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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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Curcumin- Kills MM, Integrative, Protective

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According to research 95% of all MM is diagnosed at stage 2 or 3, that is to say advanced. MM is difficult to see coming. Therefore stabilizing MM patients is oncology’s priority.

The standard-of-care (SOC) MM therapy (RVD, ASCT, etc.) is designed to take MM patients with bone involvement or the usual symptoms of advanced newly diagnosed MM (NDMM) and stabilize them- return them to relatively normal health.

Frankly, figuring out how to normalize the health of stage 2 or 3 MM patients is a tremendous achievement. An achievement that will last as long as the NDMM patient’s PFS aka first remission lasts. Then MM survival get’s complicated…

Unfortunately, if you are not the average patient or if you have relapsed aka no longer in your first remission, standard-of-care MM therapies can be:

  1. Too much toxicity
  2. Cause organ damage
  3. Become refractory- no longer kill your MM

Let me be more specific.

  1. Too much toxicity-

If you have been diagnosed with pre-MM or early stage MM- a single plasmycytoma of bone, MGUS or SMM, undergoing SOC therapy will often reduce your quality of life  (think short, long-term and late stage side effects) and speed you toward multi-drug resistance (MDR).

All trials of chemotherapy for SMM patients have resulted in side effects without an increase in length of life.

  2. Cause organ damage (please see footnotes 9-13 below)

3. Become refractory– no longer kill your MM

All chemotherapy regimens eventually stop working. Oncology knows this.

What is the NDMM patient or relapsed MM survivor supposed to do? What is your solution? The solution to too much toxicity is to not undergo toxic therapies and to undergo therapies such as anti-angiogenic nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle therapies that have been shown to fight MM.

Curcumin is non-toxic.

The solution to the prospect of organ damage is to take one or more supplements that research has shown will protect organs.

Curcumin protects organs.

The solution to your MM becoming refractor or resistant to chemotherapy is to add evidence-based, integrative therapy to your chemotherapy regimens.

Curcumin integrates with thalidomide, revlimid, velcade, and more.

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David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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As a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach, I my experience is that:

  1. Chemotherapy causes short, long-term and late stage side effects, 
  2. Research cites curcumin’s killing MM cells 
  3. CU enhances bone, kidney, marrow health and finally 
  4. CU enhances the efficacy of specific chemotherapy regimens. 

Kills MM at all stages, both pre and full MM-

MGUS, SMM– “These findings suggest that curcumin might have the potential to slow the disease process in patients with MGUS and SMM…” (1), (2)

MM  “Long-term stabilisation of myeloma with curcumin” (3)

MM in high risk subtypes-“CU induces cell death of the main molecular myeloma subtypes, particularly the poor prognosis subgroups” (4) 

Curcumin Enhances Chemotherapy- Integrative Therapy-

  1. CU enhances Velcade/Bortezomib “Curcumin Circumvents Chemoresistance in vitro and Potentiates the Effect of Thalidomide and Bortezomib against Human Multiple Myeloma in Nude Mice Model”(5)
  2. CU enhances Thalidomide “Researchers from VCU recently found that, when combined with molecules from thalidomide, turmeric/curcumin is capable of targeting and killing multiple myeloma cells naturally.(6)
  3. CU enhances Revlimid/lenalidomide “Curcumin enhances the cytotoxic and chemo-sensitising effects of lenalidomide in human multiple myeloma cells (7)
  4. CU enhances Carfilzomib “ Cell viability data showed that curcumin significantly ameliorates CFZ cytotoxic effect.” (8) 

Multi-Organ Protection:

  1. Bone: “Bone Health: Curcumin and Osteoporosis” (9)
  2. Kidney: “Curcumin – A promising nutritional strategy for chronic kidney disease patients” (10)
  3. Heart: “Curcumin Protects Against Heart Disease: New Research” (11)
  4. Bone Marrow: “Preventive Effect of Curcumin Against Chemotherapy-Induced Side-Effects” (12)
  5. Brain Health- “Turmeric & the Brain: Benefits of Curcumin” (13)


  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajh.23159
  2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajh.23159
  3. https://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-218148
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4622499/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/
  6. https://www.testingcancer.com/new-science-proves-turmeric-does-what-chemotherapy-cant-kill-multiple-myeloma-cells/
  7. http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jhm/article/view/2562
  8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29223572/
  9. https://www.vitafoodsinsights.com/healthy-ageing/bone-health-curcumin-and-osteoporosis
  10. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1756464617307387
  11. https://aor.us/curcumin-protects-against-heart-disease-new-research/
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277549/
  13. https://brainmd.com/blog/benefits-of-turmeric-and-curcumin/


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Phill Cline says last year

Hi, my kids dad just had stem cell transplant for MM what brand and what dosage do you recommend for MM?
Thanks ,

    David Emerson says last year

    Hi Bev-

    Branding and dosing depends largely on the patient, stage, therapies, etc. I take Life Extension Foundation Curcumin Elite, 500mg daily Many with active MM take 2,4,6,8 GRAMS (1000 milligrams = 1 gram) of curcumin daily. There are several formulas that are bio enhanced meaning more curcumininoids get into the person’s blood stream.

    David Emerson

JP says last year

Hi Dave
I am a MM survivor (20 years this coming May).
I am interested to learn more about the dosage of curcumin.
Where can I get this information?
Thanks in advance.

    David Emerson says last year

    Hi JP-

    The studies about curcumin vary. Most say “in a dose and time dependent manner.” Meaning, the more, the longer, the more effective. I’ve read a couple of studies (not myeloma) that specifically dose 4 grams and 8 grams- remember 1000 milligrams equals one gram.

    Somewhat frustrating but this is the nature of non-conventional therapy research like curcumin.

    If you’d like to do your own research into this issue, simply search “curcumin myeloma,” or “curcumin pancreatic cancer,” etc.

    David Emerson

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