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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lisa N. Alschuler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Alschuler lived in Chicago and was the director of naturopathic medicine at Miwdestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lise Alschuler, is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been a practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently serves as a Director on the Naturopathic Post-Graduation Association. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She also oversees the Quality Program for Emerson Ecologics, one of the largest nutritional supplement distributors in the U.S. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College.Dr. Alschuler co-created, and co-hosts a radio show, ''Five To Thrive Live!'' on about living healthier lives in the face of cancer. She currently practices with Naturopathic Specialists in Arizona, and calls Tucson, Arizona and Chicago home.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrated Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing (Alternative Medicine Guides)
ISBN: 1587612801

Celestial Arts. 2007

The second edition of this comprehensive guide to cancer helps patients and their caregivers learn about causes and prevention of cancer offset the side effects of conventional medicine evaluate effective alternative treatments utilize natural therapies involving diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplements and achieve deep healing through a mind-body-spirit approach. Featuring in-depth discussions of 20 specific cancers, including detailed descriptions of integrative treatments, this accessibly written guide is an invaluable tool for understanding and implementing integrative and complementary cancer care. An extensively revised and updated second edition of Alternative Medicine magazine's definitive guide to integrative cancer prevention and treatment. Includes current cancer research, expert interviews, and real-life stories from practitioners, patients, and caregivers. Peer reviewed by an editorial board of integrative practitioners. The American Cancer Society reports that one in four Americans dies from cancer.

"in this beautifully written, authoritative, and accessible book, Alschuler and Gazella offer state-of-the-art advice, direction, and companionship to anyone diagnosed with cancer. The Definitive Guide to Cancer is a unique synthesis of information and wisdom, research and loving-kindness." —Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine and author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

"This is an outstanding resource for every family facing cancer. The future of medicine—full integration of conventional and natural medicine—can be found here. I especially appreciate the authors' rigorous scientific approach for evaluating the validity of unconventional theories, diagnostic methods, and therapies,. This is the resource to trust." —Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, Founding president of Bastyr University and coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Natural Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer Reviews“The authors' use of evidence-based information, their explanation of techniques for evaluating medical data, and their encouragement of partnership and improved doctor-patient communication make this an outstanding resource for all libraries.”—Library Journal, starred review

The Definitive Guide to Cancer, 3rd Edition: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing (Alternative Medicine Guides)
ISBN: 1587613581

Celestial Arts. 2010

This comprehensive guide delivers informed hope along with effective tools for reclaiming your vitality in the midst of cancer treatment, healing, and recovery.

When you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, the need for accurate and trusted medical information becomes urgent. Naturopathic physician Lise N. Alschuler and medical journalist Karolyn A. Gazella present an overview of what cancer is, its causes and preventative strategies, an in-depth approach to integrative treatment options, descriptions of key body functions, and discussions of more than twenty specific cancers. The Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its third edition, encourages you to take an integrative approach that embraces both alternative and conventional therapies across the spectrum of cancer prevention, treatment, and healing.

Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan
ISBN: 1935297406

Active Interest Media, Inc.. 2011

The inspirational concept of "thriving" is promoted in this groundbreaking plan, which pinpoints five specific pathways that are essential to preventing cancer: immunity, inflammation, hormones, insulin resistance, and detoxification/digestion. The strategy goes beyond basic advice on the immune system and dieting, describing in detail how the human body is designed to anticipate this sickness in the first place. Penned by actual cancer survivors, featuring accounts of current fighters, and including commentary from those who have lost loved ones to the disease, this guide weaves personal stories with a game plan for avoiding an all-too-common ailment.

The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer: A Five-Step Integrative Plan to Reduce the Risk of Recurrence and Build Lifelong Health (Alternative Medicine Guides)
ISBN: 160774564X

Ten Speed Press. 2013

A companion to The Definitive Guide to Cancer, this practical and fully revised guide (formerly titled Five to Thrive) outlines a five-step plan integrating both conventional and alternative therapies for cancer survivors.

You Have the Power to Thrive. If you or someone you love is a cancer survivor, you may be living in fear that one day it will return. But you can protect yourself and build a strong anti-cancer defense system of health and wellness with this practical five-step plan from Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella. In this companion to The Definitive Guide to Cancer, Alschuler and Gazella teach you not just how to survive, but also how to thrive after cancer by integrating the best of conventional, natural, and alternative cancer prevention therapies to support and enhance your body’s five critical pathways. With simple, empowering daily actions that you can start today, it is the only program that provides the comprehensive approach needed for optimal health and recurrence prevention.



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