Natural Health Happenings

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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Three New Weight Loss Products to Check Out in 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Tara Kessler

If your new year’s resolution involves the words, “go on a diet,” you may have already failed. Diets aren’t designed for long-term weight loss. Weight loss on a diet is entirely possible if you are disciplined and have the willpower to stick with it. However, keeping the weight off isn't probable. A study published by The New England Journal of Medicineshows that after weight loss, the hormones that regulate body weight—and appetite—fluctuate and are the reason there is a high rate of weight...

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Vitamin Angels' Precious Cargo Campaign: Why You Should Donate In December

Saturday, December 1, 2012 by Tara Kessler

This December Swanson Health Products is supporting Vitamin Angels' effort to get life saving nutrients to children in underdeveloped countries by sponsoring the Precious Cargo campaign. Many children in the developing world have very little access to healthy foods and often eat the same meal day after day, leaving their bodies deprived of essential micronutrients. Vitamins support overall health and enable children to learn better in school, helping to increasing future economic opportunity and...

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Why You Should Rotate Shampoo Brands + 7 Natural Hair Treatments for Dry & Damaged Hair

Monday, November 12, 2012 by Tara Kessler

You may be familiar with the old wives tale about rotating shampoo brands periodically because hair gets “used to" one brand and it then becomes ineffective. While we all know that hair is not alive—and cannot remember the last shampoo we used—there is a valid reason for rotating brands.

Shampooing with the same shampoo repeatedly may cause a build-up of residue. This residue can weigh hair down, making it dull and unmanageable. One solution for avoiding residue build-up is to rotate shampoo...

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Jack LaLanne Celebrity "Golfreation" Sponsored by Swanson Health Products

Friday, October 5, 2012 by Tara Kessler

Jack LaLanne, “The Godfather of Fitness,” would have turned 98 years old on September 26 and even though Jack is no longer with us, his enthusiasm for health and wellness lives on in the health products he developed and the programs he was passionate about. Swanson Health Products President, Lee Swanson, was a close and personal friend to Jack and together, they joined forces to bring quality, affordable health products such as Swanson Ultra® Vita-Lanne Instant Meal Shakes (available in Honey...

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Are You Part of the Bar Soap Trend?

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tara Kessler

This past July, my grandfather turned 95 years old. As amazing as that milestone is, even more impressive is that he still lives in his own home—alone. On his birthday, my family took a quick trip to visit him at his home and to have cake and ice cream. I asked my son (six years old) to wash his hands and I would get his treat ready so he could join in the festivities. He responded with a holler from my grandfather’s half-bath with, “There isn’t any soap.”

As I entered the room, I immediately saw...

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What Is The Health Halo?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tara Kessler

The “health halo” is a relatively new term for me, but I’m extremely familiar with the concept. If you aren’t aware of the health halo (health halo effect), it simply means that foods are perceived to be better for you based on their label or brand and are therefore consumed in excess. But what we have to keep in mind is that food is food and calories are calories. Too much of anything can be harmful to our health.

When I find a new healthy foodthat I like, I tend to have a lot of it--justifying...

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My Costa Rican Adventure (part 2)

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tara Kessler

Recently, I traveled to New Chapter's Finca Luna Nueva eco-lodge located in the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica. The staff at Luna Nueva is known for their efforts in rainforest conservation and they also work with the faculty at the Earth University in Costa Rica and other skilled farmers to host conferences in sustainable farming and biodynamic practices. For part 2 of my trip, I wanted to share a little of what I learned at the farm (finca) about sustainability and biodynamic farming. I...

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My Costa Rican Adventure (part 1)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Tara Kessler

Recently, I traveled to Finca Luna Nueva eco-lodge located in the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica.This is part one of my trip courtesy of New Chapter where I learned about sustainability,  biodynamic farming, saw beautiful animals and a real volcano!

Wednesday morning I joined 16 other Finca Luna Nueva bound guests (above) from all over the United States and we made the 2+ hour journey from San Jose to the New Chapter’s biodynamic farm. My first impression was that Costa Rica is very clean—it...

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Your First Stop at the 2012 Swanson Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, May 17, 2012 by Tara Kessler

There will be over 80 vendors showcasing wellness products and services at the 2012 Swanson Health & Fitness Expo—open to the public May 17-18, at the FARGODOME. With that many booths, how will you know where to start? That’s easy—your first stop should be at the Swanson Health Products’ booth! As the headline sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, Swanson Health Products’ booth is your source for free health
product samples, SHP gear and to get registered to win
an Xbox LIVE + Kinect gaming...

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