Dr. Marchese introduces herself and shares if there is a connection between cancer and alcohol consumption.
I am Dr. Marianne Marchese. I am a naturopathic physician. I specialize in women’s health and environmental medicine and I practice in two locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale area. My Scottsdale office is at Naturopathic Specialist and my Phoenix office is at Naturopathic Family Care.
Yes there is a connection. Mostly, most of the research is done on breast cancer and we know from numerous studies, and the CDC has even looked into this also, is that women who have more than one to two drinks a day, have increased risk of ER- and PR-positive breast cancer; ER/PR means estrogen-receptor positive and progesterone-receptor positive breast cancer.
So what I guide my patients on is to limit alcohol intake to no more than five drinks a week. So three to five is the safe average for breast cancer prevention.
About Dr. Marchese, N.D., LLC:
Dr. Marianne Marchese is a clinician, author, and educator. She graduated from Creighton University in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and specialized in neurological and orthopedic conditions while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marchese received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon in 2002. She completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Integrative Medicine and Womens Health and completed a six-month post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Marchese has been an adjunct faculty member at a post-graduate college since 2003 teaching in the areas of women's health and environmental medicine. She first taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and later at Life Chiropractic College. Currently, she is clinical supervisor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese offers full laboratory services for diagnosis of disease and utilizes the naturopathic treatment modalities of: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation, cleansing, IV therapy, microcurrent, nutritional supplements, and natural bioidentical hormones. She utilizes an integrative model of health care and has a strong network of close relationships with practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Marchese has served on the legislative committee for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and currently is on the Board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
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