Liz Butler is the founder of Body Soul Nutrition an organisation offering expert nutrition and lifestyle advice to help those with cancer maximise their healing potential. Following the completion of a degree in biochemistry, she trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition to become a nutritional therapist. After qualifying in 2000 she immediately focused her work on the area of cancer support and has continued to specialise in this area.
She completed her Masters degree in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey in 2007. Elizabeth is trained in Metabolic Typing and Functional Medicine.
Liz spent seven years working as the Senior Nutritional Therapist for the charity Penny Brohn Cancer Care and worked for the breast cancer charity The Haven for two years. She produced the current healthy eating guidelines for both charities. She has also consulted for and advised other cancer charities on nutritional issues, including The Prostate Cancer Charity and Bowel Cancer UK.
She has lectured at various colleges and spoken at scientific conferences. She also regularly writes for other blogs and magazines and has contributed to scientific papers on nutrition and cancer. Elizabeth wrote the nutrition chapter for the book Enhancing cancer care, complementary therapy and support edited by Jennifer Barraclough and published by Oxford University Press.
Kirsten is registered with the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and the Federation of Holistic Therapists and is a member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology. She qualified with a Diploma in Natural Nutrition in 2003 and has continued to research nutrition and human biology ever since.
She has developed a way of applying the science of nutrition and health that encompasses the psychology of eating and how to approach nutrition in a stress-free way. Combining a clear understanding of biochemistry, food energetics and our complex relationship with food, she offers a warm and inspiring approach with practical ideas, encouraging people to take back control and responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
Dr Rosy Daniel BSc MBBCh
Founder and Medical Director of Health Creation, and she also works as an Integrated Medicine Consultant at the Apthorp Centre in Bath providing consultations for those with cancer who are seeking advice on how to integrate alternative, complementary and self-help approaches to fighting and healing cancer alongside orthodox medical treatment.
Dr Daniel was former Medical Director of Bristol Cancer Help Centre (1993 to 1999), and worked from 1999 to 2005 at the Harley Street Oncology Centre. She addresses conferences and seminars nationally and internationally, and is a regular broadcaster. She is author of 5 books and creator of the interactive Cancer Lifeline Kit and supportive health coaching programme of Health Creation mentors.
Lizzy worked for ten years as an Oncology Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care before becoming involved in Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation. She has developed CanExercise for people living with cancer and works to improve or maintain functional fitness. This can be from the day of diagnosis, throughout treatment, in the recovery phase, and for those still living with cancer.
Recent studies have also shown that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of recurrence and increase survival, reinforcing the need for exercise to be not only part of the recovery phase, but an integral part of the treatment process too.
Her patients are given the necessary tools so they are able to exercise safely, by supporting them to achieve fitness goals that provide physical gains, confidence and peace of mind.
Dr Michael Dixon OBE MBBS DRCPG FRCGP
Chair of NHS Alliance since 1998 and is president of the NHS Clinical Commissioners which was created in 2013. He is a steering group member of the King's Fund Enquiry into the future of general practice. He is a member of the National Stakeholder Forum, sits on the National Steering Group and National Strategy Group for Clinical Commissioning.
He is also a Member of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit National Advisory Group. Since 2007 he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster and was appointed Visiting Professor at University College London in 2012. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Public Policy at HSMC (University of Birmingham)and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Integrated Healthcare at the Peninsula Medical School. In 2010 he was elected Chair of Council of the College of Medicine He is a regular writer and broadcaster and is President of the Health Writers Guild.
Dr Chris Etheridge PhD BSc (Hons) Chem BSc (Hons) HerbMed MNIMH MCPP CChem MRSC ARCS DIC
Dr. Christopher Etheridge trained at Imperial College London, and later at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington and Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, where he holds three patents in Gene Therapy. Christopher has also recently qualified as an accredited Practitioner of Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy).
Robert H Jacobs NMD PhD HMD D Hom (Med)
The driving force behind the Society for Complementary Medicine in London and the Society for Human Development in Los Angeles. He is a qualified Naturopath and Homeopath, with over 30 years of experience in natural medicine.
