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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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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

a germy drink of water

when i saw the article i thought of two things
my billfold
my cell phone

i always keep my billfold in my front pocket with my cell phone in the other pocket
several days a week i work in my garden
i dig holes
i move gallons of mulch around
i dig up compost
i make planting beds that are 40 ft long
i am around a lot of dust dirt compost
well it ends up sometimes in my pockets
surrounding my billfold and cell phone

like last week
i emptied out my billfold
all my cards felt gritty like they had been at the beach
i had pockets of dirt and debris in the corners of the billfold
i could have planted a seed and there and it would have grown
i took alcohol swabs and cleaned it all out
i also wiped off each card to get all the grit off them
they worked when i used them

off went my cover case for my cell phone
oh my
i had a great compost pile in there
it had definitely composted completely
i walked over to a houseplant and dumped the cell phone compost on it

i wiped it well with more alcohol swabs
the cell phone seemed to work better
i definitely could see and hear better

i looked over to my yetti water container i was given as a gift

it goes everywhere with me as i stay well hydrated all day

it goes to the garden
all that stuff that got on my phone seems to get on and around my water bottle

i took it all apart
i must say i did get a little nauseated
i took out my alcohol swabs and wiped the lid well
those white swabs well they went all black

yes i cleaned it for the above picture to spare you

black stuff on your food and water bottles means that stuff is black mold
cant be good to drink that stuff
i stuffed it separated in the dishwasher

i read this article on dirty water bottles being all germy
a swab of the sliding thing on the lid of a yetti bottle yielded  900,000 cfu thats
colony forming units per cubic centimeter
my lid is 5 centimeters wide so you can do the math
that folks is a lot of germs going down into my stomach

its enough to make you sick
just thinking about it

at least once a week take your water bottle apart
wash the lid with soapy water and if possible put the lid in the dishwasher
put the water bottle in the dishwasher

my lid gets calcium buildup so i soak it in a vinegar mixture to remove that white stuff

i can drink good clean water in my yetti water bottle
use a clean phone
put my money in a compost free billfold

im good now

the organicgreen doctor

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