The Role of Targeted Complementary Medicines in Survivorship Care Plans

Prescribing complementary medicines is an integral part of GGI’s Survivorship Care Plans

Prescribing complementary medicines is an integral part of GGI’s Survivorship Care Plans.

Read on to see why it is essential our patients obtain their prescriptive products via our password protected speciality store.

GGI’s boutique and dedicated patient services, provides a One-Stop-Supportive Care & Personalised Medicine Hub that safely supports your oncology treatments. 

The Grace Gawler InstituteOn your behalf, Grace practices pharmaco-vigilance & responsible naturopathy utilising information provided on patients’ PGX (pharmacogenomic reports), other genomic diagnostic information & information obtained from questionnaires, scans, & other detailed case files. This hi tech approach can minimise the risk of harmful herb-drug interactions.

Interactions between supplements and medicines can effect the efficacy of cancer treatments

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Herb-Medical drug and even herb-herb interactions can negatively impact your cancer treatments.

We frequently encounter patients whose cancer medicines are not working. Upon deeper investigation, we’ll discover that their supplement regimes has caused multiple interactions with their medical drugs

In such cases a patient’s good intentions for self-help can actually cause self-harm. In these cases, if the oncologist has not been informed of the patient’s dietary and supplementary regimes, he/she may then consider his treatments have failed and may increase dosage or search for stronger drugs.

The Good News: The skilled use of targeted (using DNA and Genomic testing)  complementary medicines in conjunction with orthodox medical treatment can greatly enhance your recovery from cancer.

Eliminating patient stress - Am I taking the right supplements?

From the outset, our Survivorship Care Plan services negate patients having to source different treatment modalities from different healthcare practitioners thus saving time, stress, energy and inevitably avoiding the confusion of taking extra treatments not in your prescriptive Survivorship Care Plan Protocol.

During preliminary Care Plan consultations, the importance of adhering to prescribing of targeted complementary medicines is clearly explained. For your own safety and wellbeing, we ask that you adhere to GGI’s guidelines re prescriptive complementary medicines.

It is essential to obtain your prescriptive products via our password protected speciality store for the following reasons:

If patients purchase GGI’s prescriptive products from another source, the specified protocol design and therapeutic chain is disrupted and the opportunity for ongoing monitoring fails.

Adherence to your prescription complementary meds, means that Grace can track symptoms and side effects whilst providing ongoing monitoring via regular blood tests that should be provided by your GP or oncologist.

Our password protected store is just for Survivorship Care Plan Patients

The Grace Gawler Institute provides an online store where hand-picked practitioner and research grade products are made available only to our clients.

We have visited the overseas manufacturers of many such products to verify high standards of quality and production.

We do not hold stock of these products, but order from our various suppliers, as patients require them. We add new products according to patients’ needs.

Survivorship Care Plan patients can access a password protected shop.

Constant contact with Grace means she is regularly updated with your general health and cancer situation. Continuity of contact may result in early discovery of recurrence or other conditions NOT related to your cancer that may impact your wellbeing/survivorship.

Treatment resistance can occur with complementary medicines as with conventional cancer treatments. Sometimes they need to be changed or dose adjusted.  As a backup – Grace monitors the GGI online Cancer Speciality store. If she has no record of your purchases, we assume you are not following our protocol and guidelines – and follow up is therefore not possible.

 Brand substitution can sometimes occur meaning patients take a less therapeutic product, one that do harm or interfere with other treatments including those that are medically prescribed.

At the completion of your first Survivorship Care Plan (which may be either the Basic Plan-10 hours of service or the Platinum Plan-15 hours) we offer discounted Renewal plans as well as maintenance and monitoring care Plans.

We strongly recommend that patients who have recovered & cancer free, take advantage of at least 2 Maintenance and Monitoring care Plans.