Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist, Matt Mumber, MD, has written a book entitled “Sustainable Wellness: An Integral Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit”, to be released in book stores and digitally on September 22, 2012. This is the second book Dr. Mumber has authored. His first book, “Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice”, was the first textbook of its kind. Published in 2006, the textbook defined the field of Integrative Oncology.
“Sustainable Wellness describes a larger medicine, one that includes the tremendous healing power rooted in the natural world and our own internal resources,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, founder of The Program in Integrative Medicine. “This is the next step in the evolution of health care.”
The book “Sustainable Wellness” is based on a program of the same name created by Dr. Mumber and co-author Heather Reed. The program teaches participants to:
Empower themselves to reclaim their health and play a more active role in shaping it
Become aware of the daily choices that affect their health and how to transform them in a positive way
Let go of destructive habits and embrace new ones that enhance wellness
Dr. Mumber and Reed have been leading Sustainable Wellness retreats for almost ten years. These retreats include people facing health challenges of all kinds, combining modern scientific research with ancient methods that benefit the individual on all levels.
“The term ‘wellness’ describes more than just those periods of time between illnesses in our lives-it describes a lifestyle,” says Dr. Mumber. “Wellness is the result of making changes in your whole life, anchored by the understanding of the body as a whole system.”
Dr. Mumber completed his medical doctorate degree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and he is board certified by the American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Seventh District Medical Society, the Georgia Radiological Society and the Medical Association of Georgia.
Dr. Mumber is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Oncology Practice and a member of the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is co-director of the MD Ambassador Program at Harbin Clinic and is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Cancer Navigators.
His accomplishments include a 2008 Recipient of Georgia Cancer Coalition Hamilton Jordan Founders Award and past president of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO). In January of this year, Dr. Mumber was the keynote speaker at the Georgia Integrative Oncology Conference sponsored by the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Dr. Mumber was named a Health Care Hero by Georgia Trend magazine. His research is supported through grants as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar.