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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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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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

tired of losing energy

here is a link to an article
on the clinics website where i use to work
about national alzheimers awareness month
quoting my recommendations on what folks
can do to slow down memory loss

november 12 2014 entry

now im not talking about being tired from loss of
personal energy from being overwhelmed or being
im talking about im tired of losing energy to those
things called phantoms sources
those vampires we have in our house that suck away
like a vampire does blood our electricity
even though we arent using the devices plugged into
our electric system in our house

i found a link thanks to kim komando from
duke energy
you can put in the different items you have on standby
like a tv your chargers your dvr microwave clocks
xbox etc
to see how much energy they are sucking from you
how much that energy will cost you just to have
things on standby

so i went to this link

and put in all our standby items

microwave oven
cell chargers 4
digital cable box
cd player
coffee maker
cordless power tool
dvd player
cd player

i also counted 13 other items sucking away this morning
that arent on that list

total power sucked away
635 kw

the biggest vampire was the digital cable box
thank goodness we dont have a xbox

my solar panels produce about 450 kw a month
our lowest monthly electric bill last year was less than 635 kw

heck im producing electricity for all those vampires

putting all that on a power strip would save us more
than one months electricity
if it was kept in the off position
now i do have 3 power strips that have a computer chip
in them that powers them down when not in use

put in your numbers and see how much is getting
sucked from your electrical lines

it may make you tired when you do this calculation

the organicgreen doctor

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