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, March 7, 2014

here it comes

the meals on wheels night at the austin toros game at the cedar park
center is tonight at 730 pm
one half of the tickets you buy  goes to meals on wheels
there will be a silent auction on several items with 100% of the proceeds
going to meals on wheel
come join us and bid on the items
tickets should still be available 

if you want to just donate to the meals on wheels
go to this link and make a  donation

in the designation box write in 
meals on wheels program

send a check to
wbc opportunities
604 high tech drive
georgetown texas   78626

include a note that the check is for meals on wheels


alzheimers disease has in the past been reported as the 6th
leading cause of death in the united states
the only one of the top 10 leading causes of death that has
no treatment or cure

it appears that the cause of death from alzheimers is underreported
its that stigma thing i guess
like cancer use to be

heck they use to not even tell patients they had cancer years ago
like some do now with alzheimers disease

if i got it i dont want to know
they cant treat it so why know
just like cancer was years ago

researchers at rusk medical school looked at the true causes of
death of a large number of patients
what they found was that alzheimers disease as the cause of death
was grossly underreported
by as much as 5 times

which if extrapolated to the country as a whole would make
alzheimers the 3rd leading cause of death in the united states
behind heart disease and cancer

this move upward in the list
makes it even more important that we throw money at this
disease that may eventually overtake
heart disease and cancer and be the
number one cause of death in the united states soon

the disease now costs us $200 billion a year
its rapidly eating up medicare and medicaid costs
in the last 10 years the death rate from alzheimers disease has
gone up by 68% while other causes of death like heart disease
and cancer have declined

alzheimers research is grossly underfunded for being the
number 3 killer of americans
the lack of supportl is symbolized by the lack of showing by senators at
seth rogens testimony last week before congress

until they
our  elected officials get more involved its not going to happen
we by the way are the ones who sent them there
so i guess it makes it our fault also
let them know we need more done

what can you do for yourself and your kids and your hubby

maintain a healthy blood flow to the brain by controlling your blood
pressure your cholesterol your diabetes your weight

exercise doing something walking is cheap and easy

eat a diet rich in fruits vegetables legumes nuts whole grains fish

homocysteine is obtained from eating meat
keep your homocysteine levels down by increasing your b12
and folic acid intake by eating green leafy vegetables and fruits
and lean meats fish yogurt and fortified cereals

lower stress
laughter may be the best medicine
control depression and anxiety
meditate i eg do that everyday as i sit and look out our window
at the sunrise or the sunset or watch the birds or deer or road runner
thats how i meditate
a glass of red wine may help relax you also as you meditate
preferable not in the morning though

maintain an active social life

more formal education
learning new things like quilting photography playing a musical
instrument eg may help

get adequate sleep

if youll notice these are the things that may also help lower
the risk for the top two causes of death in the united states
heart disease and cancer
and further down the line stroke

so we can determine to some extent what they are going
to put on our death certificate

lets just make it so that they have to say
well he or she just died of old age

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I always thought that you die with Alzheimers, not because of it? I guess many people die from the side effects, such as pneumonia, as they become more and more inert?

    1. as the disease progresses you have trouble swallowing you get dehydrated you dont eat etc. people with alzheimers die from pneumonia heart failure malnutrition dehydration kidney failure etc. so many of the control mechanisms in the brain get affected also. eventually something gives.
      eg my mother died from pneumonia, my younger brother died from not being able to swallow my father died from a heart attack. much like cancer does when people die from it.something finally gives. the problem is that commonly alzhiemers disease gets left off the death certificate. togd