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This week’s “Ask Ashley”- “Why do you recommend supplements?”

Dear Ashley, I am a RD, LD in Ohio and I’ve always taken the approach of getting your nutrients from whole foods and not from supplements, other than calcium, Vit D, and Fish Oil. I see that you are a proponent of supplementation. I am interested in why? Do you have any research on the […]

Coffee Tips

If coffee, then … Water with lemon; eat/drink organic greens; plant protein like hemp, almonds, quinoa If latte, then… Keep milk to 6oz; choose organic dairy/non options; if choose non-dairy “milk”, go unsweetened; pair with protein/fat (not carb) options like: If mocha/caramel/vanilla/mint etc,then… Use chocolate unsweetened non-dairy milk; use organic chocolate milk (4 Oz) […]

Why the “Parents (and Doctors) Know Best” Argument Will (Continue to) Fail Our Kids

“Parents and doctors know what’s best when it comes to the health of their child, not the government.” Without question grandmother, mother, Lieutenant Colonel and Iowa’s nominee for Senate, Joni Ernst spoke these words yesterday, well intentioned to unite and inspire Americans. So to tell her she’s wrong makes me feel a bit like Scrooge. […]

Ask Ashley: How do you keep your clients honest, accountable?

Ashley Answers: It’s an interesting question. First, I’d say I don’t “keep clients honest” I think that rather than share untrue information clients prefer to just not be in touch. We both know when that’s happening – most of my clients are providing a weekly or even daily food journal / report. Depending on the […]

“You asked: ‘Are there any nutrition tips to get me back my ‘get up and go’ I’m 58 and I’m not ready to throw in the towel on being active but I get so worn out and am losing flexibility it feels like each week!’ Ashley Answers here

Ah age. We’ve been told to try to erase it (anti-aging) or ignore it (50 is the new 20, right?) but every day when we get out of bed or try to go about doing what we have done for years our bodies speak to us, telling us a different story – so what are […]

Ashley answers the Big Fat question

Your Asked Ashley: I read the recent Time magazine article about how I can now eat fat. Question, do I need to change what I put on top of my yogurt now that I am adding the fat back – and should I do lowfat or full fat yogurt? Great question! First, fat isn’t “back” […]

Ashley Koff RD’s Qualitarian Shake:

Whether you are making your own, having someone else make it or buying a pre-made shake or smoothie, here’s what you should keep in mind to make sure your liquid choice delivers on optimal nutrition and taste. What is a ‘Shake’?: Provides quality nutrition in the liquid form and can be consumed at any time […]

A “Better” BBQ

Brought to you by Better BBQ lovers AKA and Tori Holthaus, MS, RD Flags, freedom, and family – the Fourth of July buzzwords that everyone knows and loves. Another one: barbecue. But “’healthy barbecue” …likely, not so much. We’ve all been there – we prepare a dish, proudly tell our posse “it’s healthy,” and they […]

Give Me 1 Reason to Rhubarb…

Recently, I was enjoying Qualitarian paradise on Waiheke – an island off the main north island of New Zealand- where my daily breakfast included the most amazing rhubarb ginger vanilla medley. To be honest, I’ve never been a “rhubarb gal” but these morning bites straight from their organic garden where rhubarb runneth over really changed […]