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How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life: Preventing Breast Cancer

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When was the last time you thought about your personal risk for breast cancer? Even though it’s no longer National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s never too late to start thinking about this important topic. Don’t let the disappearance of pink ribbons rob us of the greater message of our hard won awareness: that despite all the money raised and the billions spent, we still have no guaranteed treatment or cure for breast cancer. In the meantime, the continuing war on cancer with the latest designer drugs or procedures is big business. Sometimes it works and we survive to race for the...

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Banishing the 7 Dwarves of Menopause

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September is Menopause Awareness Month, but if you listen to certain talking heads in the media you’d think we were in the midst of Menopause UNAWARENESS month! Just the other day on a woman’s talk show, a so-called menopause expert was warning about the perils of using progesterone cream for symptom relief “because it can cause cancer.” This is the type of misleading information that makes my blood boil because it confuses the facts and scares women away from the benefits of natural hormone balancing during menopause.   Bioidenticals...help keep cancers at bay, promote deeper sleep, and bring sweet relief from the hot flashes endured...

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A Survivor's Story- Breast Cancer & Natural Hormone Therapy

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ZRT Lab invited several breast cancer survivors to tell their stories, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to broaden the conversation about breast health. In September 1999, I was convinced that my life as I'd known it was never going to be the same, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew, of course, that many women survive, but I also knew that in spite of treatment, 1 in 3 will still die. These were horrifying statistics. The only treatment options that were being thrust on me were every bit as frightening: Mastectomy or Radiation or Chemotherapy...

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It Might Be Heavy Metals In Your Lipstick Making You Sick

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For millions of women the world over the transformative promise of cosmetics is that looking and feeling more beautiful translates into feeling better about ourselves.  But could the beauty products we rely on to build our confidence by hiding our flaws, also be hiding the potential to make us sick? FDA Doesn't Regulate Cosmetics Like most women I had always assumed that any beauty product on the shelves has undergone testing to verify its contents are safe - so much for assumptions! Once I did a little digging into the subject, I found out that unlike pharmaceuticals or pesticides, chemical...

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Element Testing – Why Sample Type Matters!

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Urine, serum, plasma, whole blood, red blood cells, feces, hair, fingernails … the list goes on. How do you decide what biological sample(s) to use for element analysis? Can results be compared to scientific literature or do they have clinical significance? Is it possible for values to be elevated or low in one sample type and normal in another? Do test results indicate recent intake, body burden, acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, deficiency, or homeostatic regulation? These are just some of the questions facing a testing laboratory when they want to develop and validate essential and toxic element profiles that will...

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