Integrative Oncology Educational Series

Sponsored by Vitazan and NFH

NFH and Vitazan Professional are partnering to offer a FREE lecture series on naturopathic integrative oncology for your practice. Over the course of this 6-month series, enhance your skills in naturopathic oncology, refresh your knowledge, and develop practice management tools, so you can confidently support your cancer patients in a primary care setting.  As naturopathic physicians, it’s essential to remember that we treat the whole person, not just the disease. This series aims to provide a foundational understanding to support your patients before, during, and after cancer treatments, focusing on the science of naturopathic oncology and identifying which supplements are safe and beneficial.

From September 2024 to February 2025: Wednesday from 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

  • First hour: CE credit approval pending in USA and Canada (15 min Q&A)
  • Second hour: Case studies, treatment plans, and supplements (15 min Q&A)
  • September 11th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Dugald Seely: The role and implementation of physical activity in cancer care.

  • September 25th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua: Thrombocytopenia and neutropenia in the cancer patient.

  • October 16th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Neil McKinney: Assisting the patient through chemotherapy.

  • November 20th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Lise Alschuler: Nutrition and cancer survivorship.

  • December 11th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Michael Traub: The science of naturopathic oncology, what to do with a cancer diagnosis, and how to approach biopsies.

  • January 15th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Paul Saunders: Precancerous conditions.

  • February 12th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. Baljit Khamba: Women’s Health post breast cancer.

  • February 26th 1pm-3pm ET (10am-12pm PT)

    Dr. David G. Harper: Ketogenic diet as an intervention for cancer.

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua
HBSc, ND, PhD

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua
HBSc, ND, PhD

World expert in clinical pharmacology of natural products, author, speaker, researcher, entrepreneur.

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, HBSc, ND, PhD

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, affectionately known as Dr. JJ, is a renowned naturopathic doctor, clinical pharmacologist, and pioneering researcher. He’s the Chief Medical Officer at Toronto’s Liberty Clinic and the first naturopathic doctor at Toronto Western Hospital’s Artist Health Center. Holding a PhD in Pharmacy Sciences from the University of Toronto, Dr. JJ’s research includes safety assessments of natural products during pregnancy and groundbreaking diabetes trials, among others. An influential co-author, his expertise also shines through global presentations, including engagements at the World Health Organization in Washington, DC.

Sponsored by
Vitazan Professional and NFH

Sponsored by
Vitazan Professional and NFH

Dr. Baljit Khamba
ND, MPH

Dr. Baljit Khamba
ND, MPH

Chair of Clinical Sciences at Bastyr University San Diego.

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Dr. Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

Dr. Baljit Khamba is a respected graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. An active member of the AANP, she holds multiple degrees from York University and Lakehead University. As an assistant professor at Bastyr University, Dr. Khamba mentors across their Naturopathic Medicine, Psychology, and Acupuncture programs. She’s a published researcher, a holistic practitioner with a focus on integrative care, and a dynamic voice in conferences and media, sharing her breast cancer journey and integrative medicine insights. Through NDMAP™, Dr. Khamba strives to promote leadership, research, and education in her field.

“Leadership, research, and education are key characteristics that I aspire to promote within our profession. By joining NDMAPS™, I can collaborate alongside my astute colleagues and bring our ideas to fruition.”
Dr. Neil McKinney,
BSc, ND

Dr. Neil McKinney,
BSc, ND

Naturopathic Physician (non-practicing)
Dr. McKinney has a BSc. in Biosciences from Simon Fraser University, studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1985).

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Dr. Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH

Dr. McKinney has a BSc. in Biosciences from Simon Fraser University, studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1985). Trained 3 years in TCM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He was in cancer research for several years including novel radiation therapies and radiosensitizing drugs. He has held many positions in the regulation of the profession including Registrar of CNPBC. He has received a number of awards for contributions to advancing the scope and standards of the naturopathic profession. Founded the BC Naturopathic Association www.bcna.ca and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine www.binm.org Professor of Naturopathic Oncology, and author of six textbooks of naturopathic oncology. Mentors and lectures to doctors internationally; contributes to publications for professionals and the public. Now retired from decades of practice with a focus on integrative oncology, he is actively engaged in cancer research, professional education and publishing.

Dr. Paul Richard Saunders
ND, PhD

Dr. Paul Richard Saunders
ND, PhD

Graduated from Duke University with a PhD and an ND from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, he completed a second ND and Homeopathic Medicine Residency at Portland National College.

