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, June 1, 2012

wtea, resveratrol etc, a break


the walks to end alzheimers are starting across the nation
go to the walk to end alzheimers page to find
the site nearest you

in central texas go to the
central texas chapter of the alzheimers association link
to see the four walks for this area this fall

if you would like to donate to my team
the organicgreendoctor.com team 
click the above link

feel free to donate or join the team
or start your own team

this last year my younger brother was placed in a long
term facility because of his alzheimers disease
it was not safe for him to remain at home
as he would want to wander off and had become
a potential risk to himself

one of my team members dad was diagnosed this year
with alzheimers and has already met her goal even
though its 4 months till our walk
she has now increased her goal for $$ raised
and is rapidly approaching that new goal

my egg laying country n girls are taking the proceeds
from donations for their eggs
today they are making a $50 donation and
plan to increase production to raise more

our team goal is $5000 which we met this last year
help support the alzheimers association in their fight
against this terrible disease
that will affect us all in some way eventually


am sure you heard that if you drink red wine every day that
you will live longer
well resveratrol is the supposed magic ingredient in there that
may be the reason that people live longer who drink red wine

i in fact drink at least a glass of red wine every night as it
appears to help raise you good cholesterol (hdl) levels
as mine are too low
along with niacin i keep ny levels in the normal levels

there is a theory that using resveratrol at high levels may
slow down alzheimers
the test dose that is used is equal to the resveratrol thats in
1000 bottles of wine
(sorry cant drink that much a day much less in several years)

you can actually be in the study if you qualify
read it about it at the alzheimers disease cooperative study website

two other studies that are ongoing involve deep brain electrical
(this is already used in parkinson patients)
that may help slow things down and
looking at nasal insulin to increase glucose metabolism in the brain
which is decreased in alzheimers disease

(if youve read this blog you know that ive had the glucose metabolism
pet scan which shows decreased glucose metabolism in the brain
if alzheimers has progressed
so far my test has been normal-this pet scan can be normal in early mild
cognitive impairment due to alzheimers disease)

i will be taking a weeks break from blogging
starting next monday
i will be posting five of my favorite blogs
this next week

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your very much deserved road trip vacation.. Remember don't send back the French toast. We all know what they do with it in the back kitchen! ;-)