Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD has updated a blog entry:
    It’s hard to believe that January is almost over – and aside from being a little closer to the end of winter woes (you hear that, storm Juno?), this...Full Post
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    1. Flor Martha S. Ferreira I star my program Transform You on january 1. I love receive your e-mails. They really help.
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    2. Robert Harris Keep working hard Flor!
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  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Digestive complaints -- gas, bloating, reflux, constipation, heartburn, irritable bowel, pain, diarrhea, or a wonderful combination of all or any of these -- are signs of imbalances that your body wants you to tune-in and correct, like yesterday. Your belly doesn't want to be sluggish, overworked and underpaid,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid backs into...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    When it comes to soy protein, which shows up in so many places such as powders, bars, and shakes, be aware that soy protein isolate can be problematic for some people. This form of soy is produced by removing nutrients from the whole soy bean, which may play a role in modifying the hormonal effects...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When choosing a Valentine's Day present for your sweetheart, make sure it won't trigger an allergic reaction.

    "Chocolates and flowers are lovely, but not if they cause an allergic response," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of ...Full Article

  • 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:
    The word protein gets thrown around a lot today because there are so many sources of protein including vegetarian ones like: whey, egg white, hemp, rice (brown/white), quinoa, soy, and peas to name a few. A key energy distinction is whether the protein is isolated -- which means extracted from the...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Absolutely! Working with Dr H (doctor for Biggest Loser and Shedding for the Wedding) on reality shows as well as in my private practice, I continue to see the benefits (long term) of journaling. First, it holds you accountable - and it also reminds you not to judge yourself or your eating on just one day. Second,...Read More
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    1. Nicole Gladu This is true and I was doing this before I started Transform YOU! Although, I have a question for you : I cannot reach the amount pf calories that is set on the program : 1677 calories! This is the amount of calories I must eat per day. It's too much for me. I eat very well, I exercise every day, I have not reach my goal yet. I normally eat about 1250 calories per day. Is this sufficient to lose weight. I am at 144.4 and my goal is 140. I started the program August 31 and I'm in the second 12-week of the program. Thank you for your advice. Nicole Gladu
      On Jan 17
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Although it's impossible to avoid all the toxins in our world, there are a number of easy, practical things you can do to minimize your exposure. Some of them:
    • Remove your shoes when entering your home, so you don't trek germs and pollutants inside.
    • Use air filters or commit to proper venti
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests.

    However, even a little exercise -- a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example -- is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Depends on how you define "work" -- will they speed up your system and give you a rush? Likely. But will a hard crash follow that rush and could that rush be dangerous for your system or cause burn out if you do it regularly. Likely. Are all "energy" drinks the same? No. When you need energy isn't the...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    I just wrote a book on this (Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged) so please know that there are lots of things but let me give you a few. The first is to focus on the quality of what you eat (I call this being a Qualitarian) so that your body gets what it recognizes most readily and as a result...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.

    "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School readiness isn't the only benefit young children can gain from Head Start. A new study finds that kids in the U.S. preschool program tend to have a healthier weight by kindergarten than similarly aged kids not in the program.

    In their first...Full Article