In my webinar series I explore a range of nutrition topics and bring in experts to help answer your questions like How to Detox, Pros & Cons of Dietary Supplements and more.
Better Bariatric Nutrition for Better Health
Considering weight loss (bariatric) surgery, already had the surgery and seeking to get better results? Or do you work with weight loss surgery patients and trying to help them get better results too?...
Tick Tock: Better Heart Health Webinar
Better heart health nutrition is equally about what you choose to consume as what you choose to avoid. Discover better not perfect heart health choices in this webinar & better nutrition better be...
Adapt Better: Better Adaptogen Nutrition
What are adaptogens? Why are adaptogens important ? I also have Palo Hawken the Co-Founder of REBBL joining me to help answer these questions and more!
Better Holiday Nutrition because its better to be healthy and happy especially at the holidays
The holidays happen each year and each year my clients ask if it's possible - to enjoy their holidays and be healthy too? And we aren't talking about only eat the veggies or just have one drink at a h...
Better Sports Nutrition, Simplified
Get better sports nutrition because better nutrition enables better performance. Ashley is joined with guest Amanda Carlson Phillips RD who is Vice President of Nutrition & Research at Team EXOS.
Better Clothing & Bedding
When it comes to better health, it is fueled by better nutrition but as we've learned it can also be challenged by exposure to toxins including what we put on ourselves or sleep on daily. My own perso...
Better Back to School Nutrition
Starting to collect school supplies? Ready for a new year? Add getting "Better Back to School Nutrition Simplified" to your list of end of summer must's so that your kids and you start the year fueled...
Better Beauty Nutrition
What we apply to our skin gets absorbed directly into our bodies which means it is so important that what we put on our skin nourishes it and certainly doesn't detract from our health efforts. That's ...
Get Better Health with Better Nutrition
We may know what we should eat and even what we shouldn't but making those choices daily, especially often proves challenging and even stressful. It shouldn't be and it won't be once you learn Better ...
Pros & Cons of Dietary Supplements
If you take supplements, are they safe, effective and helping? In this webinar I will break it down for you and provide you a framework for how to think about supplements, to assess needs, to choose b...
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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!