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Dr. Paul Richard Saunders, ND, PhD

Dr. Paul Richard Saunders is an accomplished professional with dual ND degrees from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and National College in Portland. His extensive experience spans over 30 years, employing a full range of naturopathic therapies and embracing complex cases. Notable roles at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine include Clinic Director and Associate Dean. Dr. Saunders continues to educate, research, and publish, holding an Adjunct Professorship at National University of Health Science. He is a member of peer-review committees for specialized journals, reviews grant requests for the National Institute of Health (NIH), and was recognized as Ontario Naturopathic Doctor of the Year in 1994 and 2002. He played a significant role in shaping Health Canada’s Office of Natural Health Products and its Expert Advisory Committee.

Dr. Dugald Seely
ND, MSc

Dr. Dugald Seely
ND, MSc

Dr. Dugald Seely is a naturopathic doctor and clinician scientist with a keen interest in researching and applying the best of integrative medicine for people living with chronic diseases.

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Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, MSc

Dr. Dugald Seely is a pioneering naturopathic doctor and clinician scientist, specializing in integrative medicine for chronic diseases. Notably, he focuses on integrative oncology, blending evidence-based approaches in clinical practice and research. As CEO of the Centre for Health Innovation and executive director of the Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research, he’s a driving force behind innovative initiatives. With over 18 years of experience, he’s secured $11M in grant funding, led numerous trials, and authored 100+ peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Seely is an influential figure within naturopathic oncology and continues to shape the field through his research and collaborations.

“I am thrilled to be able to work proactively with Dr. Kusznireckyj, ND, and the rest of the NDMAPS™ panel to develop and research novel and innovative natural health product formulas for use by people struggling with cancer, as well as for other chronic conditions.”
Dr. Lise Alschuler
ND, FABNO

Dr. Lise Alschuler
ND, FABNO

Associate Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, at Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, with board certification in naturopathic oncology, has practiced since 1994. She’s a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona, where she’s Associate Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center. Holding an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology from Brown University and a naturopathic medicine doctoral degree from Bastyr University, Dr. Alschuler’s influence is substantial.

She’s held leadership roles in prominent organizations like the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Alschuler’s achievements include being a sought-after speaker, publishing peer-reviewed articles, co-authoring books, and receiving recognitions such as the AANP Physician of the Year and the Sheikh Zayed International Award in Naturopathy. Operating from Naturopathic Specialists, LLC, she practices naturopathic oncology and co-hosts the podcast Five To Thrive Live! Her commitment to integrative care shines through her career, fostering a vision of empowered and vibrant lives for all.

“Vitazan is at the cutting-edge of product development and exemplifies top-notch quality manufacturing—truly a top tier brand for integrative practitioners and their patients.”
Dr. David G. Harper,
Ph.D.

David G. Harper,
Ph.D.

As a health educator and cancer researcher, Dr. David G. Harper has studied the impact of diet on human health for many years. The culmination of that extensive work is the BioDiet, a ketogenic food regimen that he created in 2012.

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David G. Harper, Ph.D.

As a health educator and cancer researcher, Dr. David G. Harper has studied the impact of diet on human health for many years. The culmination of that extensive work is the BioDiet, a ketogenic food regimen that he created in 2012. The significant weight loss and health improvements he experienced led Dr. Harper to counsel hundreds of people on the BioDiet, in clinical trials and on a personal basis, with consistent, impressive results.BioDiet, released in 2019, has become an international best-seller, reaching as high as #18 globally for books overall on Amazon.com.Dr. Harper is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley and a Visiting Scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center, Terry Fox Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in comparative physiology at the University of Cambridge. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition and a member of the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition. His present research investigates the therapeutic benefits of ketogenic diets for women with metastatic breast cancer.

Dr. Michael Traub
ND, PhD

Dr. Michael Traub
ND, PhD

Graduated from Duke University with a PhD and an ND from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, he completed a second ND and Homeopathic Medicine Residency at Portland National College.

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Dr. Michael Traub, ND, PhD

Dr. Paul Richard Saunders is an accomplished professional with dual ND degrees from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and National College in Portland. His extensive experience spans over 30 years, employing a full range of naturopathic therapies and embracing complex cases. Notable roles at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine include Clinic Director and Associate Dean. Dr. Saunders continues to educate, research, and publish, holding an Adjunct Professorship at National University of Health Science. He is a member of peer-review committees for specialized journals, reviews grant requests for the National Institute of Health (NIH), and was recognized as Ontario Naturopathic Doctor of the Year in 1994 and 2002. He played a significant role in shaping Health Canada’s Office of Natural Health Products and its Expert Advisory Committee.