What I wish I knew about Multiple Myeloma treatments 25 years later...

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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-Multiple 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. 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-MM lifestyle. But it is only one lifestyle change I made to fight my MM.

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.  Here are some questions you may have right now:

  • Do Multiple Myeloma specialists know more about MM than regular oncologists? Yes.
  • What side effects should I expect from my induction chemotherapy? Prevention is key.
  • What do I do if I don’t reach complete remission? Don’t panic.
  • What therapies can I use that my oncologist won’t tell me about? Triplets are superior to doublets.
  • Does it matter if I wait to have an autologous stem cell transplant- No. Studies show there is no survival advantage either earlier or later. 

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

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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

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