Targeted botanicals can greatly enhance your Oncology Treatments.
Benefits may include – reduced side-effects, increased well-being and quality of life, reduced recovery time.
I’m Grace Gawler: I’ve had over 3 decades of experience in botanical oncology.
Unusually; I also work closely with leading oncologists across Australia and Overseas. This collaboration gives my patients a best of both worlds approach.
NOTE: Without this collaboration your botanicals cannot be targeted.
Outcomes: Over the years many oncologists remarked how well my patients were doing – they looked better, tolerated treatments better, and tended to exceed clinical expectations for their particular cancers.
There is great potential for Botanical Oncology but there is also an inherent trap:
Unless your botanical are targeted they may be causing you harm, preventing your cancer treatments from working or wrecking your liver metabolism.
- The field is very complex.
- Judging by the (often harmful) mix of supplements in patients presenting to us; it is clear that in the community, there is a general lack of the complexities involved with using supplements to to complement a patient’s conventional cancer treatments.
- The community needs hard evidence – not blind faith in ‘natural’ supplements – cancer patients need a working understanding of the fields of medical science related to targeting complementary medicines.
The field is extremely complex and any practitioner recommending supplements for cancer patients should have a sound knowledge of the following….
- pharmacognosy – study of medicinal drugs from plants & nature
- pharmacodynamics – how medical drugs & supplements react in the body
- pharmacokinetics – how the body effects medical drugs or supplements
- pharmacogenomics – how genes affect a person’s response to medical drugs
Some of the complexities are…
- herb-drug interactions
- supplement-drug interactions
- herb-herb interactions
- drug-drug interactions,
- food or diet-drug interactions
- physical therapy interactions – e.g. how
coffee enemas interact with the above
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