All About Me

My name is Roxanne, and I have a passion for natural health and wellness.  My job at Swanson Health Products also allows me to research and review supplements, cosmetics, health foods, and various...

Homemade Ham & Bean Soup

As promised in my post yesterday, here is another hearty soup recipe that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.  My favorite part about this recipe is that the pureed beans give the soup a thick,...

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

As the temperature dip well below zero, I look forward to making two of my favorite soup recipes.  These recipes are fairly easy, and they are so much better for you than heavy cream based soups or...

DASH Diet Ranked as Best Overall Diet for 2012

It’s a new year, and many consumers are dieting with new resolve. Of 25 diets evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet received top honors as the best overall diet. According to the report:...

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Helping Your Kids Eat Right with Color

When it comes to food and nutrition, even the most knowledgeable parents can use help making sure their children are eating healthy meals. Each March, the American Dietetic Association...

Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning Recipe

I recently found myself at the grocery store in front of the taco seasoning packets searching for an ingredient listing that didn’t remind me of chemistry class: monosodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast...

Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffin Recipe

The sweet smell of pumkin and cinnamon baking in your oven is one of the most delicous things about this time of year.  Pumpkins are a a natural source of carotenoids, phytonutrients that give them...

Blueberry Bran Muffin Recipe

Earlier this week, I shared with you the first of my favorite muffin recipes: Banana Oatmeal Muffins.  Today’s recipe is Blueberry Bran Muffins--another great natural health food recipe. A lot of...

Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

The aroma of muffins filling your home is almost therapeutic on a cool fall day.  I have three recipes I regularly make at home, but I’m only going to share one with you today.  Watch for the other...

Top Kids Vitamins and Supplements for Back to School Time

The summer days are over, and it’s time to switch gears and get back into the school routine.  Back to school is the perfect time to emphasize healthy habits, such as healthy snacks, healthy meals,...

Consumer Reports: The "Dirty Dozen" Dietary Supplements

Consumer Reports' September 2010 issue features an article entitled “Dangerous Supplements”. This CR article includes testimonials of adulterated products, 12 supplements to avoid, 12 supplements...

Supplemental Vitamin D Safety in Infants

A liquid vitamin D source is very convenient. With no pills to swallow, its easy to take. But the Food and Drug Administration recently alerted the public that some liquid Vitamin D dropper products...

Supplements Beat the Sun for Vitamin D Boost

The sunshine vitamin has been making headlines for quite some time.  Vitamin D plays a critical role in the overall health of our bodies, especially our bones.  Whether you are young or old, vitamin D...