Multiple Myeloma Antioxidant Supplementation

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Hello David:

Happy New Year! Could you please tell me about your coaching services and what the fees are?
Particularly-  interested in working with you to tweak my supplement program.
Currently on Revlimid 10 MG.  40MG medrol every other day.
Currently supplement only with:  zinc, daily multi, liquid bone building supplements and Chinese herbs.
Thank you! 
MMer John
Dear MMer John-
May I ask you some questions about your supplement goals? 
1) you are a MMer? Is your revlimid 10mg a maintenance dose? Is your MM in partial, very good partial or complete remission? 
2) And the 40 mg of medrol every other day is a steroid?   Yes
3) are you interested in learning about other supplementation that has either anti-MM action or anti-cancer action? 
4) are you interested in immune boosting supplements? 
5) So you have any side effects from chemotherapy? 
I ask this because I take several supplements to manage my blood clot aka deep vein thrombosis. Not conventional blood thinners such as elliquis, coumadin, etc.
Let me know. 
thanks
David 
HI David,

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May I ask you some questions about your supplement goals? 
1) you are a MMer? Is your revlimid 10mg a maintenance dose? Is your MM in partial, very good partial or complete remission? 
Yes.  Lambda Light  Chain issue.  10mg REV. plus Medrol is the current therapy. (failed velcade after 5 yrs)  Yes, Medrol is a steroid. 
2) And the 40 mg of medrol every other day is a steroid?Yes
3) are you interested in learning about other supplementation that has either anti-MM action or anti-cancer action? 
Anti-MM action!  I know I could be on curcumin,  for example. 
4) are you interested in immune boosting supplements? 
Yes. Well I have a good product now-  Immune Assist powder made from mushrooms. 
5) So you have any side effects from chemotherapy? 
I tolerated velcade better than revlimid.  Rev makes makes me fatigued and has crashed my blood counts.  Weird pounding feeling in the head.  limping a little as well.
I ask this because I take several supplements to manage my blood clot aka deep vein thrombosis. Not conventional blood thinners such as elliquis, coumadin, etc. 
I would love to go to Dr. Burzynski  have hopefully overcome this for good the way you have.  Don’t have the $$ to do so at the moment.
MMer John
Hi MMer John-
Several things…
1) you are correct. Curcumin is a well known and well-studied anti-MM supplement. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=myeloma%2C+curcumin%2C
2) Resveritrol- discussion of both of these supplements raises the issue of anti-angiogenesis- 
Antimyeloma effects of resveratrol through inhibition of angiogenesis.
Ted Talk by Dr. William Li- 18 mins. Please pay attention to his mention of MM and several supplements that I list. Curcumin (turmeric), resveritrol (red wine, grapes), green tea, grape seed extract- 
Your chemotherapy, lenalidomide (revlimid) is listed below vitamin E and above turmeric, green tea, others. 
3) Green Tea Extract
[Inhibitory Effect of EGCG (green tea extract) on angiogenesis induced by multiple myeloma cell line KM3 and its mechanism]
Do not take green tea extract with velcade. 
To bring all this together, I think supplementing with curcumin, green tea extract, resveritrol and omega 3 fatty acids will greatly enhance your revlimid administration. 
As for immune boosting supplementation, yes, your mushroom supplement sounds good. I think you should exercise moderately (walking) but daily. As for diet, I eat as many of the anti-angiogenic foods that are listed in the video as I can daily. 
Do you have any questions? 
David Emerson
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2 comments on “Multiple Myeloma Antioxidant Supplementation
  1. Ian Goldsmid says:

    do you have any views on berberine?

    • David says:

      Hi Ian-

      I often tell my family and friends that I get more from PeopleBeatingCancer than I give. This is a good example. I don’t remember ever reading about the cytotoxic properties of berberine previously. Your question got me to do a little research. Six studies in pubmed showed up with I searched MM berberine. I will blog about berberine this week. Thanks.

      To formally answer your question, I didn’t have any views on berberine previously but I do now. I will research this supplement further.

      Multiple Myeloma, Berberine

      David

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