Recently Diagnosed or Relapsed? Stop Looking For a Miracle Cure, and Use Evidence-Based Therapies To Enhance Your Treatment and Prolong Your Remission

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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Multiple Myeloma Diet

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I have remained in complete remission through a combination of nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and mind-body therapies. Anti-angiogenic (anti-Myeloma) nutrition runs throughout these themes.

You or a loved one has been diagnosed with pre-multiple myeloma (MGUS or SMM) or full blown MM stages 1,2 or 3. Yes, there are studies that confirm that a multiple myeloma diet works. Or I should say that foods that are anti-angiogenic can be actual therapy that is cytotoxic (kills) multiple myeloma.

Anti-MM nutrition and nutritional supplementation are two key components of the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program. Specifics about what foods and supplements fight multiple myeloma.

While I believe that my diet is one of the evidence-based therapies that helps me remain in CR, I have a confession to make. I don’t diet. That is to say, I don’t follow a Ketogenic, Mediterranean, Atkins, etc. etc. diet.

If I’m talking to a MM patient, survivor or caregiver who asks me about what I eat, I will say that I follow a Flexitarian diet...sort of. I will mention that diet because it

  1. emphasizes fruits and veggies
  2. allows for a little meat
  3. is flexible (I need this…)

My final comment to whomever is asking, is my overall philosophy- progress, not perfection. I have to say this because…let’s face it…I cheat. Not a lot but I need to acknowledge this. And I have progressed a lot over the years. I don’t cheat nearly as often as I used to. So progress, not perfection…

Let me add a few more anti-MM specifics.

  1. Anti-angiogenic foods and supplements are the key to nutrition as MM therapy
  2. A case for MM patients needing red meat (lean) was made in a book called Eat Right For Your Blood Type.
  3. By definition, dieting is a short term solution. I believe that anti-MM nutrition is for the rest of our lives. Find a diet that you can stick to day-in, day-out, for the rest of your life.

But anti-MM foods are only one piece of the evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM puzzle.

I’ve written about MM nutrition and supplementation many times over the years-

Nutritional basics that I follow and recommend for you to follow too:

  1. No smoking and as little alcohol as possible (red wine will be discussed below)
  2. As little refined sugar in your diet as you can. I say as little because sugar is in everything. Do your best. Read labels…
  3. As little animal/saturated fat as possible.
  4. Eat lots of fruits and veggies daily.
  5. Learn about and focus your meals on anti-angiogenic foods and supplements. For example, black rasperries, dark chocolate, curcumin (supplement) and resveratrol (supplement) are anti-angiogenic. Conventional standard-of care, FDA approved chemotherapy regimens such as revlimid and thalidomide are also angiogenesis inhibitors.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, let me say this loud and clear:

It is critical that you become an active participant in your care. Learn everything you can.

I am alive today largely because I took the time to learn as much as I could about Multiple Myeloma and sought out the full spectrum of evidence-based MM therapies both conventional (FDA approved) and non-conventional.

Your decision-making begins by learning about the full spectrum of evidence-based myeloma therapies, both conventional and non-conventional.

I wish you all the best on your Multiple Myeloma journey. If you have a question or comment, scroll down to the bottom of the page to post it and I will respond ASAP.

Hang in there,
David Emerson
  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Recommended Reading:

Can we eat to starve cancer? – William Li

I found the Ted Talk linked above to be life-changing where my MM management was concerned. This video was shot in 2010 so it is a bit old. However I think the content is as relevant to MM patients and survivors as ever.

Tumor Angiogenesis as a Target for Dietary Cancer Prevention

“The switch to the angiogenic phenotype occurs during multistage tumorigenesis. As malignancy develops, cells progress from a prevascular stage (normal to early hyperplasia) to a vascular stage (late hyperplasia to dysplasia to invasive carcinoma). Angiogenesis becomes clearly evident during dysplasia and is critical for further growth. Targeting tumor angiogenesis may be a novel strategy for preventing cancer. (Reprinted by permission from the Angiogenesis Foundation. Copyright 2011 by The Angiogenesis Foundation. All rights reserved).

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Table 5

Chemopreventive agents that possess antiangiogenic properties.

Alpha-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO)
1 α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3
Ellagic acid
Epigallocatechin 3-gallate
N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

Source: Angiotracker, The Angiogenesis Foundation (http://www.angio.org/).


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