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New Book, 'Sustainable Wellness,' Spotlights Overlooked Foundation of Health

March 27, 2013 - ATLANTA, GA

In their new book, "Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit," (, oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber and Yoga therapist Heather Reed share ways to improve wellness by nurturing whole-person health.

"The three components of health are physical activity, nutrition and stress management, but too often, these are addressed in isolation -- as though one doesn't affect the other," says Mumber.

"Like an out of kilter chair, when one leg is out of place, then the whole is off balance and, for many, there's an entire leg that is neglected," adds Reed.

Mumber and Reed say the foundation for understanding imbalances is awareness. The ability to be aware allows a person to focus on something without trying to change it, like the sky holding passing clouds without clinging to them.

"'Sustainable Wellness'... does not read like a college text book," writes Amazon reviewer Tim Hallin. "(It) takes a holistic approach to my physical, mental, and spiritual health."

About Matt Mumber, MD & Heather Reed

Matt Mumber, MD, is a practicing board-certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Ga. He completed his radiation oncology residency at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine and graduated from the Associate Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Mumber is past president of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology. He founded Cancer Navigators Inc, a non-profit organization offering cancer patients access to nurse navigation, social services and educational programs to support and augment the clinical care they receive. Dr. Mumber received the Hamilton Jordan Founders Award for involvement in statewide oncology activities and in 2008 was named a Health Care Hero by Georgia Trend magazine.

Heather Reed has been teaching Yoga since 1996. She expresses an integrative, adaptive approach and specializes in Yoga and meditation techniques for people living with cancer, post-polio syndrome and other chronic illnesses. Heather received an Experienced Teacher Certification from Esther Myers Yoga Teacher Training Program and trained with staff from the Commonweal Cancer Help program and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. She developed Yoga classes for cancer patients at The Wellness Community, Atlanta. Since 2008, she has been Yoga teacher and co-facilitator for the Residential Retreat Program for Cancer Navigators of Rome, Ga.

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