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, February 29, 2012

live longer



LIVE LONGER

new studies have shown that you might be able to live longer
with discoveries from recent research

although they are not cures for cancer or for cardiovascular disease
they greatly reduce the incidence of both

the best reduction was in the incidence of lung cancer
(besides quitting smoking or not smoking at all)



its not some new miracle drug with terrible side effects or some
new drug that will cost us all a ton of money or
some drug that the us drug companies cant produce enough of
to make a profit so we have to go to a foreign country to get
the drug

its not some new cardiovascular drug or some new cardiovascular
surgical procedure or some new device to hook up a patient to

its not some big study sponsored by a big drug company or
product manufacturer

its studies sponsored by the aca american cancer society and the
aha american heart association

this new preventative treatment may reduce according to one study
the incidence of cardiovascular mortality by 48% in men and 58% in
women
the incidence of cancer mortality  may be reduced by 30% in
men and 24% in women

these are significant numbers
these findings are very significant
dont see a lot of information on these findings on the news though

whats this new miracle treatment that can decrease the incidence of
heart attacks and strokes and multiple different cancers

are you ready for this new treatment

its diet and exercise
diet and exercise
diet and exercise

some recommendations
4.5 cups of fruit or vegetables a day
lets see i eat an orange,a banana, an apple, carrots at lunch
a salad at night and usually one vegetable at night
check

2 or more servings of fish a week
dont do that one
do take an omega 3 fish oil supplement a day

less than 1500 mg sodium a day
check

not more than 36 oz of sugar sweetened beverages a week
feel sorry for those sweet tea lovers
dont drink any of this
mostly drink rainwater
check

three servings of whole grains a day
check

maintain body mass index the bmi <25
mines 25
call it a check

maintain blood pressure 120/80
mines really close to that
give it an almost complete check

maintain blood sugar at <100
check
(read where statins may slightly increase this number
may be the reason mine was slight up at 104+ in the past)

maintain a blood cholesterol < 200
am using diet and a statin for this one
check

maintain at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity
a week or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week
wore a pedometer the other day in the afternoon when working
on my property and walked 2.5 miles total
give this one a check

interesting if you just change one of these you get a significant
improvement

interesting enough is that these same parameters if followed seems
to slow down or prevent the delay of alzheimers disease and
cognition problems
it also is the treatment to prevent diabetes and are the parameters
recommended for the treatment of someone with diabetes

surely it cant be this simple
no copay
no health insurance needed
no drugs to take

just

eat right and exercise

the organicgreen doctor

3 comments:

  1. Also I'm new to blogging, how did you add labels to your post?
    Thank you :)

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    1. fc
      i use google and its easy to use their design function
      the labels are an option to add on the design function and each label is typed at the bottom of each blog as its transcribed
      togd

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