Meet Our Consultants

Dr Wafaa Abdel-Hadi MD

Integrative oncologist & Functional Medicine Doctor

Right upon graduating from Kasr Al-Ainy faculty of medicine at Cairo university in Egypt, and finishing her masters degrees at clinical oncology, Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi fulfilled her life-long dream of treating people by researching and implementing a combination of conventional and unorthodox scientifically validated practices to enhance the outcomes and quality of life of her patients.
After 13 years of rigorous clinical oncology practice at the leading cancer treatment center in Egypt and in collaboration with Institute Gustave Roussy in Paris, Dr. Wafaa decided to establish AWARE clinic, the first-ever foundation for Functional Medicine Awareness & Prevention in the Middle East and Africa, back in April of 2014 where she acts as CEO of the clinic.
Pursuing her new career and passion in Functional Medicine in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, IFM, USA, She works with her patients to encourage positive lifestyle modifications, as she is a firm believer in following reliable methodologies and individualized protocols. Each patient’s circumstances are uniquely different and should be treated specifically to meet their own needs.
Throughout her career and academic inquiries, she has intimately analyzed the metabolic approach to cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, which has allowed her to apply metabolic methods to treat various diseases effectively in addition to cancer.
Dr. Wafaa is the first certified Functional Medicine Doctor in Egypt and the Middle East. She is also a certified international health coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, IIN, USA, which empowers her to closely establish the confidence and empathy needed to work with her patients.
In the future, Dr. Wafaa hopes to expand the accessibility of Functional Medicine in Egypt and the Middle East to provide world-class treatment options and education to the region and around the world. Dr. Wafaa anticipates a future where chronic disease epidemics, including cancer, are alleviated in the global population and is excited to participate in the medical advancements made in her medical field every day.

Patricia Daly NT

Nutritional Therapist

Patricia Daly NT
Patricia Daly is an experienced and internationally recognized Nutritional Therapist (BA Hons, dipNT, mBANT, rCNHC), author and educator in the area of integrative cancer support. Following her cancer diagnosis in 2008, she started studying nutrition science and left her corporate career. She is completing her MSc degree in "Advanced Nutrition in Research and Practice" at Middlesex University in London in 2021. As a Swiss native, she regularly attends training courses in Switzerland/Germany, including at the renowned Tumor Biology Center in Freiburg, Germany. Patricia is also one of the founding and advisory board members of the Association for Ketogenic Metabolic Therapies based in Germany.
Over the past 10 years, Patricia has worked with hundreds of clients worldwide that are affected by cancer and that are looking to improve their quality of life with nutrition and lifestyle changes. In 2016, she co-wrote the book "The Ketogenic Kitchen" with Domini Kemp. It quickly became a bestseller in Ireland and subsequently also on Amazon US. Patricia is a guest lecturer and regularly receives invitations to speak at international medical conferences.

Dr. Daniel Rieders MD

Integrative medicine cardiologist

Integrative Medical Doctor, Cardiologist
Dr. Daniel Rieders is a board-certified cardiologist and integrative medicine expert, with a passion for moving his patients from illness to vibrant health. Over the last decade, he has transformed his conventional practice with advanced training in functional medicine, integrative medicine, mindfulness-based approaches, and energy medicine.
Dr. Rieders has a degree from UC Santa Barbara in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and received his medical degree from University of Southern California. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at USC and then his cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at the UCLA-VA Medical Center. He has practiced for over 30 years in both private clinics and larger hospital settings. While in Los Angeles, he was a faculty member and leader for USC Cardiology.
A decade ago, Dr. Rieders entered into a journey to transform his own physical health and became inspired to seek different approaches to medical care. He explored healing in six different aspects of health: physical, mental, spiritual, financial, interpersonal, and emotional. After completing a life-changing detoxification program, he realized he needed to bring his deep insight to his own practice honoring the connection between the mental, physical and spiritual bodies in collaboration with other healers.
Dr. Rieders begins the healing process by establishing a relationship with each patient, partnering with them to develop solutions that enable them to heal at the deepest levels and regain their physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Henning Saupe MD

Director of Integrative oncology clinic

Dr. Henning Saupe was born in 1964 in Laupheim/Germany. He completed his medical studies at the University of Ulm from 1986 to 1992 and received his license to practice medicine in 1992. In 1995, after successfully completing his doctorate in psychotherapy, he earned the title of „Dr.med.“.

In 1996 Dr. Henning Saupe also received his Swedish license to practice medicine and worked for 10 years in Stockholm as a general practitioner with an interest in naturopathy, anthroposophic medicine and holistic cancer therapy. From 1997 to 2006 he served as a board member in the Swedish Association of Anthroposophic Physicians (LAOM). In January 2005 he founded and opened the "Arcadia Clinic" in Stockholm, the first hyperthermia clinic in Sweden specializing in oncological hyperthermia.

