Candace Burch, MA
Hormone Health Educator
My chosen career as a health educator, journalist, and women’s health advocate has been a journey spanning two continents over 30 years.
It all started with a skiing injury that led to the overuse of anti-inflammatories that didn’t help and only made things worse. Herbal remedies and a cleansing diet eventually took away the pain and made me a believer in natural medicine, and I spent the next decade advancing the stay healthy, prevent disease mantra in media and medical publishing. It wasn’t until much later when I started having hot flashes every 20 minutes and meltdowns for no apparent reason that hormones entered the picture. In my search for relief, I found a simple saliva test that identified the hidden hormone imbalances behind my roller coaster symptoms. That information not only restored my health and sanity but probably saved my marriage!
At the same time it propelled me into a Masters degree and my true calling as a hormone health educator. The rest is history. I pursued and landed the position of director of education at ZRT Laboratory and learned from the experts how to use hormone testing to detect and correct hormone imbalances.
As a founding member of Women in Balance, one of the first nonprofits in the country to advocate for women’s hormone health, I helped to raise public awareness at a national level and lobbied senators on Capitol Hill for safe access to bioidentical alternatives to HRT.
Always on the soapbox, my work continues as a public speaker, hormone health educator, and private consultant, having counseled countless women and men on all things hormonal.
The goal is to help people re-balance their hormones to relieve symptoms and restore balance in their lives. In my own life I practice what I preach as often as possible and maintain balance by doing what comes naturally, deliberately.