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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.

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’ 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. 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 picture.

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 and 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.

To learn more about evidence-based nutritional protocols for Multiple Myeloma, please watch the short video below:

To learn more about the Multiple Myeloma Coaching Course, click here.

First, a few nutritional basics:

  1. No smoking and 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. 
  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 chemotherapy regimens such as revlimid and thalidomide are 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 find out everything 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:


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)
Aspirin
Brassinin
Celecoxib
Curcumin
1 α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3
Ellagic acid
Epigallocatechin 3-gallate
Finisteride
Genistein
N-acetylcysteine (NAC)
Naringenin
Oltipraz
Resveratrol
Retinoids
Selenium
Silymarin
Statins
Sulindac
Tamoxifen

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

 

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