In this issue, I'm pleased to introduce you to Dr. Kim Dalzell
who is a pioneer in the field of holistic nutrition and cancer.
Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD:
"Despite the advances in conventional medicine, a cancer diagnosis still causes everyone to ask, 'Why?'" Kim Dalzell
"The scientific community has only recently and somewhat reluctantly acknowledged that nutrients in food can affect cancer, although researchers in nutrition and oncology have determined (from population studies, test tube experiments, and clinical trials) that certain nutrients are linked to specific cancers.
Still, many physicians are unwilling to entertain the notion that diet can positively impact disease."
is on a mission to change that.
Kim's passion for helping others with cancer arose when she
was assigned to a cancer unit in a complementary hospital, "I was highly educated with a BS and MS in nutrition and years of clinical oncology experience, and the first patient I saw caught me short with his
sophisticated questions," she
said. '"Wow, I realized these are empowered patients and I was not prepared for them.
After excusing myself to go find the answer, I made a commitment to step up to the challenge."
been doing that ever since.
She went back to school and earned her PhD in holistic health, gaining knowledge about topics like Chinese medicine, environmental factors, and herbal medicine.
"That's what really sets me apart," she
" I have a very well-rounded approach."
After finishing her PhD, she again began working with cancer patients.
Again they challenged her
, asking "What should I eat for my kind of cancer?
said there were 92 books out on cancer and nutrition at the time and not one addressed step-by-step nutrition plans for specific cancers.
After reviewing a tidal wave of cancer and nutrition research, Kim
concluded that cancer is not a one-size-fits-all disease and that it could be prevented and treated through a multi-targeted approach including a natural diet.
"Our bodies can regenerate and rebuild if we change our toxic environment by applying the laws of nature to our nutritional habits," she
"Combined with traditional medical treatment, this one-two punch has laid the groundwork for healing miracles, turning hope into health."
The result, her
book Challenge Cancer and Win! is an easy-to-read, yet authoritative primer on nutrition.
As well as nutrition basics, supplement recommendations, and step-by-step action plans for specific cancers, it has advice on handling the side effects of cancer treatments, and details about foods that support and build the body during chemotherapy.
"Think of food as kitchen-therapy . . . a smart addition to chemo-therapy," Kim
credits the book to her
"Everything I've done, I've done because I listened to my patients," she
"In fact, I believe healthcare providers need to step up.
If they do, they will be rewarded by how they serve their patients."
Prompted by one of our clients who wanted to know if Kim
's philosophy was strictly vegetarian before they hired her
to speak, Kim told me, "Absolutely not.
I believe in the value of whole foods from nature, and balance, and 'do-ability'... and that there is always room for a little chocolate at the end of the day.
My patients continually tell me that they appreciate my practical and holistic approaches to health."
excels at providing the "rationale behind the recommendation" when it comes to holistic health.
delivers expert, edgy nutrition advice in an engaging and responsible manner.
audiences lessons learned from life and Mother Nature, designed to spur on dietary and lifestyle changes to cultivate whole new levels of healing and health.
is a registered, licensed dietitian with a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, an MS in clinical Nutrition from Texas Tech University, and a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University.
As a recognized leader in the field of oncology holistic nutrition, she
has addressed public and professional audiences with such esteemed colleagues as Dr. Donald Hensrud (Mayo Clinic), Dr. Barrie Cassileth (Sloan-Kettering), Dr. Stephen Sagar (Juraviniski Cancer Center, Ontario), Dr. Elson Haas, and Dr. Anne Louise Gittleman.
Kim is a spokesperson for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (a national network of cancer treatment hospitals and facilities on the cutting edge of oncology treatment).
Challenge Cancer and Win! has been translated into Japanese.
other publications include her
newest book, Give It To Me Straight!
Q&A for No-Nonsense Nutrition, and two audio CDs - What's Eating You? and Powered by Produce.
She is also the editor of the Cancer Fighter's Cookbook for the Cancer Resource Center.
She is the medical advisor for Lifetime Television's Women's Health Corner Show and writes a nutrition column for the quarterly Breast Cancer Wellness magazine.
also written for the publications Cure
, Coping, Myeloma Today, Chicago Tribune, D Magazine and The Ireland Report
As a respected pioneer in the holistic oncology nutrition field, award-winning author and international nutrition consultant, Kim
has motivated thousands of cancer survivors and health-conscious consumers to use the healing potential of nature.
Many say they would not be here today if they had not integrated her
strategies into their cancer treatment plans.
To learn more about Kim Dalzell
and bringing her
to your community, please visit our website or give us a call at 503-699-5031.
I'm confident she
will make a difference.
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