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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
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

country n news-are we a blue zone


no im not talking about politics here
instead about a way of life

now blue is my favorite color
im glad to be in a blue zone

whats a blue zone
its from a book about it 
its areas of the world where there are high concentrations
of centenarians thats folks who are a hundred years old+

there is only one place in the us 
besides of course the country n
its loma linda california

im quite familiar with loma linda having gone to college
only a few minutes away from there
their hospital there was a tertiary referral source
there were exposure to a lot of folks from loma linda
most are seventh day adventists

so whats special about them 
they are vegetarians
some eat fish
no sugar allowed ie no sweet tea for these guys
wouldnt make good southerners would they
they eat a biblical diet
fruits grains nuts and vegetables

the have a a close social network
they dont drink anything but water that includes no wine

now i mostly drink water rainwater that is 
i wouldnt be a good seventh day person since i also 
drink 2 cups of coffee a day and a glass of wine at night

interesting these are added to what the other blue zones
so we are in sync with the other blue zones
we can qualify as a blue zone

now one is the nicoya peninsula in costa rica   a blue zone
they use the three sisters as the main stock of their diet
squash corn beans
interesting is that beans is a common food in all these
blue zones
also my last blog about the phe garden mentioned the
three sisters they plan to plant for the fall

the other common theme 
they walk a lot in their daily lives
they have strong social circles
they dont have gym memberships but they are moving
as part of their daily lives
they dont abuse their body with excesses
they tend to live stress free lives

so in summary
we thats my wife she and i 
officially since im declaring it so 
live in a 
blue zone

Image result for mind diet

we eat beans 2-3 times a week
we mainly eat a vegetarian diet
we eat dried fruit and nuts each day
we eat some meat mostly turkey or chicken
unless of course we go to franklins bbq
we eat the mind diet-google it and then do it
so you can score a 100 like those centenarians
we especially the ogd moves most of the day 
especially the mornings
yes no gym memberships needed here
we have a glass of wine at night
we live a fairly stress free lives
we relax in our zen place here

so color us 

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