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Ask Ashley Koff RD- “How much vitamin D does my preschooler need and what are best sources”

#AskAshleyKoffRD #BetterPreschoolNutritionSimplified Ms. Koff – I wanted to ask you what you would recommend for a preschooler (4years old) as for vitamin D? What brand and dosage? I would greatly appreciate your advise. Sincerely, Vida Thanks for the question. Summer is a great time to answer this question as so many of us think summer […]

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AskAshleyKoffRD: Is Postnatal Depletion keeping you from better health even a decade after you gave birth?

Question: I wanted to ask your professional opinion on one of the most recent articles written on GOOP titled Postnatal Depletion: Are the mineral and vitamin deficiencies described ones that any doctor can help test for if you specifically request this info, or do you believe this is something better done with a nutritionist […]

#AskAshleyKoffRD- I’ve read that sometimes probiotics can make gut issues worse. Is this true?

“I’ve read that sometimes probiotics can make gut issues worse. Is this true?”  Christina J Answer: Christina I am SO grateful for your question as it’s an issue that I don’t think gets enough attention these days. I remember doing some of the first education in the country – for practitioners and the media – […]

Ask Ashley Koff RD- Should I skip hemp foods because Omega 6 fats are bad for you?

I have heard that I should skip hemp foods because Omega 6 fats are bad for you? I really like hemp seed but I don’t want to do something wrong for my health. Help please! – Kelly  Well, you would have to skip a lot more than hemp to avoid omega 6 fatty acids and in doing so […]

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#AskAshleyKoffRD- Diet Help For Kidney Stones

I am a 49 year old female with a history of kidney stones. In September of 2009, I was diagnosed with Sponge Kidney Disease. I know that my stones were high in Calcium and Oxalate. On May 8, 2015, I had a 9mm kidney stone on my left side removed by a procedure called ureteroscopy. […]

Better Liquid Nutrition

In the form of juices, smoothies, soups, and shots, so many of us are turning to liquid nutrition at different points in our days. So is liquid nutrition good? Is drinking a salad the same as eating one? And if so, why? Are some liquid options better than others? The answer – not surprising – […]

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#AskAshleyKoffRD: Food suggestions for frequent travellers /allergens

Question: I travel a lot and am allergic to dairy, eggs, and gluten. I never seem to be able to come up with a breakfast option that’s good for me – any ideas? Answer: Traveling can make it hard to find better for you foods, period. So when you have foods you need to avoid […]

Hemp Hearts for Heart Health. What your heart needs, it may not be getting enough of.

When it comes to taking care of our hearts nutritionally, Hemp Hearts top the list as they deliver nutrients the heart needs to function at its best – and one nutrient in particular that’s receiving a lot of attention (finally!) for its role in heart health. In other posts we’ve discussed Hemp Hearts being a […]