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Reducing side-effects of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Reducing harmful effects of cancer on the body, such as minimising weight-loss.
Supporting your immune system during treatment and after, potentially minimising the likelihood of recurrence.
Assisting the body to maintain strength and stamina during treatment and during recovery.
Increasing appetite and improving digestion during treatment resulting in more energy.
Suggesting dietary strategies that will help strengthen, balance and nourish the body and fight cancer.
We provide individualised treatments for everyone, even specifically researching for each client as required, and monitoring side effects as treatment progresses.
Cancer patients who use herbal medicine, nutritional support and appropriate diet and lifestyle modifications during their treatment with chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation often report:
Less nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, infections;
Less treatment side effects;
Quicker recovery times from treatment;
Higher quality of life and functional status;
A greater sense of empowerment.
Post cancer treatment patients can also benefit from specific herbal medicines, nutritional support and diet and lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of recurrence of cancers and improve overall health and wellness.
If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer you may be facing an overwhelming array of suggestions or simply require support fully understanding the repercussions of both medical and naturopathic treatments.
Consultations – what to expect?
During the initial appointment, we will discuss your full medical history, your diagnosis, and current or planned treatments. Please bring any records, test results or other medical documents that you have available. We will discuss possible supportive integrative treatments for your particular needs.
It is usually beneficial to have monthly appointments. More frequent visits to the clinic may be required at times.
There are a wide range of substances that can have an effect on cancer cells and the wellbeing of the patient. The important thing is that there are many options ranging from mistletoe injections (Iscador), herbal supplements, nutritional supplements, dietary modification and infusions of supportive substances including vitamin C, glutathione, and a range of minerals.
To make an appointment call (03) 6224 6717
Dr Greg Schwarz
Nutritional Medicine and Environmental Medicine Practitioner
Dr Greg Schwarz is a medical practitioner with a special interest in nutritional medicine, holistic therapies for complex, chronic medical problems, support for patients with cancer, autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions, fatigue including ME/CFS/fibromyalgia, nutritional brain health, gastro-intestinal conditions, allergies and food intolerances, recurrent and chronic infections, and general preventative health.
Dr Schwarz has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Tasmania, a Master of Science (Environmental Management), University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).