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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
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

dear ms b-food for thought


now ms b i saw that picture of you last week
where you were sitting in that high chair
at that yummy mexican restaurant we always eat at
when we visit

seeing that picture then reading that article this morning
on 12 powerhouse veggies
made me think about we sure hope you like your veggies
well from that picture
you definitely like refried beans
does all of your cute little cheeks

now beans should be on that list but its not
we eat beans at least once a week
using my special vegetarian recipe
pinto beans or blackeyed peas really a bean but if you
are from the south you call it a pea
those infamous billie beans that your greatgrandmother
mails to us
she gets them at a mexcian market nearby

when we come to visit next time
we plan on bringing an extra suitcase
a billie bean suitcase
just for billie beans

so here is the list
some we never really started to eat until we moved to
the country n
they are all racked full of vitamins and nutrition
good for the soul good for the thought process
ie the brain

once is collard greens
the ultimate soul food
i saw a new orleans bbqer on tv cooking some
he use hog jowls
i use veggie broth and seasonings and butter and olive oil in mine

then there is swiss chard
i we started eating this one when i found out how easy it was to
its the easiest and most giving plant to grow in your garden
its pretty to look at
some folks use it in their landscape
especially the rainbow one
then there is asparagus
another one we didnt eat too much until we put in a
20 ft asparagus bed
plucked fresh eaten raw as you walk around the property
i have found is the best way to eat them
my bed is close to 15 years old
hoping for another 85 years for this bed
maybe ms b we will will that one to you when we leave this earth

then there are beets
taste best when grilled with veggies
we will have some tonight
warning it makes your pee red and your poop red
scared the beejeevies out of me when i first ate a lot of them
thought the big C had come to visit
now they are one of my favorite veggies when grilled
i just turn the light off in the bathroom

then there is bell pepper
if eaten organic or if you eat them from my garden
they are safe
great flavor sweet tasting when plucked right from the garden

then theres spinach
winter we eat regular old spinach
raw or in salads or cooked with greens
summer we eat malabar spinach
a vine that you only buy once
ours was purchased 15 years ago
it has reseeded now every spring
there are lots of folks growing our malabars descendents in their gardens

then greens like lettuces spinach chard
cutting them as soon as you can like mowing a lawn
i cut some spinach that i planted back in october yesterday
for a salad

then there is watercress
sorry i cant get excited over that one for some reason
feel free to try it
then kale
that popular powerful veggie
we eat the dinosaur and the curly leaf kind seen on the lower part
of the above picture
that top plant not on the list but should be
is an asian green
we eat them all winter and most of the spring until they go to flower
then the bees attack it and make honey for us

we are a ms b and bee friendly homestead

then broccoli
another one that doesnt always make it to the kitchen
now ms b you know what i snack on all day

then peas
real peas
we plant sweet peas and eat them all winter
in our salads
like the asparagus
rarely do they make it inside the kitchen

so ms b
i want you to like all these power veggies
so you will be a good and healthy soulful grandbaby
who will have a healthy body
and most important
a healthy brain

these are all on the mind diet
maybe another reason i am better now

oh by the way
just add a small taste of compost to each serving
to make your
digestion and allergies better
dont tell mom and dad

the organicgreen veggie doctor

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