welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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, January 11, 2013

what to eat

Mediterranean Diet for Alzheimer's Prevention

Mediterranean Diet and Alzheimer's Prevention

this infograph is the best and simplest explanation of what the
mediterranean diet is

two of the diseases listed on the menu that may be helped by this diet
i carry a genetic predisposition to getting

cardiovascular disease-stroke and heart attack with my awful cholesterol
and triglycerides now controlled with this diet and medications
alzheimers-what if someone like your kids stayed on this diet for a lifetime
-warning they will have to plan for a lengthy retirement-
they may not get alzheimers or will get it at a much later time in life and
it may not be as severe

(the gene i have the apoe 4 gene thats associated with an increased
incidence of alzheimers is also on the same area where the gene
for abnormal cholesterol is located)

so for me there are these two good reasons to eat this way
chance are if i werent eating this way for the last several years then i
might have already had a heart attack like my dad and my brother or
i might be more advanced with alzheimers like my other brother

so diet can make a difference in these diseases

recently it was noted that the overall cancer rate has gone down but
certain cancers like kidney and colon rates have gone up
its thought to be due to our poor diets and our obesity

so take a moment and look at this simple infograph of the
mediterranean diet

it could save yours and your kids lives

the organicgreen doctor

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