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.

Pesticides, Herbicides, Chemicals, Oh My!

Posted by Ingrid Edstrom, FNP, M.Ed on Tuesday, 28 April

Gardener using pesticides and chemicals on lawnIf you haven't thought about the risks of chemicals in herbicides and pesticides to the health of your family and pets, there's no time like the present. 

Roadside, clear cut and yard spraying is polluting our environment, with the chemicals becoming air-borne and also getting into ground water. People and pets walking outside are absorbing these chemicals through their skin and bringing it inside our homes. Rural families have little or no control over their neighbors who may decide to clear cut their land and then aerial spray herbicides. 

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The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook Review

Posted by Candace Burch on Sunday, 22 March holding berries

As scientific researchers, practitioners and patients bear witness to the increasing evidence of hormone dysfunction in today’s society, Dr. Cobi Slater’s Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook couldn’t come at a better time.

Her premise throughout this illuminating book is that the real cause behind the plethora of symptoms plaguing modern adults of all ages can be linked to imbalances within the hormonal cascade.

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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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The Good Menopause

Posted by Candace Burch on Tuesday, 09 September

Synchronised Swimmers

Return to Balance and a GOOD Menopause

No one likes being out of balance, especially when the hot flashes, foggy thinking, and mood swings of menopause leave us feeling like a pale reflection of our former selves. During this hormonally challenged time it’s important to realize that the extent to which we suffer from troublesome symptoms has much do with the extent to which our lives – and our hormones – are out of balance.

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