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Life over Cancer The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment

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ISBN-10: 0553801147

ISBN-13: 9780553801149

Edition: 2009

Authors: Keith Block, Robert Newman, Andrew Weil

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/21/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Keith I. Block, M.D. is Director of Integrative Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine; Medical Director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois; and founder and Scientific Director of the nonprofit Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education. He is also editor in chief of the peer-reviewed professional journalIntegrative Cancer Therapiesand a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Editorial Board.

Robert Newman has taught at the City University of New York & the University of Colorado. A long time practitioner of Buddhist meditation techniques, he is currently president of the world Health Foundation, which has researched & developed programs for the medical uses of meditation now offered in various hospitals & medical centers. Segments of the present work was featured in LOKA, a journal from the Naropa Institute , (Anchor Press/Doubleday) 1975.

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Introduction: Retaking Control of Your Life
Why Integrative Care Works
Forming Your Winning Team
Where Are You Now? Quick-Start Maps for Using This Book
Improving Your Lifestyle
The Anti-Cancer Diet
The Life Over Cancer Core Diet Plan
Individualizing Your Diet
The Physical Care Plan: The Case for Fitness
The Life Over Cancer Core Fitness Plan
Individualizing Your Fitness Program
Mind and Spirit Care: The Rationale
The Life Over Cancer Core Mind and Spirit Care Plan
Individualizing Your Mind and Spirit Care Plan
Boosting Your Biology
The Healing Power of the Terrain
Oxidation: Fighting Cancer-Promoting Free Radicals
Inflammation: Overcoming Cancer's Fiery Side
Immune Surveillance: Mounting the Immune Barricades
Blood Circulation and Cancer: The Thick and the Thin
Glycemia: Breaking Cancer's Sugar Addiction
Stress Chemistry: Creating Healthier Biorhythms
Enhancing Your Treatment
The Three Phases of Cancer Treatment: Hitting Cancer Where-and When-It Counts
Crisis: When to Call Your Doctor and Go to the Emergency Room
The Surgical Support Program
The Chemotherapy Support Program: Reducing Toxicity and Side Effects
The Chemotherapy Support Program: Enhancing Effectiveness
The Radiation Support Program
What to Do When Treatment Ends: Growth Control and Containment in the First Year That You're Cancer-Free
The Rehabilitation Program: Getting Strong Enough for Treatment
Leaving No Stone Unturned: What to Do When There's "Nothing Left to Do"
The Remission Maintenance Program
Epilogue: The Gift of Time and Hope
A Note on References and Resources
About the Author
The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment