NASHA WINTERS, ND, FABNO
Thriver to Thought Leader
Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO has been on a personal journey with cancer for the last 27 years. Her quest to save her own life has transformed into a mission to support others on a similar journey. Dr. Nasha travels the world to explore integrative cancer clinics, vet cancer protocols for research projects, speak at conferences, and meet with colleagues to help them apply metabolic approaches with their patients.
A Message from Dr. Nasha
Cancer will take root in half of all men and one-third of all women in their lifetime.
At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with end-stage ovarian cancer and given 3-6 months to live. Crippled with pain, nausea, infections, malnourishment, and muscle wasting, I was uninsured and out of options. But I was also young, naïve, and stubborn. It was up to me to dig deep and find hope. The diagnosis of terminal cancer suddenly shook me awake.
Since that diagnosis in 1991, the years have unfolded as a journey that I continue to this day. What began as a pursuit to heal my own body has evolved into a global mission to transform cancer care.
From Survivor to Physician
I started naturopathic medical school five years after receiving my terminal diagnosis of cancer. It offered me a safe haven to explore the basic sciences, nutrition, lifestyle, supplements, intravenous protocols, laboratory assessments, mind-body healing, and homeopathy. Because of my own health issues, I applied everything I was learning to myself before trying it with patients.
During school, I vowed that I would never work with cancer patients. But within my first few months in private practice, I was blessed with the opportunity to support a cancer patient in miraculous ways. My career had chosen me.
From my work with thousands of cancer patients over the years, I have learned that there is no magic pill. Cancer is not a single disease and has no single cure. We need to listen deeply to the cells of the body (with labs, molecular profiling, tissue assays, epigenetic testing, and more). We need to metabolically support the body’s terrain (with oxidative therapy, therapeutic diet, stress reduction, and other therapies). When we do these things—the body can survive and thrive.
From Physician to Mentor
It was the decades of experience with my patients that led to the writing of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. It is my hope that the book will not only share what I have learned along the way but also inspire others to continue to dig deeper—to address the collection of hundreds of illnesses that make up cancer and chronic disease.
Over the last few years, I have travelled the world to share the message of the metabolic approach to cancer. I have spoken with audiences of incredible physicians, who have committed their careers to supporting patients with cancer. Through these experiences, I have learned an important lesson: doctors need support too.
I offer doctor-to-doctor consults as a way to support physicians who are working day in and day out to support their cancer patients. There are so many nuances to implementing an integrative and metabolic approach with cancer patients. When we put our heads together, we can achieve better outcomes. I am here to guide clinicians to become masters of the metabolic approach.