Swanson Health Products Blog

STOP the Salt Shame... Just Choose the Right Salt

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

It’s time to stop shaming ourselves over sodium. We’ve been taught a lie over the past several decades—a lie that began with good intentions—that salt is bad for us. The truth is, the wrong salt is bad for us, but the right salt, the naturally produced salt given to us by Mother Earth, feeds and energizes our bodies. This healthy salt delivers crucial minerals our bodies need to function at its best. And that’s the truth. And that’s why it’s time to set the record straight...

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Starting at Age 40, Protein Becomes a More Important Part of Your Diet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

I'm back this week with another video from my friend, Dr. Joel Baumgartner, M.D. In this short installment, Dr. Baumgartner talks about protein and how important it is as we age. Now, I know a lot of younger people stock up on protein powders, protein bars and other protein supplements to have on hand to use before, during and after their workouts in the gym. But I'm concerned that us older generations are not paying as much attention to our protein intake (and source of protein...

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Dr. Bob’s April #OptimalU: Sleep Tips!

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Dr. BobYour body rests and restores itself when you sleep. While you’re sleeping, growth hormone is released, and will have done its job correctly if you wake up hungry for breakfast. If you wake up “full”, it’s reasonable to assume you are not receiving the deep, recuperative sleep needed for optimal health.

I have read statistics suggesting up to one-half of those over fifty years of age experience some type of sleep impairment, requiring an “outside-in” chemical aide. Sleep products do not chemically...

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As "Meatless March" Comes to a Close... What Did Our Three Challengers Learn?

Monday, April 7, 2014 by Ben H

Meatless marchThe latest #SwansonChallenge was "Meatless March." Thirty-one days, no meat. One of our three challengers even decided to go vegan, eliminating all animal products from her diet. There were not other official rules other than abstaining from meat in all forms. The goal was to see, if only very unscientifically, how this one single dietary change may affect three very different people who led three very different lives and followed three equally different diets leading up to March. 

I (Ben) had...

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"Star Wars" Medicine: What This Nobel Prize Winning Discovery Means for Anti-Aging

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

I hope you've been enjoying these videos from my good friend Dr. Joel Baumgartner over the past couple of months. I appreciate him taking the time to sit down with us and discuss several of the main health concerns we all face in our lives, and I'm hopeful that you've learned some good lessons that you are able to apply in your own health and wellness regimen. 

Today, Dr. Baumgartner talks about what he calls "Star Wars" medicine, which is actually a Nobel Prize winning discovery in...

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Water Warning: What's In Your Glass and How Can You Make Sure It's Safe?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Courtney K

What's in your water?

Everyone’s heard warnings about poor quality drinking water in other countries, Montezuma’s Revenge and all that. When I was studying abroad we were warned about using the St. Petersburg, Russia, city water. If you don’t have boiled or bottled water to brush your teeth, they told us, use vodka. (Recent reports out of the Olympics in Sochi hint that that might still be the case.) The recent disaster in West Virginia that left local residents without safe water for over a week (and continues to...

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Try This Non-GMO High Protein Weight Loss Shake (For Free!)

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Ben H

Garden of Life believes that healthy soil provides healthy food, which in turn leads to healthy people. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Florida, the company’s philosophy is raw, organic whole food nutrition... including their RAW Fit High Protein Weight Loss shake.

RAW Fit ProteinRAW Fit was designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals with the right nutrition, grown from ingredients that are non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. This weight loss shake is also a low glycemic...

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The Essential Guide to Natural Allergy Relief

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Anthony N.

How to Naturally Treat Your Allergies

Springtime offers us sunshine, budding flowers and blooming trees. But for many of us these are the very elements that make venturing outside into the glorious post-winter world an unpleasant event. Allergies caused by tree pollen—and in more humid areas, mold—can make springtime a lousy time of year. For people with allergic sensitivities, pollen and mold can bring on sneezing, coughing, congestion, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.

So why does this happen? In...

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2-Minute Lesson On Vitamin D: "The Happy Vitamin"

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Video Transcript:

So how do you feel when you get back from vacation? Let's say you just got back from Hawaii. You had some sun. You lay on the beach. You feel really good. How do you feel when you're lying on the beach? You feel amazing. How did you feel that night, going out for dinner? You feel really, really well.

You know, what we're finding is sunshine is the happy vitamin. Sunshine equals more vitamin D. So let's talk a little bit about vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually...

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March #OptimalU: Focus On Exercise!

Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Dr. Bob