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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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

veggie tarian meal, fat burger, pedometer

no im not one of those
but i could be easily
(my rainwater brother is
he now has total control of his blood pressure and cholesterol
without medication)
i am almost a veggie tarian

eg our meal last night was roasted vegetables with cheese bread
sure was good
not bloated or full afterwards

i still like an occasional hamburger and steak and ham and chicken
and turkey and fish
i eat an egg every morning but
90% of what i eat is not meat

so for our new years eve meal we went to a restaurant in austin
called mothers cafe
its a vegetarian cafe
bet you could eat some of their food and not realize there was not
meat present

i ordered the chile relleno which i love to eat
this one had great flavor
it was better than the ones that i usually eat at the well known mexican
food restaurant here in austin
the difference is the flavor was much better and afterwards you dont
feel all bloated and full
so i had room for apple pie
great meal

interesting to note was that none of the employees were obese and
none of the many people who came there to eat were obese

the reason i brought all of this up was the new years resolutions i made
and probably all of you made to eat right
if you are not eating a lot of vegetable dishes you are not going to
make it on your resolution to lose weight


am sure many of you saw the film where the guy ate at a well known
hamburger restaurant 3 meals a day for 1 month
at the end he had gained a lot of weight
would have like to have seen what his cholesterol and fat levels were

my wife she and i walk a path on the highway and i will usually pick
up the trash along the way
this mile of road is kept clean by the country n crew

last week i picked up a box that had held a hamburger a quarter pound
one from the restaurant with the clown not named jack
i turned the box over and there was the nutritional info on the burger

i think the word nutritional was not the correct word
it should say warning consumption of this burger can cause diabetes,
high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and maybe alzheimers

there was 26 grams of fat in it
thats more than i probably eat in a week
there was  almost 2000 mg of salt
no wonder i use to get thirsty after eating one of these
there is 90 mg cholesterol
there is 1.5 gms of that bad trans fat stuff

and this is only a quarterpounder
wonder what a big mac has in it
so if you add fries and a milkshake to that
whoa no wonder we have an obesity problem here in the us

Sportline Step & Distance Black

one of the resolutions i have is to exercise regularly
remember i keep my resolutions as i pick the ones that i am
already doing
its the kiss keep it simply simple method of new years resolutions

i walk about 3 miles a day now
so i was wondering how much i really walked all day long
sometimes i will work outside all day and will walk a lot on
our ten acres here at the country n

so this morning i may have found the solution to the exercise resolution
not doing it problem
its the pedometer
in todays new york times health online section there is an
article on keeping resolutions that includes a section on pedometers

apparently if you attach a pedometer to your belt you will move more

those who wore the pedometer walked 2000 more steps or an extra
mile a day than those who wore a covered up pedometer
they also had lower blood pressure and lower body mass index

could it really be this simple

consumer reports this month just had an evaluation of pedometers
they have them for the smartphones that work well
they do use a lot of power though

they also rated clip on ones
the best rated was the $30 mio trace acc-tek
the best buy was walmarts sportline at $5
the best app pedometer was the accupedo for android at $4

in summary
eat veggie tarian as much as possible
avoid the big burgers
cook your own
get a pedometer-$4 is cheaper than a gym membership
make the numbers move on it

is it really this easy

the organicgreen doctor

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