A Chicken Strip Lover’s Take on Health

Meet Kayla

Hello, my name is Kayla and I’m a chicken strip-aholic. Breaded bites of poultry, fried and dipped in ranch dressing is my usual order at any restaurant. Being a writer for Swanson Health Products, I’ve been exposed to the importance of health and wellness.  So while delicious, my unhealthy love of chicken strips/nuggets/fingers is something I’m working to overcome. Since there aren’t any Chicken Strips Anonymous groups in my area, I’m going it alone. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to give up my favorite dish completely, but I’m hoping being surrounded by health on a daily basis will inspire me to incorporate nutrition into my life. A self-described newshound, I’m on the health beat, ready to report on interesting health stories and give you my take on the health news that affects you.

Behind the Scenes with SHP’s Chefs!

Friday, March 29, 2013 by Kayla M

Did you know that the recipe emails that we send out twice a month have been tested by Swanson employees? In order to make sure we’re giving you great tasting, quality recipes, we make them ourselves. Now, it can get a little crazy in the kitchen because we typically make between four and six recipes at a time!

Earlier this month, we were back at it! This time, four self-proclaimed chef’s from the Swanson Web Team made a salad, bread, beverage, snack and dip – all in under six hours! The Swanson...

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The Detox Diet with Dr. Alejandro Junger – As Seen on The Dr. Oz Show

Monday, February 18, 2013 by Kayla M

A few days ago, I watched The Dr. Oz Show and the topic that day peaked my interest.  Dr. Oz’s guest that day was Dr. Alejandro Junger, the author of Clean, The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself, who was introducing what they called the “Detox Diet”.

What caught my attention was that this detoxing program was actually a food program that promotes weight loss. Most of the detoxing programs I had heard of in the past involved consuming very little food as a...

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My Argan Oil Hair Care and Skincare Trial – Change is a Good Thing

Friday, January 25, 2013 by Kayla M

I must admit that when I was asked to try Swanson Health Products’ new argan oil products, I was a bit skeptical. After all, I haven’t switched hair care or lotion brands in years and I wasn’t sure if my hair and skin would be okay with change (even though I knew it is good to rotate shampoos). I was given Swanson Premium’s Argan Oil shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner spray, night cream and hand lotion to try. Two of the products, the leave-in conditioner spray and the hand lotion, are...

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Rate, Review & Be Rewarded in 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013 by Kayla M

Rate and Review your products and you could get rewarded! Throughout 2013, we’re giving away shopping sprees to SwansonVitamins.com when you let us know what you think of a product you’ve ordered. Each month, one reviewer will win a $50 gift certificate to SwansonVitamins.com and two runner-ups will each win a $25 gift certificate.

Entering to win is as easy as a few mouse clicks and typing a few words. All you need to do rate and write a review for any products you use, or have tried, from...

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Healthy Eats with SHP Presents Healthy Holiday Recipes

Sunday, December 2, 2012 by Kayla M

Make the holiday season a healthier one with help from the Healthy Eats with SHP cooking team! This season, we’re sending you four recipes to help you come up with delicious dishes for your holiday entertaining, each made with healthy ingredients. Each Sunday through December 16th, you’ll get a new recipe delivered to your email inbox. And every recipe comes with some extra help as our resident chef (and Human Resources manager), Pam, shows you how to make each recipe step-by-step in a series...

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What Are the Health Benefits of Pumpkins?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Kayla M

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are found in abundance. Popular during the fall as decorative jack-o-lanterns and main ingredients in pies, pumpkins could also be considered one of many top natural food products. The flesh and seeds of pumpkins are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Pumpkin is one of nature’s riches sources of alpha-carotene, a carotenoid that converts to retinol, a form of vitamin A. This vitamin promotes healthy vision and immune health. Alpha-carotene is...

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Say Bye-Bye to Bugs, Naturally

Monday, July 23, 2012 by Kayla M

I love summer. It’s the only thing that makes living through the North Dakota winter bearable.  But along with the flip-flops, picnics and outdoor games comes mosquitoes. For a creature that is smaller than dime, they can sure have a big impact on your day. The 4th of July was sunny 91° day but my family spent it bundled up in jeans, sweatshirts and socks just to avoid getting eaten alive while we watched the fireworks. It left me wondering how can I protect myself from getting eaten alive...

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Swanson Ultra Prostate Supplement Approved by ConsumerLab.com

Friday, May 11, 2012 by Kayla M

Prostate formulaIn a recent review of saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol, Swanson Ultra Saw Palmetto Combo (SWU013 and SWU180) was given an “Approved” rating by ConsumerLab.com. In independent testing, ConsumerLab.com evaluated saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol products to determine whether they possessed the amounts of the key plant compounds shown on their labels. Products were also tested for potential contamination and for their ability to properly break apart.

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Swanson Customer Spotlight: Meet JoAnn A.!

Monday, March 5, 2012 by Kayla M


When someone lists exercising as one of their favorite hobbies, you know they’re dedicated to their health. And that’s exactly the person JoAnn A. is. She’s the latest Swanson shopper to be featured in the Swanson Customer Spotlight. A 58-year-old administrative assistant, JoAnn lives in Howard Beach, New York. Mom to an adult son and adult daughter, JoAnn shares her home with her dachshund, Audrey, and American shorthair, Annie.

JoAnn’s interest in health first began in the 1970s. Today...

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My Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Working at SHP

Friday, February 10, 2012 by Kayla M
1. I get to preview products before they hit the web.
One of the perks of being a writer is that I get to see every new product and brand we’re bringing in before customers are able to purchase them online. While writing the copy that appears on the item detail page, I’m able to learn about them and find ones I want to try. Kayla the Cook!

2. I get to pretend I know how to cook when working on our cooking videos.
I don’t cook. I don’t bake. And I don’t try new foods. So how I wound up on the team that makes...Read More »