well scratching as chickens do
and over time we have the best compost made
usually will take 1-2 years before use it so it is well composted
just pulled up all old summer crops and put this compost down for fall garden
also spread leaves all over the chicken run they shred them eat out seeds
and later will rake that up and put in compost pile
thats my kiss compost method

if you are genetically kin to me then you probably have a cholesterol problem
so do your children and their children
there are three parts to a lipid profile doctors run on you
ldl-the lousey or bad cholesterol     the hdl-the happy or good cholesterol    
the tg-triglycerides-are the bad stuff         ie the good bad and the ugly
people with high ldl   low hdl   high tg tend to have clogged up arteries which can
lead to strokes heart attacks kidney failure circulation problems to legs
eg this was major cause of my dads heart attacks and possible his dementia he had later on
was the major cause of my moms strokes she had and what lead to her death was the gangrene that
set in on her leg caused by the poor artery circulation to her leg and was a contributer to her dementia
was the major cause of the heart attack my brother had
is one of the contributing factors to my brothers dementia

next blog will give you my lipid -cholesterol-numbers and what i do about them
what i do is what you probably  need to do

the organicgreen doctor

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