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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
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Friday, April 29, 2022

alzheimers news-i should have been a hunter gatherer


after reading this article from the journal of the alzheimers association about two indigenous tribes in bolivia and their low rate of alzheimers disease i decided i should have been a hunter gatherer like those people are

the ucsb or university of california at santa barbara researchers found a rate of alzheimers in these two tribes to be around 1%
it is around 11% elsewhere

they did labs genetic testing memory testing ct scans etc on them

these folks live a simple of life mostly an agricultural sustenance 
eating whatever food they could harvest in their mostly isolated environments
they are physically active gathering their food
they have a low rate of diabetes hypertension obesity heart disease air pollution exposure

they do have more infections and more inflammatory conditions than we do 
think parasites and common infections we treat with medications

ive written several times about living a healthy life all your life to decrease your chances of getting heart disease or alzheimers disease

this study shows lifestyle does make a difference
like ive been writing for years now and like the alzheimers experts are telling us to do

maybe i should move to bolivia and live with these indigenous people

like i said recently lifestyle modification may be the most important thing one does during their life time to prevent alzheimers disease

the organicgreen doctor

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