"Thank you all so much for opening your hearts and for sharing your experiences. I absolutely love my work and feel humbled and privileged to have worked with you and all my many other patients.Thank you so much for being my teachers."
With Love to You All and to Your Families Dr Kate James
"What you do is making not only a difference to people’s lives it is also helping humanity come back to its soul."
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I have been guided by Dr. Kate James for several years now and have found her extremely helpful and supportive since my diagnosis with leukaemia (CLL), way back in 2007.
I am a great believer in natural therapies and in complementary medicine, and have found Kate an ideal person to work with. She clearly has a great knowledge of medicinal mushrooms and Eastern Medicine in general, as well as good, healthy nutrition and, of course, Integrative Oncology , in which she has trained. She has frequently supplied detailed recipes to work with which has added another dimension to her work.
We have Skype appointments, an ideal way to communicate over a long distance. During these, I have always found Kate thoughtful and understanding. She has a natural ability to communicate, to put patients at ease and to move forward with confidence.
While, after 12 years I still have leukaemia, it has remained relatively stable throughout this time, without treatment, and I fully believe that Kate's complementary approach has played a big part in this. I look forward to continuing to work with Kate in the firm belief that I am getting the best support possible.'
Geoff, North East England
Doctor James has helped me a lot during the treatment of my breast cancer. Whilst having conventional treatment ie chemotherapy, operation and radiotherapy, doctor James tailored a special programme of immunomodulants and supplements for me in order to face this ordeal and improve my quality of life. The side effects of the chemotherapy were greatly reduced thanks to the supplements prescribed, I had no side effects at all during and after radiotherapy. My tumour disappeared two thirds of the way through the chemotherapy. We keep in touch regularly to modify my programme as and when it is necessary. She asks very precise questions to adapt my regime each step of the way. She is very generous with her time during our meetings. Now that my breast cancer has "gone" I will continue to follow her advice/treatment to help me consolidate my recovery. I would recommend her practise to anyone who is unfortunate enough to have cancer.
Kate has supported me from my breast cancer diagnosis through to now, being one year clear. Her knowledge, wisdom and kindness has helped me to navigate this extremely emotional time and to keep as grounded as calm as possible. She is a safe port in a storm and I feel hugely grateful for all her support and expertise.
When I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I was desperate to find an integrative medicine practitioner with an interest in, and knowledge of, cancer who could assist me in helping my body recover from several surgeries and build up my immune system. I knew that I wanted to take some control of the problem and do everything I could, with diet, exercise and appropriate supplements, to improve the health of my whole body. The first time I spoke to Kate, I knew I had found the right person. Her professionalism, dedication to patient care and detailed research into, and knowledge of, naturopathic medicine to fight this and many other diseases, have all combined to help me so much.
Kate has an extremely warm and supportive manner and she has developed tailored recommendations for me including medicinal mushroom extracts and other herbal supplements and natural compounds. She always takes great care to discuss the results of any tests etc that my conventional doctors have done so she can vary my integrative regime as needed and is always available to discuss any problems or concerns I may have between our regular telephone consultations. I feel so much better, both physically and emotionally, to have Kate as my guide and support in my journey back to good health.
I am really thrilled to have come to know Dr Kate. Nearly 2 years ago I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I was in isolation in hospital for 3 months having chemotherapy and then spent another 3 months in isolation at home. I was given a 20% chance of survival and was not expected to see last Christmas. Once I came out of hospital, Kate started me on all sorts of supplements to build up my immune system, support my bone marrow and ward off cancer. Kate is a very caring, sensitive and intuitive person and a pleasure to talk to. And here am I, feeling completely fit and leading a full and active life - I am truly grateful to Kate.
Prudence , Buckinghamshire
My husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in July 2018 and began chemotherapy in September. He was seriously depleted after this course of treatment finished. Fortunately I came across Kate’s website whilst searching online for support, reassurance and/or another way to help my husband.
Having our first appointment with Kate was like a breath of fresh air. She is interested in who you are as a person as well as your condition. It was wonderful to feel listened to and supported in our decisions. Kate worked out a plan of immunomodulants for my husband to take daily and sent them off to us very promptly. We have a skype appointment with her every 6 – 8 weeks to discuss developments and tweak the immunomodulent doses appropriately.
My husband felt ‘great’ throughout his radiotherapy treatment and despite having the diagnoses of cancer seems better in many ways than he has for years. Kate is professional, supportive, kind and very caring. We are so grateful to her and highly recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position to ours.
"The week before Christmas 2018 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and a week later told I also had metastases on my liver and lung. Not a brilliant start to the New Year.
By the first week of January I had my first infusion of Xelox. I had no idea what to expect and during the first six weeks of my treatment (Infusion followed by two weeks of tablets, week off and then another infusion and two weeks of tablets ) the side effects were challenging to say the least. During the first infusion I experienced difficulties breathing, a very sore arm and severe neuropathy in both hands. As the first few weeks progressed I suffered with sore feet and a very sore mouth as well as cancer induced fatigue. The treatment regime was manageable but sometimes overwhelming but as I have always believed in the power of positivity I put my trust in the doctors.
I have always been interested and open to alternative and complimentary therapies but had no experience of an integrative approach to cancer treatment. Kate set up our first appointment on Skype just after my second cycle of chemotherapy and from the first moment we spoke I knew I had made the right decision. I am a great believer in positive thinking and, as a Quaker am used to silence and mediation. I try to live simply and healthily and had been vegetarian and most recently vegan for several years. Kate explained clearly that her integrative approach would not be a cure for cancer but would support my immune system and bone marrow during my treatment.
I started taking the supplements religiously and found that during my next three infusion cycles instead of a deterioration in my general health my side effects diminished and white blood cell counts returned to normal.
Following the fourth chemotherapy cycle a scan revealed that my tumours had all reduced by at least 50% and my bowel tumour reduced by 70 % was now operable with keyhole surgery. This was the best possible outcome for me as at the beginning of my treatment I had been advised that if I did not respond positively to the chemotherapy then surgery would not be an option. The surgeons and oncologists were very happy at the outcomes and I did feel at times they were somewhat surprised.