In 2006, he founded the Arcadia practice in Kassel which he expanded in 2009 to include additional therapies. In June 2014, he opened the new Arcadia Clinic in Bad Emstal, Germany where he serves as Medical Director.
Based on his extensive direct experience of treating patients for over 25 years and from more than fifty countries who have come to receive his care, he has developed a model that tangibly strengthens the life and self-healing forces, while also counteracting pain and loss of joy in life. In this way, he places the infinitely differentiated network of forces of a human being at the center of his explanations, because protecting this is a deep concern of his. "To achieve the coherence of the forces, to awaken the self-regulation of the immune system, that is the mission in every phase of life- to be satisfied and healthy," is his conviction.

Awards and memberships
In 2007 September Dr. Saupe was awarded the "Professor Olof Lindals Prize for Complementary Medicine" at the House of Parliament in Stockholm for his "merit in introducing medical hyperthermia to complementary medicine in Sweden".

He is a member of the ICHS (International Clinical Hyperthermia Society) and the DGO (German Society of Oncology).

Lectures
Since 2005, Dr. Henning Saupe has given regular lectures in Germany and Scandinavia (Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, Malmö)

2019 Keynote speaker: Annie Appleseed Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida
"Holistic Cancer Treatment".

Dr. Lena Suhaila ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Prior to studying medicine, She has worked as a pharmacokinetic analyst and clinical research associate on drug-treatments for prostate cancer. She studied microbiology at The University of California, Santa Barbara; natural medicine at Bastyr University; and received a doctorate of naturopathic medicine from The National College of Natural Medicine.

Having completed a medical residency in 2010, She joined the medical staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Nowadays, she operates a telemedicine consultation practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with patients worldwide. She continues her postdoctoral work with the Institute of Functional Medicine and Dr. Nasha Winters and the Metabolic Approach to Cancer Mastermind.

To balance her scientific approach to natural medicine, She is a facilitator of Compassionate Inquiry (an approach developed by Dr. Gabor Mate) and trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, HeartMath, and several forms of Breathwork. These methods help us to return to our wholeness and process what is unresolved within us. Disease may take root in many levels, mental, emotional, and physical. To restore health, she uses a multidisciplinary and truly integrative approach that discovers and treats the root cause of illness.

On a personal level, She has a meditation practice and believes it’s important to keep diving into her own inner work and training so that she can help others with integrity and heart.

Dr AbdulKadir Slocum

Integrative Medicine

Dr. Abdul Kadir Slocum M.D. is originally from the United States but grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and completed his medical training at Marmara University, Istanbul. He comes from an integrative medical background and has a particular interest in helping patients suffering from cancer and exploring new ways of addressing the disease.

Fluent in both English and Turkish, since founding Chemothermia with Assistant Professor İyikesici and Professor Berkarda he has worked with them on the development and application of conventional as well as innovative treatment modalities for oncology and has particular responsibility for the clinic’s international patients.

Dr. Christine Salter

Naturopathic Doctor

Christine Salter MD, DC, ND, a native of Great Britain, obtained her BSc (hon) in Physiology & Biochemistry from the University of Reading, UK. With extensive training and experience in osteopathic, naturopathic, allopathic and chiropractic medicine, she is an expert in the practice of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

"We must do all that we can to be guardians of our future health by investing now in the process to create, regain and maintain optimal levels of functioning."

Dr. Salter is a graduate of the University of Reading, UK, the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy, Logan University (formerly Logan College of Chiropractic), and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She continued her medical training at Mercy Medical Center (formerly St. John’s Mercy Medical Center) Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Salter is board certified in Family Medicine by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is also a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine(SLiIM).

Having served one year on the staff of Uchee Pines Lifestyle Health Center in Seale, Alabama, Dr.Salter also taught at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri, in the capacity as an instructor and assistant professor, and she also maintained a small private chiropractic practice. Subsequently, with a broad background, training and education, Dr. Salter started her solo practice named Vibrant Health Family Medicine in 2001. She practiced the full scope of Family Medicine including prenatal care. In 2009, her practice transitioned from the traditional “sickness” model of health care to a “wellness” model. At that time, Vibrant Health Family Medicine became The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness.

Dr. Salter enjoys public speaking, reading, singing, cooking and the outdoors.

Dr. Petra Davelaar

Naturopathic Doctor

As a true detective at heart, Petra integrates the most current scientific understanding of metabolism into her personalized approach to preventing and reversing disease.

