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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
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Monday, August 25, 2014

how sweet it is

for years i never ate breakfast
and would only have a cup of coffee for breakfast
well ok several cups of coffee every morning
of course
aricept (donepezil) put a stop to that one
my blood pressure

ok so thats a picture of my wifes tea in our anasazi coffee cup
but it does have caffeine in it

i had to decide between caffeine and sleeping at night
since combining that with aricept made me wide awake
at night and made me wake up early
way to early
then my blood pressure rise was directly related to
the amount of caffeine i was drinking
way too much it seemed
so i compromised and dropped the amount i drink by
2/3 which decreased my dose of blood pressure meds
by 2/3
which then
added a couple of hours of sleep to my regimen each day

then later on especially after retiring and getting on aricept
i began to eat a good breakfast since keeping my stomach
full in the morning keeps the aricept from making me sick
at my stomach

so each morning i eat
a country n free range organic egg on two pieces of bread
i eat two handfuls of dried fruit and nuts-cashews almonds
with no salt or sugar added
i eat a banana
i eat an apple or peach or fig or plum

no sugar or salt is added to this food i eat
lots of protein good fat good cholesterol some carbs

so i start my day in a good way each morning

so this week i saw this article about the 10 worst cereals
i guess this is what we are feeding our kids
i guess you do add milk which is good
and maybe some fruit
or maybe some juice which for many is really just sugar syrup
with flavored water

heres the lists from not the worse but bad to the worst
with the percentage of sugar in them

remember its the sugars we eat in our food that are probably
the cause of our health problems in the united states
obesity diabetes heart disease alzheimers

so here they are the top ten

kelloggs fruit loops 41.4%
quaker oats capn crunch berries 42.3%
kelloggs apple jacks 42.9%
kelloggs smorz 43.3%
now the smorz one isnt right that is only meant to be made
over a fireplace or a firepit or a grill
quaker oats ohs 44.4%
i think the ohs stands for oh sugar
quaker oats capn crunch originals 44.4%
quaker oats capn oops all berries 46.9%
kelloggs furit loops marshmallows 48.3%
post golden crisp 51.9%

then finally the sweetest of them all
the one most likely to fatten up your kids
the one that will really wire your kids up for those teachers
and hook them on eating this crack breakfast cereal
with more sugar than a hostess twinkie
the winner is

kellogs honey smacks 55.6%

sorry we can do better than that for our kids
and their future health

the organicgreen doctor


  1. TOGD, But that ole phrase "a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down", that's not right, but you hit on a very good topic, between the sugar and the wheat, and the lack of playing outside, kids are probably more obese today, than when we were kids!

    1. sugar isnt bad for you when used in moderation. theres a lot of sugar in these cereals and a lot of sugar in cokes.
      thats extra sugar we dont need.