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

Conquering IBS

Life Before LEAP The pain and bloating in my stomach started when I was middle school. It wasn’t too serious at first. The older I got, though, the more constant and persistent it got. I started having severe pain episodes around four years ago. As I look back, I can’t really remember a time when I didn’t have stomach pain.

National Vegetarian and National Vegan Days

Monthly themes around food get me a little excited.  September was National Fruit and Vegetable Month.  October 1 is National Vegetarian Day and November 1 is National Vegan Day.  I’m always a fan of increasing peoples’ awareness around increasing their consumption of plants, but I’m neither vegetarian or vegan.  I like to eat meat on occasion, but I am a

Healing Hashimoto’s

Lisa leap story

Life Before LEAP I’m Lisa, and excited to share my story that started as pain and frustration turned to victory, resolution, and freedom. In 2011, I began experiencing chronic pain in my left shoulder, shoulder blade, ribs and hip. In spite of countless appointments with doctors, orthopedic physicians, physiatrists, pain management doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists, I could

Do I have to take my vitamin D in the summer?

A lot of people ask me, “I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. Can I quit taking my vitamin D supplement?” That really depends. There are many variables to consider: What is ‘a lot’? The difference between how much time we think we’re spending outdoors and how much we actually spend could be quite different. Likely if

What is it about Dairy?


What is it specifically about dairy that causes inflammation? Sugar? Is it what the cow eats? These questions were recently posed to me on my Facebook page. I thought it was worth sharing again. The simple answer is – yes! But it’s more complicated than that, and dairy isn’t always inflammatory for everyone. The dairy food group contains a mix

6 Steps to Overcoming Cravings


Most people are well into their New Year’s Resolution plan by this time of year and have likely made some progress in reaching their goals. Right about now in the process, however, is when the honeymoon phase has worn off, and the actual work of changing habits begins. It’s also the time when most progress begins to slow down, and

Migraine Remedy

Kristina’s LEAP Story My name is Kristina and this is my LEAP story. My headaches started in high school. My junior and the first part of my senior year were mostly spent in bed. I had headaches nearly every day. I was so sick from the pain, I couldn’t go to school because lying down was the only thing that

I’ll Take My Coffee Black


I love my morning coffee. Especially as the days grow cooler and darker, there’s nothing that smells as good as fresh brewed coffee or warms my cold hands like a hot mug. Coffee has been the center of much debate over the years as it relates to health. Often times when a person has onset of health complications, the first