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Water Warning: What's In Your Glass and How Can You Make Sure It's Safe?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Courtney K

What's in your water?

Everyone’s heard warnings about poor quality drinking water in other countries, Montezuma’s Revenge and all that. When I was studying abroad we were warned about using the St. Petersburg, Russia, city water. If you don’t have boiled or bottled water to brush your teeth, they told us, use vodka. (Recent reports out of the Olympics in Sochi hint that that might still be the case.) The recent disaster in West Virginia that left local residents without safe water for over a week (and continues to...

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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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Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms Chart: How to I.D. Your Illness

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Ben H

Flu season comes around every year...each seemingly worse than the one that came before it. You can’t turn on the TV without hearing the latest update on the number of reported flu cases. It's a lot of hype and borderline fear mongering, that's for sure, but you can't ignore the potential seriousness of getting sick.

Read: 7 Easy Ways to Give Your Immune System a Boost

And it’s not just flu season... it’s “cold and flu season,” and determining which ailment you’re dealing with can be tricky,...

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Dr. Bob and #OptimalU: Your Daily Guide to Optimal Health

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Hi Everyone!

I hope this post finds your 2014 off to a great (albeit cold) start! This year, my practice in Ohio is focusing on an #OptimalU. What is an #OptimalU? It’s based off my updated “Guide to Optimal Health” which offers one health takeaway per day on various health subjects including meal planning, relationships, and exercise, which will enable you to live at your highest level of optimal health. This month our focus is on water.

Did you know cucumbers, celery, and cauliflower are...

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Quinoa: History, Health Benefits & Recipes (Including Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers!)

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Kaitlin W

If you've read any of my blog posts, you've probably learned about my obsession with food and trying new recipes. I first ate quinoa when I traveled to Peru on a high school Spanish trip. The texture and taste being what they are, I just assumed it was couscous, enjoyed it, and moved on with my little 15-year-old life.

Now, being the wizened woman that I have become, I have loved every second of my healthful awakening and food has been my greatest joy. I have found ways to retrain my mind and...

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5 Basics for Optimal Health: Dr. Darren Weissman Interview

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

In today's featured video from, Dr. Darren Weissman discusses what he calls the five basics for optimal health. Find out exactly what those basics are and what you can do to achieve them in your ongoing pursuit of optimal health and wellness.

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I invite you to watch the video below and share your reaction in the comments section below this post. As always, I wish you...

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Obesity As A "Disease": Beneficial Classification Or Not?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

In today's featured video from iHealthTube.comDr. Derrick DeSilva discusses how obesity is now classified as a disease. He tackles the tough question of whether or not this classification is actually beneficial in the long run. He also shares why he thinks the country found itself in the middle of an obesity epidemic in the first place. 

ALSO ON THE SWANSON BLOG:   "The Drugless Doctor" Tells You How to Lose Weight Safely

I invite you to watch the video below...

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Swanson Health Products is Awarded the 2013 Survey Top Rated Catalog/Internet Merchant Based on Customer Satisfaction

Monday, March 4, 2013 by Tara Kessler

For the third time, Swanson Health Products has been awarded a Survey “Top Rated” award based on customer satisfaction. The survey polled over 10,000 e-newsletter subscribers regarding satisfaction with supplement merchants, brands and products. Swanson Health Products received the 2013 award for Top Rated Catalog/Internet Merchant based on the results of the 2013 Vitamin and Supplement Users Survey.

In addition to receiving the top satisfaction...

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Raspberry Ketones for Weight Loss: How Does It Compare to Other Weight Management Formulas?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

In today's featured video from, Peter Miller joins in with a discussion about raspberry ketones, the natural weight loss nutrient now made famous by the like of Dr. Oz and other daytime talk show hosts. Mr. Miller sat down with the iHealthTube crew to talk about how raspberry ketones compare to other weight management formulas available on the market today.

I invite you to watch the video below and share your reaction in the comments section at...

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How Advertising Changed the Game for Drug Companies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

In today's featured video from, Robert Scott Bell brings a fascinating discussion to the forefront... one that may seem obvious after the fact. Mr. Bell shares some information on how advertising, or access to mass media in general, has really shaped today's landscape for pharmaceuticals and drug makers.

Drug companies having the ability to advertise is actually a relatively new phenomenon, and and Mr. Bell says it's opened a number of new avenues...

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