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Ashley Koff
Ashley Koff RD is an internationally-renowned registered dietitian and knows the key to resolving our national health crisis is to empower individuals to achieve better health from better nutrition. Koff created The Better Nutrition, Simplified Program, a virtual tool kit of resources including the Better Nutrition Plan, Recipes, Nutrition lessons, Consults, Quick Start Guides, The Ashley Koff Approved (AKA) Personal Shopper and her award-winning blogs to get Better Nutrition for Better Health.

An award-winning nutrition expert, Koff helps lead the national conversation on better nutrition as a speaker, author, media and industry expert. Selected among CNN’s top 100 health makers, recognized in the Top 10 Social Health Makers in Nutrition ( and among the top “50 Natural Influencers” in health and nutrition to follow on Twitter (NewHope360 and, Koff was also selected for the first list of Top 10 Registered Dietitians in the US by Today’s Dietitian Magazine.

If you watch TV, you will see Ashley. She’s a regular expert on The Dr. Oz Show, national and local news and entertainment shows and in 2016 played a key role in developing and presenting The Day off Diet for The Dr Oz Show, and answered questions online for the over 15k participants. Koff was also the on-air dietitian for 3 national reality TV shows. In 2016, Koff launched her podcast, Take Out with Ashley and Robyn which invites listeners to learn from thought leaders in all walks of life and get tips and support for how we can all be the change we need to see in this world, today.

If you read magazines, newspapers or online blogs you will see Ashley’s advice or learn about Ashley through features on her work from outlets such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Wall St Journal, Prevention O!:The Oprah Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, Shape, Health, Mind Body Green and Huffington Post.

Koff regularly shares her nutrition expertise as a keynote speaker, panelist, emcee, and moderator with audiences nationwide for clients including The Westin Hotels as their Global Wellness Ambassador, Sharecare, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (FNCE), EspnW, Digital Health / CES, Whole Grains Council, RadioMD, Blogger conferences (BlogHer, Fitness Bloggers Expo & numerous mom blogger events), Saatchi+Saatchi, Rancho La Puerta, Celebrity Cruise, Sun Valley’s Harvest Festival, Natural Health and Prevention magazines wellness summits.

Koff is the co-author of Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged (Hay House; 2011) and Recipes for IBS (Fair Winds Press; 2007) and has provided chapters for several medical textbooks including Integrative Gastroenterology (Mullin). She has reviewed, contributed nutrition advice and forewords for several books such as The G-Free Diet (Hasselbeck), The Power Greens Cookbook (JacobI), Naturally, Delicious (Seo).

Anywhere there is a question or interest in nutrition, the media seeks out Ashley for her answer. From the intricacies of the latest health concerns to sharing the better nutrition secrets of her celeb clients, Ashley engages the audience by balancing humor and the need-to-know information and user-friendly tips which always leaves the viewer with what they need to consider for better health.

Today, Ashley has an award-winning social media platform, regularly hosting parties and chats and webinars. However, long before online video channels & challenges were the norm, Koff created and was the lead expert for Huffington Post Living’s “Total Energy Makeover with Ashley Koff RD” which aired monthly on Good Morning America Health and was the featured dietitian for Deepak Chopra’s first YouTube show, 30 Days of Intent. In addition in 2015 Koff was the co-host of Transform You an online weight-loss and health program from Sharecare.

Ashley walks (as well as spins, bends, lifts, and twists) her talk prioritizing her own better health. She loves discovering better beauty treatments and grabbing a friend to join! She plays the trumpet, binge-watches Netflix, and always finds time for stress-busting baths. While she has several destinations on a list, she also loves making time to just-be at home.

Entries by Ashley Koff

The Biggest Loser: Your Metabolism and Your Faith

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 7:50 AM

There's a lot of heavy, depressing news following the release of a study that looks at the regain of weight by most of the Biggest Loser contestants. As a dietitian who has worked in weight loss efforts -- patients in my office, bariatric center at Cedars-Sinai, and who...

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The Worst Holiday Health Mistakes Happen in October?

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:33 PM

The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming... we all hear the chants -- whether it's the Halloween candy in the stores or the stress of coming up with a winning costume, the planning calls and reservations for where family will stay and how, oh how, will they all be...

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Back to School ALREADY?! These 3 Food Strategies Will Help

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 5:24 PM

It's summer, definitively. The days are long, hot and feeding is easy, well, easier. Summer means tossing everything into a big salad or onto the grill, and the gardens are filled with different nutrition options. It's hard to imagine that we are only weeks away from back to school, but...

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Resolutions: Healthy or Harmful?

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Three... two... one... midnight... Happy New Year! And happy start to _________ (insert this year's resolution(s)). Perhaps it's more days at the gym -- or, conversely, resolving to ditch the gym in favor of outdoor recreation more often (what's a little rain or hail or sub-zero windchill to keep this...

