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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

salt, draft, tour


it sure is good on food
like salt on my food as it improves
the taste

both my parents and some of my siblings have high blood pressure
because of this i eliminated extra salt in my diet years ago
and sometimes use a salt substitute that his made up of peppers
and different herbs

i eat right 90% of the time but those other 10% of the time is my
reward for being good
last night we had take out bbq
sure was good
but this morning i can feel the tightness of the hands and some
swelling although slight of the ankles
ok that may have been from working outside in the heat on the
habitat house

there is so much salt added to food that we dont cook ourselves
and bbq obviously at least to me this morning has a lot of added
salt to it

a recent study showed that the average intake of sodium in the
studied 7000 participants was 3200+ milligrams mg while the
highest recommended intake is 2300 mg
those on restricted intake are recommended to only take in 1500 mg

those of you who have health problems requiring 1500 mg know that
youll swell up like a toad if you overdo it

here are the top 10 food categories that make up over 44% of our
sodium intake
bread, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches,
cheese, pasta mixed dishes, and those good ole snacks we all buy
(guess that covers my bbq)
most of the sodium comes from foods we buy from the stores
when we add salt it just increases our intake more

if you  decrease the sodium content of these foods by one fourth
you would decrease the sodium intake by 10% and would save
28000 lives a year
and  reduce the cost of spending on healthcare by $7 billion each year

many countries have already set stricter standards on how much of this
extra salt is added to their foods

and dont shake the shaker

tonight is the nfl draft
am looking forward to it
if i can stay awake
working at the habitat for those long hours in the heat sure
makes me go to sleep early and sleep well
think ive found a new treatment for my sleep problems
caused by the aricept (donepezil)

we know andrew luck will be first and rg3 will be 2nd
then well see what happens after that
so the excitement doesnt really start until after the 3rd pick
looks like its a good year for the quarterbacks

all the coverage though on the sports shows sure wore me
out after awhile
i finally just quit watching them as there was too much information
and guessing-much of which is all wrong anyway


reminder the hill country chicken coop tour is next weekend
on saturday may 5 2012

basically you go to the cedar park farm to market at lake line mall
to pick up your map (and bet you cant resist the local produce and meats
that are sold there)
then you go on your tour of the coops

here is the website for the hill country chicken coop tour 2012

the organicgreen doctor

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