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#AskAshleyKoffRD: Which type of fiber is better for me – I get so confused – and what should I eat or take?

One of the top questions many of my patients ask me is which type of fiber they should focus on getting in “I get so confused, do I need the soluble or the insoluble fiber more”?  Sadly, before the advent of fiber supplements and their advertising campaigns this question didn’t exist – or certainly didn’t […]

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Ask Ashley Koff RD: “I am dealing with several issues and just saw a naturopath who advised a gluten-free, dairy-free, no soy, no added sugar (except a little raw honey), no fish, no alcohol, and consume organic foods only. Oh and I don’t like to eat meat. Help!”

Well, I think I know your doctor! Ha ha, but seriously, I work with numerous integrative medicine practitioners who send me their patients with dietary recommendations such as these – and with good reason. When we are trying to heal the body naturally, the goal is to reduce irritation so that it starts to calm […]

#AskAshleyKoffRD: I have a question about using hemp seeds/oil and supplemental sea buckthorn oil together.

Question: I have a question about using hemp seeds/oil and supplemental sea buckthorn oil together. Confusing since they both contain Omega 6 and we’re told that we get too much Omega 6, I know too much of even a good thing can be harmful. I have diverticular disease and am trying to keep inflammation down. […]

#AskAshleyKoffRD- Do frozen vegetables have less nutrients then non frozen?

Frozen fruits and veggies – what a Brrrrrrr-ialliant idea! Thanks for your question Isaac as I get it often and that’s likely because somewhere along the way, a marketing mistake happened which got us all thinking that ready to eat produce in a grocery store or even a farmer’s market is always “fresher” than the […]

To Dr. Oz or Not to Dr. Oz: Why This So Shouldn’t Be The GMO Question

There’s a lot of buzz around GMO’s, including the recent segment on The Dr Oz Show, his Facebook post, and subsequent request sent by several physicians to Columbia to have Dr Oz removed from faculty. Here’s what you need to know: 1) What Is/Isn’t a GMO – GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are a subset of […]

Scary Supplement News Headlines Yesterday. Ashley’s Here With Info To Help

Dear friends, family & colleagues Yesterday’s article on research indicating “excessive supplement use linked to increase cancer risk” left me with a full inbox of concern and stress and likely many of you experienced the former or the latter, if not both. We are at an incredibly exciting time in the world of nutrition and […]

#AskAshleyKoffRD: I like the idea of juicing but haven’t committed to purchasing a juicer yet.

I’ve been subscribed to your “Qualitarian News” for awhile now and was clicking through today’s edition when I happened across #NerdPromPrep. I …was excited to check out Jrink which I did this afternoon and bought a 6-pack! I like the idea of juicing but haven’t committed to purchasing a juicer yet. I jumped on the […]

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Ask Ashley Koff RD- Spring is here and thank goodness because I am SO over my winter vegetables.

Question: Spring is here and thank goodness because I am SO over my winter vegetables – are there any Spring fruits or vegetables that are particularly good for me? What if I want to Cleanse? Juanita Answer: Great question – we are SO there with you. In fact, I am so in need of some […]

Ask Ashley Koff RD- Curious as to why you do not promote more truly natural local organic food options?

Question: “Curious as to why you do not promote more truly natural local organic food options (eg. real fruits and real vegetables) rather than processed options that wind up in a costly bag, dehydrated and partially/fully depleted of the valuable nutrients?” John  Answer: Thanks for this question John, as it let’s me answer “for the […]