Ashley Koff, RD

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.

    Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, which runs between the brain a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

    For years, people seeking to she...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

    Researchers looked at data from five national surveys spanning from 1976 through 2010 to determine how much the increase in diabete...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

    In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that those assigned to fol...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests.

    The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss pr...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    One of my favorite recommendations is increase your magnesium intake through organic whole grains, legumes, greens, and even a supplement of magnesium citrate. Magnesium goes into the cells to help turn off stress and that allows the body to relax and for you to get better recovery which you need...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.

    "Many environmental factors affect MS, such as vitamin D, smoking and Epstein Barr virus infection. Our study shows that high salt int...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.

    The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fif...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Organic whole foods as they are found in nature. All of them. The better quality mom's diet means the better quality and foundation is being built in the baby :) Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    While caffeine may appear to aid or enable energy on some level, it throws energy off on other levels. Your heart, for instance, will tick a little faster in response to the caffeine, your liver will work a little harder to process the caffeine, and your kidneys will filter more fluid due to caffeine's...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Every organ has certain hormones, and many hormones have multiple functions that overlap. When all hormones are balanced, the body works as it should, organs function properly, tissues are supple and resilient, and your energy-packing metabolism runs smoothly. Conversely, the smallest variation in...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    When you are pregnant, the body goes into a special mode to develop and protect the growing fetus. It gives the fetus total priority! Your immune system, for example, ticks down a notch to prevent your body from attacking your wondrous creation. And if your baby doesn't get the nutrients he or she needs...Read More
  • 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 Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

    The study, led by Mark Espeland, a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist ...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    The good news is the later in life that you give birth the more nutrient stores your body has accumulated, the bad news is that the body also ages and begins to wear down (after 30) so your needs for certain nutrients may increase. In my new book, Mom Energy, I look at becoming a mom as a life stage...Read More