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

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

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