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This is Breast Cancer Prevention Month but I like to call it “Breast Health Month”. Even though one in eight US women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, our focus needs to be on health and prevention. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to potentially lower your breast cancer risk and stay healthy. I can’t wait to interview three experts in the area of breast health, Rebecca Murray, Maria Belluccio, and Ellie Cambell.
What is wrong with the statement “Prevent Breast Cancer: Have a yearly mammogram”
Why evaluating one’s personal risk for breast cancer is very important.
Diet, lifestyle choices and nutritional supplements can have a “positive effect” on breast health and decreasing the risk of breast cancer.
Rebecca Murray, NP completed her BS degree in Nursing from Columbia Universtiy in 1974 and a Masters Degree in Primary Health Care/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. She decided to pursue a career in “preventative health care” after 12 years of in Critical Care Nursing and seeing the ravages of chronic health problems. She is the Medical Director for CT Holistic and Integrative Medicine where she specializes in obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS, and prevention of “estrogen-related” health problems. She also enjoys teaching NP students about the “holistic approach” to patient care as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing Yale University School of Nursing.
Maria Belluccio, R.N., A.P., D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) brings to her holistic practice a diversity of experience spanning 25 years in allopathic and integrative aspects of healthcare. She has worked in many nursing specialties including Women’s Healthcare, Psychiatry, and Hospice care. Her practice, Lotus Path Wellness, integrates the mind, body and spirit connection to better guide her patients to optimal health. In 2002 Dr. Maria Belluccio was certified as a clinical thermographer.
Dr. Ellie Campbell was born in suburban Chicago and attended college at the University of Illinois, earning both a BS and MS in biology. From there, she attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, studying medicine for the body, mind, and spirit. Following Medical School, she completed her Family Medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. For thirteen years, Dr. Campbell served the indigent as a practicing physician and medical director of a federally funded Community Health Center. She opened a solo, retainer style family practice in the Johns Creek GA in September of 2005. In August 2012, the practice moved to the Avenue Mall in Cumming GA and added an associate physician. Dr. Campbell is DOUBLE board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has special interests in innovative medical practice design, functional and restorative medicine, BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Vitamin D. In 2010, she founded The Consortium of Integrative Care Practitioners of Atlanta. Dr. Campbell has received numerous awards of excellence, advisory group appointments and international speaking invitations for physicians and patients on the subjects of Bio-Identical hormone restoration, wellness, and Vitamin therapy. In her spare time, Dr. Campbell enjoys theater (especially the Georgia Shakespeare Company), gardening, hiking, volunteer work, and playtime with her husband and three teenage daughters. In 2006 the Campbell family co-wrote a children’s book entitled “The Visiting Elf.”