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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
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

Monday, December 17, 2018

its for roping not smoking

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hemp use to be used to make rope especially for ships way back when
president george washington use to grow it
no he didnt smoke it
well i guess he might have maybe he didnt inhale either

hemp and marijuana have the same scientific name
the difference though is they are different strains of that genus and species
cannabis sativa

marijuana tends to have more thc the drug that makes you feel good
hemp has less feel good and more cbd the drug that is more freely being used for different health issues especially neurological ones especially seizures that are difficult to control

way back in the 1930s a law was passed to make it illegal to grow hemp

supposedly because it was when marijuana became illegal to grow and use in the us
some think it was mainly political that hemp got included
something about nylon being made by dupont and there was a push by the power folks
now we call them lobbyists to block the hemp production so to eliminate the hemp competition to nylon
some say this is why hemp became illegal to grow

some say is commonly in the know of whats true you know

when you fast forward a few years
you see the tobacco farmers suffering in several southern states
like say kentucky

in kentucky they needed a new agricultural crop since the tobacco one was fading away
the kentucky politicians started working to get hemp oked to grow in the us on the federal level

the top politician from kentucky in power in washington
thats mitch mcconnell the head of the senate

he used his power and influence to get the approval of hemp production in the us
to be legal
this was all put in the big farm bill that just got overwhelmingly passed in congress
now it just needs a presidential signature

supposedly this will happen
kentucky and other states can legal grow hemp
but not marijuana
so federally you can legally grow one but not the other

hemp has a lot of cbd oil and very little thc less than 0.3%
its used to make ropes clothing furniture etc

there will be more cbd products become available now
hopefully more legal drug alternatives can be developed
something thats long been overdue

it does seem strange that when you look at the congress folks that voted for all of this
all were doing it for different reasons
most for the money crop involved
some for the social reasons
some for more medical uses
some hoping it helps open a new opening for legalizing marijuana on the federal levels since over half the states have at least legalized it for medical use

strange bed fellows
money talks doesnt it

the organicgreen doctor

Friday, December 14, 2018

alzheimers news-whats for breakfast

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i like the two cs

in fact i use to eat chocolate off and on all day
until i got put on aricept (donepezil) for my mci due to alzheimers disease 8 years ago
the donepezil interfered with my sleep
adding chocolate to that made the insomnia worse because of the caffeine

my compromise on the chocolate thing is if i have chocolate in the house that i need to eat
i eat it for breakfast
to stay healthy i eat my breakfast
then eat the chocolate as my breakfast desert
that makes me feel better that im being healthy

im always scouring news reports and research articles for things that may help slow down this disease
i look for things that arent complicated and are based on scientific research

here are two articles
article one
article two

article one
alexander spier spent three years in auschwitz and is a holocaust survivor
he was a multimillionaire who in his later years developed alzheimers disease
he had the type where you escape get paranoid delusional aggressive have anxiety pacing depression
this all worsened his last two years of his life
the antipsychotic meds he was prescribed didnt work well
the family moved him to a center that used marijuana to control his symptoms
it helped a lot
if you have had a family member who has experienced these symptoms as they spiral downward at the end then you know what its like
the prescription meds either oversedate them or dont work

after his death the family formed a foundation called the spiers family foundation
which now is financing some of the medical research that needs to be done on marijuana
to prove if it helps or not
the government cant or wont do the research that needs to be done
since marijuana is federally illegal

the only way he would take the marijuana was in edible granola bars

the edible that most people think of is the brownie edible
this is how i would try it as my morning chocolate
an edible chocolate brownie

an aside here
im reading a book written about my first cousins battle with alzheimers disease by her daughter
the biggest issue my first cousin had with her lengthy battle was the symptoms that mr spier had
she was institutionalized for awhile in a psychiatric hospital to regulate her psychotic meds which kept her at times oversedated
i wonder if the edibles would have helped her
knowing her family they probably wouldnt have used them on her

right now
im putting it in writing to my family
if i get all psychotic like she was or like mr spier was
give me my breakfast of coffee and edible brownie please

article two
this article is about coffee
it seems that dark roasted coffee whether caffeinated or decaf has a chemical that is produced in the roasting that seem to possibly lower the risk for developing alzheimers
in the study cited a 21 year study showed those who drank a lot of coffee like 3-5 cups had a 60% lower risk for developing alzheimers
thats good enough for me i say

ok so i was doing that anyway

here in a few minutes
i will make myself an extra strong brew of peets italian dark roast coffee
pull out my pieces of chocolates + a capsule of cbd
knowing that as i have this for breakfast
im fighting that war going on up in my brain
maybe winning a battle just a little up there

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, December 13, 2018

dont do it i said

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she just looked at me
took a bite out of it

i said dont do it

she said

i said
two words why

e coli

now if you have read about food lately those are two words that most of us know
if you are one of the unlucky ones that got infected from eating contaminated foods
you would said the same thing i said
dont do it
its bad real bad if you get it

so my wife she was making cookies
there are two ingredients that are put in cookies that if you eat it as raw uncooked cookie dough
you can get one or both of these infections

known to sometimes get contaminated with salmonella
anything you eat from a chicken should be cooked well done cooked

it can be contaminated with e coli
a germ we all have but some versions can make you have the gis real bad
if you are young or immunocompromised it can kill you
as can the salmonella

in my medical career ive seen babies with salmonella meningitis salmonella pneumonia salmonella joint infections salmonella gastroenteritis
ive see babies die from it

i know
ive eaten cookie dough myself
before i knew better
not ever again

i dont like what happens if you eat it and get infected
it can definitely ruin a day and sometimes a whole week
or should i say runs

all i can say to my wife she as she makes her delicious monster cookies
dont eat the dough
dont do it

cook it first
ill take care of them for you

the organicgreen doctor