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Coconut Oil: Good or Bad?

Nutritionist Ilene, I’ve heard some controversy over coconut oil lately. Is coconut oil good or bad for you? Coconut oil contains saturated fats which are solid at room temperature and increase the risk of heart disease from plaque build-up in your arteries. In fact, 84% of coconut oils calories … [Read More...]

How much sodium is right for me?

Nutritionist Ilene, my labs are within normal limits, but my blood pressure seems to be trending up. How much sodium should I be having every day? Salt, which contains 40% sodium and 60% chloride, flavors foods and is necessary to maintain fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses and contract and … [Read More...]

GMO Foods… Good or Bad?

Nutritionist Ilene, I’ve heard eating genetically modified food is bad for you. Is that true? A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered. GMO foods have been used since 1996, but most people are unaware that about 90 percent of the corn, … [Read More...]

Healthy Recipes

Spinach Quiche

by Ilene Yalen, MSRD Looking for an easy way to get high quality protein and vegetables in your diet? Try this easy, delicious quiche recipe! This … [Read More...]