The diversity of the microbiome has profound implications for metabolic health. The micro-organisms that we host in our gastrointestinal tract maintain our gut integrity, break down complex carbohydrates to improve energy extraction from food, produce vitamins and minerals, aid in digestion and absorption, ferment dietary fibers and protect us against pathogens. Maintaining a delicate balance in…

Tags: Menopause, Estrogen Dominance, Metabolic Health, Weight Management, Microbiome


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Estrogen: The Link Between Microbiome, Menopause & Metabolic Health

Providers routinely call ZRT for support in addressing low libido for their patients during the menopausal transition. Busy lifestyles, everyday stress, not enough or poor quality sleep and many other factors can all contribute to putting sex at the bottom of the to-do list, well after laundry, scrubbing the floor, and taking the dog to the vet. Low libido is a multidimensional issue that can have a…

Tags: Menopause, Estrogen Dominance, Adrenal and Cortisol


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How to Address Low Libido in Peri-Menopausal Patients

This article is republished courtesy of The Official Website of John R. Lee, M.D. If you missed part one of the article, read it here. A Recipe for Beating (and Preventing) Breast CancerThe latest research on natural progesterone and breast cancer clearly indicates how important it is for women to maintain healthy, normal levels of progesterone that are in proper balance with estrogen. Doing so…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Breast Cancer, BHRT, Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance, Progesterone


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New Research Shows Natural Progesterone Can Help Treat Breast Cancer (Part 2)

This article is republished courtesy of The Official Website of John R. Lee, M.D. This is part one. Part two of this article can be found here. Two months ago, a large team of scientists working on multiple continents published a research study that came to startling conclusions about breast cancer and natural progesterone. The team determined that unlike synthetic progestins, which increase breast…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Breast Cancer, Progesterone, BHRT, Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance


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New Research Shows Natural Progesterone Can Help Treat Breast Cancer (Part 1)

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…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Breast Cancer, Estrogen, BHRT, Patient Education, Estrogen Dominance


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

When sex hormones are tested in women either in saliva or blood spot, ZRT test reports give a ratio of progesterone (Pg) to estradiol (E2). The ratio is helpful in clinical practice when both E2 and Pg are within range, yet the patient continues to have symptoms. It is not expected to be normal or used clinically when either E2 and/or Pg are outside of their expected ranges or if the patient does…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Progesterone, Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance, Bioidential Hormones


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The Pg/E2 (Progesterone/Estradiol) Ratio

Estrogen dominance refers to an excess of estrogen when progesterone levels are inadequate. This condition can occur in women during the reproductive years, but tends to be particularly symptomatic for women during perimenopause and in menopause. Estrogen dominance is worsened by women not ovulating, women being exposed to synthetic estrogens and/or women not metabolizing estrogens correctly.…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Estrogen Dominance, Estrogen


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What is Estrogen Dominance?

During 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. Ever since I went into menopause I feel like I’m living in a different body…and have a much harder time losing weight…is this the new normal? Menopause is…

Tags: Weight Management, Patient Education, Hormone Balance, Menopause, Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance


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Hormones And Weight Gain - Your Questions Answered

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 morning – you 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…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Weight Management, Patient Education, Xenoestrogens, Estrogen Dominance


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Does Hormone Imbalance Contribute to Weight Gain?

Return to Balance and a GOOD MenopauseNo 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…

Tags: Menopause, Patient Education, Hormone Balance, Estrogen Dominance, Xenoestrogens


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