Pearlz eBooks

Cancer eBooks

by Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNOAuthor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology​

Pearlz is a library of mini eBooks with the most up-to-date integrative recommendations for over 27 common symptoms and over 24 cancer types. Updated regularly by our team of naturopathic, medical, & radiation oncologists, these eBooks provide the clinical pearlz needed TODAY by patient and clinician alike

“Clinical pearls are best defined as small bits of free standing, clinically relevant information based on experience or observation. They are part of the vast domain of experience-based medicine and can be helpful in dealing with clinical problems for which controlled data do not exist.”

Lorin MI, Palazzi DL, Turner TL, Ward MA. What is a clinical pearl and what is its role in medical education? Med Teach. 2008;30(9-10):870-874


This Clinical Pearlz eBook series is our best attempt to get the most relevant evidence-guided and “pearly” information from our experienced team of writers, to those people living with cancer, who need this information today. This monumental task of culminating the vast body of knowledge in naturopathic oncology has been accomplished through the tireless contributions of over 40 of the field’s brightest minds the world over.

In order to provide the most comprehensive treatment options possible, the Clinical Pearlz eBook series provides treatment recommendations from experienced naturopathic, medical, and radiation oncologists.

eBook Format

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Description of Symptom or Disease
  4. Naturopathic Considerations for Treatment
  5. Conventional Considerations for Treatment
  6. References

“The information provided in these eBooks does not replace the requirement for a licensed healthcare provider to assess, prescribe, and manage all treatments considered for use. Please share information you may want to incorporate from this eBook with your healthcare team, so that it be managed appropriately by your licensed healthcare provider(s).”

“Applying naturopathic strategies for active cancer treatment should always be done with the simultaneous goal of preserving and possibly improving conventional treatment efficacy. Communicating any and all treatments with your conventional oncologist, prescribing doctor and pharmacist is critical during active treatment and beyond.”

Lead Author & Editor-in-Chief

Gurdev Parmar, ND,

Dr. Gurdev Parmar is a leader in the field of integrative naturopathic cancer care. He is the co-founder and medical director of the largest integrated health care facility in Canada, the Integrated Health Clinic (IHC). He is licensed in both British Columbia, Canada and Washington State, USA. Dr. Parmar works closely with oncologists the world over to create the best possible outcome for each patient. The IHC was chosen as one of seven original clinics in North America to participate in the Canadian and U.S. Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS), an ongoing, multi-clinic, prospective trial. Dr. Parmar has also completed an eight-year retrospective study on his treatment approach, which has been presented internationally, and is currently being published by Cambridge Scholars.

Dr. Parmar is an affiliate residency director and primary teaching supervisor of a naturopathic oncology residency, and the IHC is a CNME-approved post-doctoral training facility for Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Parmar spearheaded the establishment of hyperthermia in Canada in 2009, the culmination of a two and half year process to obtain Health Canada approval. In 2018, he was nominated President of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS). He has served on numerous boards and was appointed as a member of the OncANP Delphi Panel, an elite team of naturopathic oncologists whose mission was to create a new practice consensus. The resulting document, published in the peer-reviewed Integrative Cancer Therapies journal, lays out the guidelines for future clinical trial research in naturopathic and integrative oncology. Dr. Parmar writes and lectures internationally on a wide variety of topics, including clinical hyperthermia, the tumour microenvironment, and integrative cancer care. He serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and is the Lead Author and Editor-in-Chief of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology: A Desktop Guide to Integrative Oncology.