Free educational seminar on breast wellness set Monday

FLORENCE, Wis. – The public is invited to a free educational evening about breast wellness to be held on Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Florence Natural Resource and Interpretive Center in Florence.

Speakers for the evening will be Kathleen Ventre, a thermography technician level II from the Marquette Wellness Centre and Dr. Kerry Niegrzydowski of the Radiant Natural Health Clinic in Niagara. They will be speaking on breast wellness from a holistic approach.

Kathleen Ventre will be speaking on thermography which is digital infrared thermal imaging and is a safe, non-invasive form of technology that will identify abnormal thermal patterns without the use of radiation. It can identify abnormal physiology of the breast.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD writes, “The most promising aspect of thermography is its ability to spot anomalies years before mammography. Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity eight to 10 years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of the tumor. Studies have shown that by the time a tumor has grown to sufficient size to be detectable by physical examination or mammography; it has in fact been growing for about seven years achieving more than 25 doublings of the malignant cell colony.”

Dr. Niebrzydowski, daughter of Todd and Dana Colenso of Iron Mountain, is a board certified naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1994 and went on to receive a bachelor’s in mathematics from Michigan State University in 2001. She then moved to Portland, Ore., to complete a six year doctoral program in naturopathic medicine and a master’s in Chinese medicine at the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the nation, the National College of Natural Medicine. In addition, she recently completed a residency in primary care, with a focus on public health in Portland, Ore.

For more information call (715) 528-4730 or (906) 282-0417. The center is located at 4793 Forestry Drive in Florence.