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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
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

Friday, August 12, 2011

brain health diet, duct tape, football, wtea

this is from www.alz.org the alzheimers website

the brain needs the right nutrients to function well
the diet that helps diabetes and cholesterol levels and that
increases the blood flow to the brain and is low fat and low
in cholesterol is the best

this combined with physical and mental activity and social
interactions improve brain health

maintain a normal weight
obese middle age people are twice as likely to develop dementia
those who had high cholesterol and high blood pressure have a
6 times increase in dementia

reduce foods high in fat and cholesterol
these foods can clog up your arteries and
is associated with a higher risk of alzheimers disease
a high hdl cholesterol may be protective against alzhiemers disease
use olive oil for cooking or other mono or poly unsaturated fats
bake or grill your food instead of frying it

eat more protective foods
these help lower the risk for heart attack or strokes and may
improve brain health

these dark skinned vegetables and fruits are good
vegetables such as kale beets alfalfa sprouts broccoli
brussel sprouts red bell pepper onion corn and egg plants
fruits such as blueberries (not blue bell ice cream) prunes raisins
black berries raspberries plums oranges red grapes and cherries

all of these are high in antioxidant properties

cold water fish high in omega 3 are holy mackerel, salmon, tuna
halibut and trout

nuts such as pecans peanuts and walnuts are high in vitamin a
an antioxidant

eating green leafy cruciferous vegetables may help also
eating foods high in vitamins e, c, b12 and folate may help to
reduce the risk of alzheimers disease
these food also have trace elements in them

we are like plants that are raised with an organic method of
cultivation as they have more nutrition in them than those
raised nonorganically
we get a greater benefit from getting our vitamins and elements
from eating the right foods than by trying to take supplements

so for alzheimers prevention possibly and for improving your
brain health as well as your blood pressure and cholesterol
and reducing your risk for stroke and heart attacks try following
the above recommendations

there is a genetic component to this alzheimers disease but it
is multifactorial ie has many causes and diet may be part
of the picture

according to a face book friend you can use duct tape to remove
ticks especially seed ticks and chiggers
now there is a good use for duct tape

if you dont know what chiggers are then you are
not from the south or have never been there

what little we saw of the starters for the cowboys they
looked ok

dont like the new kick off rule
that needs to be changed quickly
boring boring boring boring

tebow has it
he made some good drives
he completed several good passes
he just looks like he wants to get it done
they need to give him the reins of the broncos and see
if he does have it

cant wait until the real games start


october 15 2011 austin texas or your local walk www.alz.org/walk/
donate join a team and walk

the organicgreen doctor

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