Battling Coronavirus with Integrative Interventions

Battling Coronavirus with Integrative Interventions Keith I. Block, MD Medical Director, Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment How can I protect myself and my family during the coronavirus pandemic? This question has been uppermost in the minds of many during recent weeks.  I hope you are participating in the global effort to slow the progression … Continued

Healthy Low-Fat Diet Lowers Breast Cancer Mortality

For many years, the Block Center has emphasized the nutritional and clinical benefits of eating a diet which is low in total fats (particularly cutting unhealthy fats) yet high in vegetables, whole unprocessed grains, and fruits — a complete food plan based on our continual evaluation of the science. Now, a new and convincing study … Continued

Healthy Baked Beans

Ingredients ● 1 tablespoon tomato paste ● 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ● 1 tablespoon brown mustard ● 2 garlic cloves, minced ● 1 tsp chili powder ● ½ tsp onion powder ● 2 cans white beans, drained ● 1 cup chopped onions ● Salt & pepper, to taste Instructions 1. In a medium saucepan … Continued

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup

Ingredients • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or 3 hours in hot water • ½ cup water • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided • 2 tablespoons avocado oil • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped • 2 celery stalks, chopped • ¼ teaspoon black pepper • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 8 cups broccoli … Continued

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: Block Center Dietitian Liz Gold Interview with Kris Carr Liz Gold … Continued

What is Resveratrol?

You may have heard that red wine has anti-cancer properties, but you may not know that that reason is resveratrol. What is resveratrol? Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound, primarily found in red wine. Due to its potent anti-oxidative effect, its ability to regulate cell proliferation and to decrease blood supply to tumor cells, resveratrol is … Continued