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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
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

white on white-osteoporosis in men, wet suitcase

my relative he is so white that if you stripped him naked and had him 
face a white wall would not be able to see him 
my relative he gets very little sunlight
my relative he gets very little vitamin d and calcium in his diet
my relative he gets very little weight bearing exercise 
except for walking from car to work

my relative he may get osteoporosis as he ages and the complications
just like women do who develop osteoporosis 

osteoporosis causes a weakening of the bones which overtime
increases the risk for broken bones  usually hip fracture is the most
serious in men 
over 2 million men have osteoporosis
about 13 percent of adult white men over 50 years will have an 
osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime-know who in our family that will be  
is more likely in men over 70 years old

you are at risk for osteoporosis if you have a parent or sibling with it or
if you are a smoker   heavy drinker  have a slight build  have a low testosterone  
have poor nutrition  or take certain drugs such as long term steroids

there are no symptoms early on in osteoporosis but later can 
have loss of height  broken bones  stooped posture  and back pain 

osteoporosis can be diagnosed with the bone density test

osteoporosis can be prevented by quitting smoking  decreasing alcohol intake or 
stop drinking   getting weight bearing exercise  
if you do not get enough calcium in your diet then supplements of vitamin d and 
calcium may be  recommended 
foods high in calcium are milk products  leafy green vegetables   sardines(yuk)
cat food sandwich(joke from previous blog-do google search on right
of this blog) salmon tofu and almonds 
you can get enough sunlight for vitamin d production by getting direct sunlight for
10-15 minutes two to three times a week
ie avoid white on white

if you have osteoporosis it can be teated with medication

for more information on osteoporosis in men and on osteoporosis go to 
www.nof.org the website for the national osteoporosis foundation 

my relatives they visited us this weekend    see mondays blog 
my brotherinlaw he likes to get plant cuttings to plant at his place
in another state 
do the same when visit him-last time got cactus and a dragon fruit both of 
which are growing 
this time gave him some plants from my small pond  and some malabar spinach
put them in a plastic bag with water soaked paper towel 
well maybe not soaked but maybe some extra water to be sure
triple bagged the plants 
my sisterinlaw had room on the outside of her luggage
some one-no one will admit it-placed the plastic bag with maybe some extra
water in my sisterinlaws suitcase

when my sisterinlaw was taking the bags out of the car she said
why is my bag wet 
no one admitted to anything   she was told it was from a bottled water 
in the back of the car
she said there is no bottled water in the back of the car
well dont know why it was wet (hahahahahahaha) 

well to make things worse they got stuck in denver overnight as their 
transfer flight was canceled
my sisterinlaw opened her suitcase and all her clothes were soaking wet 
sorry wasnt there to give my brotherinlaw some support 
know it was a traumatic moment

hope he was able to transplant the plants when he got home
although they were probably planted in denver in the trash

the organicgreen doctor

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