Ashley Koff, RD

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  • 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

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

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor parties are common throughout the summer, but warm weather makes food safety a lot more challenging.

    Bacteria in food can grow at a faster rate at temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 140 deg...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    The lifestyle you choose dictates the extent to which you experience inflammation. What you choose to eat for nourishment, for example, factors into this equation as much as the level of toxins you're exposed to or how much you engage in physical activity and reduce your stress. Foods high in processed...Read More
  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Locally grown - if it's organic too - can be the healthiest for you and the environment. It means that the food is freshly grown right near you. I am also a huge fan of organic frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen wild fish, and organic foods from all over the world for those of us that don't live...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants, less pesticide residue and lower levels of the toxic metal cadmium than food raised in traditional ways, a new review finds.

    It's not clear what this means for your health. And seve...Full Article

  • Ashley Koff, RD answered:
    Think "natural" foods versus "certified organic" - one is a marketing term that no one oversees and the other is bound by government regulation (training) and on-going evaluation even spot checks (continuing education). 
    Most states don't require any licensing for a nutritionist either. What this...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests.

    The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers -- they seeme...Full Article