Nutritional Tips for Cops

CopsAlive is proud to welcome a new contributor as we introduce Tina Ulatowski, MSW who will be offering input on nutritional issues for police officers and law enforcement agencies.

As a three time cancer survivor, Tina now shares her story as well as educates individuals, groups, schools, and healthcare professionals on the correlation between nutrition and disease.   She is the author of the book “What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You, A Simple Guide between Nutrition and Disease”.

Tina is a native of Colorado.  She obtained her Associates of Applied Science, with an emphasis in Criminal Law in 1992.  In 1994, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Law. Then in 1999 while battling some of life’s obstacles… she obtained her Masters Degree in the field of Social Work with an emphasis in Management while supporting 2 young daughters.  She has also obtained her Certificate in Nutrition.

Over the past 12 years, Tina has worked as a Social Work Consultant, assisting both profit and non-for-profit organizations by implementing Policies & Procedures, Financial Management, Budgets, Marketing, Grant Writing, Business Plans, as well as a course on “Effective Leadership Skills & Management”.  Over the past two years she has also spoken nationally to organizations regarding the correlation between Nutrition and Disease.

In our interview we talked about such nutritional hot topics as high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and trans fats, and the value of reading nutritional labels.  Tina recommended alternatives for cooking oils and sweeteners and talked about Juice Plus+® which is whole food based nutrition made up of juice powder concentrates from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains.

If you would like to listen to our interview please click the replay button below or RIGHT CLICK HERE to download (that’s CONTROL CLICK if you use a Mac then SAVE LINK AS…) a copy of the mp3 file.

You can reach Tina by sending an email to her by CLICKING HERE

We will hear much more from and about Tina in the future but now offer some additional reading to further your personal research.  As always CopsAlive recommends the Mayo Clinic’s excellent  website as a source for online medical information.  Check it out yourself at

Here are some quick links to topics covered during this interview:

CLICK HERE for information on Trans Fat & Hydrogenated Oils

CLICK HERE for information on Olive Oil and Healthy Eating

CLICK HERE for information on High Fructose Corn Syrup

CLICK HERE for an interesting article on corn syrup

CLICK HERE for information on What the Mayo Clinic says about Stevia

CLICK HERE for information on What the Mayo Clinic says about artificial sweeteners

CLICK HERE for information on Reading Your Foods Nutritional Labels

CLICK HERE for an interactive Food Label from the Mayo Clinic

CLICK HERE for information on Food Additives and Health

CLICK HERE for information on Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

CLICK HERE for information on  Too Much Salt?

CLICK HERE for information on  Caffeine?

CLICK HERE to Check the Caffeine Content of various beverages

CLICK HERE for information on The Risks of Excessive Drinking

CLICK HERE for information on The Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Eating

CLICK HERE for information on The Benefits of a High Fiber Diet

CLICK HERE for information on Ten Tips for Better Sleep from the Mayo Clinic

CLICK HERE for information on Juice Plus was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.  We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond.  We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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