Dr. Petra is a naturopathic doctor certified in nutrition and functional medicine. She primarily practices Deutenomic medicine, which is the science of water movement in a body. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to New York in her 20s. She has spent the last nine years in California where she graduated from Bastyr University in 2016. After four years of seeing patients in Santa Monica, she currently only consults patients via telemedicine. Since the first of January 2021, her credentials have also been recognized and certified in Hungary, which extends to most other European countries.

She is known for her in-depth research and detailed follow through on each and every one of her patients. Her passion for seeking truth guides her to understand how we can do better in restoring patients’ health.

Dr Christopher Duhon

Naturopathic Doctor

I grew up in a small town in southern Louisiana near Lafayette. As a young boy, I was accustomed to the freedom of country life: fresh air, quiet nights and great food. We grew our own vegetables and stocked our own meats. I have great memories of playing in fields and exploring nature with my younger brother and cousins. Our parents instilled in us many values, in particular, compassion, generosity, and good ole’ southern hospitality.

Growing up I was especially close to my grandmother. My favorite time of the year was spring when we tilled the soil and prepared it for planting. When I look back, I see her influence weaved throughout my life. The most valuable gift she imparted was her wisdom of working with the earth. She understood the importance of fertile soil and knew how to enrich it so that it produced good and sweet fruit. After leaving the comforts of home, my early adult years were full of struggles, addictions and death of family members. Through it all my grandmother’s influence pulled me through and taught me unconditional love. I wanted to share this with other people, which lead me to the next phase in my journey.

Thinking that ministry was my calling in life, I attended Notre Dame Seminary in Louisiana, where I was ordained. After a year of parish work, I was given the opportunity to further my education and received a Masters degree in Spirituality and spiritual direction from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The instructors that I resonated with were spiritual directors who also practiced some form of physical medicine. I was introduced to cranio-sacral, massage therapy and herbal medicine. With the exposure to herbal medicine, I once again realized the importance of the soil.

Eventually, I recognized that in order to help people in the way I had envisioned, I would need to step out of ordained ministry and pursue medicine. My grandmother’s teachings about the foundations of life were like a gentle muse leading me on to new fields. The calling to medicine led me to the great North West where I attended Bastyr University and received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. I have since studied in Switzerland at Paracelsus Klinik under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Rau. Before coming into my own practice, I was an associate and mentee of Dr. Paul Anderson, a well-known physician in the North West who works with oncology and chronic disease. Since coming into my own practice, I have been privileged to work under the guidance of Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, LAc, FABNO who has enriched my sense of terrain centric medicine.

What I discovered to be my passion all along was working with a person’s terrain, the foundation of their health, their “soil,” so to speak. I honor my patients’ uniqueness because that is how I approach their treatments, with individualized personal care.

This is my opportunity to share my story in the hopes that you will gather a glimpse of who I am. Each one of us has a unique personal story of where we grew up, what the people are like in our native land, and how we have evolved to who we are presently. I am excited and passionate to hear your story.

Dr. Ahmed El-Sakka

Neuro-Surgeon & Metabolic Therapy

After Graduating from faculty of medicine, Alexandria university in Egypt and finishing his neurosurgery residency for 3 years, He travelled to USA and acquired a post- graduate diploma in neuro-metabolism from John Hopkins hospitals, USA in the pursuit of understanding the underlying metabolism affecting refractory epileptic patients, That is when he understood the powerful impact of a ketogenic diet on cellular energetics including cancer cell metabolism.
He pursued a career as a Research fellow in cancer molecular biology and metabolism at Boston college, USA , working in their labs hand in hand with Prof. Dr Thomas Seyfried where they have co-authored multiple scientific papers together.
Dr EL-Sakka didn't stop there but wanted to know more about cancer at a submolecular levels, so he continued to study and has finished a post-graduate diploma in clinical applied biochemistry from Harvard school of medicine, USA , a post-graduate diploma in Epigenetics and gene expression from Melbourne University Australia and finally a post -graduate diploma of clinical nutrition and metabolisms from national nutritional institute, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. El-Sakka works as a primary investigator in metabolic ketosis as a palliative care in brain tumor research at 57357 Children's cancer hospital in Egypt and has finished his laser practice license certificate for the use of class 3b and class 4 laser in Photobiomodulation and Photodynamic therapy and laser ablation.

Now, Being the Senior researcher and medical director of The Egyptian foundation for metabolic research and community development ,applying his science in
Clinical metabolism, cancer metabolism and applied biochemistry, His hope is to develop better outcomes for cancer patients using his methods to optimize conventional therapy provided to cancer patients and improving their outcomes and quality of life.