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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

Friday, March 6, 2015

pain is a gain

Image result for gout

one of the worst pains you can have is gout
in the big toe
it ranks with an acute gallbladder attack kidney stone
that big ole red swollen toe
that hurts real bad even if you just look at it

a recent study based on data from the uk
looked at a large group of folks
found that the incidence of alzheimers disease in
gout sufferers was a 27% less incidence of this disease in
gouty folks

apparently the elevated uric acid levels seen in gout
may have a protective effect in the brain

no pain no gain right

i have written many times here and its in the alzheimers
association recommendations
that we all get on the mediterranean diet
Image result for mediterranean diet
its not a complicated diet
its easily accessible to folks all over the world
fruits vegetables fish lean meat nut olive oil red wine

whats been found in alzheimers research is
that whats good for the heart is good for the brain

now its been shown that someone who eats a
mediterranean diet may have a 47% decrease incidence
of heart disease

sorry but theres no medicine that will do that
wonder what it would do for the brain
we would take half that per cent

Image result for beta amyloid plaques in alzheimer's disease
researchers looked at brains of young people  in their 20s who died
have found that in many there is already
the bad stuff amyloid accumulation occurring in the brain
so the disease process can start early
real early

i heard recently that they are already treating some young
people who have the gene for alzheimers disease
with the alzheimers vaccine in some studies

it seems to me that the baseline treatment for us all
no matter the age

this helps of course in alzheimers disease
but so many other diseases could be slowed down or prevented
by this four letter word

move a lot every day
walking like talking is cheap

so if you have gout
a bad thing may be a good thing

if you are young it could already be started in you

diet is part of the answer for alzheimers and other diseases

get moving
eat right
start early
if the toe hurts thats ok

the organicgreen doctor

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