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

Thursday, September 9, 2010

hurricane hermine followup, mci, healthy fruits

its gone from this area, now it is gone to where many of yall live-enjoy the rain

rain barrel tanks are all full-have enough water  for the next 6-10 months
if there is a drought after this am prepared

all my mulch yard and  pastures are soaked
they act as a sink holding the water on the property

can not imagine the damage that must be done by a category 2-5
hurricane that comes inland when you see what this barely category 1 did

near work the rain was greater
those areas especially near where work is located flooded in areas
that have never flooded in the past
what is amazing is that through all this flooding and devastation only
one person died and she is the one who drove around a barrier and
was swept away  
her body is still not been found

this has saved a lot of lives

researchers studied 2000 older patients that were dementia free
16% showed symptoms of mild cognitive impairment(mci)
mci is picked up on neuropsychological tests
the changes are/may be subtle
mci is thought to be the precursor or early beginning of alzheimers

alzheimers changes in the brain occur 1-2 decades  before symptoms show up
 in a person
research is looking to pick up mci earlier than it is now
it is memory problems greater than is expected for when a person ages
eg  not where did i put my dang keys

mci occurs more commonly in men than women-we get screwed again
mci is twice  more likely to be amnesic memory loss-sure hope that doesnt
include peoples names
mci is more prevalent in those with the apoe 4 gene-a known risk factor for
developing late onset alzheimers
mci is decreased in those with the most years of education-maybe medical
school  will help me    maybe will work on phd
mci is increased in those who have never married and is lower in married persons-
some of my relatives shouldnt get mci then

this is summary from eupdate from the alzheimers disease and education referral center
tuesday september 7 2010

this from email newsletter from the texas gardeners seeds

the five  most healthiest fruits are raspberries blackberries kiwi strawberries and oranges
collectively they are lower in sugar content   have more  fiber   are high in vit c vit a vit k   flavonoids  antioxidants potassium  and have a laxative effect

so instead of an apple a day keeps the doctor away maybe
it should be an orange a day.....

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I'm really enjoying your posts! This is the first time I've seen a comment box!


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    the organicgreen doctor