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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 – […]

Better Pre/Post Workout Nutrition, Simplified- MaliBoot Camp


#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 […]

My History with Hemp

As a qualitarian (someone who chooses the better quality choice at each eating occasion), discovering hemp opened up many food option doors to me all at once. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my history with hemp, which two yeas ago led to my endorsement of Hemp History Week.   Quality proteins: hemp […]

Hemp M&Ms?

No this isn’t a new candy! But it’s equally worth celebrating. Hemp provides two key minerals important for anyone in their daily diet.   Magnesium: this critical nutrient can be deemed “Mother Nature’s muscle relaxant” because it helps muscles turn off their contraction enabling relaxation. This means it helps reduce headaches, constipation, stress, cramps and […]

What would be your recommendations for a hemp weight loss diet?

Thanks for this great question. Before I lay out my suggestions, I want to clarify a few of the terms, however, so that we are all on the same page. First, weight loss is an effective manner to improve one’s health; but healthy weight loss is a) the kind that occurs at a pace the […]