Kate's support over the last few months has, I believe, not only helped me to remain physically strong during the chemotherapy but also our conversations on Skype have been reassuring and very supportive. Suggestions for meditations and other interesting materials have also helped my mental and spiritual well being. I am still at the beginning of challenging times with my treatment as my first surgery approaches but I feel strong and able to move forward with a positive vision of the future, grateful to the NHS for their fantastic care and to Kate for the additional support physically and mentally that has helped me through a challenging period of my life.
Kaye , Cheshire
While having respect for NHS treatment, I am a great believer in integrative medicine. Facing cancer for the second time, I wanted to feel that I was in some way in control of my condition and to help myself. However, there is so much information on the internet now, that it was very difficult to know what to do to benefit me holistically as an individual rather than a statistic.
This is where Dr Kate James came in. Her approach is to work alongside traditional NHS treatment but to deal with people as individuals and to work intuitively with them to develop an holistic programme which might include immunotherapy, life style and dietary adjustments, suitable supplements and also energy based therapies. She is always there for support and to answer any queries.
I have been working with Kate for about eight months now and my tumour has reduced in size using hormone based therapy supported by an Integrative regime . I am convinced that this is due to NHS treatment alongside the integrative approach which gives me a sense of control, acceptance and doing something for myself through mind, body and spirit and having the right support from Kate to do this..
Marion , Yorkshire
Kate and I have been working together since spring of 2013, when I sought her guidance to help support my diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer. Kate is very special. In addition to her amazing knowledge which she has acquired through extensive research in her field, allowing her to create me an individualised programme, Kate is so much more than a Dr. Her spirit and energy come from the heart. I feel she has kept me alive through nurturing my health and wellbeing. Kate taught me how to face the fears and reach into my own spirit and find the desire to live. With her help, immunomodulating supplements, recipes and knowledge I feel I can continue to do so. Kate is unique and utterly brilliant.
I was initially diagnosed with a primary breast cancer on October 2015. After finishing up treatment I was shocked and devastated to learn that my cancer had spread and in April 2017 I was told my condition was incurable. I started working with Kate in May 2017 where we use her approach to side line my conventional treatment which is chemotherapy. I am now on round 22 of a 3 weekly cycle of chemotherapy and I’m feeling great and am stable. I have fantastic energy with very little side effects. I look forward to my skype chats with Kate who always makes me feel very positive and opens my mind to my own spiritual inner healing. Kate is very knowledgeable and I feel that her guidance has, and will always be invaluable.
I’m happy I found Dr Kate James when I was researching about complementary treatments when I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I was convinced that I wanted a holistic approach along my traditional treatment and what I liked about Dr Kate Jame’s is that she is happy to work alongside the NHS recommended treatment.
I started as a patient with Dr James just before my chemo and I’m convinced that immunomodulats / integrative medicine approach recommended has helped enormously, not only to face chemotherapy but to support my outcome . I had very little side effects during chemo and my tumour has totally disappeared even before finalising chemo. I’m convinced this is due to the holistic approach I chose, supported mainly by NHS and Dr Kate’s approach. I also found it very important that Dr Kate is always accesible for any questions I have during the process. Counting on her and her responsive support has also been very important to me.
In January 2017, after several years of conventional treatment, I was very happy to begin a regime, formulated by Kate, for my condition. Kate has been very thorough and methodical in her approach. She has empowered me by providing me with all the information that I required in order to make an informed decision. She empowered me further by providing me with relevant signposting information as well as other natural things that I could do to support my regime. The level of empathy and sympathy that she showed towards my circumstances was absolutely remarkable. She was also able to manage my expectations clearly about integrated medicine and provide me with choices as to what pathways could be followed.
In my opinion, I have been led by a practitioner who is an expert in her area and who is also very human in that she is always willing to understand the circumstances that I face as well as tailoring my regime to that. I have always had confidence in knowing where I stood in relation to my regime and never felt alone throughout the journey. I believe that the integrated approach is absolutely integral to saving lives, providing diversity in choices and providing alternative opportunities to complex problems with minimal side effects. Over the last 18 months both my cancer and hyperplasia have reversed. I sincerely wish that everyone is able to avail this opportunity or was empowered enough to know about it and reap the benefits of it.
I was introduced to Dr Kate James through the recommendation of a friend and have been seeing her for some months for support for various long term conditions in which I had seen various health practitioners over the years for with no improvement. So far I have noticed an improvement in some of my symptoms, such as frequent flare ups usual to my condition, also, the constant chest pain and brain fog has improved. My experience of Dr Kate has been amazing; she is compassionate, professional and ever so thorough in her approach. She always goes out of her way to provide me with extra nutrition and lifestyle information, and works using a holistic approach which is informative and encouraging. I would highly recommend Dr Kate to anyone and am touched by her sincerity and treatment delivery
I have been working with Kate for just over a year. I was fortunate to be introduced to her work by a friend shortly after I had been diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer. Kate supported me through my choice to undergo further surgery for my condition and has worked with me to compile a protocol to support my recovery. I was grateful to find someone who offered an integrative approach and Kate's medical background gives me confidence to keep working with the alternative and complementary choices I have made about my health.
I have been advised to take a watch and wait approach by my surgical oncologist as treatment like Chemotherapy has not been shown to work with this type of cancer. I feel that using immunomodulants along with a comprehensive diet and lifestyle chance gives me a feeling of proactive control over the health of my body and I have seen both scientific and anecdotal evidence which support the usefulness this approach may have in helping to heal the body. I honestly feel better on a physical and emotional basis than I have in years after 12 months of committing to my protocol and new lifestyle. I find that Kate's medical approach and genuine heartfelt care has significantly contributed to this. I especially appreciate her understanding that the mind/consciousness can play a significant role in the recovery and quality of life of the individual.
