Dr. Lise N. Alschuler and Karolyn A. Gazella have been collaborating since 2002. Together they are the authors of The Definitive Guide to Cancer. They also host the popular Internet radio show Five to Thrive Live! featured on the Cancer Support Network at www.w4cs.com. For more information about them, visit www.FivetoThrivePlan.com.
Lise N. Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in medical anthropology and received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Lise currently practices at Naturopathic Specialists, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, is a founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and currently serves as a director on both the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and the Naturopathic Post-Graduation Association. She is the vice president of quality and education at Emerson Ecologics, where she developed and manages the Emerson Quality Program—a rigorous quality assurance program for professional dietary supplement brands. She also works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education.
Previously, Lise was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center–Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations–accredited regional hospital offering comprehensive integrative cancer care. Prior to that, she was the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic. She is widely recognized as an expert in cancer treatment and prevention and is a sought-after speaker to physicians, patients, and the general public. While Lise was in clinical practice in Seattle, Washington, she was recognized as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” by Seattle Magazine, she received the President’s Award from the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and she was named as one of the “Naturopathic Elders” by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Lise is also a breast cancer survivor. For more information, visit www.drlise.net.
Karolyn A. Gazella is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal, an innovative peer-reviewed medical journal for holistic-minded health care practitioners (www.naturalmedicine journal.com). Karolyn has been writing and publishing wellness information since 1992. She is the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several books as well as the blog The Healing Factor, on PsychologyToday.com. In 2009, Karolyn was named one of the “Top 10 People in Integrative Health Care and Integrative Medicine” by the Integrator Blog. She is a volunteer for the Medicine Horse Program located in Boulder, Colorado, which is an innovative equine-assisted therapy program that helps high-risk youth. In 1995, Karolyn she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For more information, visit www.karolyngazella.com.