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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 blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, July 7, 2017

alzheimers news-its the oil

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there are two diets recommended for slowing down alzheimers disease
it bodes well for folks trying to slow down or prevent
heart attacks and strokes

one is
the mediterranean diet
the other the mind diet
both are similar

the mind diet is really a blend of
the mediterranean diet
the dash diet for blood pressure

i like the mind diet
click on the link here to read about it

one ingredient it seems all recommend
extra virgin olive oil

extra virgin oil is well like fresh squeezed orange juice
it uses mechanically squeezed olives fresh ones to produce
the pure olive oil
the other olive oils are extracted using chemicals
extra virgin oil is the better choice
its the one recommended

a recent study at temple university showed that in mice
who were fed evoo rich diet
thats extra virgin olive oil rich diet
that the autophage cell cells
those garbage cells in the brain
were activated by the extra virgin olive oil diet

these cells clean up debris inside the brain
these mice had better memories and learning abilities than those
not fed the evoo rich diet
the evoo rich diet mice had better neuron connections than those
who didnt eat that diet

if this extrapolates to humans
which it probably does
which as far as i am concerned it does
then we all should be on this as our oil of choice

you may be smarter for it

this has been a sobering week for me
as i head back home where i grew up for our annual family reunion

i always it seems seem to come face to face with reality
as i visit
the grave of my younger brother who died at 62 with alzheimers disease
looking at his grave looking at old pictures seeing his progression
it makes it well sobering
thinking of what he and his family went through

i visited my mom and dads graves
thinking of both of them
thinking mainly of her and her final downward course with the disease

i visited with  my older brother diagnosed about 3 years ago
who is on aricept donepezil like i am
that was less sobering as he seems to have improved over time
well like i have over the last several years

as i am here
sandwiched between my second mri then early next week
my fifth infusion and final one at ut southwestern in dallas
my care then switches to ucla

it all makes me
take deep breaths
really realize how lucky i am and we are to be where we are with all this
not where we expected to be 7 years ago

we need financial support to fight this disease
emotional support to deal with it

join us as we walk this year

we will be doing the
alzheimers texas walk in georgetown texas
on saturday september 23rd
team name is organicgreendoctor

i also will have a team in the
santa barbara walk to end alzheimers 
on saturday october 28th
team name is organicgreendoctor.com

join us

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. This is great news, especially since I use EVOO just about every day!