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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
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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, February 22, 2011

sleep foods,no eggs, ms round rock, spanish helps, melo

SLEEP FOODS
from yahoo.com

cherrries have a high level of melatonin which is what your body
uses to help you go to sleep

bananas have a lot of potassiuum and magnesium in them-these
help your muscles relax
they also increase the levels of tyrptophan and melatonin production
in the body

toast has a lot of carbohydrates in them which can also increase
the insulin levels which increase the release of tryptophan and
serotonin which can relax you and induce sleep

oatmeal also contains carbs which affect the insulin levels which
then affect the tryptophan and serotonin levels
oatmeal also increases the melatonin levels

milk especially warm milk (makes me sleepy thinking about it if
wasnt lactose tolerant) has tryptophan in it which is a precursor
to serotonin
milk also has calcium in it which helps with relaxation and sleep

so lets see lets take cherries and bananas and put them in a warm
bowl of oatmeal then add warmed milk and eat with a piece of
toast then go to bed
let the natural stuff take over and get a good night sleep

but wouldnt that make you sleepy at work or at school if you ate it
for breakfast

NO EGGS
a readers chickens arent laying eggs
causes are multiple
they got too old-chicken menopause its called
theyve been traumatized-stress such as a dog attack or a varmit attack
not eating well
too cold
too hot
decreased light
molting-where they lose their feathers
moving location of coop
sometimes they just lay them somewhere else you just have to
find them
(we just found 15 hidden behind their watering trough)
or just add more to your flock

MS ROUND ROCK
no not the winner of the beauty pageant
our old chicken
go to the right on google search and type in ms round rock to
read her story
shes a newspaper and tv star
but shes gotten real old-greater than 10 years old
she has gnarley arthritic feet now
think she has had a small stroke as she drags her foot and
slightly drags her wing
she rarely leaves the coop area now
she is able to get up the coop ladder each evening and flop
down each morning
we make sure she gets extra treats each day as she can not
roam in the pastures now to get seeds and bugs
even red the rooster leaves her alone now-she use to be number
one each morning

sucks to get old

SPANISH HELPS
learning a second language and speaking it regularly increases
cognitive skills and can delay the onset of dementia on an average
of 4 years-lets see learn spanish now so i can go to nicaragua and
converse with the locals and i wont get dementia until i get on
social security and medicare-maybe that will work better than
aricept without the side effects

my wife she showed me this article and my sisterinlaws husband
-the wet suitcase one-sent me the article
they have been trying to get me to go to nicaragua for several years
to visit their place on the beach there
now according to them i need to learn spanish so i can speak to the
locals in nicaragua  and have the added benefit of delaying the
onset of alzheimers

lets see eat right (mediteranean diet), walk every day, be active
mentally, control cholesterol, sleep good, take aricept, eat
chocolate,drink coffee in moderation, drink alcohol in moderation
and now add learning spanish to the treatment of alzheimers symptoms

sounds good
(none of these prevent alzheimers-it still shows up-they just delay
the onset of symptoms)

will probably add nicaragua to my bucket list

MELO
melo to the nicks
they just got better
carmelo anthony and stoudemire on the same team
move over miami
will make the second half of the nba season more interesting

the organicgreen doctor

6 comments:

  1. funny coincidence... we had coffee delivered to the set... and are now trying to talk our early am engineer to run out and get us oatmeal from McDonalds or Starbucks.

    have a good day, Doc!

    shawn

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  2. My hens are finally laying good again, I got a smooth dozen out of them yesterday! I was praising the girls, great job!

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  3. Im sure ms round rock enjoys the treats. I flop down and enjoy dark chocolate now and then. She is probably happy red the rooster is leavin her alone. Ha!

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  4. wxman
    hope u stayeed awake on the set after eating oatmeal
    togd

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  5. life
    maybe the secret is praise
    like a chicken whisperer
    togd

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  6. mn
    chocolate is one of my addictions
    togd

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