Swanson Health Products Blog

What Most Doctors AREN'T Being Taught!

Monday, July 7, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

When you go to the doctor, you assume they've been taught everything they need to know in order to keep you and your family healthy. But in today's video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses one of the most important aspects of overall health on which doctors get little to no instruction or training. Dr. Greger also discusses whether or not that might be changing for the better and why. I encourage you to watch the short video and share your comments.


Is it Time to Consider “Drinking” Your Vitamins?

Monday, June 23, 2014 by Ben H

Pills, powders, tablets, capsules, softgels, veggie caps... if you’re like millions of Americans, this sums up your daily vitamin and supplement routine. If you’re organized, you may even have them all split out into daily servings with the help of a handy pill box to keep your routine consistent. But all that organization and consistency won’t do anything to help your body put all that nutrition to use.


Pills vs. Liquid Vitamins: A Question of Absorption...

So you’ve done all your research, you’ve narrowed down the top vitamins and supplements your body needs to stay active and healthy and you’ve got your pill box all loaded up. Good to go, right? Wrong.

Knowing what to take and when only gets you halfway home, so to speak. The next, equally important question to consider is what form is going to be best for your body. Research has shown that liquid vitamins outperform pills (tablets, capsules, etc.) when it comes to how well your body absorbs the nutrients.

In other words, liquid delivery is often best. It offers you the vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients in a form that your body recognizes and can put to use right away... without a lot of extra work involved (i.e. breaking down the hard, coated tablets of capsules).


America’s Leader in Liquid Vitamins

For over 25 years, Wellesse has been America’s leader in the production of top-quality liquid vitamins, minerals and supplements. Wellesse was founded in the Pacific Northwest and recently joined the Nature’s Way family of dietary supplement brands. Their liquid vitamins are all certified gluten free and are well-suited for all members of your family.


What Makes Wellesse Liquid Vitamins Better?

  1. Flexible serving size (easy to match your doctor’s recommended dose)
  2. Better absorption rates compared to pills
  3. Small, 1-ounce servings are easy to mix with juice, smoothies or other cold beverages


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Sugar at Breakfast Will Destroy Your Energy Levels

Sunday, June 22, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most essential meal, but exactly what you’re eating for breakfast can make all the difference. iHealthTube.com had the chance to sit down with Dr. Jennifer Landa, MD, to hear her take on sugar at breakfast. Watch the video and learn more about how loading your body with sugar in the morning could be the reason for stunted energy levels later in the day. I invite you to share the video with your friends and family, and let us know what you think in the comments.


Dr. Bob's June #OptimalU: Dinner & Dessert!

Saturday, June 21, 2014 by Dr. Bob

The Drugless DoctorThis month for my #OptimalU we are continuing our meal planning section (last month we covered breakfast & lunch) and for June we are focusing on dinner and dessert. Here the most common questions I receive concerning these two subjects on a daily basis. I hope they make a difference in your life. If you have any questions feel free to ask them and I will answer them on my live event on June 25th.


How can I make a healthy dinner if I have limited time?

If you want to eat healthy consistently, it requires planning. My wife and I grocery shop every weekend and select the items, mostly vegetables, we will eat throughout the week (carrots, celery, avocados, bell peppers, cucumbers, etc). Each stays crisp and fresh if they are secured in a storage container. We also make our salads for the week on Sunday and store them in airtight containers, which encourages freshness, and bake a chicken and beets (separate) for the week as well. For dinner, our entree centers on a vegetable that is often in season, and we also enjoy grilling our vegetables outside on the grill, especially since it’s summer!


Do you promote “frozen” dinners?

I would refrain from purchasing a “TV dinner” because they are often filled with preservatives or excessive sodium. Instead, make a protein-based dish that you can freeze, and then thaw and reheat. An example of this would be chicken meatballs that I always have available.


If I have a “sweet tooth,” how can I curb that habit?

Telling someone that can’t eat sweets is one of the most sensitive conversations I have daily because I realize that eliminating sugar cold turkey can cause trauma in many areas of a patient’s life. It’s important to implement a “Good-Better-Best” scenario to limit and then stop sweets. For example, instead of cookies and cake, try shredded coconut with a few organic raisins and walnuts, which can soften a desire for sweets after a meal. Also, consider scooping one-half tablespoon of almond butter alongside the raisins.