Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.

    Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to ...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Wet foods have two properties: high water volume (over 70%) and high fiber. If you bite into it and it's juicy, or if you add water and it swells up, it's a wet food. Watch as I explain why you should eat wet foods daily. Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    If you are a woman, you can still have your wine and drink it, too. But be mindful of how much you are consuming. A drink while you cook, then another glass or two at dinner can amount to too much. It will disrupt your sleep cycles and potentially disturb your digestion as well. For most women, one...Read More
  • 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
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    The following are some heart healthy tips:
    • H: Hydration. Potassium helps water enter the cells and balances out sodium for hydration as well as optimal heart health. Try avocado, banana, coconut water, and dried fruits.
    • E: Essential Fatty Acids. Omega 3 fats are critical to heart health. Choose
    ...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Foods that are good sources of carbohydrates and protein include:
    • Dairy/dairy substitutes: cottage cheese, plain, nonfat or low-fat; mozzarella, part skim or nonfat; ricotta, part skim or nonfat; yogurt, plain Greek
    • Vegetables: beans (adzuki, black, cannelloni, edamame, garbanzo, kidney, lentil,
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newly developed food supplement appears to prevent weight gain and trim fat around the waist, researchers say.

    However, the chemical compound doesn't seem to help people lose pounds, and the preliminary study is so small that the findings coul...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Dark cherries contain anthocyanins, which work just like aspirin or ibuprofen to turn off the body’s pain signals. Fresh or frozen work, but choose organic to get the most pain-fighting antioxidant power per bite. Skip the juice and enjoy 20 or so cherries -- remember, they are a carbohydrate, so...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    The difference between acidic and alkaline foods is what they do inside the body; foods are acid or alkaline-forming. Watch dietician me explain the difference and why alkaline-forming foods create a healthier environment for digestion. Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that is so potent at fighting pain that doctors have isolated it to use as injections for those suffering from back pain. Today this enzyme is one of the most popular supplements being sold over the counter to address back and body pain due to overexertion....Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Foods that are good sources of alkaline include lemons and limes, tropical fruits, and green vegetables. In this video, I will explain why these alkaline-producing foods are so important to include in a healthy diet.  Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Numerous studies have shown that an overactive stress response is associated with overeating, changes in blood chemistry and hormones, and, in particular, a decrease in the amino acid tryptophan. Why is this important? This amino acid is a necessary building block in the mood-regulating neurotran...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    If you're a mom, develop a system for organizing your life according to what needs to get done now, what can wait until later, and what can wait until much later. Use this system for everything that demands your attention during the day, whether it's a phone call, an unhappy child, or a piece of...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Doctors from Harvard University conducted a joint study with several Boston-area hospitals designed to examine the connections and interactions between the mind and the body, specifically the skin. They dubbed their findings the NICE network, which stands for neuro-immuno cutaneous-endocrine. In plai...Read More