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Salt Intake

  June 27, 2016 Nutritionist Ilene, how much salt am I supposed to have every day as a firefighter during the summer months in Arizona? The general recommendation for healthy individuals is to consume 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, however there are a few things to consider … [Read More...]

Fasting Blood Sugar

  6/23/16 Nutritionist Ilene, my fasting blood sugars have recently been above 100 mg/dL. What should I do differently in my diet? Fasting blood glucose levels above 100 mg/dL likely indicate altered sugar metabolism.  If this happens, there are several factors to consider; Make … [Read More...]


Nutritionist Ilene, I take 1000 mg of Ibuprofen per day for achy joints. What dietary changes can I make to help reduce inflammation and the long term effects of doing this? Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) is commonly prescribed to control joint pain, inflammation and tendinitis, but may have … [Read More...]