Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic physician with Board certification in naturopathic oncology. She practices naturopathic oncology at Naturopathic Specialists LLC – New Hampshire, specializing in prevention and naturopathic care for people who have been affected by cancer in their lives. Dr. Alschuler has authored many articles in professional and popular press publications and has co-authored Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing 3rd Edition (Celestial Arts, 2010). She gives presentations about integrated healthcare, naturopathic medicine and naturopathic oncology nationally and internationally. Dr. Alschuler is the immediate past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Alschuler is the Vice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics, LLC, which provides healthcare professionals with the highest quality nutritional supplements.
“While cancer rears its ugly head in far too many people’s lives, with some reluctance, I do grant it respect. For people affected by cancer, in spite of legitimate terror, this disease can stoke a smoldering ember of vitality into a roaring fire of hope, love and courage. These are the gifts of cancer and, ultimately, forge our triumph over it.” -Lise Alschuler, ND co-author Five to Thrive
In 2008, Dr. Alschuler was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and remains on hormonal treatment. She integrated natural supplements, diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes throughout her treatment and, as a result, she felt like a healthy person with cancer and a healthy person receiving chemotherapy/radiation. She has fully recovered from her treatments and remains dedicated to an integrative prevention of recurrence plan. She has incorporated the learnings of her own experience with cancer into her work with others facing the challenges of this disease.
Dr. Alschuler completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence R.I. where she received a B.S. in Medical Anthropology with Honors. She subsequently received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle WA. Dr. Alschuler then completed a post-graduate residency in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University.
Dr. Alschuler has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1994. In September 2000, she was named by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors. She was formerly the clinic medical director and associate professor at Bastyr University Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA. Immediately prior to her current naturopathic practice in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Alschuler was the director of the naturopathic medicine department and naturopathic oncology residency program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Midwestern Regional Medical Center, a JCAHO-accredited hospital located north of Chicago. Dr. Alschuler is also on the Board of Medical Examiners for the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and was a founding Board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 2004-2007. Dr. Alschuler is licensed as a naturopathic physician in Arizona, New Hampshire and Washington states.
She believes that her job as a naturopathic physician and educator is to stimulate and support the innate healing processes within each individual by applying a scientifically based strategy that utilizes the most natural and least harmful approaches possible.
Co-Author with Karolyn Gazella, Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan, Active Interest Media, Oct 2011.
Co-Author with Karolyn Gazella, Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrated Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, 3rd edition, Ten Speed Press/Random House, May 2010.
* Healthy Aging, Active Interest Media Publisher, 2009
* Osteoarthritis, Active Interest Media Publisher, 2009
* Co-author with Sherry Torkos of Immunity, Active Interest Media publisher, 2008.
* Author of Cervical Cancer in Botanical Oncology chapter in Integrative Women’s Health, editors Low Dog and Maizes, Oxford University Press 2009; in press
* Contributing author on the topic of Botanicals in Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice, ed. Matt Mumber, MD, Taylor & Francis publisher, 2006.
“Turbocharging Chemotherapy with AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound)” in Nutricula, October 2011, pp.44-49
“The Inflammatory Landscape of Cancer”, Integrative Practitioner Update, July 2010
Co-author, “Integrative Tumor Board: Pancreatic Cancer. Naturopathic Medicine” Integrative Cancer Therapies, June 2008, 7(2):105-108.
“Women’s Health: Enhancing Libido Naturally”, HealthSmart Today, Winter 2003.
“Echinacea: Review of 2002 Studies”, Natural Foods Merchandiser, July 2003.
“Integrative Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome”, International Journal of Integrative Medicine (peer-reviewed, professional journal), Sept 2002.
“Gastroesophageal reflux: Pathophysiology and Comprehensive Management”, International Journal of Integrative Medicine (peer-reviewed, professional journal), May/June. 2002.
“Stress: Thief in the Night”, International Journal of Integrative Medicine (peer-reviewed, professional journal), Dec./Jan. 2001-2.
“Digestive Disturbances: Fatty Liver”, International Journal of Integrative Medicine, (peer-reviewed, professional journal), Jan./Feb. 2000.
“Restoring Breast Health: A naturopathic approach”, Herbs for Health, Nov./Dec. 1999.
“Understanding Herbs: Milk thistle”, Nutrition Science News, (peer-reviewed), July 1999. “Milk Thistle”, CEU article for the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, International Journal of Integrative Medicine, (peer-reviewed, professional journal), Vol. 1(1), Jan./Feb. 1999.
“Understanding Herbs: Saw Palmetto”, Nutrition Science News, (peer-reviewed), November 1999.
“Naturopathic Perspectives on Functional Constipation”, Clinical Perspectives in Gastroenterology, Vol. 1 (2), Nov. 1998. [Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; peer-reviewed]
“Gymnema sylvestre”, American Journal of Natural Medicine, November 1998.
“Green tea”, American Journal of Natural Medicine, October 1998.
“Kava”, American Journal of Natural Medicine, July 1998.
Co-Investigator: Effect of complementary alternative medical (CAM) therapy on pain and fatigue in pancreatic cancer patients. Accepted poster at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Jan. 2008, Orlando, FL.
Co-investigator and author: Quality of Life Outcomes in an Integrative Cancer Treatment Setting: the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Experience: CTCA Outcomes Study presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Society of Integrative Oncology, Nov 9-11, 2006, Boston, MA.
Co-investigator and author: Effect of Concomitant Naturopathic Therapies on Clinical Tumor Response to External Beam Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Society of Integrative Oncology, Nov 9-11, 2006, Boston, MA.