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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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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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The Essential Guide to Natural Allergy Relief

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Anthony N.

How to Naturally Treat Your Allergies

Springtime offers us sunshine, budding flowers and blooming trees. But for many of us these are the very elements that make venturing outside into the glorious post-winter world an unpleasant event. Allergies caused by tree pollen—and in more humid areas, mold—can make springtime a lousy time of year. For people with allergic sensitivities, pollen and mold can bring on sneezing, coughing, congestion, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.

So why does this happen? In...

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February #OptimalU: Focus On Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Dr. BobThe “self-improvement” book category makes millions of dollars a year. Why? Because we all want to be the best person that we can be. Often they talk about creating new habits, improving how you think, and how you treat others, including your colleagues, kids, and spouse. However, they neglect to share that the food you consume can actually affect the relationships you have.

In my practice, my patient’s personal images and mental framework are impacted by their food choices. When you consume...

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50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Better Your Life

Sunday, December 1, 2013 by Anthony N.

Uses for Coconut Oil

coconut oil usesScientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You've heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So how do you use coconut oil?

We asked our Facebook fans and coworkers how they use coconut oil. Here are some of the numerous ways coconut oil is used. If you'd like to participate in conversations about coconut oil or other natural health topics, I definitely recommend you...

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How To: Make Your Own Toothpaste, Body Butter & Lotion Bars with Organic Coconut Oil!

Monday, August 5, 2013 by Courtney K

We redid our floors to match our cat.Have you seen our blog post on 50 Ways To Use Coconut Oil? I haven't tried all of them, but I do love cooking with it and using it in smoothies. It does work as a shaving cream, but leaves a bit of a mess behind when you're done. The post lists both sunscreen and tanning oil as uses and both seemed to work: after 5 1/2 hours biking in the July sun, my legs weren't burnt, so that's cool.

The hair tips are all good, but it takes some trial and error to find the right amounts to use. I tried oil...

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Did You Know Swanson Sells ... Organic Seeds & Organic Fertilizers?

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Courtney K

Growing up in North Dakota, January and February always felt like the worst months of a seemingly interminable winter. That … hasn’t changed, unfortunately. However as an adult and a homeowner, I’m happy to have a hobby that keeps me busy thinking of warmer months: my garden. This year, I can get a whole bunch of the seeds I need right here at work! Did you know Swanson sells organic vegetable seeds?

High Mowing Organic Seeds are cultivated on a network of certified organic seed farms in Vermont,...

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New Supplements for My Dog - A Review of Swanson Pet Nutrition Active One Multivitamin for Dogs

Friday, March 15, 2013 by Anthony N.

Should My Dog Take a Multivitamin or Supplements?

I've asked myself this question a few times over the past year. I take a multivitamin. My wife takes a multivitamin. My kids take a multivitamin. My dog doesn't take anything. Something just didn't seem right with the equation. To make matters worse, our dog doesn't exactly get "Top of the Line" brand dog food either.


Meet Marlowe

Marlowe is about 2 1/2 years old. We adopted from a regional shelter. We're not quite sure what type of dog he is. We...

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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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Are You Still Being Exposed to Lead? Watch This

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

In today's featured video from, Dr. Murray Susser talks about a few places lead is still lurking in our everyday environment. Although he states very clearly that this issue is nowhere near as troublesome as it has been in years past, Dr. Susser lets us know that there is still reason to be cautious.

As always, I wish you the very best of health.

Lee Swanson


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