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 is a deep cleanse that will help boost my energy?

    Here's an 8-day deep cleanse to help boost your energy:
    • Day 1: Get rid of any packaged foods containing high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, colors with pound signs (#) by them, and artificial ingredients such as MSG (monosodium glutamate) or autolyzed yeast.
    • Day 2: Aim to eat one serving
    ...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What causes gallstones?

    Gallstones affect up to 20 million Americans and are twice as common among women. This can happen when there's an imbalance in the body, as gallstone formation is thought to be due to an imbalance of bile salts and minerals, dehydration, toxins, and excess cholesterol in the bile. The condition is also ass...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How many calories do women need per day?

    Calories are units of energy. Your basal metabolic rate is the energy -- measured in calories -- that your body needs daily for your cells to function properly and to stay alive. It's what you burn without exerting any effort. Most women need a daily average of 1,500 to 1,800 calories. Of course,...Read More
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    What are the benefits of nutritional supplements for children?

    What a nutritional supplement can offer is a way to balance out the nutrition from the day. Think of Tom Cruise's famous line from Jerry Maguire (no not "show me the money"!) "You complete me" and you will see how a daily supplement can enhance your child's nutrition regime. While organic farming is wonderful...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    Can moderate exercise help me lose weight?

    It's been shown that moderate exercise at least five days a week for 30 minutes a pop will not result in long-term weight loss and maintenance. If you work out for an hour at a moderate level, you will burn and recharge only so much depending on where you are physically. Many people casually work on the Stai...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can I prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) naturally?

    I've received several requests (following my media stories and blogs) asking about the natural (non-medication) options for preventing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Note: Please, as always, contact me and/or your healthcare practitioner to discuss what's right for you rather than just taking...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How does exercise improve energy?

    According to a study, exercise causes your brain to turn up production of certain brain chemicals known to have antidepressant effects, boosting energy. Anything that helps us stave off depression and lift our spirits is good for energy. Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What foods are good sources of carbohydrates and protein?

    Foods that are good sources of carbohydrates and protein include:
    • Dairy/dairy substitutes: cottage cheese, plain, nonfat or low-fat; mozzarella, part skim or nonfat; ricotta, part skim or nonfat; yogurt, plain Greek
    • Vegetables: beans (adzuki, black, cannelloni, edamame, garbanzo, kidney, lentil, lima,
    ...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What are some tips to help me cleanse and detoxify my body?

    Here are some healthy tips to cleanse and detoxify your body:

    1. Organic: This tops the list because you can't be effective or efficient at removing toxins from the body when you are putting them right back in.

    2. Greens/Greens Powders: Greens top your list during a cleanse. Daily and several times...Read More
  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How is food digested?

    Once you've taken your last bite of a meal, you probably don't think about what's going on inside from your brain all the way down to your bowels. You may have drawn the curtain on your eating for the moment, but the show has just begun for your gut, and it will take between nine hours and a day...Read More
  • 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...Read More
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  • Ms. Ashley Koff, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics

    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...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...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