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

Can Intermittent Fasting Help You?

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting, the exercise of going prolonged periods of time without food, has been practiced in many cultures for centuries as a way to restore clear thinking and optimal body function, as well as connect with one’s spirituality. Lately, it’s been touted as the newest and best method for weight loss. The longest fast on record is 382 days long, and

Health Matters: What is Diabetes?

Health Matters

Big news! I have recently agreed to collaborate with WJON’s Health Matters Program were I will be talking about all things wellness. As part of my collaboration on WJON’s Health Matters Program, I have been doing a few podcasts. This week the topic is Diabetes. I’ll be talking about the three types of diabetes and which one is most common

Kari’s Gone Crackers

gone crackers

Actually, I haven’t totally gone crackers, but I did make home baked crackers from scratch the other day.  It makes me realize how convenient our food supply has become and how the amount of food we consume might change if we were forced to make everything from scratch.  I’d also like to think that my crackers were a bit healthier

Diverticular Disaster

diverticular

It’s probably no surprise that people eating a Westernized diet suffer from more digestion disorders than other populations. In particular, diverticular diseases that result in the formation of small pouches in the colon develop from chronic constipation. Bacteria and other irritants get trapped in the pouches causing spasms, pain, inflammation, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding. The consequence flare-ups associated with these

Pat’s Story of Healing

My name is Pat, and I recently celebrated my 81st birthday. I have struggled with digestion complications most of my adult life – just like my mother did. Over the years, I tried many over-the-counter and prescription remedies to try and control my problem, but they were only a temporary fix at best. Then I met Kari, and she explained

Osteoporosis is Inflammation in the Bones

With so many of A to Zinc Nutrition’s patients being near or in the phase of their lives where osteoporosis is a concern, we get a lot of questions. Understandably; it’s a scary disease. It causes people to become fearful of falling and breaking a bone as it means a long and difficult recovery or, in cases where a person