The Natural Health & Wellness Apprentice


Cathleen W., swanson vitamins apprenticeMy name is Cathleen W., and I'm the web content supervisor at My team is responsible for all of the words on the website, including our health supplement guides. Although I've been with the company for over 5 years, I am hardly an expert at all things natural health. But I keep an open mind about alternative health and integrative medicine, and I'm always willing to learn about the benefits of health and nutrition products. 

I've been trying to become more aware about my impact on the environment as a consumer, so I'm especially interested in eco-friendly, green living. I'm almost a member of the sandwich generation, so I try and stay in tune with the latest health tips and news for my parents and grandparents as well as for my teenager. If anyone has any tips on how to get kids or young adults excited about natural health and nutrition products, please share them with me!

5 Top Reasons I Love Working at Swanson Health Products

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Cathleen W
CathleenI've been with Swanson Health Products for almost 8 years and time has just zipped by. I've learned so much about natural products from coworkers and customers.  My job on the Web team helps me stay focused on my own health & wellness.  Find out how in my Top 5 reasons  below:

1) Products! The best vitamins & supplements ever! Working on the website, I'm able to see all of the new products that are getting ready to show up online for purchase.  I make a list of all the items I'd like to try and...Read More »

Swanson Reviewers Tell Us Why They Love Us

Monday, December 12, 2011 by Cathleen W
Swanson Expo Fargo Marathon

I love customer reviews. I've been working with Swanson customer reviews since we launched them on our site with Bazaarvoice in 2007. The information we can glean from both positive and negative reviews helps us determine ways to improve our products and service. I especially enjoy reading the answer to one specific question about our company overall.

When you submit a product review on our site, we ask you one last question: On a scale of zero to ten, would you recommend Swanson Vitamins to a...

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Natural Bath & Body Products Review: Natural Soap, Shampoo and Body Wash Prove Their Worth During a Dry Winter

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by Cathleen W
One of the many fun and exciting benefits of working at Swanson Health Products is our ability to try some of the newest products on the market. Not only does this include our cutting-edge Swanson brand items but also products from our national brand partners. Because I'm always on the lookout for new health products on our website, I jumped at the chance to try skin and hair health products from Tom's of MaineKirk's Natural and Aubrey Organics.

Tom's of Maine Natural Beauty BarIt's still winter up here in the northern Great...Read More »

Natural Stress Relief: Help Others & Do Your Body Some Good

Friday, February 11, 2011 by Cathleen W

Relieve stress and pain, boost your immune system and your "happy hormones," fight depression and live longer--the all-natural way! Sounds like an infomercial intro for the latest feel-good-magic pill available for a limited time only, doesn't it? Surprisingly, it accurately describes the natural health benefits of volunteering. Yes, scientific studies continue to prove that helping others not only helps your heart and the spirit, but also your body.

Here's how it works: helping others elevates...

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Top 5 Supplements For After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by Cathleen W

Every year Swanson Health Products sponsors the Fargo Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo. It’s an exciting, energizing, and uplifting event with runners and walkers from all over the world. During the Expo, we get to meet loyal Swanson Health Products customers, many of whom have been with us since the early days of the catalog. This year, I met 5K participants Barb and Kent H., of Fargo, North Dakota. I learned of their amazing health & wellness journey. Both of them are gastric bypass patients...

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