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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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.
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
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.
But anti-MM foods are only one piece of the evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM puzzle.
I was first diagnosed with MM in 1994. I did nothing to my diet or lifestyle to fight my cancer for several years following my diagnosis. I underwent induction chemotherapy (VAD) and then underwent an autologous stem cell transplant in 12/95. I achieved remission twice and relapsed twice. My oncologist finally told me that “we can do nothing for you” in 9/97.
I reached complete remission in early 1999 where I have remained since. My Multiple Myeloma Diet is a key component of my anti angiogenic, anti-MM lifestyle. But it is only one lifestyle change I made to fight my MM. I also exercise, sauna, get plenty of rest, don’t drink…you get the idea.
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Nutritional basics that I follow and recommend for you to follow too:
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.
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.
“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).