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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

Friday, October 21, 2011

smart powder, streaker, rangers

there is this smart powder (thats what i call it) that is a
prescription only medical food that may help some with
memory in patients with alzheimers or mild cognitive impairment
amnestic type like i have
its called axona

no its not like medical marijuana
its legal in all of our states
its fda approved for it use

the way it works is that the body takes the medium chain
triglycerides in this powder and makes ketone bodies that are
presented to the damaged nerve cells in the brain
so they can use them as a source of nutrition

in alzheimers disease the damaged cells from the deposition of
beta amyloid can not use glucose well so they starve from the
lack of nutrition
the ketone bodies formed from the axona smart powder medium
triglycerides then provide that nutrition the damaged nerve cells need

in studies the results of cognitive tests improved in the patients that
took this smart powder
so it appears that it may helps some
more research is being done

remember nothing cures alzheimers
these things just may help the symptoms some ie in this case
improves memory

so i picked up my prescription from the pharmacy
i was a little concerned when i picked it up as it
looked like i might need a refrigerator dolly to haul it
to the car

it wasnt that heavy though
it was acutually a 3 months prescription with 90 packets
they look like instant breakfast and taste like a milk shake
well not quite like one but close to one
the taste is tolerable and the axona is taken after a large meal

well after a week i dont feel smarter yet
maybe after i start taking the full packet
maybe i can beat my white on white relative in jeopordy now

oh i remember the streaking days
you might see a streaker anywhere
it was not unusual to see one dash across campus at college
sometimes the ones streaking were the least you would expect
to streak
many a ball game, wedding, trial, graduation, ceremonies
were disrupted by the streaker

last night during a boring pac 12 +-  game on tv a referee blew
a whistle stopping play came in and got the ball then ran towards
the end zone dropping clothes as he ran
he made the game more entertaining

so what did the players do to respond to this joke
they had a brawl
that disrupted the game more than the streaker did
thats another thing thats wrong with college football
cant even enjoy a good joke
how can you even fight in a football outfit anyway
no wonder both these teams are lousy this year

they pulled one out in the end
guess that game was more entertaining than the streaker
football game last night between ucla and arizona

the organicgreen doctor

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