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From the Townsend Letter
February / March 2013

Environmental Medicine Update
Detoxification as a Treatment for Endometriosis: Clinical Cases Report
by Marianne Marchese, ND
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Dr. Marchese is the author of 8 Weeks to Women's Wellness: The Detoxification Plan for Breast Cancer, Endometriosis, Infertility, and other Women's Health Conditions. Dr. Marchese graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002. She maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizonal, and teaches gynecology at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese lectures on topics related to women's health and environmental medicine throughout the US and Canada.

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