Personalised Cancer Nutrition with Grace Gawler - Australia's most experienced cancer nutritionist. Trusted by more than 20,000 patients over 4.6 decades...

Are you confused about what you can do to enhance your nutritional status & well-being? 

Making radical changes to your diet & lifestyle is expensive, stressful, time-consuming & may be harmful. We invite you to share in Grace’s discoveries & research (46 year’s experience) about how fermented functional food supplements can help you.

Grace travelled the world in a quest to discover safe, efficacious, nutraceuticals based on food ferments. Her exploration primarily led to Japan & Switzerland; where food fermentation has long been known to enhance nutritional availability.

Can’t I just eat fermented foods? Suddenly adding in large amounts of fermented foods, can negatively impact a patient’s digestive system, causing bloating, gas, pain & discomfort. e.g. Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kombucha. We prefer LACTIS; which is not a prebiotic or probiotic, but a new trending abiotic which can provide benefits without the side-effects of fermented foods. 

Grace Gawler; pioneer of complementary & supportive care medicine & patient advocacy; Australia & NZ.

I practice science based nutrition & botanical medicine for cancer patients. 

Beginning my studies in 1979, I was fortunate to be trained & mentored for 3 decades by Australia’s matriarch of botanical medicine & naturopathic nutrition; the late Dorothy Hall.

In recent years my unique training has enabled me to embrace the new fields of genomics, pharmacogenomics, biogenics, epigenetics and more – providing a more personalised & scientific service for my clients. 

Improve your health & wellbeing during & after your cancer journey.

Culinary Medicinal Mushrooms. Highly recommended in your diet!

 Hippocrates said “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”. One special variety of foods that will benefit you as a cancer patient as a regular part of your diet; culinary medicinal mushrooms.

Edible mushrooms are a valuable source of biologically active compounds. Studies indicate that the edible oyster mushroom has potential therapeutic/preventive effects on breast and colon cancer.      

The humble oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is one of the most widely cultivated edible mushrooms and several properties have been associated with its health benefits and as a value add food for cancer patients.

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These mushrooms can be bought fresh or even better grow your own!

Studied benefits of oyster mushroom:

The medicinal properties of Pleurotus species have been extensively studied by researchers around the globe and of course, intensively studied throughout Asia. As a result of this extensive research we now know that Pleurotus species offer the following benefits/properties: antitumor, immunomodulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antigenotoxic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hypo-cholesterolaemic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inociceptive ( action or process of blocking the detection of a painful or injurious stimulus by sensory neurons), anti-hyperglycaemic, anti-platelet-aggregating, anti-hepatoma, anti-proliferative and anti-atherosclerotic. An impressive list!

Including Oyster mushrooms in your daily diet ( in small amounts) can be a value add to any health restoration program.

Remember when your food is your medicine – it is not a quick fix. It can take many months to see and measure physiological benefits however subtle benefits are likely. Regular consumption of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) can value add to altering tumour micro-environment.

There are many other varieties of medicinal mushrooms – some you can also grow in your kitchen!

Sensibility used oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) as a part of your daily/weekly diet also support one of Hippocrates other famous statements – “Above all – Do no Harm”!

They are delicious and have wide variety of uses in cooking.



NOTE: Medicinal mushrooms taken as supplements must be prescribed.

It is imperative that high quality control in production has occurred and that there are no adulterants. How a mushroom supplement has been grown, harvested and prepared; all makes a difference to viability of a mushroom supplements therapeutic effects. 

Prescription of Medicinal Mushrooms as cancer therapies is a skilled Botanical science. It is not simply a matter of purchasing in a health food store or on the internet.

Reduce your supplement intake with our 5 Fabulous Ferments.

Hello, I’m Grace Gawler. I am a cancer navigator with 45 years experience. One of my special areas of expertise is in targeted botanical and nutritional medicine.

Another speciality that has developed from my own experience with non cancerous colon surgeries; makes me a great resource for patients with pre & non-cancerous bowel conditions. I invite you to check out my interview on BBC, Bristol, UK, on our podcast Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia for my own success story.

I encourage you to listen to Angela’s remarkable story and how with my guided advice she was able to reverse multiple polyps without succumbing to surgery. You can also listen to Angela’s interview  Here

Generally Japanese functional foods can be helpful and safe for those dealing with various bowel conditions. Explore LACTIS here

Over 90% of our patients report positive health gains from a Japanese functional food called LACTIS.

“I have had digestive problems, including severe constipation, all my life. Now with LACTIS all symptoms have disappeared & my life is normal.”

