Blogging with Lee

Swanson Is More Than Cheap Vitamins

Lee SwansonAs President of Swanson Health Products, I have the honor of carrying on my father’s legacy, building on his goal to bring affordable natural health products to everyone in America. Over 40 years after our modest beginnings, we have expanded our reach and now proudly proclaim our mission: bringing wellness to the world.

We continue to offer the lowest prices, highest quality and absolute best value on vitamins, herbs and dietary supplements; but it’s not just about selling products. My goal is to help you make informed decisions about your health, learn and grow in your understanding of wellness and discover alternative ideas that may help you and your loved ones live more active, fulfilling lives. My blog gives me the opportunity to share with you some of the research I run across in my daily reading, keep you posted on issues relevant to natural health and notify you of important business developments that affect us all. Thank you for reading.

As always, I wish you the very best of health.

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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"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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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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A Lesson On Immune Health for Cold & Flu Season

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear friends,

Even though the calendar may say it is Spring, the weather feels more like it's the beginning of winter. So, Dr. Baumgartner thought it a good time to give us a refresher course on how to maintain our immune health during these colder, darker months of the year. I invite you to watch the short video below and share with me in the comments section at the end what your tips are for maintaining your health throughout the winter. 

As always, I wish you the very best of health,

Lee Swanson

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New Product Reviews with Lee Swanson — March 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014 by Lee Swanson


Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

We have lots in store for you this month, with over a dozen new products and incredible savings on some of your longstanding favorites.

Our featured new product this month is Libifem™, a new solution to an underserved need. While the subject may be sensitive for some, it affects too many women to be ignored. We’re talking about female libido and sexual health.


Clinically Studied Female Libido Support

Libifem offers a scientifically supported natural option for...

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Eat Better Now (To Age Better Later!)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dr. BaumgartnerDear friends, 

This week's video report from Dr. Baumgartner deals with the Holy Grail of preventative health care: the fountain of youth. Obviously, there is no such thing, but what Dr. Baumgartner shows us is how our current diet directly impacts how well we age. The foods you eat have a direct impact on your health, both immediately and in the long term. Even down to the genetic level--your diet affects gene expression.

What Happens (At the Cellular Level) That Causes Aging?

For example, eating...

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Are Telomeres The Key To Life-Long Happiness & Vitality?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Lee SwansonDear Friends,

Science has known about a phenomenon called cellular senescence for years, a phenomenon that increases as we age. Essentially, cellular senescence is the slowing down of the natural process by which our cells divide and multiply in order to maintain both our physical well-being, but also, as new research is showing, our mental well-being as well. Cellular senescence is behind just about everything we associate with aging, from visible signs like the decline in healthy skin tissue to...

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Dr. Baumgartner: Are You Better Off Going Vegetarian?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear friends,

Today's "video lesson" from Dr. Joel J. Baumgartner, MD, is all about diet. Specifically, Dr. Baumgartner reviews the vegetarian diet and tries to answer the question from the title of this post. Unfortunately, the question gets complicated by the presence of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, hormones and other modern day farming techniques used to produce our food. Please watch the short video below and share with me your comments at the bottom of today's post. As always, I wish...

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A Little Known Anti-Aging Secret: Tendon Health

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

Today's video from Dr. Joel Baumgartner talks about all of the things that are holding our bodies together... the things that keep us moving, including tendons, joints and ligaments. According to Dr. Baumgartner, these connective tissues are responsible for "Grandma turning into Yoda" (i.e. slowly losing her good posture from her youth as she ages). As we age, these connective tissues are slowly stretched out and they lose a bit of their elasticity, so slouching, slumping, etc. are...

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