The ZRT Laboratory Blog

The ZRT Blog is an extensive resource for patients and health care providers searching for health and hormone testing information. Here, you can read about ZRT’s cutting edge research, advances in testing, wellness advice, and health industry highlights.

The ZRT Docs Share Their Favorite Healthy Eating Summer Recipes

Posted by Candace Burch on Friday, 29 July

ThinkstockPhotos-186921031_1.jpgNow that the summertime bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables is in full swing, our clinicians at ZRT Laboratory have whipped up some super-healthy eating options for you from their personal recipes. I'm already hooked on the honey quinoa salad but it's a toss-up between that and the other scrumptious, easy to make dishes our Docs share with you here. I could live on these for the rest of the summer, they’re so darn delicious and simple to make.

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Wearable Health Trackers – the Integrative Doctor's New Best Friend

Posted by Dr. Paul Savage on Friday, 27 May

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How many of your patients use wearable fitness trackers like a FitBit?

If recent statistics are any indication, it's probably a lot of them. Consider this:

  • According to research firm eMarketer, approximately 39.5 million U.S. adults used wearable fitness trackers in 2015 – a 57.7% increase over 2014.
  • A survey by Nielsen in 2014 indicated that 61% of those aware of wearable technology for tracking and monitoring medical conditions use fitness bands.
  • A survey from Accenture reveals that the number of consumers using wearable devices or mobile apps has doubled in the last two years. 77% of those respondents said that wearables make them feel more engaged with their health.

While we can all agree that the market for wearables has taken off quickly, what (if any) actual value do these devices offer to those patients monitoring health conditions? If you ask me, there's significant value.

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How Hormones are Key to the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Candace Burch on Saturday, 09 January

ThinkstockPhotos-496639204.jpgAs we roll into 2016 what is it that YOU hope to change, reinvent, reconsider, move towards or away from in the coming year?

New Year’s resolutions are often among the most noble of ideas, centered on self-improvement, education, health, lifestyle and relationships. Yet statistics show that only eight percent of us successfully reach our aspirations.

Experts tell us that the more specific the goal, the better the chance of achieving it. So what if this time 'round we tackle our New Year’s resolution-making strategically? What if by making a single fundamental change we could tackle all our best laid intentions at one fell swoop?

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Brassicas for Healthy Holiday Feasting

Posted by Candace Burch on Tuesday, 22 December

docs_christmas_caption_final.jpgDuring this holiday season, the docs at ZRT Laboratory have whipped up some healthy hormone eating options from their favorite recipes. Try out these scrumptious dishes for your family and tell us what you think!

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