A Proactive New Tool for You

Published on September 23, 2015

Whenever I find a new wellness idea I like to share it with my patients.

This month I want to introduce you to ZRT Labs in Oregon. The company sells hormone test kits in a wide range of categories. They send the kits to your home, along with instructions for properly taking and storing your own saliva and blood samples. You mail the samples back to them (they pay for return shipping) and in a week or two your lab results are mailed directly to your home.

It’s up to you to act on the results by sharing them with a doctor or compound pharmacy.

A Resource and Friend

There are many laboratories around the country, but ZRT is much more than a mail-order lab. Their website is a treasure trove of medically accurate, responsible information about the endocrine system.

It’s got – among other things — webinars you can attend, information sheets you can download,and a blog full of breaking news about environmental assaults on our precious hormones.

It’s a friend and resource for everyone who wants to take responsibility for their own health.


Hormones Are Important!

As I’m sure you know, the correct balance of hormones is a foundation-stone for vibrant health. Hormones travel to all parts of the body, entering cells and flipping the switches that govern growth, development, and mental and physical functions throughout life.

Stress and aging can disrupt this delicate process. Symptoms may include:


  • Headaches
  • Weight Gain
  • Irritability
  • Infertility
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Depression
  • Hot Flashes


If you visit a doctor with these symptoms one of the first things he or she will do is order a hormone panel for you. So, instead of taking time off work to see a doctor and paying for the office visit, use a ZRT test kit. Arrive at the doctor’s office prepared. It will save you a trip to a lab drawing station, too.

You get:

  • More control over your time
  • More control over your health

What could be bad?

ZRT Labs Will Refer You

If you don’t have a primary care doctor or OB-GYN to take your results to, the ZRT website provides a locator for doctors and compounding pharmacies in your area.

Read the FAQs here, including how to handle insurance coverage for your tests.

My Kind of Wellness Tool

I’m a firm believer that the more active you are monitoring your own wellness, the likelier it is you’ll live a long and vigorous life free of chronic disease. If you share that philosophy, check out ZRT Labs. Read their extensive, responsible content. See how easy it is to work with them.

I think you’ll agree – this is one company that’s got your back!