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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
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

obese kids, for your heart

in a county near here a recent study was done which
showed that close to half of the kids in the schools were

surrounding the schools were a lot of fast food restaurants
in the kids neighborhoods there were no side walks
there were no parks or places for the kids to play
the school district has cut back or eliminated pe classes
because of budget cuts
some kids only get exercise at school if their regular
teachers stop and incorporate it into their day

if you fast forward those kids to my age
many will have died already from the diseases that
obesity can cause
heart disease ie heart attacks

if we dont pay now society as a whole will pay later
incorporate good nutritious foods in the school
and please put back pe classes

besides lack of exercise and eating properly
here are some things that are bad for the heart
some of them increase the risk for heart disease
as much as 50%

those who spend 4+ hours a day in front of a tv
xbox computer etc have a 48% increased risk of having a
a major heart related event
even if they still exercise
hummm thats interesting

keep  on smiling
turn the frown to a smile
have a good attitude
stay happy
laughter makes the heart healthier
happy people live longer
nuff said

dont snore
if you have obstructive sleep apnea your chances of a stroke
and heart attack increases
dont worry your spouse probably knows if you have this
correcting sleep apnea greatly improves your health

eat more fiber
yes people who have an increased intake of fiber
live longer
women over fifty who eat increased fiber may have a decrease
chance of death from stroke and heart disease by 60%

floss those teeth
dental disease can increase twice the chances of heart disease

then finally
dont smoke even just a few a day
the risk of heart attacks goes up 400% if you smoke a pack
a day

dont watch too much tv
stay happy
dont snore
eat more fiber
dont smoke

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. I thought for sure you would have a comment on the game last night.