Healed, or hungry? A personal perspective on the Gawler program

Tanya L Hall
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10064
Published online: 21 May 2012

In the Gawler program, the positive aspects are paid for with considerable sacrifice

In the state of turmoil following a cancer diagnosis, many patients are drawn to complementary treatments, which may provide an explanation, hope, and a sense of autonomy not provided by conventional medicine. In Australia, one figure who has attained a great following is Ian Gawler, a cancer survivor, whose incredible story of recovery has inspired many through his books and courses run by the Gawler Foundation, which he established in 1983.

  • Tanya L Hall

  • Ballarat, VIC.



I acknowledge the assistance of Marina Vamos and Brendan Flynn in reviewing this article.

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