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.

Healthy & Hearty Holiday Feasting

Posted by ZRT Laboratory on Tuesday, 21 November

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As the days grow shorter, the weather colder (for most anyway) and we turn our sights to indoor activities for the holidays, many of us inevitably start thinking more about comfort foods.

This is the right time of year for festive feasting, but that doesn’t always have to mean heavy, unhealthy meals.

Here are a few suggestions from our docs for holiday foods that don’t have to weigh you down.

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Goodbye 2016! Comfort Foods for Your New Year’s Celebration

Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek on Friday, 30 December

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When you think of comfort foods, what comes to mind? 

For me, it’s all about the firsts of the season. Sitting on the floor by the fireplace with its warmth permeating the room, it’s that first sip of eggnog – yes, the real stuff made from scratch. It’s the time when my house fills with the sweetness of a baking apple pie for the first time in many months. It’s also about the unending damp drizzle of Pacific Northwest winters and the haven of dry comfort on the inside enveloping my family and friends with a sense of belonging, connection and gratitude.

The Clinical Consultants group at ZRT hopes you enjoy these comfort food recipes and wishes you a Happy New Year!

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Fermented Drinks – A Fun Way to Feed Your Gut Microbiome!

Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek on Friday, 14 October

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Our society is on high bug alert these days. There are those who fear microbes (the germaphobes) and those who swoop in with exciting cutting edge research for why germs are important for our wellbeing. The rest of us fall somewhere in between. Whatever our feelings are, the gut-brain axis – the imaginary line between the brain and the gut – undeniably is one of the new frontiers of neuroscience. With good reason. The state of the gut microbiome is key to human health, so let’s explore a fun way to feed our “second brain” with the help of fermentation.

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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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