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The Distinction Between DHEA and DHEA-S and Why Both Are Important For a Healthy Brain

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  Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek  Original of this Article can be found on ZRT Laboratory Blog Everything we do, feel, think – it all starts with the brain. A balanced, healthy brain helps lay the essential foundation for optimal wellbeing. A small but significant aspect of brain health is regulated by a specific class of steroid molecules called neurosteroids.  That the brain is a steroidogenic organ is widely accepted, and neurosteroids are woven into its very fabric. In fact, the term “neurosteroid” refers to cholesterol-derived steroid compounds that play critical roles in the nervous system - its development, maintenance...

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URINE HORMONES

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 Did You Know? Hormones that don’t break down properly in the body can increase the risk for certain cancers – like breast cancer. Urinary hormone metabolites testing provides a unique diagnostic view that no other hormone testing offers. Because it assesses both parent hormones and their corresponding metabolites, it reveals how the body is breaking down key hormones like estrogens, progestogens, androgens, cortisol and melatonin. This testing gives insight into whether we are fully detoxifying our hormones, which is important because some hormones can be carcinogenic if they don’t break down properly – leaving us more at risk for a...

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Diurnal Fluctuations in Norepinephrine and Epinephrine Levels as Part of the Healthy Stress Response

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Original of this article was published on ZRT Laboratory website. Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek Stress has become a synonymous, integral even, accompaniment of life in our fast-paced world. Generally regarded as "distress," our bodies struggle to re-establish physiological integrity at certain times, such as after working long hours, or when we have insufficient exercise, sleep and nutrition. Driven by persistent exposure to stressors, the body begins to lose its dynamic resilience and fails to return the system to a normal baseline healthy state. Derailed and overwhelmed, our susceptibility to stress-related diseases is greatly increased. The Building Blocks of the...

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