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, December 9, 2011

prevent it?, pat summitt, eclipse

people are always asking cant you prevent alzheimers
before they were told no you cant
youre just screwed if you are going to get it

now it appears there are those things you can do to prevent
alzheimers disease or to slow the progress down or to delay
the onset
sometimes you are genetically programmed to just get it
like i may be with my positive apoe 4 genotype
but maybe it can be slowed down

how do you do it
its what youre doctors have been telling you for years
start now
start early
start young
for these to work well
even if you have alzheimers or mild cognitive impairment these things
can slow it down

exercise regularly
control your blood pressure over your lifetime
control your lipids-triglycerides, good hdl cholesterol, bad ldl cholesterol
maintain a normal weight
control your diabetes throughout your lifetime
eat a normal diet especially a mediterranean diet
get normal restful sleep
avoid excessive alcohol
dont smoke
stay active mentally throughout your life
listen to music or play a musical instrument
stay socialized with friends, churches, groups, family

these also will make you live longer and healthier


pat summitt my buddy was named sportswomen of the year
you can read some of the article from sports illustrated here

how frustrating this disease must be for her as she continues to work
while taking her meds and doing all of the above things to try to
slow this down

sometimes when i take my aricept in the am i get extreme nausea and
get blurry vision that resolves after awhile
she takes this and also takes namenda so am sure she has some of the
same side effects


tomorrow there will be a lunar eclipse visible at about 45% in
the dallas area at 717 am
read here to get more information on it for your area

this is one of those seize the moments that seem to be more important
every day
stop and take a few minutes to enjoy this tomorrow

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Thanks for the tips shared. Good advices shared. Nice and informative. Nice sharing and keep posting.

  2. Hi Doc --

    This isn't really fair, this question. I already know the answer but haven't given up on there being unique beings who DO know something and just haven't been asked.

    I just started Namenda... but not for Al;heimer's -- for CRPS (a pretty rotten case). In your practice or experience, have you known it to help CRPS?

    1. i have no experience with namenda so i can not comment on its use in crps
      the organicgreen doctor