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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

lifespan, rain, wtea etal

we all want to know how long we will live
this website will calculate this for you after you answer a
few questions
tell the truth now
it takes about 5 minutes to do
click www.livingto100.com to do the calculation

did it this morning
first i answered all the questions correctly and honestly
am on medicine to control both my hdl and ldl so i was able to
answer that my hdl is over 45 and my ldl is lower than 100

when the calculations were done my calculated age is 91 years old
then i went back and changed my hdl and ldl to abnormal levels like
they use to be before i took medication and changed my diet and
increased my exercise
luckily for me i hope is that i did this 25 years ago
hopefully that will help me live longer

went back and changed my cholesterol levels to where they use to
be and some of the history of what i use to do with diet and exercise
and the calculation lost several years of life expectancy

was feeling good about all this until i realized that os i probably
have alzheimers disease which is going to mess up all the work
i have been doing to take care of my health over the years
alzheimers disease will probably shorten that life span by
15-20 years

maybe i should have just enjoyed those jalapeno cheeseburgers
with extra cheese and dripping greasy fries and said the heck
with it

(my medical school friend im sure remembers eating those at lunch
time when we rotated at the va hospital)

then realized that maintaining your weight to normal, getting
exercise, eating properly, controlling your blood pressure,
controlling your cholesterol levels, avoiding excessive stress,
getting adequate sleep, not smoking, moderation of alcohol
intake, etc may turn out to be a way to delay or slow down
the onset of alzhiemers and possibly prevent some causes of it

also doing these things may also slow down the progression of
the disease once you do get it

so maybe all that work over 20+ years may help after all
if not then ......

ok now they did a rain tease on us here
we were looking at 30-40% rain for labor day weekend
now they threw in only 10% rain for this weekend
they sure know how to make a dry thirsty area feel bad
dont they
bet they threw that in just to make us not feel so bad

looks like hurricane katia is following irenes path
and  a new tropical storm may be headed into the gulf
or are they just teasing us with that one too

my nephew he the one who did not fall into my rainwater
tank going after the limestone rock i accidentally dropped
in there is coming back soon to work on another movie
in this area

(the one he worked on before bernie should be out this fall)

last time he was here we got torrential rains that dumped
10 inches of rain at one point at our house

maybe him coming this fall will be better than a rain dance
or seeding the clouds

have emptied that tank so maybe i can talk him into climbing
down there and getting that large rock out of there
at least he wont get wet doing it

walk to end alzhiemers for the central texas area is
saturday october 15, 2011 at 800 am

we need team members and donations for my team

click here http:.walktoendalz.kintera.org/austin/organicgreendoctor2
to donate and or join my team
everyone is welcome
donations are appreciated
help us reach our goal of 20 team members and $5000 in donations

the organicgreen doctor

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