Ashley Koch, MS, CNS
Functional Medicine Nutritionist
Ashley works with adults, teens and children in Portland, Ore., and throughout the country. She is collaborative and comprehensive. Her approach utilizes evidence-based investigation coupled with lifestyle medicine to address chronic disease and chronic symptoms to optimize your health.
Ashley takes the time to understand your full health history, review prior lab results, order state-of-the-art laboratory testing, and at times partner with others providers to understand and/or advocate for your needs. Her approach allows her to identify the root cause of your symptoms while taking into account environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors.
There is no one who knows your body better than you. Together, you and Ashley will explore your symptoms and articulate your personal health goals. She can partner with you to identify the missing pieces that can lead to achieving your desired outcomes and long-term health. She's passionate about supporting people who have been suffering to find relief from their symptoms so that they can enjoy life.
Ashley knows what it's like to want to feel better or to want to help your child feel better. As a child herself, Ashley struggled with chronic disease. Her children also suffered from chronic disease as well as autoimmunity, food allergies, debilitating eczema and anxiety. She decided to pursue functional medicine after experiencing the immense healing that came from diet and lifestyle changes. Ashley earned her master’s degree in human nutrition and functional medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Ore.
Ashley wants to empower individuals and families to make food and lifestyle choices that fit into their lives, address their unique biochemistry, and allow them to be in the driver's seat of their health journey.
Her specialties include gut health, autoimmunity, IBS, various digestive disorders, women’s health, anxiety and pediatrics (including autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders).
What her patients are saying
"I had been experiencing bloating, nausea, constipation/diarrhea, decreased energy, erratic mood fluctuations, brain fog, and a general feeling of being unwell for such a long time it became what I thought was my new normal. I was at a true point of desperation concerning my health when I started working with Ashley. Prior to working with Ashley, I worked with a functional medicine doctor, a GI specialist, a naturopath, an OBGYN, and had tried acupuncture and colonics. It is no exaggeration to say that my experience working with Ashley has changed my approach to wellness and the understanding I have of how to make sense of my health in a more comprehensive way. Working with her was the best investment in my health and of my resources that I have ever made. My only regret is that I didn't commit to working with her sooner. It was more than worth it. Working together gave me my life back, and I will be eternally grateful for her competent, compassionate approach to wellness."
"Ashley is a mastermind. She truly listens to her patients. She boils down the root cause of your illness by piecing together all the information you throw at her. I've never felt so good and healthy thanks to Ashley!"