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, April 18, 2014

tour, five things

dont forget the
funky chicken tour tomorrow
heres the link for information

you can go to the sunshine community gardens at 49th and sunshine in austin
to buy your tickets
ie  your map for your group

this also is a good starting point

here is the link to the descriptions of the different coops

you might even get to see something like this
take your kids

or click to see this kiddo chicken youtube video

researchers have found 5 clues to risk factors for alzheimers disease

blood glucose not just diabetes
but a high normal blood sugar is associated with a increased risk of dementia
i have had slightly elevated blood sugars recently although they are normal now

high systolic blood pressure
middle age folks yes middle aged folks with a 10 pt elevation of systolic
thats the top number
have an increased level of biomarkers for alzheimers in their spinal fluid
that would be tau protein
a protein that becomes elevated in the spinal fluid as beta amyloid
accumulates in the brain
causing cell destruction which leads to the release of these
tau proteins
scary huh

walking funny
folks with a shortened stride and slowed walking pace may have memory loss

folks with depression have a 2 times increase chance of getting alzheimers

heart disease
eighty percent of alzheimers patients have heart disease

ive said this before
control your blood sugar with diet and exercise
keep your blood pressure under good control
control your depression
control your heart disease risk factors
ie blood pressure cholesterol diabetes weight not smoking

it seems that a lot of what we can do to control our risk of alzheimers
and dementia is in our hands

how many of these do you have

taking care of ourselves can make a difference
in our risk of getting this terrible disease

alzheimers disease

the organicgreen doctor

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