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Ask Ashley Koff RD- Food and the Winter Woes

Question: I have a hard time in the winter. I am not sure if it’s the cold or the darkness or what but I feel like I struggle more to eat good for me foods and to be active. Any help MUH APPRECIATED! Answer: Dear Winter Woes You are so not alone! It’s actually all […]

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Ask Ashley Koff RD- “I’m looking for a prenatal, what do you recommend?” Beth

So glad you reached out as supplement shopping can always seem complicated but especially when you are considering or already are creating a new life. When it comes to a prenatal there are two goals – yes 2! You may already be in mommy-mode and thinking about doing everything right by your baby, but that […]

The Hottest Drink of 2015 & AKA’s Recipe

Just left Fancy Foods show where I had fun and worked hard as an official trend spotter for the show. While some of our favorites were still going strong – coconut, quinoa, quality gluten free, chocolate – there was a definite winning trend… and with good reason. Spice super hero Turmeric took center stage – […]

#AskAshleyKoffRD: Belching, bloating, breathing pains – what the B is going on?!

You wrote in and shared some information including the below and this week I wanted to help, as you my friend, are SO not alone. “I just had a upper endoscopy procedure for the belching problem, result was I have hiatal hernia. Any advice. Thank You” The body uses whatever it can to get our […]

It’s not getting hot outside, so here’s why your food & drink should be!

It’s National Tea & Oatmeal Months so let’s talk all things hot such as whole grain breakfast bowls, hot teas, soups and spices. When external temps drop it’s important for immune health and metabolism to keep the body warm inside. At AKA we are big fans of warming it up with organic goodness like these […]

Why that Cleanse, Detox, Reset, or any other New Year, New You “plan” Won’t Work Long-Term

You did it. You purged your house of all the sugar. You bought the veggies to juice or you ordered the veggie juice (organic? Even better!).  Maybe you are doing an eat to detox plan – like my organic one launching with Nature’s Path (www.naturespath.com) 1/12/15. You signed up for the gym, the classes, maybe […]

Ask Ashley Koff RD- In your opinion which are the top five supplements that men should take everyday?

Thanks for your question Carlos but to answer it would mean I think all men have the same nutritional needs – and that’s, well, a huge, unhealthy, oversimplification. Your supplement needs are impacted by your sex certainly, but more so your health status, your life stage (not just your age), your family history, your actual […]

Ask Ashley Koff RD- “I have acid reflux – is it on to take this medicine (a PPI) – my doctor prescribed but my wife says there are bad side effects” Steve

Question: “I have acid reflux – is it on to take this medicine (a PPI) – my doctor prescribed but my wife says there are bad side effects” Steve Thanks for this question! I actually interviewed one of my favorite gastroenterologists about this a few years back when a study on the topic was published […]

AKA In the Kitchen recipes

1) Massaged broccoli leave and hemp seed salad. http://www.ashleykoffapproved.com/2014/eat-drink-organic-broccoleaf-seen-good-day-chicago/ Ingredients: Lemon juice Olive oil Manitoba Harvest Hemp hearts Foxy Produce BroccoLeaf Sea salt 2) Winter Wellness Smoothie. Fresh ginger (1 inch) organic frozen cherries 1/4c Organic coconut water 6oz Organic lemon juice 2 Oz Organic kale berry frozen Earthbound Farm kickstart smoothie 1 cup 1 […]

Ask Ashley Koff RD “To egg or not to egg?”

Question: Hi, i would like to hear comment from you regarding this article. i got confused by this article.. doess that means we can eat eggs without limit?? http://www.businessinsider.com/nutrition-advice-wrong-2014-3?IR=T& http://www.businessinsider.com/13-nutrition-lies-that-made-the-world-sick-and-fat-2013-10?IR=T&op=1 Answer: I guarantee you are not the only one (who got/gets confused from articles like these)! We live in a nutrition world today that is […]