Non-Hormonal Options for Vaginal Dryness Following Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, are often symptoms following chemotherapy among patients with breast and other hormonally-related cancers. Treatments that involve estrogens aren’t recommended for most patients with breast cancer due to concerns about possibly contributing to future disease or risk of recurrence. That leaves unanswered one question: What are non-hormonal options for managing vaginal … Continued

Are You Losing Sleep About Breast Cancer?

Occasionally, incorrect and misleading representations of sleep needs, as if linked absolutely to increased breast cancer risk, have been posted on the internet, producing unnecessary worry about sleep patterns. One report suggested that an inverse association between sleep duration and breast cancer risk could seriously threaten risk of this diagnosis. In that particular post it … Continued

Putting Breast Cancer Cells on a Ketogenic Diet

Increasingly common, and increasingly worrisome, are certain online sites and providers that are aggressively promoting a ketogenic diet for breast cancer patients and others with a cancer diagnosis. The theory behind a keto approach is attractive in its simplicity, and many people are delighted to believe they can, for example, now eat all the chemical-and-hormone–free … Continued

Healing Cancer World Summit Event

Check It Out! Dr. Keith Block, Penny Block, and Block Center registered dietitian Liz Gold are all taking part in the Healing Cancer World Summit with Kris Carr. If you are interested in registering for this awesome wellness event click the below link: https://www.healingcancersummit.com/welcome Block Center Dietitian Liz Gold Interview with Kris Carr Liz Gold … Continued

Frequently Asked Questions About Supplements

Each of the supplement programs recommended by the clinicians at Block Center is individualized and tailored specifically to each patient’s nutritional and medical needs. Not only is it important to have the right ingredients with the appropriate quality, but it is essential to match the proper formulations to the correct set of circumstances such as … Continued

Tips for Improving Sleep Quality

Restful, restorative sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. But for many cancer patients, anxious, sleepless nights (followed by lethargic days) are all too common. Read on for tips to help you replace those nights with restful sleep and healthful activity. Don’t lose sleep over losing sleep! What has long been considered … Continued

The Gluten-Free Diet and Cardiovascular Risk?

Why is it imperative that people diagnosed with Celiac Disease avoid all gluten? One key reason – eating gluten foods multiples their risk of serious heart disease. For celiac sufferers any food with gluten produces severe intestinal inflammation and, in turn, antibodies that disable enzymes throughout the vascular system (transglutaminase). This chain of events causes … Continued

PROSTATE CANCER? BREAST CANCER? NUTS!

Research has recently uncovered a number of health benefits from consuming nuts, from helping control blood sugar to lowering cholesterol and providing protein. Different types yield different dividends: Almonds provide calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, and Brazil nuts offer a source of selenium. A study in British Journal of Cancer, June 2016, reports uncovering … Continued

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