Our upcoming webinar is a very special one, and a bit different in format than what we’ve offered you in the past. In the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance network, we’re very lucky to have many aestheticians and nutritionists who have chosen to dedicate their practices to supporting clients who have been touched by cancer. In this day and age, you’ve likely been affected by cancer; either personally or through someone you love. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, in remission, or you’re a loving family member or friend of a cancer patient in one of these stages, this webinar—Cancer Self-Care with Nutritional Aesthetics®— is for you.

This event occurred live Monday, October 3rd at 8pm EDT. The replay will be available only to NAA members. Click HERE to join.

We want to offer support to those living with cancer, those who care for them, and those who want to know more about self-care, healing, and regaining and maintaining strength during cancer through holistic nutrition and oncology aesthetics. The two experts joining us for this discussion, holistic nutritionist Kirstin Nussgruber, and oncology-trained aesthetician and NAA member Laurie Neronha, will participate in a live NAA-moderated panel discussion.


Cancer changes you in every way as well–physically and emotionally–and self-care during this difficult time may seem daunting. So many companies that promote the pink ribbon symbol or support cancer research and care make products that contain known or suspected carcinogens or other toxic ingredients directly or indirectly related to cancer. When those are beauty or personal care products, self-care becomes even more challenging.

Our experts will share this information, and more:

  • Overview of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery and how you can better understand the effects of these treatments on the skin and body.
  • Important nutritional considerations when newly diagnosed, during cancer treatment, immediately post-treatment, and beyond.
  • How to address fears, feelings, and need for support both during and post cancer treatment.
  • Top ingredients to avoid in your personal care products during cancer treatment.
  • Common myths about nutrition and cancer.

We’d also like to hear from you–what questions do you have about skincare, self-care, or nutrition for people going through various stages of cancer? Please leave your comments below.


Kirstin’s Nussgruber, holistic nutritionist, cancer survivor, and educator:

Kirstin Nussgruber is an expert cancer mentor, speaker and educator who is passionate about enabling anyone affected by cancer kristinto pro-actively navigate their health journey with a greater sense of clarity, balanced perspective and the right tools to enable them to live a meaningful life by consciously conquering cancer. Her approach incorporates 5 key areas of health: functional nutrition, reducing toxicity, exercise, conscious living, and emotional healing.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer twice within 3 years, she learnt first hand the importance of an integrative and functional medicine approach to one’s health, acknowledging the dynamic interdependence of body, mind and soul to facilitate true healing.

Kirstin is the owner of Eat Holistic, LLC and creator of the interactive virtual Beyond Cancer Program™. She also heads the cancer support program at Valley Integrative Pharmacy in Bedminster, NJ. Kirstin is a graduate of the Zentrum für Naturheilkunde in Munich, Germany as a medically certified nutrition, exercise and motivational consultant and is board certified by the AANC, accredited as a Holistic Health Coach by the AADP, and is a professional member of the NANP.

Laurie Nehrona, oncology certified esthetician:

laurieLaurie Neronha is the North East Regional Educator for Oncology Spa Solutions. An award winning herbalist since 1987, she is also a certified Acne Specialist, Reiki practitioner, successful spa owner of Viriditas Beautiful Skin Therapies and has been working as a full time licensed esthetician since 1997.

Skin wellness is her passion, and her journey to becoming Oncology Certified was a natural progression from working with health compromised skin on a day to day basis.

Like so many of us, Laurie has lost several family members and friends to cancer, including her grandfather, father, aunt, several uncles, co-worker and most recently, her beloved Uncle Robert.

Rather than let so much loss color how she sees the world, Laurie embraces the mantra “Be the change you wish to see in the world,”, choosing to use the tools and skills of her trade to bring comfort and positive change to her clients and students. Laurie infuses a love of life, her deep spirituality and her wealth of knowledge to her classes, and invites you to BE the change.
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