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.

Hormones And Weight Gain - Your Questions Answered

Posted by Candace Burch on Tuesday, 17 February

Weight Management ZRT LaboratoryDuring the Balance Your Hormones to Balance Your Weight Webinar, many questions were asked that we couldn't get to during the one hour presentation. We followed up with Candace Burch, and she took a few minutes to respond to your questions below.

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Does Hormone Imbalance Contribute to Weight Gain?

Posted by Candace Burch on Tuesday, 13 January

Woman checking her weight gain on a scale

If you cannot figure out why you are gaining weight or can no longer shed pounds easily like you used to – despite your best efforts to eat right, exercise, and take your vitamins every morningyou might be walking around with a hormone imbalance that has you hardwired to put on pounds.

Even when we think we’re being healthy, hormonal triggers to unwanted weight gain are too often neglected or overlooked. Testing can help you find the answer. But in the meantime, let’s boil this down to the collective wisdom on eight big culprits behind unwanted weight gain.

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Give the Gift of Balance

Posted by Candace Burch on Tuesday, 09 December

Child holding presents in front of a Christmas tree

The holiday rush is upon us and like everyone else you probably find yourself in a frenzy of shopping, parties, and the round of Christmas craft fairs, concerts, and happy hours with friends.

Actually, I’m having far too much fun this season, but on top of work and chores, aging parents, aging dogs (who have lately forgotten they’re house trained), aging knees, and an empty nest (which is about to fill back up to overflowing)...well it takes it’s toll.

But far from complaining, oh no, ho, ho, I am simply stating a fact: Christmastime can be a stressful time!! Mostly GOOD stress, one hopes, but stress none-the-less.

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Q&A for Weight Loss Winners & Dieting Downfalls

Posted by Dr. Alyssa Burns-Hill on Tuesday, 26 August

weight loss woman in too-big pants

Many people assume that thyroid hormone deficiency or thyroid imbalance are to blame for weight loss failure, but there are some key factors to consider that might be affecting thyroid hormone function rather than focusing entirely on thyroid hormone levels:

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