Category Archives: HEALTH


Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

Vitamin D is available from Altrum.


Researchers now feel that levels as high as 80ng/ml can reduce cancer by 100%.

Hydrox 25 measurements ( from blood test ) should be used to measure Vitamin D level in your body.

Supplements are an unregulated industry.

It’s great to have a trusted source that is also scientifically advanced and allows wholesale pricing regularly. ALTRUM produces an excellent and very full line of high quality supplements.



Purple Flowering Raspberry -Photo by Steve Dawes — 2014

Memory Focus by Altrum contains key ingredients that boost memory.



For those who feel hopeless about losing weight Dr. Jason Fung may be of some help: David Sandy -Fasting.

Besides high quality, Altrum offers wholesale pricing to their Preferred Customers and a splendid FREE eNewsletter.

Consistent Wholesale pricing without screwing around with coupons etc. Free printed Newsletter for Preferred Customers.


skin cancer app

Unidentified Wildflower — Photo by Steve Dawes 2015

Uses the camera on your smart phone to evaluate skin abnormalities better than a dermatologist. Already proven to work….

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the US, accounting for almost half of all cancers. But if it is detected early – before it has spread to other parts of the body – it is almost always curable. There are now an array of smartphone applications available claiming to aid early detection of skin cancer.


Smoking Cessation

Photo by Steve Dawes, 2015, Yellow Flag Wildflower.

I’ve quit smoking successfully twice in my life.

Once for 20 years and the second time for now 3 years.

Hard to believe that I quit for 20 years and started up again but I did.

So that’s the history.

The purpose of this Blog is to help others to quit.

Understand that smoking is both a chemical and psychological addiction. You must deal with both addictions successfully to quit.

When I quit the first time I was smoking 3 packs of cigarettes per day. This was in 1984. My Health Insurance coverage made counseling free. So I got counselor and she taught me to change my smoking habits in a way that would make the psychological addiction less before I actually quit.

In those days you could smoke at work. So she taught me not to smoke at my desk but rather at the table behind it. This and other little tricks helped a lot when I actually did quit a few weeks later.

Get a counselor. They are free.

The second time I quit smoking it was easier. I remembered the tricks the counselor taught me and employed them.

But, the chemical addiction was not as bad because I had switched to make-your-own cigarettes. I bought the tobacco and tubes and using a machine made my own. This is legal in PA where I reside and much cheaper. At the time a pack of make-ur-own cost me 80 cents.

Factory made cigarettes are loaded with stuff that increases your addiction. Big Tobacco got into a lot of trouble over this.

Recently I read a good article on ‘Stop Smoking’ by Dr. Elizabeth Reid who writes a by-line for the Elks Club Magazine. In it she lists several websites that can be helpful:


Some other resources:

.) 800-QUIT-NOW

Smoking causes various vitamin deficiencies — especially Vitamin C.

If you smoke be sure to take a good Multiple Vitamin.
The LABEL is informative.

Vitamin C with Rose Hips.


Pictured Wildflower – Spiderwort. Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

The main reason I take ALTRUM Supplements is that they have ultra high quality while offering deep discounts for consumers.

ALTRUM LINK (Buy Online).

DWI01 Label Ultra-MUlti


-Bergamot Wildflower, photo by Steve Dawes 2014

Dr. Joseph Mercola and Brenda Watson in separate PBS shows play up the importance of fermented foods & Pro-biotics. Studies show that Probiotics play an very important role in weight loss and control.

Vitamin K2 has a primary source of fermented foods and healthy gut flora.

K2 is now believed to be the #1 Cancer Fighting Vitamin.

Ultra Probiotics.


Structured Water

– Monkey Flower, Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

Number 1 source for Structured Water — fresh fruits & vegetables.

Number 2 — Chilled filtered water from your fridge dispenser. Heavier water molecules penetrate cells better and cause better health.

Some springs can produce structured water.

Molecular Structure is not H2O. It’s H3O2.



– Wild Carnation Photograph by Stephen Dawes, 2014

Influenzinum is an alternative to the Flue shot.

Instead of an injection the subject takes vials of sugar crystals over a period of several weeks.

I learned about Influenzinum from Dr. Mark Stengler and his Health Revelations Newsletter.

It contains flue strains as designated by the Louis Pasteur Institute in France. This is updated each season.

Influenzinum can be obtained from Homeopathic Education Services in Berkeley CA. (510) 649-0294.

For me it has worked better than the Flue Shot and is much more comfortable. I’ve been doing it for 5 years now. Cost is roughly the same as the flue shot.


Caveat Emptor

– St. Johns Wort, photograph by Stephen M. Dawes 2014

Recently on the news, New York Times etc….

Using DNA Testing authorities catch makers and retailers of Supplements/Vitamins cheating on a huge scale…..

“The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves.

Key ingredients such as St. John’s Wort and Echinacea completely missing.

The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart — and found that four out of five of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels.

The tests showed that pills labeled medicinal herbs often contained little more than cheap fillers like powdered rice, asparagus and houseplants, and in some cases substances that could be dangerous to those with allergies.

The investigation came as a welcome surprise to health experts who have long complained about the quality and safety of dietary supplements, which are exempt from the strict regulatory oversight applied to prescription drugs.”

This is why Altrum is a logical and safe choice.
Steve Dawes

Winter Flower

Winter Solstice

– Maiden Hair — Photo by Steve Dawes,2014

Today, December 21st, is the first day of Winter.
Winter Solstice.

The shortest day of the year with respect to the amount of daylight.

From here on each day will be 1 1/2 minutes longer. Thus, on January 21st a day will be 45 minutes longer.

March 20th is the first day of Spring. I think it’s the Vernal Equinox, that is a 24 hour day is 12 hours of light and 12 hours dark.

Maiden Hair a Winter Flower.