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Energy Ups and Downs? Your Caffeine-Drinking May Be to Blame

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 12:07 PM

Last week, I shared these tips with Dr. Oz and his audience, but here's a deeper look and some extra tips for anyone trying to drink their way out of energy ups and downs.

Take this quick quiz to see if you have energy ups and downs --...

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Can I Be Healthy if Someone Else Isn't?

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Last week was a week of learning. Like most weeks, it involved everything from working with patients to meetings, and included activities with non-profits like Fair Trade USA, Equality Now and Women for Women. But no matter what I was doing, the learning seemed...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Will Hit (in 2012) and What Will Fall

(6) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 4:14 PM

As we close the door on 2011, nutrition and wellness -- the pursuit of optimal health -- continues to lead the country as an issue and major challenge. Looking ahead, there is much to be hopeful about, and a few things to watch out for.

1. Bye Bye Calorie Counting,...

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One Pebble, Epic Ripples: Why You Need to Help Save Bristol Bay

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 3:23 PM

Will history repeat itself in Bristol Bay, Alaska, while we watch more of our natural resources destroyed at the hands (and financial gain) of a foreign company? You can help decide the fate of Bristol Bay's salmon, its water, OUR world. As a consumer and as a voter, your actions...

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I'm a Qualitarian, How About You?

(3) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 3:47 PM

For years, people would routinely pose the same question to me, "so what are you?" Pretty sure that people are clear that I'm a brunette, a female, even that I'm a dietitian (though sometimes they confuse that with a nutritionist -- sorry folks, I have a license and the education...

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4 Cups of Joe a Day, Keeps Diabetes Away! Really?

(8) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 11:43 AM

Four cups a day, keeps diabetes away. Really?

Did I just hear right? Indeed I did. I caught a moment of the news and the anchor was covering a new study touting these results -- and later, after a quick online search, I learned that this anchor wasn't alone --...

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Cleanse for a Healthier 2011

(30) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 7:07 AM

Whether you overdid it or not, the New Year seems to spark the desire in everyone to clean up their act. But what of the cleanses we read about -- are they healthy, do they work, what if I don't have the $500 a week or more to go to...

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Is Arthritis Keeping You Out of the Kitchen?

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 2:55 PM

I work with many patients who suffer from different forms of arthritis -- osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- and when we talk about the benefits of a healthier diet, including preparing eating occasions at home, I always feel like I am putting them between a rock and a hard place....

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What Does a Year Improving Your Total Energy Look Like? HuffPost Living's Total Energy Makeover Wraps Up

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 7:09 AM

Wherever Marissa is today, friends, family and colleagues say, "You seem amazing!" And that glow comes from her hard work and the amazing advice of Huffington Post Living experts for 12 months. Let's look back on the past year and see how she got where she is today.

January: Sleep...

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12 Expert Holiday Survival Tips

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2010 | 1:57 PM

December, the twelfth month of the year, the time when holidays can create a holidaze, leaving even the most health-committed person saying, "I'll get back on track in the New Year." Well, we all know what putting off for tomorrow what we should do today can do for our health,...

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What Is 'Raw' Food? Is There Cause for Concern?

(15) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 10:18 AM

Colbert highlights Raw Dairy Raid in Venice, CA and it begs the question: Why are some people: celebs, athletes, and not-so-local folks enduring LA traffic and paying to join a private club (Rawesome) so they can consume these products?

Before The Raid
Rawesome was just a...

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What Is 'Algal DHA' and What Is Its Role in Food?

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 3:25 PM

Last month, I once again went to the source of a food (nutrient), as part of my ongoing effort to see food production firsthand and address any questions or concerns that I have on behalf of U.S. consumers. Unlike recent trips to Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Alaska, this trip...

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Not All Acai Products Are Created Equal

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 11:32 AM

It's happened to so many stars before, a sweetheart is discovered, she succeeds on her merit and talents, but then eager to get a piece of her success, some build her up so high she can only help but fall (in someone's eyes) and she often loses fans as people...

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Genetically Modified Foods: The Secondhand Smoke of This Century

(25) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 11:12 AM

10/10/10 stands for so many things: Some people are choosing to get married, some are choosing to celebrate being cancer-free or the lives of those they lost to cancer (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month), some people are deciding for whom to cast their vote for governor and other state...

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Is Your Home Toxic? A Total Energy Makeover That May Improve Your Health

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 12:10 PM

When not spending time at the office, at work meetings, or her son's sporting events, Marissa comes home to her apartment. Home should be a place that fosters our best energy. And yet, as I learned when I was recently at a Smart Living event in Boulder, Colorado many homes...

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What Is the Future of U.S. Agriculture?

(7) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 3:30 PM

How does the state of our agriculture today compare to 20 years ago? How similar are our farming and health care issues? Can they even be separated? Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Benbrook, Ph.D., chief scientist at The Organic Center, to discuss the findings in...

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