I have worked hard to recover my health in a holistic manner and I am really happy to work with Kate as I feel that she really compliments the care I receive from my GP/Macmillan nurse. Kate offers an approach and information that should be made integral to the health care support provided by the NHS especially in oncology.
In January 2017 Tony had surgery for colon cancer. The operation was successful but unfortunately the cancer had spread to the liver. After much research we found an interventional radiologist who performed Nanoknife Ablation on the two liver metastases. Tony was reluctant at this point to agree to chemotherapy as he wanted to maintain a good quality of life. So, we kept seeking for another way and found the wonderful Dr Kate James. Tony has worked with Dr Kate since May 2017. She has prescribed a variety of supplements, given advice on diet, recommended the inspirational book’ You Are the Placebo’ and introduced us to Sheng Zhen Healing Qi Gong. We trust her implicitly and carefully follow all her suggestions.
During the past year Tony has had several Microwave Ablations on new liver metastases but he has not had any Chemo. Our Oncologist’s view is that while Tony is feeling well and his condition is stable he is happy to defer Chemo.
Tony says ‘I am now feeling very well and back walking and dancing, much like old times’. We are so fortunate to have found Dr Kate - she truly opened the door of life for us at a time when it was difficult to find an encouraging pathway. Dr Kate is extremely knowledgeable but more importantly she has an innate understanding of what is needed in order to support not just the patient but also the partner. We truly appreciate the kindness that Dr Kate has shown to both of us and thank her for helping Tony to live well with his cancer.
Kate is definitely the person you want on your side. She is warm, kind and understanding to your individual needs. Explained things so clearly and offered up suggestions which turned out to help immensely. I remember a time when I had been unwell and had not been keeping up with my regime. After getting back on it , overnight I noticed a vast difference in my energy levels and general well-being about myself. I firmly believe my immunomodulants are keeping me so well! I don’t have enough praise for Kate and the good work she is doing in helping people. Please please keep it up and Thankyou.
Jo , West Yorkshire
Dr Kate James has been an invaluable support on my breast cancer journey. I particularly appreciate the holistic approach taken. Dr Kate is very professional, knowledgeable and really takes the time to get to know you. I personally felt that combining NHS treatment with an integrative approach allowed me more control over my health and increased my odds of a full recovery. As well as physically feeling great, I also feel much more empowered than had I simply followed a purely conventional route.
I have found the support, advice and supplements from Doctor Kate very beneficial to my recovery from stage 3 breast cancer. I have particularly welcomed the fusion of her intuitive senses, along side her trusted medical expertise. With the first hand experiences she draws from, this has always left me feeling confident and reassured by her recommendations. I am convinced that this support and the supplements I've taken over the past 6 months have supported my own very positive outcome.
Kathryn , Scotland
In July 2016 I was diagnosed with mixed cell bladder cancer and started the cycle of NHS treatment. It was important to me that I should be more than a patient to whom things were being done. I wanted to help myself, be an active participant in counteracting the disease. Taking advice from specialist support web sites I changed my exercise patterns and my diet. I also contacted Dr Kate James whose integrative programme, based on supplements and certain foods, builds the immune system to help support my condition and the side effects of some treatments. In a supportive and collaborative way she gives guidance and supplements, addressing both physical and mental well-being. Having a life-threatening illness is very stressful. Her integrative medical approach supports the treatment offered in hospital so that one feels that one is doing as much as possible to become and stay healthy as possible.
Hilary, South of England
Having been diagnosed with locally advanced and high risk cancer, I have relied on Kate to advise me how Eastern medicine can integrate with Western, and to take a holistic approach to my health and wellbeing. Kate has supported me throughout a year of treatment with specialist expertise, a personalised approach and welcome kindness. I am confident that in her care I will achieve the best of outcomes.
I approached Kate when I received the news that my prognosis was terminal. My wife and I knew and believed their had to be another way to approach my illness. I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and liver mets in January 2016. Despite a massive piece of surgery to resolve my bowel and chemotherapy for the liver disease, my liver wasn't operable.
We googled help and we found Kate. We were inspired by Kate's kind words section on her website and we made immediate contact. Kate replied within just 24 hours. We had an engaging Skype conversation and within a few hours we felt like we were back in control. Kate was acutely aware of my disease. She had a plan and I wasn't going to deviate. I religiously followed her complimentary regime, alongside my chemotherapy, and breezed through a second round of chemotherapy with the intent of shrinking just one met on my liver so ablation could be performed. I went for my scan and had remarkable results. 3 of 5 mets had disappeared. The problem met of which I required to shrink had shrunk by 75%. Because of my results I was now able to have ablation treatment for the remaining liver mets.
Without Kate, determination, positivity, my wife, family and friends it just wouldn't have been possible. Kate was and is that key link. It's not just the immunomodulants and supplements either. Kate has the insight, knowledge and contacts to pull you from feeling hope is lost to knowing and believing that cancer may be beatable.
My daughter Sophie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage 2A in May 2016. It was a great shock and found it very hard to deal with. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September 2010 so not only has my daughter seen me go through cancer she has now had to go through it herself. Whilst I was on treatment I had a lot of alternative therapies such as Accupuncture, Reflexology and Homeopathy which helped me considerably.
I contacted Dr Kate James and explained my situation and have not looked back since. Dr Kate James gave me lots of advice on foods and immunomodulation whilst my daughter was on her chemotherapy and Radiotherapy and then once she finished the treatment she continued a different regime, my daughter has gone from strength to strength and her recovery has been amazing. Her bloods are so good and she has got her energy back and starting to live her life again.
>Also Dr Kate James gave me a regime to help me with the side effects of tamoxifen which I took for five years and had come off it in March 2016 and suffered with some side effects from the drug, since I have been following this I have felt so much better and had a lot more energy. I can honestly say that I would recommend Dr Kate James to anyone who has been diagnosed with Cancer or has suffered with it in the past, it has changed my daughter's life and my life to get it back on track again I just can't thank Dr Kate James for all her help and support.
