Introduction to Homesteading


  Homesteading dates back hundreds of years, being characterized by the desire to become self-sufficient. Homesteaders are usually found in the company of their own agriculture, preservation of foodstuffs, self-produced clothing, and even homemade textiles. Homesteading is often used by those who foresee imminent disasters approaching on the horizon and want to … Read more

Preparing for Floods

flood strikes

  Like any other natural disasters, floods can be unpredictable and destructive. Even in regions that have never seen a drop of rain, the possibility of floods is not that far away. Floods create vast destruction as well as casualties and injuries. They also cause the cessation of essential services like water … Read more

How to Ensure You Have Safe Drinking Water in a Disaster

How to Ensure You Have Safe Drinking Water in a Disaster

In the past few years alone, many of us have witnessed the horrific aftermath of several natural disasters occurring in the modern world. At the same time, we’ve also seen many man-made disasters strike several countries. In both cases, the aftermath is quite grim, with many people being stripped of their homes … Read more

Loving Fine Wine

Loving Fine Wine

Fine wine makes a dinner very special When you love to have a fine wine with your dinner then you will want to be able to select from the best vintages that are made from centuries past or perhaps those who use modern technology to give your wine the taste that it … Read more

The Wonderful History of Tulips

The Wonderful History of Tulips

  The fascinating tulip’s and its equally fascinating history Tulip, a brightly colored jewel is originally from Kazakhstan whose part was conquered by the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) in the 16th century. The Turks were quite impressed by the tulips’ beauty when they discovered them in the mountains of Kazakhstan. Some of … Read more

The History of Lyme Disease

The History of Lyme Disease

Prior to the early 1970s, Lyme disease was unheard of in the United States However, there had been cases of diseases with similar symptoms as far back as 1883. Alfred Buchwald discovered a similar disease in Breslau, Germany in 1883. Arvid Afzelius, a Swedish dermatologist, recognized a bull’s eye rash as early … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 7 – No Luck!

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 7 – No Luck!

  Any doctor willing to do Bicillin shots for me? Okay, what’s up with the medical community???? I have been having a hard time finding a nurse or doctor who is willing to administer theBicillin injections or work with Dr. MdFadzean. I even had a family member who is in the medical … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 8 – North Texas Lyme Support Group

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 8 – North Texas Lyme Support Group

  My first Lyme support group attendance I attended my first Lyme Support Group meeting with the North Texas Lyme Support Group. It really enjoyed the meeting and I walked away feeling encouraged knowing that I’m not alone with Lyme. Still hoping for a doctor to administer me with the Bicillin injection … Read more

What is Chronic Lyme Disease?

Chronic Lyme Disease

Introduction to Lyme disease Before bringing the readers to the gist of the topic we shall introduce them to a basic knowledge of Lyme disease to get a better understanding of this illness. Lyme disease is one of the most common diseases on the Northern Hemisphere. It is an infectious disease, spread … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 12 – And so it begins…


The medication begins In addition to all the oral antibiotics, I will start IV antibiotics. I never thought that I would have to go that route, but I’m praying that this will speed up the healing process.   Additional medical expenses! After much going back forth on whether or not my insurance … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 11 – Waiting

Test Results

Test results from another LLMD I finally received the test results from my LLMD in the Northern Dallas area. Since it was a Lab Corp test, of course, my test results came back negative (according to them). On my IgM, I had band 23 this time come back as present, but nothing … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 10 – Support Group Meeting

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 10 – Support Group Meeting

Note: these are only excerpts of Alana’s Lyme journal, which may have come out much earlier, and not based on current experiences. On the next meeting – Dr. Lee Cowden Next month, the North Texas Lyme Support Group is having Dr. Lee Cowden speak during their group meeting. He is going to … Read more

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – A Complex Job

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – A Complex Job

Popcorn ceilings — too out of date Home decorating styles change over time and what was once trendy and the latest thing is now out of date. And ahh the 70s… many homes had popcorn ceilings put in. Remove Popcorn Texture from Ceiling – 1/3 of a room in less than 12 … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 17 – More on Supplements

Alanas Lyme Journey

Nutramedix In my previous article, I listed the supplements and herbs that I take for the Cowden Protocol. I purchase some of the herbs directly from my doctor and others I order from Nutramedix. Nutramedix is the company that manufactures the following herbs/supplements that I take for the Cowden Protocol: Cumanda; Serrapeptase; … Read more

Preparing for Tornadoes


  What is a tornado and what are the measures to avoid a tornado attack? A tornado is one of Nature’s strongest, most violent and devastating storms. A tornado is a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that is formed from a thunderstorm down to the earth’s surface. The intensity of a tornado can be … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 9 – Appointment With Another LLMD

meeting with llmd

Meeting with another LLMD I met with the doctor whose contact information I received from a woman I met at the North Texas Lyme Support Group meeting. He definitely seems to be very well informed about Lyme disease! Who would have thought that an LLMD would be practicing medicine fifteen minutes from … Read more

Alana’s Lyme Journey – Part 15 – The Cowden Protocol

unhappy person

Feeling disappointment with the course of my journey It’s been a while and much has happened since I last posted as a very unhappy Lymie, without a treatment plan, and feeling rather abandoned by an LLMD. Since things were not going well with my LLMD, I decided to do more research into … Read more

Lighting for Your Garage

Lighting to Your Garage

Garages today are not simply spaces to park your car inside when you’re not using it. They have become important extensions of your living spaces. And because garages are considered essential to every household, companies have been manufacturing products that are aimed for the garage, from lighting fixtures down to the flooring. … Read more