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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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Thursday, March 2, 2023

when in doubt throw it out


thats a picture of our freezer in our refrigerator
recently we had a power outage that lasted several days
our power box in our condo complex got flooded and it shorted out
it took them almost a week to fix it

lucky we were out of town when this happened
unlucky for us we werent there to salvage our food in the frig

it was an easy decision to make on what to do 
it had been several days so we followed the rule

when in doubt throw it out

we did
should i say i did

that freezer was full of onions leeks garlic tomatoes bell peppers jalapeno peppers squash malabar spinach that were frozen from the garden last year

it was sad to throw it away
its now all been eaten by the chickens or is mostly compost now

so it mostly ended up back where it started 
back in the garden in the soil

we threw everything away that was in the freezer
even the ice
well it was water now

i looked at this good article linked here on what to throw out and what to save

when in doubt throw it out me 
threw it all out
when we finished the frig was completely empty
well except for things growing here and there that responded well to a bleach solution

the last time we saw the inside of this frig was 5 years ago

luckily we arent big meat eaters so we didnt have a lot of expensive meat to throw away
just mainly our good old organic previously frozen veggies from the garden

looking at that article you can find items you have in your frig
some doesnt need to be thrown away
mustard or ketchup
when in doubt throw it out
we or should i say i threw it all away
much to our composts benefit

it will all come back to us this summer as squash tomatoes leeks onions and peppers squash malabar spinach

we have had several outages of 6-12 hours recently as they are working on the electrical infrastructure here
i usually have a 4 hour rule but i did get lenient on these since the frig was kept closed

my goal is not to get refrigerator positioning
if it was up to my wife she that would have happened months ago

do read the article if your frig or freezer is out of electricity for a length of time
its a good guide on what to do

dont taste it or smell it to see if its good
thats my wife shes technique
mine is
if you gotta smell it or taste it to see if its good
follow the rule
when in doubt throw it out

i dont want to die of something i can prevent

then theres the seven day rule i follow
thats another blog though

the organicgreen doctor

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