Ashley Koff, RD

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  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Women have special challenges in the fat vs. muscle department. Because on average we don't have as much testosterone as men, it's harder for us to build and maintain muscle mass. This partly explains why recent research suggests that we'll lose muscle mass twice as fast as men of the same age. Add...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

    Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.

    Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review sug

    ...Full Article
  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    When life gives you lemons, juice, peel, and eat them for optimal health! These little yellow fruits truly do hold the secret solutions to so many of our health complaints. Lemons are also an effective weapon in the battle for better energy.
     
    Many women and mothers simply don’t know how to put themselves...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

    A study involving hundreds of older women foun...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Watch as I reveal some foods that can combat chronic stress.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study.

    This is true for adults from much of the world -- not just Americans, researchers from C...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Lemons are a stress-reducing super citrus fruit. Create your own lemon essential oil using the lemon peel, which contains potent stress-reducing oils. Add a few drops of this essential oil to water and place in a spray bottle for a relaxing spritz.

    Ingredients:
    • 1 lemon
    • Cold-pressed olive
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study.

    These fluctuations could lead to monitoring systems that might help detect and ease flare-ups for peo...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Excessive bloating can be caused by a variety of factors: an imbalance of bacteria in the gut, if more fiber but not enough water is added to the diet, or if motility slows down. Watch dietician Ashley Koff, RD, explain the main causes of bloating. Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Too much of anything will create fat in the body - and carbs provide quick energy but when the body gets too much it send the rest to storage (ie fat). Unfortunately, our body doesn't call on that fat storage when we need energy again, it first gives us hunger signals so we end up taking in more...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

    The study found that...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD posted a photo:
    Your body is more like a race far than a street car. Pit stop regularly (~3hrs) for quality fuel 4 optimal energy #BetterNutritionSimplified
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

    The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition...Full Article