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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
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, May 13, 2016

alzheimers news-i said it again


yesterday i spoke to a group of folks who wanted to know
more about alzheimers disease

i like talked several minutes about why i am involved
in the alzheimers disease fight and some of my story
with the possibility of having alzheimers disease
i let them ask questions
the ones that they need answers to
this format is the one i like the best
since i think folks feel like they got some answers
they couldnt get from other sources
like their medical providers

i hope i gave them answers yesterday
sorry to say there is no solution yet to this alzheimers thing

i always get asked what can i do or what did you do to
make  yourself better

i always say like i did yesterday

no matter where you are in this alzheimers spectrum
normal memory
early memory loss
full blown alzheimers disease

the answers are the same for them as for me and for you

take care of your health
take care of your health
take care of your health

it wont stop the disease
but it might slow it down
even for a few months in some cases
but a few months can mean a lot when you are talking about memory loss

do this for a lifetime

start when you are an infant throughout childhood into adulthood
you not only may be able to prevent alzheimers disease
but also cancer heart disease stroke and probably other diseases

aggressively take care of your blood pressure your cholesterol
your diabetes your weight your sleep your mental heath as in
stress anxiety depression your mental and social and physical activity
maximize all of this
youll live longer and will be more disease free
maybe alzheimers free

you are what you eat or should we say what you dont eat

i told them to look up the mind diet
ok i said this a lot in this blog over the last several months
you will see it again if you keep reading it

it is probably the top thing a person needs to do in this alzheimers fight

a big new study is getting funded where folks will be put
on the mind diet to see if even in the short term
it can make memory better

what is the mind diet
here is a good article on it from webmd
its not complicated

eat leafy vegetables berries nuts fish some chicken vegetables
beans whole grains
limit red meat to 4 times a week
use olive oil as your oil
limit butter to one tbsp a day
drink red wine 1 glass a day
now i have that one covered
in fact if we go out to eat or meet friends for happy hour
i usually will just drink red wine instead of another beverage
limit fast food to once a week
limit pastries and sweets to 5 times a week
limit cheese to once a week sorry i changed mine to once a day

this diet was one that folks who live a long time seem to eat
all over the world
so some investigator didnt just make it one

it folks
is the cornerstone of our fight against this terrible disease
of course
cancer heart disease stroke obesity diabetes
debilitating hip and knee disease
blood pressure cholesterol sleep issues
it just makes you feel better

try it
if you wont do this
then make sure your kids are eating this way
so they can enjoy a longer more healthy life

support the local alzheimers texas walks to raise money to fight
this terrible disease
Alzheimer's Texas Walk 2016
here is the link to their new website

the organicgreen doctor

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