I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in August 2016, the cancer had spread to my bones and liver. Although aware that my cancer could return I was both shocked and frightening to receive this news along with a poor prognosis after 13yrs following my primary diagnosis. A traumatic experience with my initial treatment and the resulting side effects made me determined to find a practitioner who would support me with my main steam medical treatment.
Researching an integrative approach to care led me to Kate's web site . Kate's words resonated with me and my strong desire for an holistic approach to my care. I wanted an approach that was collaborative one that supported and empowered me to make the best choices with my medical care and that that person fully understood the mainstream medical model.
Kate has offered me a safe space to explore my options she has helped me to learn to live with my cancer , this mindset having changed from one of 'I'm dying from cancer' . Kate has offered me an approach that integrates my mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, complementing and supporting thorough her knowledge, skill , kindness and respect with my mainstream treatment.
I have found Kate’s approach to be invaluable as she uses a strong level of intuition and combined with some strong scientific backing in what she prescribes. The supplements I have been taking regularly have not only resulted in physical ailments improving but also have had an impact on my emotional health. I would not hestitate to recommend Kate to others as she has a wealth of information and knowledge at her finger tips and uses a heart centred approach.
Kate is very kind and empathetic with a solid understanding of people and their health.
She has helped me understand the triggers for my own illness and how to modify them accordingly.
She also has helped by recommending other holistic approaches which have increased my healing.
I would definitely recommend contacting her for any kind of health struggles you may be dealing with.
Helen, North of England
I have been a patient of Dr. Kate James for 15 months now and have found her holistic approach very helpful to me alongside my treatment for secondary breast cancer. Whilst I am receiving very good treatment from my local hospital I felt that something was missing and I needed to be treated as a whole being and not just the part of my body that had cancer. I beleive that many factors influence the healing process and so explored what else was available to me to work alongside the conventional treatment i was being given. As a patient I strongly feel that I must be involved in my own treatment plan but find the NHS to be very restrictive into what they can offer so looked for other options.
D. Kate is supporting my immune system to strengthen it and is also understanding of other factors going on in my life and tailors my regime in response to what else is going on. There is also a big element of mental support which the hospital environment is unable to provide as they are so time pushed. I have now had chemotherapy in one form or another for the past 15 months and believe that Dr. Kate's approach has helped my body cope with this and stay healthier than it would have if I had not been on her treatment plan.
Without Kate I don't know where I would be. Finding out I had cervical cancer was terrifying. Kate has helped massively with my emotional well being and I feel more positive than I ever have done.
The supplements have changed my life. I feel much healthier, calmer and happier. Since taking them I haven't even suffered with a cold. I look forward to our chats and feel that Kate takes the time to discuss any concerns and ensure I have the best course of immunomodulants to meet my individual needs.
Kate has changed my life for the better.
I was diagnosed with Gleason 6 Prostrate Cancer in 2015 with an MRI and a biopsy and was offered a number of options including ultrasound and Active surveillance. I decided to go for active surveillance for a year in conjunction with immunomodulants prescribed by Dr James. A year later the MRI showed “no visible trace of cancer”. Since PSA tests on me do not correlate with the MRI and biopsy, UCH will give me an annual MRI for the next two years, and I will continue with the immunomodulant treatment.
Dr James is more like a partner in my care. I have found skype sessions surprisingly convenient. I am very happy with the support she has given. I have found it useful to read abstracts of scientific research on immune immunomodulants, and also found her helpful in countering the narrow point of view of my Oncology consultants.
I was diagnosed with Breast cancer in Oct 15 and told I needed a mastectomy within 2 weeks. It was an extremely frightening and shocking time for me and I wanted to see how I could support myself naturally. Kate gave me all the information I needed to make informed decisions on what was best for me and supplied me with my own regime of supplements and provided me with the evidence base for these in the context of supporting my condition. I have felt secure in making decisions on my health with Kate's help.
When you are diagnosed it can be overwhelming to wade your way through all the information, diets, herbs and supplements that are said to help recovery. Also, some may not be suitable for you personally due to various reasons; with Kate's background, knowledge and experience she can guide you to what is most appropriate to support you. Thank you so much Kate for all the help, emotional support and guidance you have given me. I am forever great-full.
In October 2013, I was diagnosed with a kidney tumour.
The consultant breaking the news only recommended an immediate surgical extraction and a follow up to determine malignancy and whether this, if found, had spread. No other options were offered and no further discussions to determine whether I had any say in the matter.
With the help of my wife, who is a very experienced homeopath, I embarked on thorough research to understand the nature and origin of this tumour, and to look for an alternative to the surgery I had been offered. I was determined to keep my two kidneys. Our quest leads us to Dr Kate James.
From our first encounter I felt on one to one terms with Kate. I did not want surgery or a conventional medical approach and Kate respected this choice , despite advising me to pursue these . She proceeded to address my physical and emotional imbalances . From the onset of our work together it became very clear that I was fully responsible for a thorough and disciplined approach to improve my health and specifically address the tumour diagnosis.
Kate’s job would be to design a program to tackle imbalances in my diet and offer a systematic and comprehensive programme to support me metabolically and otherwise.I have had the help of my wife and my local doctor to monitor the changes in my body that these actions have produced.
Three years on we have found a reduction in the size of the tumour, my two kidneys functioning well and with my health in good state I have been able to continue working and enjoying a happy and healthy family and social life.
Thank you Kate.
In early 2015, during a routine smear test, followed by a biopsy, I found out I have abnormal cervical cells, which could eventually lead to a cervical cancer. I found out about Dr. Kate by chance and I am very thankful to her for the kind support and how she guided me to win this fight and reconsider the way I live, eat and think. I see the world through different eyes now and I am grateful for the 2nd chance I have been given.
Full brain radiotherapy in 2012 left me in a confused state and unable to make meaningful decisions and unable to function in the way I did in the past. I was becoming more like an early Alzheimer’s sufferer and am determined that I will not go down that slippery slope. One wise healer directed me towards Dr Kate whom I have found to be very knowledgeable, caring and competent. I came under her wing recently, now my memory and balance have improved. I am determined to be my whole self again and wish to thank Kate with my whole heart for my progress.
