Integrative Cancer Care

- Challenges and Possibilities


2021 Natural Health Grand Rounds Series

Patient Cases for Natural Health Practitioners

Peer Review

All the content presented has been subject to peer review, references where possible are included, and full disclosures of any conflicts of interest are made


Practical guides and resources are available for download and personal use, including presenter slides, a handout on Q&A and practical tools for practitioners

Expert Speakers

Practitioners who are well recognised and have decades of clinical experience are invited to present  patient cases.



The Natural Health Grand Rounds take place on

the last Tuesday evening of the month


Tuesday, 28th Sep 2021 

6pm-8pm AEST / 8pm-10pm Auckland

Theme: Integrative Cancer Care - Challenges and Possibilities

(Part 1)

6:00PM Opening 

6:10PM Patient Case: An interesting cancer patient case followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: Dr. Nicky Baillie

6:30PM  Broader issues: ethical topics; supporting the patient; pre-surgery support followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: Dr. Nicky Baillie

7:05PM  Communication and treatment: collaboration with specialists;  specific chemotherapy/radiotherapy approaches followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: Dr. Nicky Baillie

7:40PM Panel Discussion and Q&A; Speaker: All 


Tuesday, 26th Oct 2021 

6pm-8pm AEST / 8pm-10pm Auckland

Theme: Integrative Cancer Care - Challenges and Possibilities

(Part 2)

6:00PM Opening 

6:10PM Support/survivorship: Patient support including fasting approaches followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: Michael Thomsen

6:40PM  Oncology specialist: Types of chemo and other medications used by oncologists followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: Dr. Ian Byard 

7:15PM  Integrative care specialist: How to communicate with medical specialists followed by a Breakout Room discussion; Speaker: A/Prof Judith Lacey 

7:45PM Panel Discussion and Q&A; Speaker: All 

Natural Health Grand Rounds

  • Highest quality content peer reviewed content on real patient cases is delivered by highly experienced and well recognised natural health practitioners

  • Participant interaction - encouraged through live polling and real time questions through the chat facility. 

  • Tools for practitioners - guides for practitioners to apply in their daily practice

  • Independent expert advice guidance for practitioners on specific diagnositic and product choices based on the highest scientific evidence



The NHSF selects speakers with complementary experience on the selected topic areas 


Dr. Nicky Baillie

MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Herb Med, MNZAMH, Dip Int Psych (Hakomi)


Nicky is a registered GP and Medical Herbalist with a special interest in Mind Body Medicine. She is based in Auckland, New Zealand working in fulltime clinical practice. Nicky developed curiosity into holistic approaches early in her medical career, especially the ancient tradition of herbal medicine. Over the last 25 years she has gathered extensive clinical experience combining conventional medicine with herbal and nutritional medicine. Nicky has a special interest in supporting people with cancer, both during treatment, and longer term to support optimal health and wellbeing. She teaches and presents regularly on herbal medicine and is passionate about promoting practical, accessible and safe ways to incorporate herbal medicine into primary health care. 


Over the last 15 years she has also been part of a clinical team supporting people with intravenous vitamin C, particularly for immune and cancer support, and has published in peer reviewed journals on this topic. 

Nicky graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992 and completed a Diploma in Herbal Medicine from the Waikato Centre for Herbal Studies in 1996. Nicky extended her studies in Mind Body Medicine in the United States in 2004. She completed a Diploma in Integrative Psychology (Hakomi) in 2008 and achieved certification as a Hakomi therapist in 2013. She has great respect for the wisdom of our bodies, and the innate impulse towards healing. She strives to empower people to make the changes needed for optimal health.


Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen is herbalist and naturopath. Originally from Denmark, he completed studies in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine in Sydney, graduating in 1986.

He has a Master of Science, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University,  is currently a PhD scholar at Sydney University Medical School and has extensive industry experience. 

He is the original author of the popular Phytotherapy Desk Reference now in its fifth edition having sold 10,000 copies worldwide.

Michael specialises in integrative oncology supporting patients with lifestyle and dietary advice, nutritional and herbal medicines and hyperthermia via allied clinics as well as research in the field.

His company, Eusano Healthcare, has pioneered whole body and local hyperthermia in Australia, importing and distributing ARTG listed medical infrared and hyperthermia devices made in Germany.

Michael is currently director of L-Nutra Australia, supplier of ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet developed by Prof Valter Longo.


Nigel Pollard

Nigel Pollard is a Biochemist with 34 years international experience in the medicine industry. Before retiring in 2019 he was 18 years the CEO of Flordis/SFI a natural medicine company operating in 55+ countries.

Since 2014 he has had been Chair of the Natural Health Science Foundation (NHSF), a New York Not For Profit dedicated to improving human health through providing independent, accurate and reliable information on specific products and thereby enabling informed choice.

The NHSF is independent of donors and special interests and only exists to deliver its vision and mission.



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