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

Buy Your Supplements from a Trusted Source

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC Supplement sales have gone nuts! If you’ve been looking for immune boosting supplements like everyone else, you’ll find many of them on backorder. So what can you do? Most people turn to Amazon, eBay, or other sales sites where there is usually an abundance of inventory and at much

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

Diverticular Disaster

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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

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

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

Your Prescriptions May Be Harming Your Nutritional Status

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Nearly everyone takes a prescription medication at one time or another in their lifetime. Some medications manage acute conditions and others manage chronic disease symptoms. All medications, whether taken short or long term, have specific functions designed to eliminate or manage symptoms. Unfortunately, they also have some drawbacks that most people are unaware of:  every medication causes at least one