He is a member of the British Naturopathic Medical Association, the General Register of Naturopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association in the UK and is a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association.
He specialises in Functional and Nutritional Medicine, promoting optimum function in the cells and systems of the body - immune, digestive, detoxification, energy creation, hormone balance, brain function, cardiovascular, and anti-ageing. Imbalances in the body's functional systems create symptoms and illness.
Dr Maurice Orange MSc Clin Oncol
Trained as a GP and in anthroposophical medicine in Holland. He was Medical Director of Park Attwood Clinic: a centre for integrative anthroposophical medical-therapeutic care, where spiritual, psychosocial and biological aspects were taken into account in treatment.
Dr Orange's work has focussed on integrate cancer care and lectures and publishes regularly. His focus of interest and experience include: cancer care; immunology; mistletoe therapy and whole body hyperthermia; spirituality in medical care. He currently holds a senior position in developing integrated oncology at the Ita Wegman Clinic (near Basel, Switzerland).
Dr Marie Polley, PhD, Bsc, PGCHE, Reiki Master
Marie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Westminster. Marie has a background in Biomedical Science (BSc), a PhD in molecular carcinogenesis and has been a Reiki Master for 20 years.
Marie has worked in the third sector as well as in academia, always to promote effective, safe, patient centred and holistic models of supporting people with long term conditions, primarily cancer. Marie is currently Chair of the British Society for Integrative Oncology and is Co-Chair of the Social Prescribing Network.
Dr Robert Verkerk
An internationally acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. He has a Masters Degree and a PhD from Imperial College London, awarded prior to his continuing research for a further 7 years at Imperial's Department of Biology as a post-doctoral Research Fellow.
In 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International which has become one of the leading, not for profit campaign organisations working globally to promote more sustainable healthcare systems through the use of natural and bio-compatible approaches.
He is presently executive and scientific director of the ANH-Intl as well as being co-chair of the ANH-Intl's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. He has authored some 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and contributes regularly to magazines and other popular media. He is also an accomplished and inspirational speaker and communicator on a wide range of issues relating to sustainability.
Xandria Williams PhD MSc DIC ARCS MRSC ND DBM MRN
After degrees in chemistry from Imperial, London University and Otago University, New Zealand, Xandria studied naturopathy and botanic medicine in Sydney, Australia followed by a post graduate training in Psychotherapy, NLP, EFT and related techniques.
She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and has worked as a Nutritional Biochemist and Naturopath in private practice for more than 30 years in Australia, UK and Ireland.
She has published more than 400 articles and 20 books, has been the head of nutrition departments in several colleges and given many thousand hours of lectures and seminars in several countries to graduates, postgraduates and general interest groups. Over the last 10 years she has had a particular interest in researching cancer as a process, its very early detection and the ways in which nutritional, plant-derived and other natural substances can be used to help restore homoeostasis, cellular chemistry and health.
Dr André Young-Snell
Qualified in conventional medicine from Guy's Hospital Medical School in London in 1988. After much deliberation, he decided to set up his own clinic so he could specialise in Metabolic Protocols in 2002. Though specialising in Parkinson's Disease whilst working in the NHS he has covered many fields in his medical career at some of the UK's top hospitals.
The list includes Addenbrooke's, Whipps Cross, Barts, Brighton and Guys, all of which contain world-class surgeons and doctors.
Dr Young-Snell has had a thorough grounding in all aspects of medicine, including tumour care, general medicine and surgery. Throughout his career as a 'conventional' doctor he has headed top hospital emergency teams, taught and provided guidance to junior doctors, run clinics, deciphered and coordinated patient management.
Dr Young-Snell's unique personality and patient rapport, alongside his medical experience and knowledge, make his clinic one of the most open and honest in the country. He strongly believes that the patient's mind set is of utmost importance in their recovery alongside a strong sense of goal setting, gratitude, relaxation and laughter all combined with more traditional complementary metabolic protocols.
He writes the regular "Ask Dr. Andre" feature in ICON magazine.