Natural Health Tips

Hi, I'm Anthony.

I started working for Swanson Health Products as a 24-year-old in the summer of 2007. Growing up, I didn't pay attention to my health other than taking a few sporadic vitamins and occasionally glancing at some food labels. When I applied for a job with Swanson, the only thing I knew about the company was that you could buy vitamins and supplements from them.

After working at Swanson for a few years, I've come to realize how important my health is and how much control I have in maintaining my health. I have made many changes to my daily routines, focusing on improving my diet, incorporating some dietary supplements and moving towards natural products in my home. Here are some my favorite Swanson products:

I've learned a lot about natural health over the last few years and I will continue to learn a lot more in the years ahead. On this blog, I hope to share what I learn with you and hope you will comment on some posts and help me learn even more...or find me on Twitter @SwansonVitamins!

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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18 Food Replacement Hacks that Make Healthy Eating Easy

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Anthony N.

I'll admit it. I think it's difficult to eat healthy all of the time. I do pretty well most of the time, but the best technique by far that I've used to be sure that I'm eating healthy meals regularly is to simply replace unhealthy ingredients with something healthier. I don't mean replacing it in your recipe... I mean trying to replace it in your kitchen or pantry. I know that these aren't all perfect replacements that work in every single recipe, but in general, I've found them to be healthier...

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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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Swanson 30-Day Healthier Holiday Giveaway [COMPLETED for 2013!]

Friday, November 22, 2013 by Anthony N.


swanson 30 day healthier holiday giveaway


30 Chances to Win $100 to

We're really excited to be kicking off our Swanson 30-Day Healthier Holiday Giveaway! The holidays can get expensive and a bit stressful... so we thought we’d try to ease that stress and create a little fun along the way by offering you 30 chances to win $100 to

The rules are simple. Visit one of our blogger friends' websites that we have listed out below and look for that day’s giveaway to enter. (Hint: each day you’ll look for...

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Unlucky 13: The Spookiest, Scariest, Spine-Tinglingest Supplements for Halloween Screams

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Anthony N.

I've been working at Swanson Health Products for years and there are a few supplements that no one ever talks about. They're forbidden, if you will.

Purchase them...if you dare.

              dragon's blood - sangre de grado
               killer bee honey
               straight razor shaving razor
               witch hazel
               Devil's Claw
               mugwart moon magic
               butcher's broom
               spider vein cream
               cat's claw
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TASTE TEST: Somersault Snack Co. Pacific Sea Salt

Sunday, August 18, 2013 by Anthony N.

swanson taste test

PRODUCT REVIEWED: Somersault Snack Co. Pacific Sea Salt Somersaults

somersaults sea salt snack review

Rachel: Brilliant. Just brilliant. There's no way these are healthy—but they are! Every flavorful bite is a party in my mouth. Enough crunch and salt to satisfy my afternoon snack cravings, that's for sure. These are awesome. I will not be buying these for my family. I will be hoarding them all for myself.

Anthony: I took a bite without knowing what the product actually was. It was delicious. Saltier than I expected and crunchier...

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TASTE TEST: Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers

Sunday, August 11, 2013 by Anthony N.

swanson taste test

PRODUCT REVIEWED: Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers

back to nature cheddar crackers

Rachel: I don't eat Cheese Nips® because of the god-awful aftertaste. I'm happy to report that the Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers are delicious and didn't leave that sour nips taste behind. I will definitely be including these on my employee order for a great healthy snack for me and my family!

Anthony: These are awesome. Perfect for Cheez-It® (which are obviously better than Cheese Nips®) fans who are looking for a similar product...

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TASTE TEST: Think Thin Brownie Crunch Bar

Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Anthony N.

swanson taste test

PRODUCT REVIEWED: Think Thin Brownie Crunch Protein Bar

review think thin brownie crunch bar

Rachel: O.k. I don't think I could eat this as a meal. I like food too much. But for a protein bar/meal replacement, it's pretty good. I like the fact that it has 0 grams of sugar and 20 grams of protein. And the taste isn't chalky like other protein bars of the same ilk.

Anthony: The bar looks hearty (big) and rich (chocolatey). The taste isn't that rich. I expected it to be sweeter. I'm not a big fan of chcolate, so I don't mind the lack...

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TASTE TEST: Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies

Sunday, July 28, 2013 by Anthony N.

swanson taste test

PRODUCT REVIEWED: Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies

back to nature fudge mint cookies on a plate - review

Rachel: I only took one of these because they looked so tempting, I knew I'd eat more than a serving size! I was right to take only one. These are so good and did not disappoint... tasted just as I'd expected and these don't contain the yucky stuff of a certain other mint cookie that gets sold by sweet looking girls every year.

Anthony: Reading the name and looking at the image creates one obvious question: Are these going to be as good as Girl...

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TASTE TEST: Brother's All Natural Fruit Crisps - Fuji Apple

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Anthony N.

swanson taste test

PRODUCT REVIEWED: Brother's All Natural Fruit Crisps - Fuji Apple

freeze-dried apple slices

Rachel: Whoa! Tart! The first bite was a bit of a shock after trying the saltier stuff, but wow these are really tasty. When I opened the bag, I was expecting to see dry, dehydrated apples that look like birch tree bark.  So not the case with these. I wouldn't call them crisps, as they look like apple slices and kind of just melt on your tongue. These are so cool! Only 39 calories per bag and 2 grams of fiber.

Anthony: The...

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