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A Long-term Multiple Myeloma Survivor’s Diet, Nutrition Plan-

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A multiple myeloma survivors’ nutrition goals are-“Body, blood, bone,  heart, and brain health.” And a diet that I can stick to for years to come…

As a long-term multiple myeloma (MM) survivor, my main concern is remaining in complete remission and living a long, healthy life. 

Staying in complete remission from my “incurable” cancer. According to a growing number of studies, diet and nutrition are central to achieving long-term remission.  I stumbled on the U.S. News ratings of the “best” diets and I thought I should make an evidence-based case for what I eat, and why I eat it.

Let me begin by saying that many of the diets listed in the U.S. News report make sense for cancer survivors for different reasons. I am simply reporting what I do, what I have done and why I do it (nutritionally speaking).

I will list why I follow the “flexitarian” diet:

  1. I need the flexibility of this diet. I need a diet that is “easiest to follow.” I eat mostly fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts but I do need a piece of lean red meat on occasion. And I have a glass of wine once or twice a week.
  2. My weight- I gained 50 pounds when I was on dexamethasone in 1995. I lost 70 pounds over the 5 years following my autologous stem cell transplant in 12/95. My goal is to maintain my weight and muscle mass. The nutrition equation is diet (protein, etc.) supports muscle, muscle supports bone health, bone health support MM remission. The Flexitarian diet helps me follow this nutrition equation.
  3. The Flexitarian diet scores points on managing diabetes. That means that the diet manages a person’s blood glucose and insulin. I believe that insulin, exercise, diet, inflammation, and cancer are linked.  MM survivors need to touch all these bases every day to stay in CR.
  4. I follow a Flexitarian diet based on Time-Restricted Feeding. I consider TRF to be a simple add-on to the benefits of flexitarian eating. A bonus or twofer…
  5. In addition to the nutritional support of both the Flexitarian diet and TRF, I live an evidence-based anti-MM lifestyle based on the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program– I follow the program because I researched and blogged about everything in the program. I believe that MM survivors need those evidence-based non-toxic therapies outlined the MM CC program.

If you don’t have time to watch the webinar, but would like to learn more about:

  • The 21 Evidence-Based Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Guides
  • Evidence-based, integrative therapies for each of the top Multiple Myeloma chemotherapy regimens

Last but not least, I don’t diet. I got serious about what I put in my body about 20 years ago. My daily routine now is just that, a daily routine. But the flexitarian diet does offer guidelines that I think MM survivors should understand and follow.

Have you been diagnosed with multiple myeloma? Are you wondering what your nutritional goals should be? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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The Flexitarian Diet


The aim: Weight loss and optimal health.

The claim: Flexitarians weigh 15 percent less than their more carnivorous counterparts; have a lower rate of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and live an average of 3.6 years longer.

The theory: Flexitarian is a marriage of two words: flexible and vegetarian. The term was coined more than a decade ago, and in her 2009 book, “The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life,” registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner says you don’t have to eliminate meat completely to reap the health benefits associated with vegetarianism – you can be a vegetarian most of the time, but still chow down on a burger or steak when the urge hits.


The Flexitarian Diet ranked #3 in Best Diets Overall. 40 diets were evaluated with input from a panel of health experts. See how we rank diets here.

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