A cup of tea is often associated with a sense of calm. L-theanine, a unique free amino acid naturally present in tea (Camellia sinensis), is likely the compound contributing most significantly to this.
In 2014, Volkan Sayin and other Swedish researchers claimed that vitamin E and N-acetyl-cysteine supplements could increase lung cancer in smokers.
N-acetyl-cysteine, commonly abbreviated to NAC, is a precursor of the amino acid L-cysteine and the antioxidant glutathione (GSH).
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has a long history of use in traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese medicine.
D-glucaric acid is a natural, non-toxic compound produced by the body in small amounts, in addition to being found in fruits and vegetables: the richest sources include oranges, apples, grapefruits and cruciferous vegetables.
Lise explores the emotional impact which patients have to endure when faced with a cancer diagnosis and the strategies to maintain optimism, she reveals some of the newer diagnostic criteria and tumour-activity markers, and discusses the place of safe, supportive care in cancer patients to aid in the orthodox treatment, including exercise, stress management, sleep and healthy, vegetable-based diet.
Dr Janet Schloss is a well-known and highly respected Naturopath and Nutritionist who has recently completed her PhD thesis on nutritional supplementation in Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN). Indeed, so powerful were her discoveries during her research that she is now regularly asked to speak internationally to disseminate these clinical implications to improve patient care in hospitals.
In this interview, Dr Alschuler leads us through some of the differences in training and application of Naturopathy in the US versus Australia. She discusses her own journey as a clinician, including her personal experiences with cancer and how they have shaped her practice and approach.