What do fishing and blood glucose levels have in common?

Understanding Low Blood Sugars Glucose, Insulin, & Hypoglycemia Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT Helpful definitions. Glucose: Source of energy for our body that comes from the food we eat, specifically carbohydrates and proteins. Insulin: Hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose into body cells for energy production. Hyperglycemia:  Condition caused by elevated blood glucose levels. If you notice symptoms such as

Raw vs. Cooked

Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC

Nutrient Synergy

Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT with A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC   Vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients don’t work in isolation.

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

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

Personalize Your Plate - Plate, spoon and knife

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