Meet the Team

Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT
Owner/Licensed Dietitan

Kari’s enthusiasm about health and nutrition is incredible! Once you meet her, you’ll understand more about her deep-rooted passion for the power of food and nutrients. This passion started over a decade ago when Kari hit a major life roadblock. Instead of giving up, Kari took up marathon training. All that running made her hungry! Having to eat more pushed her into looking more closely at how food affected running performance. Not only did she discover that eating the right foods could improve her running time, but they also shortened her recovery time. Fascinated by her experiments and research, she found herself diving deeper into other aspects of food: agriculture, production, processing, and more. Before she knew it, she was in love! And pursuing a new career.

Today, Kari is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. With additional training specific to food sensitivities, she is also a Certified LEAP Therapist. Coupling education from the College of St. Benedict and Iowa State University with life experiences, Kari helps people reach optimal states of health and function. She is diverse in the population she serves in that she provides individualized nutrition services for those with food sensitivities, chronic pain and disease, weight loss goals, athletic performance goals, and more using whole food therapies, supplements, and mind-body exercises for the health and healing of clients.

Kari is currently partaking in a higher-level functional nutrition training course that will eventually have her certified in functional medicine nutrition. Every new thing she learns and applies to her patient’s customized programs improve their outcomes!

Kari’s passion is inspiring! You’ll love working with her, and you’ll love the outcomes you obtain through your unique nutrition plan.

  • Listen to an interview with Kari at WJON Health Talk about the benefits of fat on health matters. Click here.
  • Listen to an interview with Kari at WJON Health Talk about protein. Click here.
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Nutrition Health Check

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Should I Eat an Alkaline Diet?

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

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

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