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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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Monday, January 8, 2018

one plus two is five

Image result for mind diet
most folks do new years resolutions
probably most say im going to eat better

so to help
the us news and world report got together a panel
of nutritionists and doctors and dietary consultants
to rank the diets

here is the link
to the top diets
on this link you can click on a particular diet
to read more about it

number one and number two were tied
the mediterranean diet is good for the heart
the dash diet is good for blood pressure

if you take the mediterranean diet and the dash diet
and merge them together
you get the mind diet
which seems to slow memory decline

seems odd that it is not tied for first
since its a combo of both the top ones

when you look at the top ones they are usually similar
fruits vegetables nuts berries some meat especially fish
some poultry and some allow limited red meat olive oil
red wine
like the mind diet does

way down at the bottom of the list is the popular
keto diet
its number 39th
last place it was

it induces ketosis which may be good on a short term basis
waiting 12 hours between the evening meal and breakfast leads
to ketosis which is used by the brain as its energy source during this time
also if you eat 3 hours before bedtime the ketosis gets
started before you go to bed
the keto diet induces a continuous ketosis
if you know someone on it
just smell their breath
but be careful
itll knock you off your feet
its like smelling rotten acetone

when i look at the top 10 or so of these diets
they really are almost the same
chose one and you probably cant go wrong

the one that is ranked number three is the flexitarian diet
it lets you have some meat
catchy name

i skimmed down through them all

if i was going to chose one
i would chose the mind diet
it is good for the mind the brain
as well as the heart and your blood pressure

whats good for the heart is good for the brain

for us it allows us
wait it doesnt control us

on this diet there is all the food we like to eat
even occasional meat
like fish chicken turkey some hamburger some steak

i dont  mind that one 
for sure

the mind diet
should be number one

the organicgreen doctor

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