“I usually get constipated when I travel. But; after using LACTIS this does not no longer happens. I’ve had no interruption to normal bowel function.”

“I have had intermittent diarrhoea & constipation since chemotherapy, including a lot of bloating & gas. In the three weeks on LACTIS; this has completely resolved.”

“After taking LACTIS, my bowel function improved, I have a lot less gas. Oddly I am selecting different foods from a wider range of food groups – foods I have not eaten for years. These dietary changes have positively contributed to my general health.”

” LACTIS enables me to think more clearly and I am less foggy headed after chemo.”

Food Ferments: What is an abiotic?

Unlike live bacteria in probiotics; which recent research shows to be problematic; abiotics are non-living bacteria that have been transformed through fermentation.

Simply put; abiotics are alternatives to antibiotics due to their ability to up regulate the immune system, inhibit infections, promote healthy gut micro flora and reduce stress in the host.

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LACTIS delivers a safe, powerful micro-payload of nutrients keeping your resident gut bacteria healthy.

Grace Gawler Cornall and Pip Cornall, directors of the Grace Gawler Institute, share their experience with LACTIS over the last two years.

Grace:As a result of numerous colon surgeries, the part removal of small and large colon, has compromised my ability to metabolise nutrients from many foods or to even digest many foods. (for example lettuce, apples, cabbage – unless they were cooked) This has been further complicated by long periods taking antibiotics damaging my gut microbiome. Since taking LACTIS, I have experienced a phenomenal improvement in my metabolism. Most remarkably, I’ve been able to eat foods that I was previously unable to digest.
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Pip Cornall: “Since taking LACTIS  my digestion has vastly improved with less flatulence. My bowel motions are more regular, functional with well formed stools. After 2 years taking LACTIS I believe it would be foolish to discontinue.

Value-add to your cancer nutrition with fermented food products.

Embrace Functional Foods

LACTIS and Functional Foods can be taken while undergoing cancer treatments to maximise wellbeing & reduce side effects.

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Why LACTIS improves upon & goes beyond probiotics?

Most of us are familiar with probiotics and prebiotics. HOWEVER: new information about gut bacteria (the microbiome) has captured the interest of those interested in gut health & wellbeing. In recent decades, gut research has shifted emphasis from live bacteria (probiotics) to non-living fermented lactobacillus extracts like LACTIS.

In fact; LACTIS has proven to be a safer & more effective alternative; especially for patients having or who previously had chemotherapy or radiation treatments. In short; Non-living fermented lactobacillus extracts (LACTIS) are a safer alternative to live bacteria supplements (like probiotics).
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Nutrition and your liver:

Your liver plays a key role in converting food into the chemicals essential for life. The liver serves several important metabolic tasks in handling nutrients.
• Carbohydrate (sugars): absorbed through the lining of the intestine, are transported through blood vessels to the liver and then converted into glycogen and stored. The liver breaks down this stored glycogen between meals, releasing sugar into the blood for quick energy to prevent low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia). This enables us to keep an even level of energy throughout the day. Without this balance we would need to eat constantly to keep up our energy.

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• Proteins: The liver is vital in maintaining the body’s protein and nitrogen metabolism. Proteins in foods can be broken down into amino acids in the intestine and delivered to the liver for use in making body proteins. Excess amino acids are either released by the liver and sent to the muscles for use or are converted to urea for excretion in the urine.

• Certain proteins are converted into ammonia, a toxic metabolic product, by bacteria in the intestine or during the breakdown of body protein. The ammonia must be detoxified by the liver and made into urea, which is then excreted by the kidneys.

• Bile: Through the production of bile, the liver makes it possible for dietary fat to be absorbed. In addition, vitamins A, D, E and K, which are fat soluble, are dependent on bile from the liver for absorption.

• It is vitally important that patients with liver disease maintain a balanced diet, one that ensures adequate intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Such a diet will reduce the risks associated with malnutrition and help prevent muscle loss.

• Protein restrictions are rarely indicated since there are no major benefits of limiting protein intake. A low-protein diet has not been shown to improve liver function or reduce ammonia levels.

• In fact, a low-protein diet hastens muscle breakdown. Protein requirements should be assessed on an individual basis and adjusted according to tolerance and illness severity.
Patients with liver cancer (primary or metastatic) should be wary of diet supplements and fad foods or packaged “nutritional” aids. Such foods can contain a lot of salt, potassium or inappropriate protein mixtures. Professional advice from practitioners familiar with liver cancer is essential!