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

Electromagnetic Fields: Are They A Concern? Part 2

  In our previous blog article, we looked at the potential impact of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Today, we’ll look at another part of the electromagnetic spectrum: blue light. We don’t usually see blue light, but as you may know, white light is made up of all of the different spectra of visible light, … Continued

Electromagnetic Fields: Are They A Concern?

We’ve had several people recently ask if cancer patients should be concerned about the potential impact of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Unfortunately, the research available today doesn’t provide us with a clear cut understanding of just what the impact of EMFs might be. We do know that the presence of electromagnetic fields are increasing all around … 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

The Importance of Formulation

An Example – Making Omega-3’s Work For You, Rather than Against You Keith Block, MD In our two previous blog articles we looked at supplement purity and supplement potency. In this article, we will take a look at supplement formulation. When I formulate supplements for my patients, I often combine multiple nutrients into a single … Continued

Not All Supplements are Created Equal — Part 2

Keith I. Block, MD In our previous blog article, we reviewed the issue of supplement purity.  Now, let’s consider the issue of supplement potency.  When I use the term potency, I’m referring to two things: (1) the strength and freshness of the supplement, and (2) the quantity or concentration of active ingredients.  These factors can … Continued

Not All Supplements Are Created Equal — Part 1

What You Need to Know Before Choosing A Supplement Regimen Keith I. Block, MD As you’re probably aware, Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared in front of Congress last week where he was extensively questioned about his endorsement of some weight loss products that were featured on his daytime talk show. Because the efficacy of these specific … Continued