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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

Monday, December 4, 2017

keep that level up


the bmj @bmj_latest

when i first retired i wasnt on any blood pressure medications
i was looking for ways to lower my blood pressure without
taking drugs
one way was to drop my caffeine intake
i tried caffeine free coffee
that only lasted one day
i tired half caffeine and half no caffeine
that only lasted one day

i later read an article on drinking 2-3 cups of java a day
it helped it seem to clear the mind
make one sharper in the morning
it may help to slow the memory decline in dementia
thats all i needed to know right there
back to the caffeinated coffee
it should be
strong and black

i went back to my three cups a day
i felt better
i felt more alert
i felt more energized

now i only drink it the first thing in the morning
not drinking any after lunch
since i noticed it seemed to interfere with my sleep
at night
something i already have problems with from the
alzheimers drug aricept (donepezil)

after reestablishing my caffeine levels back to my
normal levels
then attacked my blood pressure
using a low dose blood pressure medication to keep it
down to the new recommend levels of less than

im happy
with my blood pressure and my caffeine levels now

last week i read this article
british medical journal coffee consumption and health...
on caffeine intake
it just reinforced what i already knew and felt

it seems drinking 3-4 cups a day of java
lowers the incidence of
premature death
cardiovascular disease
liver disease
several types of cancer
gall stones
type 2 diabetes
im sure theres more

thats all i need to know about keeping my levels up
of caffeine
im in

the organicgreen doctor

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