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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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Thursday, September 13, 2012

live longer, omega 3

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i read this article from yahoo health today on walking
its what ive been saying for several years
exericise doesnt have to be complicated or expensive

simply walking has big benefits
i use to encourage patients to walk 5 days a week for
30 minutes

according to this article here are the benefits

live longer-a 13 year study showed that people who walked 
lived longer and spent less on health care

diabetes-walking at least 30 minutes a day can help 
prevent type 2 diabetes which is increasing in the younger
as well as older population 
if you have diabetes walking every day at least a mile can 
decrease the risk of death from all causes by 50%

memory-there can be a decrease in memory decline in those
with alzhiemers who walk
it increases the grey matter in the brain which is the part that
shrinks with age and shrinks worse with alzheimers
you got it i try to walk every day 

blood pressure-walking can significantly lower the blood
no copay for drugs     no side effects     no labs needed 
to monitor side effects

bone health-walking can increase bone density 
plus you get sunlight which increases your vitamin d levels

stroke-walking in one study decreased the incidence of 
stroke by 50%

mood-you just feel better when you walk
one study showed walking worked better than antidepressants 
and without those side effects

weight loss-walking regularly can burn off as much as 7 lbs a year
add calorie control to that and the weight loss is greater

insomnia-walking regularly in the morning can improve your 
sleep at night

heart-walking by women can decrease their risk of heart disease by 
30-40% and men by 50%

after reading this article ive got my walking shoes ready to go 
so i can live longer with decreased chance of diabetes, high blood
pressure, stroke, heart disease, depression while having an
increase in mood, mental alertness, bone strength, and sleep

cost $0 

was glad to see the latest report on omega 3
i gave them up several weeks ago 
got tired of choking on those big pills and burping fish burps
all day 

my pill box was so full 
now i have more room to get them all in it
as i take aricept for possible alzheimers    lipitor and niacin  for cholesterol
aspirin for the heart and omeprazole for acid reflux
those two big ole omega 3 pills just didnt fit in there very well

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I may have missed something.........what is the latest report on omega 3.

    1. a new article from the journal of the american medical association jama showed that a large review of research shows no overall heart benefit to taking fish oil supplements
      i stopped my pills weeks ago because i got tired of taking those big ole pills
      again you should always talk to your doctor about whether you take them or not
      sometimes they are used to lower your triglycerides
      if people continue to take them there is no harm done

  2. I thought you told us to take them?? Times change, I guess.

    Jim and Judy