Healthy Eating

Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Breast Cancer, Part II: HEALTHY EATING

Women from all around the world took part in the™ Live Expert Q&A Chat on November 21st, 2002. Experts answered questions about the foods, vitamins, and supplements to add to—and subtract from—you diet for recovery and reducing cancer risk. Some of the questions included:

"Do you recommend coenzyme Q10 supplements to breast cancer patients/survivors?"

"I heard that soy is good but I just haven't found any soy foods that I can stomach. Any suggestions?"

"Are dairy products safe?"

"What is the safest way to lose weight after chemo, and while on tamoxifen?"

"What do you think of IV-delivered Vitamin C and/or Hydrogen Peroxide to stimulate immune function? "

The 90-minute Chat featured medical oncologist Keith Block, M.D., nutrition expert Penny Block, and Founder and President, Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Keith Block, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Block Center for Integrative Care in Evanston, Illinois. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has advanced training in nutritional oncology. Dr. Block is also Editor in Chief of the journal Integrative Cancer Therapies; Facilitator of the NCI's POMES (Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System) Project; and Medical/Research Consultant to the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, D.C.

Penny Block is the Executive Director of the Block Center for Integrative Care. For over twenty years, she has developed and directed programs to help people maximize their health through diet and stress management. She is also the author of Eating Well, a cookbook and diet guide focused on healthy cuisine. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, with a research focus on Behavioral Medicine and Psychosocial Oncology.

Dr. Weiss, who is also the Founder of the nonprofit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer® and the author of Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Random House), has dedicated her career to helping women affected by breast cancer and their loved ones.

The Expert Q&A Chat was produced in collaboration with The Health Library at Stanford University.

Read the transcript of this Chat to learn more about healthy eating for cancer recovery.

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