Dr. Keith Block approaches cancer treatment with a combination of traditional and complementary medicine. He uses resveratrol, a natural compound that improves the internal environment making it is less hospitable to disease. Resveratrol helps to reduce inflammation and increase cancer cell death.
Early in his medical career, Dr. Block suffered from migraines and ulcers. This experience had a permanent effect on his treatment of patients, making his primary goal the treatment of the whole person.
(Transcribed from video interview)
Resveratrol is just one of many compounds that actually can be used to help combat malignancy, not in and of themselves. It’s important to point out that a natural compound is not, in my opinion, an answer to cancer but it can help lay the foundation to have a better environment to combat disease.
Resveratrol happens to have a number of properties that help battle cancer. We know that resveratrol we find it in red wine, in red grapes. We also find it in different herbal products – one called polygonum cuspidatum, now that’s a mouthful.
Resveratrol turns out to play piano chords on your genes in a favorable way. It also can turn off certain mechanisms that are responsible for how cancer grows, inflammation being one. It can also drive apoptosis – cancer cell death. It can actually help up-regulate the programmed death that a cancer cell normally would go through and help speed it up.
About Dr. Block, M.D.:
Dr. Keith I. Block, M.D., along with his wife Penny Block, M.A., Ph.D., founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in 1980, with a focus on treating the patient as a whole person rather than simply treating the diagnosis. They developed a unique and truly integrative approach to cancer treatment which encompasses traditional and complementary medicine delivered in a caring environment.
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