What Every Cancer Patient Needs To Know Before Starting Chemotherapy

Early in his practice, Dr. Block was seeing two distinct patient groups. The first, a “conventional medicine” patient population, often responded well to treatment; however, they struggled with treatment side effects. The second group, from the “alternative medicine” community, tolerated their treatments well; unfortunately, they frequently saw their disease progress. When conventional medicine patients were … Continued

Improving Cancer Survival: Overcoming Disease and Treatment-Related Complications, Part 2

In our last blog, we explained that patients can actually improve their chances of survival by taking a proactive approach to preventing or mitigating the potentially life-threatening complications associated with cancer and its treatment. In that blog, we addressed cancer cachexia and infections. In today’s blog, we will discuss thromboembolism and pain syndrome. Thromboembolism refers … Continued

Improving Cancer Survival: Overcoming Disease and Treatment-Related Complications – Part 1

The complications that commonly arise from both cancer and its treatments are often very serious. And can be life-threatening. In fact, people are often surprised to learn that most patients with cancer actually don’t die from the disease itself. Rather, far more often, they die from the complications associated with cancer and its treatments. Therefore, … Continued

What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk Of Colon Cancer

With the recent, unexpected news that celebrity Kirstie Alley has passed away from colon cancer, we thought it a good time to take another look at some of the lifestyle and dietary changes we can make to help reduce our risk of colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), colorectal cancer is … Continued

Dietary Supplements: What Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know

Most people are surprised to learn that neither the FDA nor any other regulatory agency ensures the potency or purity of dietary supplements. Equally concerning, manufacturers don’t have to get FDA approval or provide the FDA with safety data prior to making them available for sale! It isn’t until a product is on that market … Continued

Exercise and cancer survival: Is There A Connection?

If you have or have had cancer, you’re likely aware that doctors frequently advise patients to get more rest, and reduce, or even stop, their exercise regimen. And while fatigue is a common concern for cancer patients – especially those undergoing treatment – and this advice might sound appealing, it is, actually, a very bad … Continued

Our General Dietary Recommendations

In our previous blog post, we reviewed specific dietary patterns that research demonstrates are beneficial to breast cancer patients. Today we take a look at how our general dietary recommendations are valuable not only to breast cancer patients, but to anyone facing a cancer diagnosis. We recommend a diet that’s low in saturated fats and … Continued

Diet And Breast Cancer Survival: What Every Patient Needs to Know

We are often asked if there are specific foods that can boost cancer survival. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we’d address this question as it relates to breast cancer. Existing research doesn’t support the notion that there are specific foods that can increase survival. However, there IS considerable evidence that dietary … Continued