In Defense of Omega-3 Supplements (with Respect to the Utne Reader)

I recently became reacquainted with an old friend, the Utne Reader. For over 20 years this magazine, which bills itself as “the best of the alternative press,” has been publishing...
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How 5-HTP Helps Me Deal With Stress (and Poor Sleep)

In a recent recipe sent out by the cooks here at Swanson Health Products, we called out tryptophan as an important nutrient provided by the chicken in the dish. When I think of chicken, the first...
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Natural Health Choices Made Easy

If supporting your best natural health is a priority, it’s important to look at all aspects of what that means. Growing up, taking vitamins and health supplements was a daily ritual for me and my six...
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Swanson Partners Win Scientific Excellence Awards

The product development and purchasing groups here at Swanson Health Products are gearing up for one of the industry’s largest trade shows in October. Every year thousands of manufacturers...
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Natural Health Food Help: Food Pairings

Some foods are just meant for each other, and not just peanut butter and jelly. These tasty food pairings will help you get the most out of the nutritional value of your dinner: Pasta & balsamic...
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Country Life: Gluten-Free Supplements for a Gluten-Free Diet

Guest post written exclusively for the Swanson Health Blog by Jason Mitchell, N.D., V.P. of Research, Education and New Product Development at Country Life.There is an increasing number of people each...
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What's In Animal Feed? (You're Eating It Too!) A Look at Factory Farm Animal Feed

Americans are giving more thought these days to what they’re eating. For those who consume animal products, though, there is a growing awareness of—and concern over—what their food has been eating. The...
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Why is Saffron So Expensive?

I found a recipe that called for Saffron.  Boy was I shocked when a couple little fibers were going to cost me $15.00!  Holy Cow!  Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world. But why is...
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Turkey Zucchini Boats: A Healthy Recipe for a Meal or Snack

Yes, another zucchini recipe! This recipe would be a great one for weight loss help for women or men. Zucchini's have high water content, over 95%, high nutritious value and also contain a very low...
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FDA Considers Genetically Engineered Salmon: Will GMO Meat be the Next Food Revolution?

Genetically modified foods may soon be making room for a new kid in town: genetically engineered salmon. The FDA is in the process of considering the first ever animal-based genetically modified food,...
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How to Support "Good" Cholesterol

In my last blog entry, I mentioned that September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It serves as a great reminder for all of us to be monitoring our cholesterol levels and to be focusing on...
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What Is Burdock Root? Will It Help My Oily Skin?

I had never heard of burdock root until I discovered this super awesome matifying lotion at a beauty store years ago.  Thanks to my dad's side of the family, I have oily skin.  Basically, around the...
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