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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
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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


i  have written several times about what you can do to live
eat right stop smoking drink moderately exercise sleep well
keep weight down control blood pressure control cholesterol
control diabetes be happy

now an insurance company has created a calculator
where you put in your age
answer questions about your health
then it makes adjustments on your longevity
ie that activity could make you live longer

here is the link to the longevity calculator. click on it
answer the questions and see how life style changes
can affect your life

so i went to the website
typed in my age and sex
doesnt leave me much time does it

typed in my ht and wt
bmi 26
ok so my pants have got a little tighter since i retired
oops lost 1 year

no history of heart disease before 55 in a family member
gained 2 years back

blood pressure under control with medicine
if i didnt have high blood pressure it would be 82

stress not a issue
gained a year

exercise every day
gained 2 years

eat 5 fruit and vegetables a day
gained 3 years

wear my seat belt
gained a year

driving record for accidents is clean
well in the last three years
gained a year

drink less than two drinks a day
gained another year
drink too much and you lose 4-7 years

dont smoke
gained two years

dont use recreational drugs
seems willie lost some on this one
gained a year

so if i do those healthy things that i recommend that you do
i can increase my longevity by 13 years
if i lose those love handles i could gain a year

so i recommend that you click on the longevity calculator game
calculate how you are doing
see what a life style change could do for your health

when i looked at this though
i thought
what if it asked are you at high risk for alzheimers disease
i would lose all those years and more
no way would i make it to 91
it would slow down the progress of the disease
and delay its onset

try the calculator
put your partners information in there
you have something to use to encourage them

the organicgreen doctor

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