Nutritional Ideas to Combat Chemo-Brain

“Chemo-brain” – a sense of reduced cognitive function that seems the unwanted after-effect of chemotherapy — plagues many cancer patients during and after treatment. It’s been recognized for 30 years that this problem crops up for many chemo-treated patients. But the causes are not entirely known. Certainly one issue which might contribute to it is […]

Posted: 01/13/2017 | read the full post


Wild Rice and Broccoli Recipe

Adapted From “The First Mess” Website Broccoli salad with sprouted wild rice and citrusy avocado & basil dressing  serves: 6-8 special equipment: a blender for the dressing notes: the website said to “sprout” the rice by soaking it for a day or so, changing the water 3-4 times but I just went ahead a cooked it. I […]

Posted: 01/11/2017 | read the full post


The Block Program’s New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Patients

2017 has arrived, so it’s time to get going and keep going with good, uncomplicated New Year’s resolutions. But facing several helpful lifestyle changes that can produce better health for cancer patients, it might be hard to decide what to work on first. We’ll address that problem by suggesting three major priorities for cancer patients […]

Posted: 01/06/2017 | read the full post


The “Skinny” on Saturated Fats

Saturated fats have been getting some confusing publicity lately, often related to a trend of paleo and low-carb diets, as well as to the popularity of coconut oil. Our research team has not found solid evidence in reviewing the science that indicates it is actually safe for cancer patients to increase saturated fat intake. So […]

Posted: 12/20/2016 | read the full post


Healthy Holidays

As the holidays approach, conversations begin to focus on topics like office parties, food, family, and celebrations.  There is a powerful notion in our culture that this is the one time of the year we are allowed to overindulge, and we find ourselves surrounded by candy, cookies, and copious amounts of all types of food […]

Posted: 12/15/2016 | read the full post


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Founded over 30 years ago, the Block Center is one of the world’s leading cancer treatment facilities. An outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of the entire range of cancers, we are dedicated to providing a caring and healing environment.

Our individualized programs are designed to give you, the patient, the best opportunity to live better and to improve the overall quality of your life while you undergo treatment.


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