Meet Carol Lourie
There is a spiritual journey to this intense life-altering illness that is breast cancer.
Carol is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Homeopath and Functional Medicine Expert. She utilizes several different therapies in her practice: Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. The belief that healing is always possible has been the foundation for Carol Lourie — personally and professionally. With over 3 decades of clinical experience, her mind/body approach to achieving wellness has helped countless people recover their health through individually – tailored programs. Her career has culminated in a unique set of skills and knowledge and her professional and clinical path of development has enabled her to be here now to share her knowledge and experience with you at this tender, confusing and vulnerable time of your life. Over the years, Carol has come to understand the complexity of the science behind breast cancer: its tests and diagnoses, how cancer progresses, the treatments and side effects, the road to recovery, and the possibility of recurrence. She addresses not only the physical symptoms, but also the emotional, mental, and spiritual components that contribute to each woman’s situation. With her background in meditation and spiritual practice, she understands the deeper levels that are involved in manifestation of breast cancer.
It’s only when both aspects of disease
– the physical and the emotional –
are addressed that healing is possible.
Cancer is Scary and Life-Altering But It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
“You have breast cancer.”
When I first heard those words, it was like the doctor had hit me in the gut. I “doubled over,”is how one woman described her reaction upon hearing her diagnosis.
A diagnosis of breast cancer creates a physical and psychic response – you are in shock, right to your core. And part of you will feel that shock and vulnerability throughout treatment and possibly for many years to come.
How do you keep your soul intact?
When everything is overwhelming and moving so fast, how do you process it all?
Wherever you are on your breast cancer journey — Treatment, Recovery or Preventing Recurrence — this is a time to gather your resources, to make sure the treatment recommended will have the best chance of removing the cancer from your body, of keeping your body as healthy as possible throughout treatment, detoxifying from treatment when finished and developing a mindset where breast cancer becomes a chronic disease which you feel confident in the tools you have to manage your health.
Sit quietly for a few minutes, slow your breath, let your thoughts come together, so you can connect to your inner self. Create the calm to make the important decisions you’re now facing.
Your soul will tell you what you need to do and the path you need to follow to recover your health. It’s easier and more pleasant when you have a guide and community of like-minded women to accompany you through the bumps on the road that are bound to appear.
And I would be honored to help you with that.
Energy • Empowerment • Grace
Through all the tests and chaos that accompany a breast cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself wondering, How did this happen to me? How will this change my life? Is it possible to get through this life-changing process with my soul intact? It is possible to transform your breast cancer journey – from fatigue to Energy, from illness to Empowerment, from fear to Grace. And I can help you with that.
Oncology treatments address many of the genetic, biochemical and metabolic factors driving your breast cancer. But what about the tumor microenvironment and other aspects not addressed? How can you protect your body while undergoing medical treatment? What about your emotional well-being and quality of life?
Take two and call me in the morning. It’s a cliché, but it still sounds a lot like what we hear from our doctors, doesn’t it? Intuitively, you know your path back to health and wellness will take more than a 15-minute visit with a doctor and a prescription for a cocktail of drugs. You’re right: illness is much more complex. Wellness – and the absence of it – is impacted by the foods we eat, the stresses in our lives, emotional trauma, genetic factors, lifestyle choices, how we feel about our jobs, even what we do for joy and fun (and how often we give ourselves permission to do them). Yet, these factors are often minimized or ignored in conventional “take two and call me” treatment regimens.
The Lourie Process is different. It’s a partnership where you and I work together to fully understand your metabolic picture. We’ll thoroughly analyze all the relevant factors about you to obtain a detailed and accurate life history. A Targeted Functional Medicine laboratory work-up will help us uncover any underlying causes of illness. We’ll gently explore any traumas or emotional wounds, knowing these can have a profound effect on health and that resolving them often opens the door to true and lasting recovery.
Then, together, we’ll develop a plan, a way forward for you to utilize powerful mind-body healing methodologies and recover your health.
About The Lourie Process
The Lourie Process has evolved from my lifelong curiosity about how illness develops: why does one person suffer chronic headaches, another develops Crohn’s Disease, another breast cancer? To understand the metabolic process of disease, I attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and have continued to study Homeopathy, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Oncology. Developed over 30 years of clinical practice providing Integrative Healthcare, The Lourie Process focuses on establishing the right combination of modalities for you, taking you from a disease-focused model to a health-focused model.
I am honored to work with you on your healing path.
Carole has developed a healing series entitled The Path of Breast Cancer. Although written for breast cancer patients, it is applicable to any woman and man who is learning to live with cancer.
The three Modules in The Path of Breast Cancer – Treatment, Recovery, Preventing Recurrence – provide you with science-backed, integrative tools to complement your oncologist’s treatment plan.
In the Treatment Module, you’ll discover ways to lessen treatment side-effects and keep you as healthy as possible throughout your treatment.
The Recovery Module provides methods to detoxify and support your body as you adjust to Tamoxifen or other hormonal treatment.
In the Preventing Recurrence Module, you’ll discover lifestyle tools to help you stay healthy as all you’ve learned on the journey is integrated into the new you you’ve become.
…[Carol] really helped my physical as well as mental well-being.”
She is a knowledgeable, dedicated and compassionate healer
and my life has improved in so many ways through my work with her.
When I first started seeing her I could barely get through the day.
Now I feel like I am a functioning person who can enjoy life!
I am so grateful for her!
It would be my honor to help you navigate your journey.