Ms. Ashley Koff, RD

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Ashley Koff RD knows the key to resolving our national health crisis is to empower individuals to achieve better health from better nutrition. Koff explains “better nutrition is simple, it just doesn't feel that way for most, regardless of their resources.” Thus, Koff created the Better Nutrition, Simplified program, a toolkit of resources including a one page Nutrition Plan, hundreds of nutrition ‘Pit Stop’ ideas, Quick Guides and Patient Consults, to get Better Nutrition for Better Health.

An award-winning nutrition expert, Koff helps lead the national conversation on better nutrition as a speaker, author, media and industry expert. Selected among CNN’s top 100 health makers, recognized in the Top 10 Social Health Makers in Nutrition (Sharecare.com) and among the top “50 Natural Influencers” in health and nutrition to follow on Twitter (NewHope360 and Shape.com), Koff was also selected for the first list of Top 10 Registered Dietitians in the US by Today’s Dietitian Magazine.

Koff shares her message with millions, regularly, as a go-to expert for the country’s leading media outlets, appearing regularly on local and national television. Koff lends her expertise to and writes articles for many leading national publications, digital platforms, and was the featured on-air dietitian for several reality shows.

Koff continues to maintain a high-profile, international nutrition practice, is a member of several Scientific Advisory boards and serves on the faculty of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

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  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What are mitochondria?

    The energy-creating centers in our bodies are mitochondria -- tiny organelles found inside all of your cells. Your mitochondria are probably the most important structures in your cells -- most cells in the human body contain somewhere between 500 and 2,000 mitochondria, and they make up as much as 60 percent...Read More
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    Why do people go on detox diets?

    Eating a balanced, clean diet, coupled with adequate physical activity is more than enough to keep your body mean, lean, and clean -- and does so without any of the side effects of an extreme detox. When people come to us for the secrets to detoxing the body, it usually means they've been indulging in their own &q...Read More
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  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How should I structure my day for a happy, organized life?

    To structure your day, set boundaries -- specific time periods during which certain tasks get completed while other, less important tasks wait. If you're prone to distractions such as e-mail, phone, or the television, put a system in place for blocking out these intrusions and addressing them only during...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What is the role of magnesium in my body?

    Make sure that you are getting sufficient magnesium to counterbalance supplemental and food intake of calcium. Seek a magnesium citrate supplement, which will absorb better than magnesium oxide. Magnesium creates the calm -- whether it's mental or physical; it turns off our stress response, allows...Read More
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  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What is the Recommended Dietary Allowance for iron in my diet?

    A few things to consider: are you diagnosed iron-deficient anemic? If so, you may need supplementation -- but not all supplements are created equal (some can lead to constipation). Not all foods contain the same iron -- there's heme and non-heme (animal vs vegetarian sources). And vitamin C can i...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I lose a pound of fat?

    To lose a pound of fat, you have to burn 3,500 more calories than you consume. For example, if you cut back on calories and increase your exercise so that you create a 500-calorie daily deficit, you'd burn enough extra fat to lose a pound in a week. Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What vitamins and minerals do I need for bone health?

    While recommendations used to be for just calcium, we know today that bone health requires a mixture of nutrients including vitamins D and K and minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as other trace minerals. An evaluation of your diet, your bone building efforts, and any bone health risks...Read More
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  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist?

    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
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    What Foods Lower Cholesterol?

    Registered Dietician Ashley Koff reveals some foods that can help lower your cholesterol. Watch Ashley's video for important tips and information about healthy nutrition and diet.
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
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    What Spices Can Help Boost My Metabolism?

    A lackluster metabolism can really throw a wrench into your weight-loss effots. In this video, registered dietician Ashley Koff talks about common spices that can rev up your metabolism.
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    What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Sardines?

    Most people turn their noses up at sardines -- but they don't know what they're missing, says registered dietician Ashley Koff. In this video, Koff explains how these little fish can increase your health and decrease your waistline.
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    How Can Eating Hot Peppers Help Me Lose Weight?

    A little bit of heat can make your metabolism burn extra calories, says registered dietician Ashley Koff. In this video, Koff talks about the weight-loss boost you can get from hot peppers.
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    Can Grapefruit Help with Weight Loss?

    Grapefruit is one "miracle" diet food that actually delivers, says registered dietician Ashley Koff. In this video, Koff explains why grapefruit is so good for your waistline.
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    What Are the Health Benefits of Oolong Tea?

    When you find out how Oolong tea can benefit your body, you'll be brewing up a cuppa every day. Get the scoop by watching this video featuring Dr. Oz guest and registered dietitian Ashley Koff.
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    What Are the Health Benefits of Chia Seed?

    Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, but that's not all. In this video, registered dietitian Ashley Koff reveals another reason why she's a fan of chia seeds.