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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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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

dont go fishing


Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Baked Snack Crackers - 6.6 oz bag
dont worry
we wont be fishing any at our house

my wife she wont let me have those orange goldfish in our cupboards
you ask
because ill eat all of them

thanks to her saying no it appears that i want get a salmonellla infection
i may have been cycloed as i wrote about in a previous blog
titled was i cyclo
from cyclsporosis causing gi symptoms

now i do have access to goldfish
no i dont have a secret stash somewhere
ms b has some at her house
when she is good or eats well etc she can have some as a reward
if i am there i like to be the one that goes to the cupboard to get
her some goldfish
i usually will get 15 out of the box
she only gets 5 of them

i always carefully wipe the yellow stuff off my mouth and off my hands so ms be cant see it

if you have heard
if you got goldfish in your cupboard
you might want to chunk them
they may be contaminated with salmonella
which can cause
belly ache
body aches
joint pains

it usually clears itself out on its own
no pun intended

those at risk are
immunocompromised folks like new babies old folks like my wife she and i folks with hiv or cancer or folks on drugs that suppress the immune system

at worse it can cause joint infections or meningitis or severe dehydration and in some cases death in those folks

it seems this stuff was found in whey used to make the goldfish
whey is one of the proteins in milk

you remember the kid song
little ms muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey
thats the stuff

maybe it should say
little ms muffet sat on her potty after eating her curds and whey

it also is used in some ritz crackers

in this article there are the names of those recalled foods

how does this germ get in whey
somebodies didnt wash their hands real good

another source of salmonella is chickens and eggs
chicken should always be cooked well
dont eat raw cookie dough since there is a risk of catching this and other germs from the uncooked eggs in the dough

my wife she please read that last sentence

if you raise your own eggs
be sure and wash your hands well after gathering the eggs
i always suggest to my wife she that she wash off the eggs right before she uses them then wash her hands real good

now when we gathered our eggs we didnt refrigerate them since we left them in the cartons on the cabinet unwashed
washing them removes a protective barrier that keeps the eggs sterile
if you wash them they need to be refrigerated

you should also wipe down your countertops where you handled any raw chicken
as well as wash your hands well

they should suggest that those folks who process that whey powder do the same
there really is no excuse for this happening
it seems to happen all too frequently in the processed food world

ill never look at a goldfish the same in the future

the organicgreen doctor

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