So many of us are looking for better health so join me on Take Out as I co-host and have lots of fun with guests seen as game changers, creating and modelling efforts for us all to learn and be inspired from. From public figures to policy makers, from non-profit founders to CEO’s and from pro athletes to moms and dads, so many of their efforts, like yours and mine will help us all meet the goal of better health. And it doesn’t stop there. I’m often a guest on several podcast shows so check back regularly to hear me cut to the chase and ask the tough questions.
Reducing Inflammation in the Body
It’s time to take hold of the number one health problem you don’t even know about. Inflammation. Reducing inflammation in the body may be one of your key factors to improve your health. Ashley Koff teaches us how to improve our daily choices to improve our total health....
Episode 36 Joe the Juicer
Discover the man who's recipe for self-help is one that we could all benefit from. Joe serves up great tips and challenges us all - whether you are "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" or serving/eating off "Kids Menu" or building a busine...
Episode 34 Derek Millender
Y'all know I am an obsessive basketball fan, and my Cavs did it this year, and yes, I even stayed a Lebron fan when he made the decision. So it was such a dream to be introduced to their strength training and conditioning coach - I was so excited. And then I was blown away! Derek Millender is an exceptional individual. Robyn O'Brien and I were so moved - and I know you will be too - by his persona...
Episode1 Let’s Be The Change!
Welcome to Take Out with Ashley and Robyn! We are looking forward to bringing you a series of Podcasts on Better Nutrition, Simplified and the new food economy that cuts to the chase and asks the tough questions! It's time for a Food Awakenings! Today Ashley and Robyn introduce themselves and let you know what this podcast series has to offer! This will be a fun way to reach you on a regular basis...
There is no perfect health, no perfect nutrition, but there is better nutrition and it’s about to get easier for you! Join The Better Membership for exclusive access to better tools and real support so you can make better not perfect choices more often.
Aging is such a catch-22…what our bodies need, our bodies actually make less of! This includes the important compound CoQ10. Often overlooked in conversations about aging healthfully, CoQ10 is needed to help prevent the formation of free radicals — compounds that can create lasting damage. Here’s why CoQ10 is First-Aid For Your Aging Cells, and the factors that contribute to your body’s CoQ10 load and CoQ10 needs.
Ashley’s Upcoming Adventures & News
Traveling around the world to bring you Better Nutrition, Simplified
Ashley will be at the IDEA World Convention this weekend. Stay tuned for exciting news on that front.
Closer to home, Ashley will be checking out the MetaWear facility in Virginia. Next stop, the Eastern shores of Maryland to explore their culinary wines and culinary wins.
Health Hall of Shame
Zein: The Solution for Delicious Gluten-Free Bread?!
The headline reads “ food scientists say they’ve found a way to make gluten-free bread taste delicious ” and the article shares information about two “inventors'” isolation of zein, a protein found in corn, that under the right baking conditions forms similar properties as gluten to give your bread elasticity, so that those with celiac disease can finally enjoy an affordable, delicious gluten free alternative.
Um not only have I bought, made, and eaten delicious gluten-free bread for quite some time now, but it’s what those breads are full of and what zein is not that make this story and zein a Health Hall of Shame inductee.
Unlike the story leads you to believe, gluten-free can and should taste delicious, and it already does – check out some of my favorites like Manna Organic, Canyon, and Le Pain Quotidien gluten-free bread or make Socca or the “life-changing” bread from My New Roots.
What makes these gluten-free breads delicious and more nutritious is the ingredients they do contain — like whole foods, seeds, and grains. Conversely, zein is an isolated protein (made into flour it may actually be harmful for those with celiac disease, as this study recently demonstrated). And while the corn currently being used is from Italy, should zein be made in the USA it’s likely to come from GMO corn. Health Hall of Shame on Zein, for what it is and the insulting way it’s being promoted.
Tori’s Honor Roll
Say “YES!” to 5 Gluten-Free Food Swaps
There’s only a Health Hall of Shame because there are better options out there you can easily say “YES!” to. Join Tori Holthaus, MS, RDN, LD, in this column to learn what those options are. For continued conversation and more healthy ideas, join Tori here!
Assemble tomorrow’s breakfast while you make tonight’s dinner to save time and get you excited to wake up when you know this will be waiting. Made with gluten-free oats, pulses and seeds, this overnight oats is sure to win you (and anyone you make it for) over. Find the recipe here!