welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Friday, November 4, 2022

alzheimers news-dont pick your nose


after reading this article linked here anytime i see someone picking their nose
im gonna say
stop that
you might get alzheimers disease

heres why

in this study from nature linked here  they explain why picking your nose can potentially lead to alzheimers disease

there is a germ called chlamydia pneumoniae that can cause upper respiratory infections in humans
so it gets in the nose and the upper respiratory system
it can also cause pneumonia
most folks dont need treatment but antibiotics can be used to treat it if it worsens
no its not the std chlamydia

complications although not common are worsening of asthma  myocarditis or inflammation of the heart  encephalitis or inflammation of the brain

add this one 
alzheimers disease

especially if you have the chlamydia pneumoniae infection and you pick your nose
also if you pluck your nose hairs
ouch on that one

this study used a mouse model
what happened was that the chlamydia pneumoniae germ traveled up the olfactory nerve into the brain
the olfactory nerve goes to the olfactory center which is near to the part of the brain where alzheimers disease usually starts
this infection triggers the deposit of beta amyloid protein deposits which is the hallmark of alzheimers disease

amyloid starts the disease process then tau proteins unwind and form tangles causing more brain destruction then inflammation takes place making it all worse

there are drugs like a nasal insulin that in research studies is sprayed in the nose and takes the same path to the brain as the chlamydia pneumonia takes

its a bypass of the blood brain barrier that gets these germs and drugs to the brain

dont pick your nose
dont pluck your nose hairs

add that to your alzheimers preventative measures


you can join and or donate to our 
organicgreendoctor walk team for the santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 5th

opening ceremonies will start at 1000am

i will speak for about 2 minutes in the opening ceremony holding my blue flower which designates someone who has the disease

i would rather be holding the white one which designates someone that is cured of the disease
so far no one gets to hold that one

the 2 mile walk will start at 1030am
it will go out one mile then come back on the beach side sidewalk

the walk weather will be sunny and 63 degrees

join us

so dont pick your nose if you are sick

the organicgreen doctor

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