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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

know the 10 signs # 10, walkin, more dreams

10      changes in mood and personality

the mood and personalities of people with alzheimers can
change     they can be confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful,
or anxious     they may be typically upset at home, at work, with
friends, or in places where they are out of their comfort zones

whats typical or normal
developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming
irritable when a routine is disrupted

now that sounds familiar

from alzheimers association website- www.alz.org
a wealth of information about this disease

thats walking
thats healthy for you to do

here are 10 reasons
its recommended to walk 30 minutes at least 5 times a week
it only costs you for a pair of shoes-(which everyone has unless
you are from arkansas)(it ok for me to write that as im from
arkansas and use to go barefoot to school when i was in
elementary school)-with no gym memberships
it is atraumatic-no runners knee
it helps to raise your hdl (good) cholesterol-the higher the better
it lowers your blood sugar-if you are a diabetic just take your
blood sugar and then go for a walk and take it again
it increases muscle strength and endurance
it strengthens the bones-weight bearing exercise is one of the
preventative measures or treatments  for osteoporosis
it is part of the three prong attack on depression and anxiety
along with medication and counseling
it has been shown to increase neovascularization of vessels in the
heart to improve circualtion to the heart muscle
it improves circulation to the legs in the same way
it helps to lower your blood pressure
it delays or improves cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment
and may slow down the development of alzheimers

ok that was more than 10 but you get the message

it dont cost nothing and it only takes 30 minutes a day
cant think of a good excuse not to do it

MORE DREAMS-episode # 3
last night i flew fighter aircraft for the air force along with
my brother he (he flew the awacs for the air force) and with
roy willliams the wide reciever for the cowboys
the problem was that roy and i did not know how to fly the
planes on our first mission so my brother the ex pilot and
financial planner had to show us how as we went along
dont know if we made it back from our first mission or not
because i woke up and could not go back to sleep to find
out how we did
am worried as we might have had a bad experience like the
cowboys did this year

dont think i want to stop this medicine
wonder if lsd is a derivative of this drug

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Thanks for helping me smile, it is a pleasure to read your blogs.....

  2. Doc, I enjoyed the blog about walking and not wearing shoes took me back to my childhood. My parents gave us 1 new pair of shoes a year, and that was at the start of school year.
    Cathy K.

  3. I love the dream stories! Keeps us laughing! Are you getting over the morning sickness?

  4. kd
    morning sickness is better
    take a nausea med in the am
    should resolve soon

  5. ronald (ron)fergusonJanuary 27, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Hey doctor Nash..

    Morning sickness remeinds me of when my wife was pregnant with our last daughter. This has been forty years ago and she was diagnosed with malnutrion. Pizza is all she wanted so as prescribed i took her to the pizza store and the problem was solved.

  6. rg
    hadnt thought of that
    can put a lot of nutrition in
    a pizza

  7. Dewayne, this is Bryan Irvin at RR.
    Who did you see for your initial evaluation?
    (Might be a good resource for referrals for testing for others, also!)

    I really enjoy your blog, and I'm following you on Twitter also!!