A Pound of Broccoli A Day? No way!

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC It is no secret that vegetables have magical healing powers. However, it’s not always known what exactly is in them that provides these health benefits. One family of vegetables often referred to as cruciferous, has a natural plant compound in them called sulforaphane.

Understanding Supplement Labels

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC There are an estimated 85,000 different supplement products on the market in the US today according to PBS.org. It’s an astronomical amount of product to sift through! No wonder people just buy whatever comes up first in their internet search or what the salesclerk recommends at the local supplement

Healthy Cooking Part 2 with Kari Collett of A to Zinc Nutrition – radio Interview WJON

Part 2 on Healthy Cooking with Kari Collett of A to Zinc Nutrition Health Matters with Jay Caldwell of 1240AM WJON St. Cloud PART 2 TRANSCRIPT Interviewer: AM 1240, 95.3 FM, WJON, this is “Health Matters”. My guest today, Kari Collett, registered dietitian, A to Zinc Nutrition, talking about healthy cooking methods. We move on to the one that, I

Buy Your Supplements from a Trusted Source

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC Supplement sales have gone nuts! If you’ve been looking for immune boosting supplements like everyone else, you’ll find many of them on backorder. So what can you do? Most people turn to Amazon, eBay, or other sales sites where there is usually an abundance of inventory and at much

Protect Yourself from COVID-19

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding our current global health crisis overwhelming. There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted everyone in one fashion or another whether directly or indirectly. Furthermore, we are bombarded with information on a continual basis from a variety of scientific and medical experts, government spokespersons, or economic analysts. The problem, as I see it,

Teri’s LEAP Story: Anxiety

Teri’s LEAP Story: Anxiety All my life people told me I worried. I kept saying to myself “I don’t worry, but I wonder.” I became aware that what I called “wonder” others call “worry”; what I called “worry” others call “anxiety”. I asked myself, “Doesn’t everyone wonder what will happen in the future and wonder what can be done now

Mushrooms Anyone?

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC Mushrooms are amazing – both for cooking with and for medicinal use. There are many varieties that have been used for centuries around the globe for supporting health. Modern research shows that these ancient mushrooms do indeed provide a rich source of nutrients and other bioactive compounds. These components

Supporting your Endocannabinoid System

Supporting your Endocannabinoid System by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC What is the endocannabinoid system and how does it benefit the body? The cannabis industry in the United States has been growing expeditiously within the last decade. Thirty-three states in the U.S have now legalized medical marijuana, with 10 of them having legalized the use

Understanding Adverse Food Reactions

Many recognize that they have negative responses to foods but have difficulty understanding why they have the reactions or identifying the specific foods that cause the reactions.  In an attempt to find answers, people will seek out various tests to confirm or disconfirm their suspicions so that they can create a plan to start feeling better.  Before spending a lot