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Published on Mar 27, 2012
The environment within the body can "talk" to cancer cells. What do we want it to say? Dr. Wallace will introduce the concept of Oncometabolic Syndrome, a cluster of nutritional and metabolic factors that can influence the growth and progression of cancer. Discussion of dietary and nutritional strategies will be presented which can modulate these factors, thereby reducing the oncogenic potential of a tumor. Our focus will be on specific evidence-based foods, nutrients, and spices to quench inflammation, alter gene expression, and balance blood sugar in ways that can empower cancer patients to harness the power of nutrition to complement their medical care.
Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC, is widely regarded as one of the nation's most prominent experts in nutritional oncology. She is the founder of Nutritional Solutions Consulting Group which provides consulting to cancer patients throughout the U.S. and abroad about evidence-based dietary, nutritional and botanical support to complement conventional cancer care. She is an independent consultant to oncologists, naturopaths and other health care providers working with cancer patients, and has provided educational training to numerous integrative cancer centers.
Specializing in primary malignant brain tumors since 1997, Dr. Wallace also has extensive experience working with clients with breast, ovarian, colorectal, lung, pancreatic and squamous cell head-and-neck cancers, and malignant melanoma. In 2001, she submitted a "Best Case Series" of 101 Glioblastoma multiforme (stage IV brain tumor) patients to the National Cancer Institute's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCI/NCCAM). This data was updated April 2004 to include 325 consecutive cases, and was favorably reviewed.
Combining her Functional Medicine perspective and wise translational research, Dr. Wallace's approach is grounded in the evolving understanding of the interrelationship between nutritional and metabolic factors and the hallmark characteristics of cancer cells (dysregulated cell signaling, altered gene expression, genetic instability, evasion of apoptosis, lack of differentiation, neoangiogenesis, invasion and metastasis). She is a tireless instigator in the emerging trend toward individualization of therapies for cancer patients.
A locavore and gourmet cook, she maintains a thriving edible landscape, complete with edible flowers, an organic vegetable garden, medicinal and culinary herbs, and an orchard of rare and heirloom fruits (over 60 cultivars) on one acre at 4600 ft elevation in the foothills of the intermountain west.
For more information, please contact Nutritional Solutions Consulting Group at admin@ nutritional-solutions.net or visit www.nutritional-solutions.net.