Ashley Koff, RD

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  • 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
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.

    "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly ea...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Although inflammation is part of our bodies' natural defense mechanisms against foreign invaders such as bad bacteria, viruses, and toxins, too much inflammation can be harmful. When inflammation runs rampant or goes awry it can disrupt your immune system and lead to chronic problems and/or disease. It's...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Never forgo carbs entirely at any given meal. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to skip the carbs or save those carbs for a later feast. This will sabotage your energy equation. If you skip carbs at lunch thinking that you can then indulge in pizza with your kids at dinner, think again: you will...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 Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article