Dr Janet Schloss is a naturopath and nutritionist in Brisbane who has been in private practice for over 15 years and completed her doctorate at the School of Medicine in the University of Queensland through the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has also lectured in naturopathy at the Endeavour College (formerly known as the Australian College of Natural Medicine) and has recently returned there.
Janet’s main specialty is with naturopathy and people who have cancer and chronic diseases, especially those going through traditional treatment. As such she works with a number of Oncologists and surgeons as the Nutritionist for their cancer patients. Janet has long been involved in research about cancer and nutrition, particularly for individuals going through chemotherapy and radiation. Janet has also worked extensively with clients after their cancer treatment to help with means of reducing the likelihood of metastasis and tumour growth.
As a naturopath Janet also assisted Henry Osieki in the writing of the book “Cancer a biochemical and nutritional approach”- Edition 1 & 2 (2002 and 2003). She has also written the cancer chapter of “Clinical Naturopathy” by Sarris and Wardle, in addition to numerous other publications. Janet also works with such organisations as the Kim Walters Choice program and the Queensland Cancer Council to give nutritional seminars and advice.
In addition to her naturopathy and nutrition work with cancer patients, Janet has extensive experience in working with people dealing with stress and anxiety related problems such as insomnia, tiredness and digestive disorders.’ She also has extensive naturopathy and nutrition experience with people who have autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses.
Naturopathy combines theory and practice in the application of natural therapies to support healing and to maintain health. Its principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. The naturopath may use a combination of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine and lifestyle education to treat or manage your condition. Naturopaths endeavour to choose safe, effective and gentle natural treatments. They educate and encourage clients to become actively involved in their health and to take responsibility for their own actions.