Just wanted to say Thank You Kate for all your help and support.
Your positive approach and supplement programme have helped me tremendously - no other explanation is possible when I compare notes with other similar patients I meet at the hospital.
I started Chemo with a CA125 of 7000! ( Normal around 35 )
Sailing through Chemo symptomless - no vomiting, no headaches etc and 6 months in, CA125 is 14.3 ! !
Am a bit tired and weaker than I was - oh yes - and hairless - but got a great wig! What the heck - I’m here!
So thank you Kate for your Holistic approach. Much Love
"I approached Kate in November 2014 when I was making a decision about having adjunctive treatment following a hysterectomy I had for endometrial cancer.
I was very distressed and confused and scared. I didn't know which way to turn and I was immediately calmed down by Kate's reassuring manner.
She assured me that her approach would work well alongside conventional treatments and that helped me arrive at the decision I took to undergo brachytherapy ( internal vault radiation).
Having taken the mushrooms and other supplements prescribed to me my immune system has been hugely improved and my overall health is excellent. People comment on how well I look and I didn't suffer any of the adverse effects from the brachytherapy that I feared.
I have regular Skype consultations with Kate and she is always on hand should I have any questions or concerns.
Her warmth and caring manner along with her knowledge and intuition have been a real gift during what was a harrowing time for me. She gave me clarity , reassurance and confidence for which I am eternally grateful'
Suey , Lancashire
Working with you to support my well being since being diagnosed with breast cancer has offered a completely different dimension complimenting my overall care package. I find your approach kind and gentle, and underpinned by a rich evidence base. For me our time together is very effective, i think this is because it doesn't feel as though we have to progress through any particular protocol, we are led intuitively to our next steps, my overall well being in the context of my life is central to our work. I feel our time together adds to my energy, reinforces positivity and genuinely enables me to focus on the future. Thank you Kate you ooze compassion and connection, it works for me. X
Liz , Yorkshire
I have been a patient of Dr Kate James for some 20 months now having been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
The support I have received has been excellent. My medication has been reviewed regularly and changed if necessary with meetings taking place at Kate’s Integrative practice or by Skype when I have not been well enough to travel.
I have found her work to be professional, caring and empathetic. She has kept me grounded and dealt with my fears and anxieties and responded to my e mail crises very quickly. I believe that her treatment regime enabled me to cope with the gruelling chemotherapy sessions and I remained well, with good blood results and no infection.
I was recently advised by her to speak to a colleague at the London Oncology Clinic as my disease appeared to be progressing. I took her advice within a week. As a result I was transferred to the Professor’s colleague running a trial and was lucky enough be accepted. I have begun immunotherapy treatment.
When I first knew I had cancer, ( of the oesophagus ), the thing I found most daunting was how to find my way and make my own decisions amidst all the advice and suggestions from friends and family, as to different diets, treatments, supplements. Through my daughter I found Dr. Kate James , and I felt great relief to be able to place my confidence in her knowledge and experience, and to decide to accept her guidance on diet and supplements. I started straight away with her suggestions for diet and medicinal mushrooms and plants, and by the time I had my operation I had already been following this regime for 3 months. I had chemotherapy before the operation. I coped very well with the chemo and the operation and made a recovery the speed of which surprised my surgeon. Also the pathology results, which he had not expected to be favourable as my local lymph nodes looked enlarged on scans, were very good, –none of the lymph nodes he removed had cancer, which surprised and delighted him. I do feel sure that the regime I had been following from Kate contributed to this result. I am continuing to follow her regime and guidance, and my recovery continues to be good, nine months after the operation. I am so grateful to have had her beside me through this difficult time.
Kate has always handled her consultations with me, which have been by skype, with a combination of warmth and clarity which has enabled me to feel recognised as an individual whom she respects as in charge of my own response to having cancer, whilst building trust in her professional judgement and advice.
In June 2015 I was diagnosed as having Mesothelioma and although at first the full implication of what I was being told didn’t sink in, it certainly did with my two grown up children.
By the time I had started to come to terms with it, my two grown up children had researched my cancer and come to the conclusion that there was an awful lot to be gained from juicing raw vegetables. Besides all the usual raw vegetables that I juice such as spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, carrot, my Son in law Chris grows wheatgrass that is a rich source of chlorophyll that may also support cancer patients.
More research, by my daughter in law highlighted to me Integrative Medicine but I must admit that at first I was somewhat sceptical. However eight months down the line, six chemo sessions behind me and the positive result from of final scan from my Oncologist all that scepticism is behind me and things are certainly looking brighter.
Our chosen Integrative medical practitioner was Dr Kate James who offers an integrative medical approach to cancer patients . From my first visit to see Dr Kate I felt at ease as she described the benefits immunomodulants may have when combined with NHS treatment , together with eating properly which all role up into an integrative approach. Although for now the NHS treatment is reduced to monitoring Dr Kates integrative approach is still very much a priority.
I would whole heartedly recommend the integrative medical approach to everyone with cancer.
Robin , Middlesborough
"I was diagnosed with Stage 4 rectal cancer in August 2014 and after chemo and radiotherapy I was told in April of this year that my cancer was inoperable because there had not been enough shrinkage of the tumour and the lymph nodes were infected and embedded in my pelvic walls.
I decided to look for a new oncologist and although I had already adopted a vegan diet and was busy juicing every day I also felt I needed the help of an integrated practitioner. By coincidence I found a clever young oncologist and discovered Dr Kate James at virtually the same time in late April.
I was put on a"brutal" course of chemo which I was told would have bad side effects and at the same time I started on the supplements prescribed by Dr Kate. There was something about her honesty that I instinctively took to and I just knew that I had found the right path. To everyone's surprise, other than mine and Dr Kate's, I managed 8 rounds of the chemo and remained fit and well.
