Dr. Marchese shares if there is a test to determine a woman's risk for cancer.
Well, in terms of environmental testing, what I like to do is find out what levels of heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, parabens, and phthalates are actually stored in a person’s body, and that can be done through blood test or through urine test.
However, not everybody that’s exposed to toxins stores the toxins in their body. That has to do with genetic testing, and the other blood test that I like to do is actually testing if the liver has the ability to break down and clear these toxins, and that’s called genomic testing.
It’s really individualized medicine because I can determine if a person was born with a genetic defect in the enzyme pathways of their liver, and these pathways are supposed to be breaking down these toxins, and if you have these genetic problems, then they might not function the way that they should.
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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