Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:04

Supplements for Lyme Disease Treatment in Dogs

The general diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in dogs is similar to humans.  Dogs get the same antibiotic, Doxycycline.  And they show similar symptoms, including lethargy, joint pain (limping, particularly if the dog limps on the right leg on one day, and the left leg another), fever…

I also asked a local veterinarian about giving vitamins & supplements to canines.  Here is what they said:

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in July 2017.  I’ve generally been a healthy person, or so I thought, I weighed around 180 pounds which isn’t bad for someone 6 feet tall.  I have backyard chickens so that I have fresh, high quality eggs since 2015.  I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for almost 2 years.  Finally got my disk back into place in early 2016, for reference.  So I thought I was doing great. 

Wrong.

I'm sharing the following story, thoughts, and follow-up in the hopes that it can help someone else going through similar symptoms.  I feel your pain, and know that there are solutions.  

Monday, 06 November 2017 16:34

Quick One-Page Anti-Inflammation Diet

This is a one-page, quick and simple diet for reducing inflammation in the gut and body.  It helps get rid of yeast overgrowth like Candida.  

There is no counting "points" or anything similar.  Eat as much as you want!  Most people find this diet to be a good "healthy human being" diet, and it may help with treating a wide variety of cancers, illnesses, and diseases.  

You may have already found my previous articles discussing stretches and exercises for lower back pain, and the follow-up article after I started seeing a GOOD chiropractor.  For me, the neck exercises were helpful after my lower back issues were straightened out.  My worst pain was in the L4 / L5 disc, which the chiropractor popped back into place after 4 adjustments.  This was the first step in my recovery.  Now, I'm trying to re-train my muscles such that my posture is correct.

I had written a review of my berkey water filter when we first purchased it in 2014.  We have been using it nonstop, putting approximately 1 gallon per day through it from our city tap water.  If you refer to the photo, you can see the layer of fine sediment (dirt) coating the bottom two-thirds old filter.  Note that the filter was still working fine, the water tasted great, but the upper tank of the filter wasn't draining because of the clogged filter.  It was taking a full night to filter just 1 gallon of water.  After replacing the (2) filters, we are now filtering a gallon in less than an hour. 

Below is the letter that we sent to Berkey (and their response).  Enjoy!

Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:26

Computer Eye Strain Eye Exercises

  1. Figure 8's
  2. Hot Dog
  3. Palming

I recently found this article:
Real-Time 432 Auto-Pitching Video Player

And I wanted to chime in and share my findings - I think they're on to something!  I used VLC on my Mac Mini to change the frequency to 432Hz, then opened the same song in iTunes using the default frequency. 

The VLC / 432Hz configuration sounded much less harsh!  Amazing. 

Click here for instructions for configuring your VLC software to play at 432Hz.

It turns out that in 1936, the powers that be decided to re-tune "A" to be 440hz instead of 432hz.  So since then, we've been listening to music that irritates us at a cellular level.  It causes stress an disease:  

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:10

Free eBook: The Science of Breath

You may have already read some of my blog posts on lower back pain and chiropractors.  I've found that while a chiropractor can get you out of pain using spinal adjustments, yoga will strengthen your muscles and correct your posture (when done correctly).  The first thing you learn about doing yoga is the importance of correct breathing and how it relates to your posture.  I've done a bit more reading and it turns out that breathing is much more powerful than many believe. 

pdfScienceOfBreath.pdf

I am posting this free book because it is public domain, I do not own it nor claim copyright.

Sunday, 02 November 2014 07:22

[SOLVED] Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box

I just got done reading another thread online about people discussing having their cat put to sleep because it pees outside the litterbox, and had to share my insight.  We've been around the block with our cat's "marking" issues... when it started, we had a contractor at the house every day (building our bathroom) and we figured the cat was simply stressed out because her safe zone was violated.  We bought different litter boxes, cleaned them constantly, tried different litters... none of this worked.

When we first brought her to the vet, she had 'crystals' in her urine, and we switched to a higher quality food, designed for urinary tract problems. 

Then, we tried spraying "something" that makes the cat think that she already marked that area (according to the vet)....

Friday, 16 September 2016 09:05

Demonstration: 12 Volt Off-Grid Water Pump

I've written previously about my first off-grid solar power setup.  Now, I want to share the addition of a 12-volt water pump. 

Product Review: SEAFLO 12V 5.5 GPM 60 PSI Water Diaphragm Pressure Pump
I purchased this water pump so that we can pump harvested rainwater out of our IBC 275 gallon totes - uphill - to our plants.  I can plug the water pump directly into my battery booster, my truck, or another vehicle's battery.  I've heard that this will also operate when directly connected to a solar panel (no battery required) but I haven't tested this yet. 

Thursday, 01 September 2016 12:10

Homemade Livestock Hauler Trailer

I recently used this trailer to bring our pigs in for processing, figured it might be helpful for others to see how it was built. The sides are built up to around 3 feet high with 2x12" rough cut material, pressure treated 4x4's, and half-inch carriage bolts.  I also added hog panels to bring the overall height of the walls to over 5 feet. 

One of our major objectives was to be able to restore the trailer to its original "equipment hauling" function, meaning the walls need to come off easily.  (Why buy multiple trailers...?)

Growing up, I spent a lot of time on my grandparents' 20-acre farm in Ottsville, Bucks County, PA.  They purchased the raw land in the 1960's and built a house on it.  The property has a pond, maybe 100 feet in diameter, and it always stays full because it is fed by an active stream.  I went ice skating on it during the winters.  They raised beef in the lower fields and watered the animals using the water from the stream that runs through the property.  It was only a sunny, but I caught my first fish out of that pond. 

My grandparents were born a few years before the Great Depression and I frequently to ask them questions about their perspective on modern society.  They lived through World War 2, Vietnam, 9/11, and Barrack Obama.   Recently, the conversation turned to water management and I brought up their pond.  It turns out that building small ponds was a popular thing to do after World War 2.  Today, who knows how many permits and inspections you need, and from which bureaucratic agency. 

  • "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand."

    - Mark 3:25