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Insights Into Cancer: Nutrition and Cancer--An Integrative Approach to Shape one's Internal Landscape and Optimize Health
Date: 3/12/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

SimmsMann CenterOnce a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions. 

March 12, 2013
Nutrition and Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Shape one's Internal Landscape and Optimize Health

The authors of the book, Five to Thrive: Your Cutting Edge Cancer Prevention Plan, discuss nutrition and cancer and integrative approaches to health that can transform one's internal landscape away from cancer and toward health. Based upon the principles of epigenetics, this presentation explores the ways in which lifestyle, nutrition and targeted dietary supplements alter one's state of inflammation, insulin resistance, stress, toxicity and immunity A survey of how to utilize specific dietary interventions, dietary supplements, and lifestyle behaviors to modify these bodily influences are discussed with an emphasis on food first. This presentation expresses these understandings and strategies from both doctor and patient perspectives. Mary Hardy, MD, Medical Director, Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, serves as discussant and is part of the Q & A.


Lise Alschuler, N.D., FABNO, is a naturopathic doctor, with a board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1994. Dr. Alschuler is past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is an independent consultant in the integrative healthcare industry and Vice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics, a provider of professional-grade nutritional supplements to the integrative healthcare community in the U.S. She is a breast cancer survivor.

Karolyn Gazella is the publisher of Wellness Times. She is also the publisher of Natural Medicine Journal, a peer-reviewed e-journal for healthcare professionals and open access website. Karolyn has been publishing wellness information for nearly 20 years and is the author or coauthor of several books. She is an ovarian cancer survivor.


Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $11 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.