Blogging with Lee

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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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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Chemically Altered: The Danger of Trans Fats in Your Diet

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

Today's video from Dr. Joel Baumgartner highlights an important dietary danger: trans fat, also known as hydrogenated oils. Unlike healthy oils like olive oil or coconut oil that are naturally beneficial and loaded with omega fatty acids and medium chain triglycerides, trans fats are chemically altered. The goal of this chemical alteration is simple: to preserve foods longer and make them taste better--but the end result is devastating to your health. I urge you...

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Organic Coconut Water, Raw Super Food Powder & More: New Natural Health Product Reviews for 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

The beginning of a new year brings new opportunities for personal improvement and renewed commitment to become the best we can be. For 45 years now, Swanson Health Products has been here to help you meet and exceed your goals for optimal health with the best natural products formulated around the latest scientific research and nutritional advancements. We couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead, as I can now tell you that we have many exceptional new...

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