Shift Your Food Paradigm: Focus on Nutrient Density

This time of year brings about many changes in our food environment. Our resources change because summer gardening is over. Farmer’s markets close for the season. We are more drawn to warm foods as the weather cools. The holidays are just around the

Confused About Superfoods?

Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC Who isn’t? With all kinds of different information, it’s hard to make sense of what is accurate.

Should I Eat an Alkaline Diet?

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I’m wondering because I’ve heard being in an acidic state can be harmful to my health. Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC There is a lot of confusion around the concept of being in a state known as acidosis. Much of the confusion stems from proponents of the Alkaline Diet promoting claims that the diet

SIBO Series

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Adapted from Pointe Institute, The Standard, Volume 17, Number 1, 2021 by Thomas G. Guilliams, PH.D. and Lindsey E. Drake, M.S. Gut health isn’t just about the gut! The functional medical community has discussed the connection of microbiome gut health to systemic health challenges for quite some time. The presence or absence of certain microbes (bacteria), or the overpopulations of

Nutrition for Strength Training

Protein plays an important role in building muscle. Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC Everyone seems to have their own ideas about strength training and nutrition. Most of the time, the biggest challenge people face with strength training is what to do in the kitchen to prepare and eat the right foods to support their

Personalize Your Plate

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March is National Nutrition Month Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC I’m super excited for this years’ National Nutrition Month theme promoted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics! Personalizing people’s diets is exactly what we do at A to Zinc Nutrition. 1,001 Different Diets The diet choices and plans available today are numerous. I

21 Healthy Habits for 2021

Find movement in your every day:  choosing to stand at your desk while working or bundling up and taking a walk with your family or friend are easy options to get moving. Drink water throughout the day. A target goal for water intake should be half your weight in pounds in ounces. Attempt to eat a handful of plant-based meals

Top 20 Drugs of 2020

With the crazy year we’ve had, we might think the top prescribed drugs of 2020 are ones that combat coronavirus or help with its symptoms. In reality, the top 20 drugs this past year are related to a variety of health concerns such as chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer. In this list of 20 drugs, nearly half are

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