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-Unidentified Wildflowers — photograph by Steve Dawes 2015

As you may know from past blogs magnesium and vitamin D
are big deficiency areas for most Americans (60-90%).

Magnesium is now missing from our tillable soil and because we are indoors a lot not enough sunlight/vitamin D. Time spent in your car does not count because ultraviolet cannot penetrate.

Magnesium is needed by the entire body. Lack of Magnesium in the brain can cause depression, anxiety and poor memory.

If you garden or are part of a gardening co-op you may want to consider using AGGRAND Organic Fertilizer as it contains Atlantic Sea Kelp. This builds the soil up and replaces missing components that are of course still in the oceans ( i.e. magnesium etc.).

A good way to restore magnesium in your body is to use a bath salt like Epsom Salts.

Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin.

To learn more take this link:

Steve Dawes, T-1 Certified Direct Jobber, Amsoil
(717) 658-1256



-Bull Thistle Wildflower Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

I recently did an email/blog on Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis(HTMA).

I got positive feedback on this from many recipients. So I have decided to repeat it.

I asked my Doctor what he thought and he told me to continue getting it done.

I get it done by my Naturopath Jean Reist in Dillsburg PA. Cost $58. Jean ((717) 432-3585) mails me a test kit and I have a friend take cuttings of hairs from the back of my neck and send back. In a few weeks I receive results — a printed report. I can follow up with Jean Reist telephonically or do a visit for a nominal fee.

The report is roughly 12 pages(booklet, color) of numeric and graphical information about how my body is doing with Nutritional Elements. The results also test for Toxic Elements and other Elements. The conducting Lab is Trace Elements. Inc. The Analysis categorizes each individual into metabolic type. ( Apparently I am a Type 4 Fast Metabolizer).

The Booklet also makes extensive recommendations based on the analysis for Diet and Supplements.

Although we are each the same, we have individual differences and environmental exposures. It’s better to know.

The analysis showed I was low in magnesium. Many of us are because magnesium is now deficient in our tillable soil. Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin.

This is why grandma used to tell us to take a bath in Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) if we sprained our ankle. Grandma was right. Magnesium is used in over 300 enzymatic reactions. Most Americans are Vitamin D and Magnesium deficient. ( For Vitamin D use Blood Test make sure 25-Hydrox block is checked).

I got some bath salts from Tammy Young ( Alternative Choices (717) 597-1228 in Greencastle PA). My magnesium is now normal.

Best Regards,
Steve Dawes, T-1 Certified Direct Jobber, Amsoil synthetics