Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.
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I am both a long-term myeloma survivor and myeloma cancer coach. I am being only a little tongue-in-cheek when I say that red wine is good for multiple myeloma survivors. If you follow the news, you know that studies have been published saying:
I live with nerve, heart and brain damage sustained from aggressive conventional therapies that I underwent from 3/94-10/96. I live with the prospect that my myeloma could relapse, that I could develop a secondary, treatment-related cancer or develop additional late stage side effects.
My point in telling you all this is to explain that living with an incurable blood cancer isn’t easy. So if a myeloma survivor needs glass of wine to help him/her relax, I say go for it.
I’m also saying that mind-body health is just as important as physical health. At least in my experience.
To be more specific-While a cancer patient is undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation, do not consume any alcohol. Once a cancer patient completes active therapy, returns to full health (or as normal as one can be after active cancer therapy), then no more than one glass of wine daily. At least that’s what I do..
To me, the anti-MM nutrition, supplementation, detox, etc. comes after active therapy. So if you are following the PBC MM CC program then yes, a little wine is what I do.
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“Results– Resveratrol inhibited proliferation of MM cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Incubation of MM cells with resveratrol resulted in apoptotic cell death. Resveratrol down-regulated the expression of the antiapoptotic proteins Bcl-2, Bcl-x(L) and XIAP and up-regulated the expression of the proapoptotic protein Bax. Furthermore, resveratrol inhibited invasion of RPMI 8226, U266, and KM3 cells with IC50 values of 64+/-8 micromol/L, 93+/-11 micromol/L, and 153+/-11 micromol/L, respectively. Resveratrol inhibited the constitutive expression of MMP-2 and -9 proteins of MM cells and suppressed its gelatinolytic activity.
CONCLUSION: Resveratrol inhibits the proliferation of MM cells by inducing apoptotic cell death. Resveratrol also inhibits MM cell invasion. The inhibition of invasion may be associated with the attenuation of the enzymatic activities of MMP-2 and -9.”
“Synthesizing all this, there seems to be a sizable amount of evidence that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with decreased rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and death. It also seems to be associated with increased rates, perhaps to a lesser extent, of some cancers, especially breast cancer, as well as some other diseases or conditions. The gains from improved cardiovascular disease deaths seem to outweigh all of the losses in other diseases combined. The most recent report of the U.S.D.A. Scientific Advisory Panel agrees with that assessment.
But alcohol isn’t harmless. Many people with certain diseases or disorders, and women who are pregnant, need to avoid it. Others who can’t keep their consumption to acceptable levels need to abstain. Alcohol is very harmful when abused, so much so that it’s difficult for me to tell people to start drinking for their health. That’s rarely the conclusion of any studies about alcohol, no matter how positive the results. Nor is it the advice any doctors I know give.
However, the evidence does seem to say that moderate consumption is safe, and that it may even be healthy for many people. If you’re enjoying some drinks this holiday season, it’s nice to know that they may be doing more than just bringing you cheer.”
“In conclusion, the findings of this prospective study—one of the largest of its kind—support a protective effect of alcohol consumption in MM development. Prospective studies with information on long-term alcohol use may help to further elu- cidate how the timing and amount of alcohol consumption may influence MM risk. Mechanistic studies are also war- ranted to better understand the potential underlying biological mechanisms, which may help to identify novel molecular tar- gets or therapeutic approaches.”