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, January 20, 2012

nicotine, habitat

NICOTINE


there are several ways to get nicotine into your system
smoke it in cigarettes
definitely not good for you
cancer heart disease emphysema throat cancer all bad stuff
can result from smoking cigarettes

smoke it in cigars
i always loved an occasional cigar
however long term use can cause similar problems as above

chew it as tobacco or dip it
seems nasty to me
then you got to spit it out somewhere
it messes up your teeth and can cause oral cancer throat cancer
esophageal cancer stomach cancer bladder cancer and who knows
what else
plus no one likes to kiss you if you chew or dip

you can chew nicotine gum
takes a lot of work to get that nicotine level stable

then you can use the nicotine patch
that would be my preferred mode of obtaining my nicotine

why am i wanting nicotine

there was a study recently where patients with mild cognitive impairment
were given nicotine patches to wear and others didnt get patches

on cognitive tests the ones using the patches regained 46 % of their
long term memory loss and those who didnt wear the patch showed
a 26 % decline in memory
the study was on a small number of patients
but shows promising the use of nicotine patches

seems like an easy thing for me to do
its better than smoking and
its better than forgetting things

now maybe i  can find those keys i lost last week

HABITAT

tomorrow i start working on a habitat for humanity house
the workers who build this house are mostly volunteer workers
i have always wanted to build a house to see how its all done
will learn things i can use here at the country n as i rebuild things
plus
in retirement you need to give back to society in some way
this is one of the ways to do that and get some gain from it

will chronicle my experience with the endeaver as i go along

glad the weather is cooperating here for the start of this project

have a good weekend
i know i will

the organicgreen doctor

3 comments:

  1. It's good that they've found additional medical uses for products which have been deemed negatively by most people.

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    1. buy cigarettes
      i wouldnt buy cigarettes but would use the patches or gum if research shows it definitely helps memory
      togd

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