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Coffee- Bone, Liver, Kidney, Brain Health for the MM, Pre-MM Survivor

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Coffee (COF) reduces the risk of a diagnosis of cancer, improves my BMD, improves my kidney/liver  function, helps my brain speed and tastes great…

When I was first diagnosed with a single bone plasmacytoma (SBP, Pre-MM) and then frank multiple myeloma in 1994 I gave up coffee (COF). People used to say that coffee was bad for you. It turns out that not only is COF good for you but caffeinated COF is better than decaffeinated COF…I drink two cups of strong COF every morning. Apparently even two cups o’ joe may not be enough.

Caffeinated coffee puts me in a positive mood, motivates me to work out, and gets my brain firing.

To a large extent, managing pre-MM and frank MM is about reducing risks. It’s not just about KILLING CANCER!!!. All through killing monoclonal proteins (MM cancer cells) is an important tool as well.

But when it comes to reducing risks for bone, kidney, liver or brain damage, according to the studies linked below, dark, full bodied coffee can be an effective therapy.

The studies linked and excerpted below confirm that:

  • COF lowers cancer risk-
  • COF increases bone mineral density-
  • COF improves kidney, liver health-

Good and good for you? I drink Death Wish Ground Coffee, The World’s Strongest Coffee, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic. Maybe the name helps me remain in complete remission from my “incurable” cancer. All I know is that this coffee is amazing!!!


I am a multiple myeloma survivor and MM cancer coach. Never have I found a cancer therapy strengthens bones, reduces the risk of cancer and opens my eyes in the morning :-).

For more information about non-conventional cancer therapies scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Metabolites found in coffee may improve bone health

“Several bioactive metabolites found in coffee may be associated with a beneficial effect on bone mineral density among healthy adults who report regular coffee consumption, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism…

“It is widely known that coffee contains caffeine, which has been shown to adversely affect bone health by accelerating calcium loss or reducing calcium absorption,” Ching-Lung Cheung, PhD, assistant professor in the department of pharmacology and pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong, told Healio.

“Despite the well-reported adverse effect of caffeine on bone health, contradictory findings were often observed between coffee consumption and BMD in published studies. Our large-scale epidemiology study involving approximately 7,000 participants from the Hong Kong Osteoporosis Study showed that coffee consumption was associated with higher BMD, after accounting for major confounding factors.

Using a metabolomics approach, we further showed that a few bioactive compounds in coffee may be responsible for the positive association between coffee consumption and BMD….”

COF lowers cancer risk, relapse risk, increases liver health-

“There was a time when I, along with many newly diagnosed cancer patients, stopped drinking COF. The idea was that COF was bad for you.

No more. I drink two cups of COF each and every morning. The articles linked below are the reason why. COF reduces the risk of a diagnosis of cancer as well as a relapse of cancer. Also, COF helps me with my chemobrain…”

Coffee may reduce risk for kidney disease

“Recently published findings suggest coffee consumption may provide a beneficial effect on kidney function, thereby reducing the risk for developing chronic kidney disease.

“With no cure for CKD, the recent focus has been on the detection of mild/moderate CKD and prevention of progression to kidney failure, along with strategies to prevent and improve management of hypertension and diabetes…”

Investigators found that drinking an extra cup of coffee per day was associated with a protective effect against CKD G3-G5 (OR = 0.84) and albuminuria (OR = 0.81). Furthermore, an extra cup of coffee was associated with higher eGFR.

Researchers noted the active ingredient in coffee that may provide these effects remains undetermined and suggested non-caffeine chemical constituents (eg, chlorogenic acid and diterpenes) may play a role as these reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which contribute to CKD onset and progression…”

How coffee protects the brain

Scientists have now proved that drinking certain types of coffee can be beneficial to brain health, but how does this popular brew support cognitive function? A new study identifies some of the mechanisms that allow coffee to keep mental decline at bay…

According to data from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, about 54 percent of all adults in the United States drink coffee on a daily basis.

While drinking coffee can bring both benefits and risks for a person’s health, a 2016 study from the University of Ulster in Coleraine, United Kingdom, concluded that the health benefits of moderate coffee consumption “clearly outweigh” the potential risks.

One of these benefits is that coffee seems to protect the brain against cognitive impairments and boost thinking skills.

How does this happen, and what is it about coffee that is so beneficial to cognitive health? These are some questions that a new study from the Krembil Brain Institute — part of the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto, Canada — aims to answer.

“Coffee consumption does seem to have some correlation to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease,” notes Dr. Donald Weaver, who is co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute…

It’s all about the roasting process

In the current study, the researchers decided to look into the effects of three types of coffee: caffeinated dark roast, caffeinated light roast, and decaffeinated dark roast.

“The caffeinated and decaffeinated dark roast both had identical potencies in our initial experimental tests. So we observed early on that its protective effect could not be due to caffeine,” says study co-author Dr. Ross Mancini, a research fellow in medicinal chemistry.

Gradually, all the links fell into place, as the researchers started focusing on a set of compounds called phenylindanes, which form during the process of roasting coffee beans and lend coffee its bitter flavor.

It is the phenylindanes, rather than any other coffee-related compounds, that seem to inhibit the amalgamation of tau and beta-amyloid. These are toxic proteins, of which the excessive buildup in the brain is a key factor in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease…

It appears that a longer roasting time causes the coffee beans to produce more phenylindanes. This suggests that dark roasted coffee — whether regular or decaf — has the strongest protective effect on the brain…”


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Sufyan says 8 years ago

Great coffee. I love the ccnoept of the paper filter it means less plastic brewed at high temps. How come you are not marketing it as better for the environment ? Better for your body!

    David Emerson says 8 years ago

    Hi Sufyan-

    Glad you like the coffee. I am not a marketer. I wrote about the benefits of coffee for cancer patients and survivors. I am a cancer coach. Thanks.

    David Emerson

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