Dr. Jill Shainhouse, ND

Supportive Cancer Care

Dr. Shainhouse, ND has over 17 yrs experience in clinical practice and has successfully completed board examinations that pertain to integrative cancer care. Her interest in supportive cancer care began as a naturopathic medical student after recognizing the need for naturopathic doctors to provide safe and evidence based supportive advice to patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

Dr. Shainhouse received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario prior to graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. After opening a mid-town practice in 2004, she also worked as a naturopathic consultant for Toronto’s Medicor Cancer Centres in 2007.

With her mentor, Dr. Peter Papadogianis, ND in 2007, Dr. Shainhouse founded the Adjunctive Cancer Care Program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s (CCNM) teaching clinic. Dr. Shainhouse continues to supervise Naturopathic Interns interested in learning more about breast cancer in a unique Observation Program at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre.

Dr. Shainhouse’s goal in helping cancer patients is to provide safe and effective support during or after conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She is passionate about educating the public and “bridging the gap” between conventional and adjunctive cancer care to provide her patients with the best possible outcome.

Dr. Shainhouse has participated in Oncology Grand Rounds at the Odette Cancer Centre, and has been sought out to lecture for many cancer support groups such as Gilda’s Club, Wellspring Cancer Support Center, CNETS Canada, ReThink Breast Cancer and Stretch Heal Grow. She is currently the Naturopathic Advisor for ReThink Breast Cancer and sits on the OncANP Board of Directors.

Dr. Shainhouse is additionally certified in intravenous therapy and has completed additional training in central vascular access and advanced parenteral therapy. She was the previous Integrative Medicine section editor of Current Oncology’s Cancer Knowledge Network. Dr. Shainhouse is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.

Follow the links below for some video/articles by Dr. Shainhouse:

ReThink Breast Cancer: Ask A Naturopath

Long-term Stabilization of Metastatic Melanoma With Sodium Dichloroacetate

https://cancerkn.com/young-adults-role-cam-complementary-alternative-medicine/#more-8509

ReThink Breast Cancer and Managing Hot Flashes

Managing pediatric AT/RT with integrative medicine

https://cancerkn.com/the-peter-brojde-lung-cancer-centre-a-model-of-integrative-practice/

https://cancerkn.com/inaperfectworld/

https://cancerkn.com/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis/

OUR PRINCIPLES

  • First, to do no harm

  • To cooperate with the healing powers of nature.

  • To address the fundamental causes of disease.

  • To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.

  • To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.