Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Whether or not you believe artificial sweeteners to be bad for the body, the issue with diet sodas is that they tend to trick the body - it doesn't like to be tricked! - and will get frustrated, irritated, and off its best energy patterns. How? Often teens turn to diet soda if they are thirsty or if...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

    Contrave is a combination of two already-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in extended-release form. The former is appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.

    Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests.

    This finding could explain why obese people tend to overeat in response to food triggers, suc...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Keep in mind that there is no single approach to optimizing energy, and neither diet nor exercise alone will balance your body's massive and complex energy equation. The combination of various habits, from how you stock your kitchen to how you manage stress, achieve restful sleep, cope with chronic...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    If you cannot regulate your hormones -- from digestive ones to those that control your mood, menstruation, metabolism, and even your perceived level of stress -- then you cannot regulate your energy. As women, we worry so much about the illnesses related to hormonal imbalances rather than considering what could be inf...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    In addition to protecting against colds and flu and promoting healthful bacteria, probiotics can help relieve diarrhea caused by infection or antibiotics, irritable bowel syndrome, or Crohn's disease. Look for yogurts and plain kefir, as well as other fermented foods that contain strains of Lacto...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    According to Drs. Dipak Das and Alberto Bertelli of Connecticut and Milan respectively, white wine derives its cardio-boosting effects from two antioxidants -- tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol -- which are also found in olive oil. Interestingly, these antioxidants, such as resveratrol, trigger a gene that...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Instead of using salt, season your meals with herbs, such as basil, oregano, and rosemary. These have anti-inflammatory properties, so they act like little energy optimizers in your body. Some ideas to have on hand in your kitchen:
    • Fresh lemons
    • Vinegar (balsamic, red wine, apple cider, etc.)
    ...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Instead of using salt, season your meals with herbs, such as basil, oregano, and rosemary. These have anti-inflammatory properties, so they act like little energy optimizers in your body. Some ideas to have on hand in your kitchen:
    • Fresh lemons
    • Vinegar (balsamic, red wine, apple cider, etc.)
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article