Health in the Fast-Lane

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 other items that can help us to lead healthier lives.  I graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry.  I am also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

While my husband and I were both going to college, we had our two children.  This is when life really started to challenge us: high stress, little sleep, and minimal free time.  The college days are long gone, but our fast paced lifestyle with our kids and jobs is here to stay.  Exercising, grocery shopping, or making a healthy supper is sometimes the last thing on my mind after a long day at work.  In today’s world, grabbing take-out on the way home and watching an itinerary of TV shows in the evening is all too tempting. 

We all work hard and deserve to be rewarded, right?   Treat yourself with a long bike ride, make a new healthy recipe, or take the time to educate yourself about the benefits of supplements and health foods.  The choices we make today determine the longevity and quality of our lives.  We all want to age gracefully, and now is the time to make positive choices that can become permanent healthy habits for you and your family.  Through this blog, I’ll be sharing some of my ideas and personal experiences to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Supplemental Vitamin D Safety in Infants

Monday, June 21, 2010 by Roxanne E.

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 could lead to excessive dosing of Vitamin D in infants.  Some of the droppers may hold more than 400 IU of vitamin D per dropper, and this could lead to incorrectly giving a larger amount of vitamin D to infants.

As a parent, buying high-quality, affordable vitamins and supplements for your infant...

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Supplements Beat the Sun for Vitamin D Boost

Monday, June 21, 2010 by Roxanne E.

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 should be included in your supplement routine.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded that vitamin D supplements are the safest way to increase your vitamin D levels.  The study focused on estimated vitamin D production from the sun (the most basic...

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Homemade Spa Treatments Make for a SPA-tacular Party!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by Roxanne E.


My daughter wanted a spa themed party to celebrate her 9th birthday.  I began searching online for activities that we could do, but was disappointed when a lot of the websites suggested going to dollar stores to buy cheap products.  The vast majority of the dollar stores' products contain chemicals, dyes and synthetic ingredients. With some research and creativity, I came up with natural health supplies from Swanson Health Products. 

Bath Salts:  We started off the party by making homemade bath...

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