I have no doubt in my mind that it was the support from Dr Kate and the supplements that helped me through such a difficult regime. However the best news was still to come. When they scanned me again at the end of July the shrinkage had been " incredible" and my surgery will now go ahead later this month. I know that the supplements played a key role and I wonder what might have been if I had met Dr Kate earlier. However I count myself a very lucky lady to have found her at a time when I needed her help the most.
I can only hope that many more people follow their instincts and open up their minds to this kind of treatment."
"I was diagnosed with renal cancer in January 2015 after a series of tests and scans, along with a mis-diagnosis. As you can imagine this was a traumatic time for myself and my family. I was lucky enough to have found a GP who passed on Kate's details to me. I am now eight months on and with Kate's help with supplements and diet I am feeling well with little or no side effects from my chemotherapy tablets. My consultant tells me I am doing well and I have had considerable shrinkage . I feel blessed that I have good doctors and family support and I'm now getting on with life. I would like to thank all those who have helped me."
" Cancer itself is a teacher.. It teaches you to respect yourself to conquer your fears and to live in the moment . .. One day at a time .But above all it teaches you to understand your body.
When I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer I felt for sure that my body needed all the support required from within to tolerate all the medicines that I would be pumping into it to heal. After going through extensive research I came across Dr Kate James and her integrative programmes. . I went through pleural effusion and then into intravenous chemotherapy in matter of months and I can confidently say my body has been able to handle this so well to everyone's surprise . Thank you so much Dr Kate James for all the support and being there for me.Your confidence in the approach you take has proven correct without doubt .The side affects of chemotherapy are minimalistic and my oncologist is super pleased. My energy levels are almost 70% and I do all my chores myself. I've been down this path 6 years ago when I was first diagnosed and I was younger but I was so weak with all the treatment , it made me anxious to go through it again. Today with the medicinal mushrooms on my side I am a more confident person . I wish you all the best and God Bless you for giving me back my life ! "
In February of 2014 I was diagnosed with a recurrence of the breast cancer that had affected me some 9 years previously.
As I imagine many people do, I used the internet to inform myself better and in doing so found Kate Jame’s website. I contacted Kate and had a first Skype consultation with her in March 2014. Kate advised a range of mushroom and related supplements to support my immune system. I have been following her advice and using the supplements now for about 11 months. Kate provided a significant amount of information on the background of the supplements with research information as relevant. This combined with her registration as a doctor in the UK gave me confidence that the supplements would be compatible with the chemotherapy treatment I was undergoing.
Chemotherapy continued over a five month period and during this time I coped well with the treatment and also had no other problems with colds, virus’s etc. I had to go to hospital on one occasion when my temperature was high but no evidence of infection was found and I went home after blood tests had been taken. I was not required to stay for antibiotic treatment. My blood count was also good at this time when it would have been expected to be low at the stage in the chemotherapy cycle. The oncologist stated that the response to the chemotherapy had been excellent based on new scans after treatment finished. Since that time scans have shown the disease to be largely stable. ( A couple of very small nodules have been noted on my last scan however it has not been suggested that I need to resume conventional treatment )
I have confidence in the oncologist and all involved in my NHS treatment have been uniformly kind and willing to explain treatment options however it has been very good to have the additional support that Kate has provided, and to have her more holistic view of myself as a person. I am sure that diet is very important and Kate’s advice on this and recipes are a very important aspect of her practice.
Also I believe that hope is very important – having access to a means whereby I can help myself through use of the supplements and diet mean that I do not feel hopeless. I found a website for survivors of metastatic breast cancer who were alive 15 or more years following diagnosis – considerably longer that the typical survival period advised by my oncologist – so my intention is to be alive for at least that timescale if not longer – as I have a lot to live for!
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last March (2014) and my Daughter immediately browsed the web for 'extra' support that would help me get through chemo. In this way we discovered Dr Kate James's service and, after an initial Skype discussion, I started a course of selected supplements which I have now been taking for several months. I feel great! I did not suffer from any chemo-induced sickness at all and I continue to take daily a mixture of supplements and mushrooms. Dr James has an NHS background and openly shares her knowledge re the world of medicinal mushroom and other supplements. I highly recommend her service.
In November 2011 I was diagnosed with mesothelioma, ( cancer caused by being exposed to asbestos ). I had an operation to remove the lining of my right lung and received chemotherapy which I have continued with for periods since. My original doctor advised me that I was unlikely to live beyond 2 years and the he had only ever seen 1 person live up to 3 years.
In December 2011 I was introduced to Dr. Kate James by a friend of my daughter who lived in Yorkshire. Dr. Kate gave me a regime of supplements to use to support my immune system naturally , including high dose medicinal mushrooms/ mushroom compounds.
I have had to stop playing golf and going for long walks however I can still care for my large garden including cutting lawns etc. I feel sure my regime which Kate provided has helped me greatly to continue life . I am now into my fourth year.
Everyone from friends to the lovely staff at my hospital to my oncologist the Prof. say that I have dealt with the 9 courses of chemo so well and I can only put this down to all the mushrooms and other supplements that Kate prescribes for me - I don't have pain luckily or sickness which I am sure is helped by my supplements and my clean diet and I am very grateful. My scan has just come back cancer free xxx
Jo- Anne, Somerset
For many years I have suffered with bouts of headaches and nausea. The headaches had become daily occurrences, along with the nausea, and were so bad that each morning, and sometimes throughout the day, it was impossible to life a normal life.
I had tried getting help from my GP and had a variety of tests without uncovering the cause. I've also tried a number of complementary approaches to no avail. It was in desperation that I eventually searched the Internet for a medical doctor with a broader knowledge of conventional medicine alone. I felt it was important to find somebody medically qualified, because I was concerned there might be an underlying medical problem. When I came across Dr Kate's website, I was instantly reassured and hopeful that I had found someone who could help me, and help me she did.
Apart from her warm and reassuring approach (she is wonderfully caring, friendly and supportive), the supplements and mushrooms she has prescribed have almost cured my headaches entirely (in only two month or less), and would probably have eradicated them altogether if I didn't occasionally lapse into unhealthy ways. It is so nice to go to bed knowing I won't wake up to grinding nausea and headaches each day, relying on a daily intake of Panadol to get me through. We are now working on relieving my other symptoms, such as nightly visits to the loo and difficulty getting to sleep, which seem to be improving already.
