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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

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

my story revisited #184-mind your mind with mind


the mind diet is the recommended diet to be on during your lifetime to slow down the chances of developing alzheimers disease
here is a link to a nice flyer on the mind diet from the barrow neurological institute

the mind diet according to this flyer followed by older folks for around 5 years reduced the risk of alzheimers by 53%

now if you followed it for a lifetime like maybe start your kids on this diet we would see a decrease in the incidence of heart disease strokes and alzheimers
you could also add diabetes kidney disease liver disease and cancer to the list

maybe we should be paying attention to eating this diet especially since our life expectancy has dropped the last few years in the us especially in the south

we are paying the price of not eating right

a new study just came out
showing that a new treatment
well not a new treatment
could reduce the risk of alzheimers by
yes thats

it doesnt need to get approved by the fda
your prescription drug plan
your health insurance plan
medicare or champus

you dont even need to get a prescription for it
even get it a a drug store

its really simple
you grow some of it yourself
all legal of course
buy it at a farmers market
a grocery store

this new treatment is called

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an acronym for
the mediterranean-dash intervention for neurogenerative delay
cute arent they
it does sort of stick with you

oh yes i am on the mind diet for my mind

the mind diet is a tweaking of the
mediterranean diet and the dash diet
in a simpler to follow form
the berry industry will love it

the dash diet was developed for folks to stop hypertension
and heart disease
it like the mediterranean diet also helps with dementia

what is good for the heart is good for the
brain or should we say
the mind

here simply put is the

there are 10 brain healthy food groups
green leafy vegetables   other vegetables   nuts   beans   berries  
whole grains   fish   poultry   olive oil and wine

there are 5 food groups that should be limited
red meats   butter and stick margarine   cheese   pastries and sweets
fried and fast foods

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that seems pretty easy and clear to me
they especially recommend blueberries and strawberries
note i have 40 strawberry plants in my garden now

here are the stats for reduction of the risk for alzheimers disease
mediterranean diet 54%
dash diet 39%
mind diet has 53%

if some one moderately follows
the mind diet the risk is reduced by
the mediterranean diet the risk is not reduced much
the dash diet the risk is not reduced much

so even if you half ass follow this mind diet it helps a lot

so if you are a relative of my mind
siblings   cousins   nephews   nieces   sons   and their kids
you need to be on the mind diet

you are programmed im sorry to say
to have a much higher risk of getting alzheimers disease
than most people

if you mind your diet you can reduce that risk by 53%

as we well know in our family
that misery associated with the alzheimers disease effect weve seen
so far
that we are about to see in the future
is not a very pretty happy picture to look at

we all want a cure for this disease
this may be as close to a cure as we will get
for awhile

just do it
i am doing good today 
much better than i expected to be doing 13 years ago when i was diagnosed
one thing i think that has helped is being on the mind diet
i mostly adhere to it
i am about a 90% vegetarian
i eat a lot of organic veggies out of my garden 

take care of you mind with the mind diet

join me for our santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday october 14th
join us and or donate to our organicgreendoctor team 

the organicgreen doctor

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