Listen, as Dr. Marchese shares three ways a woman can decrease her risk for cancer.
In terms of preventative medicine in decreasing cancer risk, there’s many ways to avoid environmental toxins, and people often get overwhelmed and become a little paranoid about the environment, and so I like to break it down and make it really simple for people. If people ask me what are maybe three things they can do to help decrease their cancer risk, in terms of chemicals or toxins in the environment, I would say don’t smoke cigarettes or don’t be around secondhand cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke is really just full of environmental toxins: there’s three heavy metals in it, there’s solvents in it, polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
The other thing would be to decrease alcohol intake or actually eliminate alcohol intake altogether, especially for women and hormonally driven cancers like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and then probably the third thing would be eating only organic meat and dairy products and organic fruits and vegetables, and a lot of this has to do with the pesticides that are applied to our crops or that are in our grains, which then we get in the food that we eat.
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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