I would unreservedly recommend Dr Kate to anyone seeking help for health issues. I certainly plan to stay the course with her, and I'm very happy with my progress so far.
As a footnote, I was also drawn to her website because of her experience in supporting people with cancer. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in June 2008 and underwent chemotherapy and a gruelling stem cell replacement, the recovery from which was extremely tough. I just wish I had known about Dr Kate's approach then, and perhaps my experience wouldn't have been quite as bad.
" I would like you to know how grateful I am to you for the help and advice you have given me. Without your support I am in no doubt that this journey would have been unbearable. With you help I have discovered strength that I did not know I had. I feel in some ways my illness has been a gift. It has enabled me to spend time healing and learning. I feel healthy , happy and energised. I feel blessed to have met you, you are an incredible person from whom love and compassion radiates. Thank you , thank you , thank you. Lots of Love..."
Marisa, Newcastle Upon - Tyne
On being diagnosed with yet another form of Leukemia almost 6 months ago, this time incurable by conventional medicine it was refreshing to come upon Dr. Kate James who is in my mind what all Doctors should aim to be. She takes a holistic approach to the human body, not taking it simply as a bag of chemicals to be balanced with pharmaceutical drugs but seeing the body, mind and spirit as all interrelated and imperative to the patients well being.
Her knowledge, experience and confidence in what she practices are evident in our consultations and have been an invaluable part of my healing and wellbeing. I was giving 6 months as a best case\prognosis and yet here I am 6 months later feeling fit and well.
I still have Leukemia now but I am happy and healthy and can directly (through regular blood tests) see the benefits of Dr. Kate James’ consultations, advice and medicines on the improvement of my physical condition. I feel my previous treatment within the conventional system has complicated matters for me over the longer term (my bone marrow transplant, radiation and chemotherapy have all taken their toll and added to the complexity of my condition).
I would highly recommend her to all those considering an integrative /supportive approach in dealing with Leukemia and other forms of cancer, rest assured they will be in good, supportive hands.
"Thank you so much for being you , dear Dr Kate. I am so grateful that you and your practice 'Integrated Medicine' exists. Without you and your approach, I know I would not be as well as I am , and very probably not here at all! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. You are a true doctor in the true sense- looking after your patients wellbeing-in mind, body and soul. God Bless you. "
Natalie , Hemel Hemstead
Out of our vulnerabilities we can find inner strength. ....I feel very blessed to have been recommended to Dr. Kate by my nurse. After my initial contact with Kate, I felt a great sense of relief. I knew she was the doctor I needed.
I was diagnosed in 2012, with advanced (not curable) low grade follicular lymphoma. I have now had 8 regimen's of RCVP chemotherapy and am in remission. I began working with Kate at the end of my 4th cycle. At this time I was very, very tired and needed help at home. Dr. Kate kindly started me on an individual integrative regime. Within two weeks of taking my prescription my energy levels increased I felt more positive, understood and less isolated, vital for my healing.
So far all my blood works “have been normal” and on my last visit to the hospital I was told how well I looked and to carry on with whatever I am doing. Since working with Dr:Kate, things are moving on many levels on the inside too !
Dr. Kate has been put on this earthly planet, to change, challenge, to teach, and heal in the UK, which I believe is rapidly changing. Dr. Kate has given me the support I needed to manage my condition .Her approach feels unique in the UK, I can telephone her, and send emails and always receive a prompt reply.
What cancer cannot do; It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul.It cannot steal eternal life. Love and hope.
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years and developed skin cancer 13 years ago. How fortunate I am to have discovered Dr. Kate. Within six weeks of commencing treatment I was able to do tasks that I could not do a year ago. I am enjoying my life, confident that in her care that my condition can only improve. Dr. Kate has a ‘special gift’ for her patients.
My initial reaction to a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer was total loss of confidence not just in my health but in myself generally…… A new and debilitating experience for me. I began questioning my judgement in areas of life more widely and even in my own professional expertise.
My working life had been dedicated to helping others. Now I felt helpless but with a strong sense that there must be more that I could do for myself. When I tried to discuss what I could do to support treatment I was told that this disease is genetic and “runs in families”…even greater loss of hope.
Fortuitously, a telephone conversation led to Kate’s website. I called and we had conversations via skype and email. We talked about diet and nutrition, beliefs and holistic approaches creating a personalised integrative regime . All engendered the previously missing factor…hope.
Kate recommended a couple of books and research papers all of which transformed my feelings and approach. I have read avidly ever since, even scratching the surface of cell biology and more recently epigenetics. For many years I have recognised most of us live within a very restricted paradigm in terms of how we see life and the world around us.
My reading has helped me recognise just how limiting this is when considering our health and our relationship to life in its broadest sense. This awareness is something I now carry with me at all times. It concerns me that vital information about healthy living is not given the attention it deserves. I do however, detect the beginnings of a growing awareness of these issues and the outline of a model of health care which is holistic in nature and where doctor /patient interaction is a “partnership” where relationship, conversation and even friendship become central.
In my view, Kate James and her approach are fundamental as well as inspirational in this process.
I first got to know of Dr. Kate James through personal recommendation. I went straight to Kate’s website and once there I was immediately hooked and knew that I had to meet this wonderful lady.
I had an initial consultation with Kate and she was everything I had hoped for. Very compassionate, extremely knowledgable very holistic and spiritual...just what I needed!
Having undergone further chemo earlier this year, I found the prospect quite daunting considering that I’d only had the same treatment 2 years previous. Kate soon reassured me that this was the right thing to do and with the supplements she prescribed I could get the best of both worlds.
