Dr. Marchese explains why only some people get cancer, when all are exposed to toxins.
Well the answer is genetics. Some people are able to clear the exposure to chemicals better than other people are, and that has to do with our liver. The liver is the most highly used organ, probably besides the heart, in our body. So the liver is responsible for breaking down all these chemicals that we’re exposed to from our air, our food, our water, our products.
Some people are born with little genetic alterations in the enzyme pathways of their liver, making them unable to clear the toxins properly, and then the toxins get re-circulated and stored in our fat, in our organs. Some toxins are stored in the bones, some cross the placental barrier, some cross the blood-brain barrier. So it really comes down to liver function and genetics, and there’s a blood test that I do on all my patients to determine genetically how well their liver is functioning.
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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