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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

i knew it i knew it

I rarely if ever click on a website that floats across my facebook page unless its one that I recognize since you never know if its a Russian bot website or a virus website
this one was different I had to click on it and read it

after I read it
I said
I knew it I knew it
to myself

now I had noticed for a long time that when I went out into my garden and worked the soil and planted stuff and harvested stuff
it was like a moment of zen

I felt calm
I felt relaxed
I could hear the birds and even the bees when I stopped
I seem to lose whatever was bothering me that day

it was like a drug it seemed that I had taken as soon as I walked into the garden and started gardening on my garden plot

I know why

according to this article linked here there is a bacteria in the soil that has a prozac like effect if you get it on your hands and it gets into the skin
it can make you relax like prozac can since it may affect the serotonin level in your brain
as all gardeners know working in the dirt can make you happy

just the physical act of gardening makes you feel better
if you get your hands dirty you can get a dirt antidepressant treatment

yesterday after being waylaid from my mohs and more surgeries I was able to get in my garden to work the soil to weed out the weeds to tie up my climbing veggies to harvest beans and a tomato and greens and onions and clean up the garden
a rainstorm and windstorm had wrecked some havoc on the garden

when I finished
I stood in the middle of my garden
I faced the beautiful mountains
I looked at the beautiful blue sky
I took in a deep deep breath of fresh air
I exhaled slowly
I looked down at my dirty hands
I must say I felt quite relaxed

there is something about getting your hands in the dirt
it has to be true

the organicgreen doctor

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