Kate was right as I have been taking mushrooms , chlorophyll rich foods and other supplements she sends me. Half way through my cycle of chemo I had a scan which showed good results and I've virtually had no side effects at all*
ve always been a very holistic person and for a long time have incorporated eating a raw diet along with juicing everyday. So meeting Kate has enhanced my belief even further in eating healthily and having the right thought pattern
I feel very privileged to work with Kate and meeting her has been one of the most wonderful things that has happened to me, and I can strongly recommend her to anyone with any diagnosis.
I believe in angels and they can be in many different forms. I see Kate as my earth angel especially sent to me.
Kate was recommended to me by a Nutritionist I had been seeing after being diagnosed with a pre-cancerous condition.
I booked an initial consultation. From the beginning I found Kate friendly and approachable and a pleasure to work with. While at the same time very knowledgeable and Professional. Her work is Patient centred. Listening to my needs and tailoring the treatment to those needs. I felt fully supported at a time when I was feeling very low and vulnerable. I was looking for an ´holistic´ approach to my problem and feel that Kate´s ´Íntegrated´ approach really suited me and I booked a two day workshop. Both days were wonderfully relaxing with nutritious food, invaluable dietary advice including delicious recipes and techniques such as EFT and Qi Gong and all set in beautiful surroundings. The whole experience has been extremely therapeutic and I look forward to my visits.
Kate is there for you when you need advice by phone or by email. So you have continuous support, which I feel is very important.
Mitch Phillips, Cumbria
In November last year I was diagnosed with a large tumour in my brain.It was a secondary cancer from my ovarian cancer and inoperable.I was given an op to drain the fluid, by this time i couldn't talk,write or walk steadily, and a course of radiotherapy to shrink the tumour.I was then given three months to live.
Through E.F.T.my partner was recommended to Dr Kate James,she had an excellent informative web site. I had a consultation with her when i was rock bottom. I had nausea,sickness and completely no hope. I started a personalised regime and within a week everyone had noticed changes...my cognitive thinking,my movement , my speech had all begun to normalise. My consultations with Kate have been about me,my cancer,my food regime so I feel she knows what I need. Thanks to her support and guidance I am feeling fantastic and full of hope..... when I die is unknown but until then I can feel well enough to feel love and give love which can only live off HOPE.
Jude, West Yorkshire
I am 63 years old and have had a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer since 2003 during which time I have had numerous courses of chemotherapy treatment with varying results. I have been working with Dr. Kate James for the last three years. Last year we added mushrooms to my Integrative regime to provide natural immunological support. I took these alongside a course of chemotherapy treatment consisting of Cisplatin and Gemcitabine. At the end of the chemotherapy treatment (January 2013) the hospital doctors told me they were surprised I got through the treatment without having to have a break, I put this down to Kate’s advice and help. Since that time I have had no conventional chemotherapy treatment but have continued to take mushrooms as part of my Integrative regime. Last week I had a hospital check with my Oncology Professor and was told that interestingly my CA125 has decreased by approximately 3000 and that whatever I am doing I should continue with it.
Kate James is an excellent Doctor who listens to her patients comments and concerns, great care and thought go into her recommendations/suggestions for nutritional/immune support. She is continually researching and studying to keep herself as informed as possible with conventional medical practice and complementary practice. Kate is an excellent example of Integrative Medicine at its best.
Pam Harvey- Update , Abbots Langley
I was diagnosed with advanced Ovarian cancer in 2010 and began working with Dr. James in January 2011. When I saw my Oncology consultant recently at Mount Vernon Hospital recently she showed great interest in my Integrative regime . She walked into the room and looked at me saying "you are very well aren't you!" I explained that I felt really well and better than I had for many years. She next informed me that my CA125 figure had increased only slightly since I had seen her three months previously. She began to enquire "what I was on". I began my explanation about no sugar, no dairy, no red meat, lots of oily fish etc. etc and my Integrative supplements . I felt this was a breakthrough having been told to eat as much fresh cream and cakes to keep my weight up when first diagnosed. I went on to explain about my supplements which Dr. Kate James had suggested . Her last remark to me was "well, whatever it is you are doing. keep doing it!" I intend to do so.
Sherryl Robinson- Update , Hertfordshire
I was introduced to Kate James because for almost two years now I have been suffering from acute inflammation in the sinus which is incredibly painful-( like a migraine I imagine) it leaves me unable to get out of bed and makes me sick. It’s debilitating in that a nerve ending from the brain becomes inflamed causing double vision. The medical profession were concerned enough to undertake two biopsies carrying out many tests and scans; they’re main concern was that it could be a lymphoma, although there is no evidence to suggest this from their tests, therefore my condition remains a mystery to them.
I was given a fairly high dose of steroids which I have taken intermittently in reaction to the double vision, and although they seem to take control of the inflammation they leave me with a whole other set of side effects but most notably leaving me very weak where simple daily tasks were a big deal for me to undertake physically. It is not a good idea to be on these at my age for lengthy amounts of time yet I had been unable to come off them as my double vision would return.
I felt very anxious as I was unable to consistently care for my two small girls making me heavily dependent on family and friends and had lost faith in my body, feeling trapped much of the time with little confidence...In fact I was really down having difficulty recognising myself.
Kate has introduced me to amazing dietary supplements, therapies, treatments and integrative medicines, most of which I have applied to my everyday life, combined they have bolstered and strengthened me physically, and emotionally. I was lucky enough to visit Kate for a two day workshop which in retrospect I have found really useful and enlightening. I found Kate to be a very kind and intuitive person surprising me constantly with her spot on advice.
Six months on she has restored my health in that on a day to day basis I forget I have ever been ill! Much of the time I feel better than ever, I now have faith in my body and my independence and confidence are returning. The hospital have, said that they’re no longer concerned as my last MRI scan showed no change. I have been slowly weaning myself off the steroids and am on what is considered a low dose. I’m at a point of health I started to doubt would ever be achievable. I am so grateful to her.
Ashley Odey, South sea
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Dr. James supports individuals naturally, some of whom have cancer and some of whom have other medical conditions. Dr. James does not treat cancer, rather she works to support and benefit each individual whatever their medical condition.