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

Saturday, August 14, 2010

vj day, google, compost, cholesterol treatment

today is vj day which marks the end of ww11 in the pacific-ask my historian brother he will explain it to you

my blog has arrived     it showed up in google search

you can do a simple small compost pile (dont have to do the 3x20 i do)
can buy the black plastic rolly thing or the black plastic box-like one or the circular one
you can get fence wire and make a circle or can get panels of wire and make a rectangle one
2 ft or 3 ft or 4 ft etc on each side
what you put in it is all the same
would start with small sticks in the bottom this allows for some air to get in bottom
then add layers of leaves etc   no meat or it will smell and animals will love your compost pile
add dirt or compost or garden soil in layers with leaves  this adds the good bacteria/fungi stuff  that
are  needed to help breakdown every thing
add scraps or leftovers from kitchen yard or garden
can add manures not dog cat or yours
keep it moist  but not wet
or can just throw stuff in  let it sit and eventually it will compost itself or can turn it occasionally with shovel
or a large fork     keep a layer of newspaper or leaves on top-ths slows down the drying out of the pile

usually need brown stuff(eg leaves) and green stuff(eg grass clippings are great, veggies from kitchen)
if you use the bad stuff-weed and feed-dont put grass clipping in your compost as the bad stuff may get in your compost and kill or inhibit your plants growth when you use it
good luck composting


the first time i measured my lipids i said oh ****
my total cholesterol was 325     my ldl-lousy, bad-was 230 nl<130    
my hdl-happy, good- was 23 nl>40     my tg(triglycerides)-ugly-was 450 nl<150
what this meant was at the age of 40 was destined for heart attack or stroke at a young age

today my numbers are total cholesterol 190      ldl 90   hdl 40   tg 70
here is how i did it:
am on a american heart association diet, heart healthy diet except for snickers chocolate pie
these are easily googled    we eat a lot out of garden    we cook most of our meals
we dont eat out often but when we do we eat what we want
its the carbs and fats and the amount you eat that will get you

quit smoking at 25
do regular exercise 1 call it ranch aerobics 3-4 days a week

doing this got my numbers to total 210   ldl 140  hdl 32  tg 100
with family history of heart disease and stroke needed these numbers better

i take niacin to raise  my hdl(men if you want to know what a hot flash is like just take a niacin without 
an aspirin-you will be much more sympathetic when your wife gets one of these)
i take a statin drug to lower my ldl-am able to take a low dose generic cheap one because my diet has lowered my ldl so much
i take aspirin 81 mg a day because am at  risk of heart attack and stroke
remember dont take these meds unless you discuss it with your pcp(thats what i am)-primary care provider

next time signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke

sorry about this all ran together today will try to fix this -google fixed it

the oranicgreen doctor

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