Blogging with Lee

Supplement Scandal Shines Spotlight on Product Purity

When the news broke that the New York Attorney General’s office sent Cease and Desist notifications to four major retail store chains (GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens) for selling adulterated or...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You... for 45 Wonderful Years!

Dear Friends, This month Swanson Health Products is celebrating our 45th year in business, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making it possible. As I look back now, it’s hard...

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

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 wron...

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

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...

Eat Better Now (To Age Better Later!)

Dear 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...

Dr. Baumgartner: Are You Better Off Going Vegetarian?

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...

A Little Known Anti-Aging Secret: Tendon Health

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....

Chemically Altered: The Danger of Trans Fats in Your Diet

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...

A Thanksgiving Message to Our Loyal Customers (And an Inspiring Letter from One Such Customer)

Dear Friends and Valued Customers, It is my great pleasure to take this opportunity to deliver a Thanksgiving Day message to all of you. All of us here at Swanson Health Products, from our headquarters...

Opinion: 3 Big Reasons Why SwansonVitamins.com Opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act

Dear Friends and Valued Customers, I’d like to take the opportunity to talk to you about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which the United States Senate recently passed with far too large a margin for...

Magnesium Stearate Safety in Dietary Supplements

  Lee Swanson, President Friends, it seems every few months the topic of magnesium stearate pops up and the cycle of controversy begins anew.  So today I’d like to take a moment to address the issue...