Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prominent experts in nutritional oncology. She is the founder and director of Nutritional Solutions which provides consulting to cancer patients throughout the U.S. and abroad about evidence-based dietary, nutritional and botanical support to complement conventional cancer care. She completed her undergrad studies magna cum laude at Boston University, earned her Nutrition Consulting degree at Bauman College in Santa Cruz, CA, and completed her PhD in Nutrition through American State University. She is board certified in Holistic Nutrition, and is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
She is an independent consultant to oncologists, naturopaths and other health care providers working with cancer patients, and has provided educational training to numerous integrative cancer centers. Her informative and inspiring presentations have been featured at dozens of cancer conferences across the U.S. With the recent explosion of studies being published in the field of nutritional oncology, she has dedicated her efforts to full-time translational research and protocol development at Nutritional Solutions. This allows us to remain at the forefront of the field.
Specializing in primary malignant brain tumors since 1997, Dr. Wallace and her team also have extensive experience working with clients with breast, ovarian, endometrial, colorectal, pancreatic, squamous cell head-and-neck cancers, and malignant melanoma.
Dr. Wallace’s approach is grounded in the evolving understanding of the interrelationship between nutritional and metabolic factors and the hallmark characteristics of cancer cells. Cancer cells do not exist in isolation: they are influenced by the environment within the body. Our goal is to teach our clients dietary and lifestyle strategies to modulate this environment, so that it is a less favorable host for tumor growth and progression. This approach is particularly well-suited as a complement to conventional medical treatments for cancer, and allows our clients to optimize their care by integrating the best of both worlds.
I have been deeply touched by cancer on a personal level many times throughout my nearly-five-decades long life. I have lost dear friends and family members, been the caregiver to a partner with a GBM IV brain tumor, and nurtured many loved ones on the path of long-term survivorship. My life’s mission is to empower those facing cancer...because there are powerful anti-cancer tools at your farmer’s market, in your backyard garden plot, in your kitchen, and, hopefully, on your fork! The field of oncology is changing, and there is an emerging understanding of the healing power of foods. We now have the science that explains—at the molecular and genetic level—exactly how nutrition impacts cancer. My passion is presenting that research to you and giving you the tools to incorporate it into your daily life.
Previous Speaking Engagements
"Targeting Oncometabolic Syndrome: How to Individualize Diet and Nutrition Protocols to Improve
the Efficacy of Integrative Cancer Care. Cancer Strategies: Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life.
Scottsdale, AZ, Mar 25-27, 2011.
"Modulating Oncometabolic Syndrome: Integrative Diet & Nutrition to Complement Cancer Care"
Integrative Health Care Symposium. New York, NY, March 4-6, 2011.
"Nutritional Strategies to Complement Cancer Care" online webinar for Hawthorn University, Jan 18, 2011.
"The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen" (1-day workshop with chef Rebecca Katz), Napa Valley CA, Nov 5, 2010.
"Individualizing Nutrition Protocols to Complement Cancer Care" Confronting Cancer as a Chronic Disease. The 17th International Symposium on Functional Medicine. Carlsbad, CA, May 20-23, 2010.
"Dietary Strategies to Modulate Estrogen" interview with Dan Lukaczer, ND, Institute for Functional Medicine, April 16, 2010. www.cancersymposium.org/blog/cancer-vignette-2/
"The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nutritional Strategies to Complement Cancer Care." Santa Cruz, CA, March 19, 2010. [Sponsored by Healing Journeys, Dominican Hospital and WomenCare]
"Can Nutrition Help Prevent Breast Cancer" interview with Breast Health Project, March 2006. www.breasthealthproject.com/nutrition.html
"Developing and Monitoring Comprehensive Integrative Nutrition & Botanical Protocols in Cancer Patients" Designs for Health—Clinical Rounds, Teleseminar, April 19, 2006.
"How Diet and Nutrition Can Help Control Cancer: Focus on Nutritional Genomics" Cancer As A Turning Point Conference, Greenville, SC, June 25-26, 2005.
"Expanding the Model of Cancer Treatments: How Diet and Nutrition Can Help Control Ovarian Cancer" Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 6th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 17-19, 2003.
"Expanding the Model of Cancer Treatment: How Diet and Nutrition Can Help Control Cancer" Cancer As A Turning Point Conference, Hayward, CA, September 14-15, 2002.
"Complementing Your Breast Cancer Treatment with Nutrition & Phytotherapy," American Cancer Society, Salt Lake City, March 29, 2002.
"Nutrition & Herbs: Complementing Brain Cancer Care" Diagnosis: Brain Tumor, You Are Not Alone. JFK Medical Hospital, Neuroscience Center, Edison, NJ, October 27, 2001. [Sponsored by the NJ Brain Tumor Foundation].
"Adjunctive Nutritional Treatment for Brain Cancer: Best Case Series of Glioblastoma Multiforme" Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference 2001, Washington, DC, October 19-21, 2001. [Sponsored by The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation]
"Battling a Brain Tumor: A Healing Story" Cancer as a Turning Point: from Surviving to Thriving™ Stanford University, Palo Alto, September 10, 2000. [Sponsored by Healing Journeys, The Stanford Healing Library and the Community Breast Health Project]
"Complementing Radiation and Chemotherapy with Appropriate Nutrition" Cancer & Complementary Medicine: Symposium 2000 [organized by Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC & Robin London, Lac], Cabrillo College, Capitola, CA, May 28, 2000.
"The Healing Power of Nutrition" 6th National Brain Tumor Foundation Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 2000.