Mind Diet

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    Last week, after meeting with my Alzheimer group,
    agreed to give the 'Mind Diet' a try.
    Been reading up on it, seems a normal diet.

    My weight is fine, ( 5'11"-176lbs ) so this is mainly
    to keep the mind as sharp as possible.

    Most of the points are just common sense it seems.
    - you eat healthy, more leafy veggies, less red meat, Red Wine instead of beer, etc.

    I have filled out numerous questionaries, ones prepared by Grad students
    involved in the study.

    From these, they personalize my diet.

    - I'll eat more fish, since I do not eat any type of chicken ( a taste thing for me )
    - Adding Red wine as much as possible instead of beer. ( Ok if I go back to homebrewing beer)
    - I can have bread as long as I make smart choices about what type.
    ( I noted that a treat for me was a dish of Olive oil for bread dipping...)
    - If I need a sweet treat, Dark Chocolate is OK.
    - I already eat my share of nuts, so that's good.
    - I like rice better that potatoes, so no problem there.

    Since I'm heading to Chicago this weekend, I'll cheat just a bit and enjoy
    some 'not on the list' stuff.
     
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    I'm good with everything but the cheese and the wine.

    This thread reminded me of a clever/sly comment made by Sargeant Shriver when he was scolded for ordering French Fries with his lunch.

    "You know, I've got Alzheimer's and can never remember what I'm not supposed to eat."

    I'm confused about the use of dairy products beyond the mention of cheese and eggs. I've read some menu plans allow yogourt, skim milk, etc... and other plans make no mention of it.
     
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    Missing French fries.....?

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    I ate the French fries:)
     
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    @Tim Burr "Since I'm heading to Chicago this weekend, I'll cheat just a bit and enjoy
    some 'not on the list' stuff."

    Ahhhh, Chicago! First 30 years of my life spent there, the variety of different cultural cuisines seemed endless! Of course, having been descended from Czech and Polish immigrants, the early years were knedlicky and zeli, roast veprs, pierogi, golumpki, and so on!
    Frank
     
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    Thought I'd add some developements with the Alzheimer Study I am involved in.
    Met with them today.

    They are doing a DNA/Gene breakdown to see if I have any of the known markers
    ( APOE4 gene, etc. )

    They also want to do a PET Scan when I return from my vacation.
    Guess that with all the information I've provided to the study, more test and such are warranted.

    I am just a little bit apprehensive about what they might find.
    Guess that is only normal.

    For all they know about Alzheimer/Dementia, there is tons that they don't have answers for right now.

    Also, since the study is by the University, Grant money pays for all the test and such, so not costing me anything.

    Just hope all this will help others in the future...

    ( didn't want to start a new thread, but if Ken feels this is off-topic, I'll start a new one next time.):)
     
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