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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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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

dear ms b-eat what you sow


ms b
what i have found in helping school kids
even high school kids
if you get them to plant veggies in the garden
they will eat them
since they are actively involved in farming the produce
this happened at your gmas school where the high school
kids would dig in the dirt plant the carrots or onions or
tomatoes or swiss chard or spinach or kale
you would see them out in the garden pick off a leaf
eating it

things they would have never eaten before
once when i was helping an elementary group plant their garden
we had spinach and swiss chard that we were planting
most of the kids had never tasted swiss chard
most did not like spinach
when they planted their own spinach and their own swiss chard
i said here taste it
they would pinch off a leave
chew it
i like it they would say
i bet if their mom gave it to them in the kitchen
they would refuse it

so ms b
this summer when we were visiting
your dad and i
worked on a square foot garden for you and your mom and dad
adding compost and fertlizers
planting veggies
watering them in with that seaweed molasses fish emulsion mix
to jump start them

so ms b
in that picture above
your aunt is holding you
you are helping me pour that mixture on the new plantings
two months later
you are eating what you sowed

i saw that picture of you sitting in that wagon
holding that little cherry tomato
actually its a big cherry tomato
chopping on it
all that tomato juice was running down your face
onto your pretty little dress
you seemed so happy
to be eating your first harvest of tomatoes

so heres hoping
that there will be more harvests for you
your own organic tomatoes

indoctrination has begun

the organicgreen doctor

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