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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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

good fat bad fat, nice pic, tour

fat has gotten a bad rap in the last few years
there are good fats and bad fat

moderation is the answer
if you eat too much good fats  they can be bad for you

fats help the body absorb the fat soluble vitamins
a d e k
we got to have them to live

eating good fats can lower your risk for heart disease
diabetes high cholesterol and obesity

heres the ones to eat

mono unsaturated fats
these are found in plant foods
nuts avocados (yes its is ok to eat them) olive oil cannola oil and
in poultry

they help lower your cholesterol levels and blood pressure
eg i eat a handful of mixed nuts a day

poly unsaturated fats
found in fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel and in corn and
soybean oils

they improve cholesterol levels and reduce your heart disease risk

saturated fats
found in meats and dairy products such as milk cheese and butter
theyve got a bad rap in the past but in moderation are actually
ok to eat


this is the bad one
its not a natural fat
the other ones if youll notice are all found naturally in nature
this one is mostly made by humans
and is a real bad one for you to eat
its in processed foods
its found in fried foods packaged snacks and shortening

its used as it increases the shelf life of foods
just leave out a trans fat hamburger or fries and see how
long it lasts
dont put it in the land field since the plastic bag will decompose
before the burger and fries will

it also increases the shelf life of those fat cells on your buttocks
thighs and tummys

it raises your bad cholesterol and lowers your good cholesterol
think of it as an anti cholesterol drug
ie it makes it go up instead of down
its an antistatin drug

is this the one of the causes of the obesity epidemic in the us

if you eat the right amount of good fat you can actually loose weight
say what
the good fat can suppress you appetite some
try eating a handful of nuts for a snack and youll find youll be less

good fats and the bad bad trans fat

heres a picture of a field near where i walk

this has been the best year for the
mixture of wildflowers
the best since weve lived at the country n


dont forget the  hill country chicken coop tour this saturday
starts at 1000
go to the cedar park farms to market at lakeline mall to pick up
your map to the tour sites or
go to the hill country chicken coop tours website

see you there

the organicgreendoctor

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