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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
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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, February 9, 2011

heb texas super bowl commercial, national anthem, heart numbers, summer


if you are from texas you gotta love this commerical
if not from texas you probably dont care

either way
enjoy it if you have not seen it yet

dear nfl commisioner

just have a choir sing the thing that way you dont have
to rely on just one person to forget the words
then have the fans sing along

problem solved

alcohol     1 drink a day-excessive use can cause heart disease,
high blood pressure or liver problems

salt     excessive intake can cause high blood pressure
limit to 1.5 gms a day-the average male gets 10.4 gms

sugar      excessive amounts contribute to obesity and diabetes

heart rate    normal rate is 60-100    
usually the lower the numberthe less your heart has to work

exercise      walk 30 minutes 5 times a week and reap the benefits

sleep     need 8 hours a sleep a night

cigarettes     dont

blood sugar     fasting number less than 100 and or a
hemoglobulin a1c <6.0 (gives you a 3 month average of blood sugars)

crp-creactive protein     measures inflammation in the body    
can be elevated in some hi risk cardiovascular patients    
not needed if totally healthy    
is used to decide treatment in some patients
is the least important one in this list

waist circumference     men should have waist <40 inches and
women <35 inches   
people with increased waist size are at increased risk for heart
disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol

bmi     normal numbers are 18.5 to 25  
u r overweight if 25 to 30
u r obese if over 30    
u r morbidly obese if over 40    
it is calculated based on your height and weight    
higher numbers imply  higher risk for several diseases-high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep
apnea, ....

blood pressure     this is probably the most important one normal
blood pressure is 120/80    
if your blood pressure is not 120/80 its not a normal blood pressure
elevated blood pressure is asymptomatic    
it causes heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease
treatment is cheap      
can use a $4 a month medication if needed
diet and exercise diet and exercise diet and exercise

cholesterol     normal is a total of less than 200    
ldl the bad sucky one is less than 100 or less than 130 is ok for
some people    
hdl greater than 40 in men and greater than 50 in women    
a triglyceride level of less than 150
people with higher numbers (lower numbers for hdl) are at
increased risk of heart disease, artery disease and stroke
diet and exercise is the initial treatment
from yahoo health

according to the old farmers almanac if february give much snow,
then a fine summer it doth foreshow

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Man... I sure hope the Farmers Almanac is RIGHT... I've had ENOUGH of cold, ice, and snow! We live in TEXAS for goodness sakes! LOL Stay warm Doc!

  2. kb
    me too
    maybe this is the last cold spell like this
    hope so

  3. That was great information. Thanks so much!! Hope you are doing well. We miss seeing you!