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

Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Black Bean Burgers                                                                                      Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed 2 Tbsp olive oil mayonnaise (can also use Veganaise) ½ tsp seasoning salt or lemon-pepper seasoning 1 Tbsp whole grain breadcrumbs Small amount of whole wheat flour     Directions Mash beans with olive oil mayonnaise in a large … Continued

The Correlation Between Chronic Inflammation and Certain Cancers

Numerous studies are revealing a direct correlation between chronic inflammation and certain cancers. Cancer development appears to be linked to elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced when inflammation occurs. While acute inflammation (lasting no more than a few days) is our body’s normal response to an injury or infection, chronic inflammation may … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy Methodology

I understand one of your chemotherapeutic infusion and distribution techniques is unique in the United States. I am referring to chronomodulated chemotherapeutic treatments. How does this methodology work? Back in the early nineties, I was looking for methods to help my patients better tolerate some of the more invasive cancer treatments. When I came across … Continued

Update: Important Breast Cancer Study

Our post this past Saturday linked to a blog entry based on the findings of a 2006 study by Rowan Chlebowski and colleagues, a study that looked at the impact of a low-fat diet on breast cancer patients. At the time this study was published, it reported an average 24% decline in risk of death … Continued

What to do when there’s “nothing left to do”

Hearing your oncologist say “there is nothing more that we can do for you” is undeniably traumatic and distressing. What he or she is essentially saying, however, is that there is nothing left in the conventionalarsenal that can be done to eradicate the cancer. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing else that … Continued

The Latest Study on Resveratrol

A recent study claiming to debunk the efficacy of resveratrol has prompted some questions about the use of resveratrol supplements for cancer patients. The study claims to have found that resveratrol is not helpful with either cardiovascular or cancer risk, or with longevity. It comes from an interesting source: the inCHIANTI study, a study of … Continued

More Antioxidant Criticism?

Keith I. Block, MD Scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are criticizing antioxidants again. As you may recall, about 18 months ago, Nobel Prize winner James Watson published a paper saying antioxidants are bad for cancer patients, and that antioxidant-rich blueberries amount to nothing more than a natural “junk food” that are OK to eat … Continued

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