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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I spend a lot of time focusing on my multiple myeloma diet. Fully digesting the fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. is needed to derive the full benefit from my diet. Therefore I take a digestive enzyme as well as probiotic supplement daily.
I am a long-term multiple myeloma survivor who has been through the ringer when it comes to short, long-term and late stage side effects.
My source for evaluating supplements, ConsumerLab.com, (you have to be a member to read the evaluation) rates my digestive enzymes and probiotics to be what I consider to be the best.
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have been evaluated and approved both for quality and efficacy. I take these two supplements not because they are the least expensive but because they are the most effective.
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“Scientists showed that mice exposed to potentially lethal levels of total body radiation were protected from radiation damage if they had specific types of bacteria in their gut. They demonstrated that the bacteria mitigated radiation exposure and enhanced the recovery of blood cell production as well as repair of the gastrointestinal tract…
The researchers noted that only an ‘elite’ set of mice had a high abundance of two types of bacteria, Lachnospiraceae and Enterococcaceae, in their guts that strongly countered the effects of the intense radiation. Importantly for humans, these two types of bacteria were found to be abundant in leukemia patients with mild GI symptoms who underwent radiotherapy.
The study showed that the presence of the two bacteria led to an increased production of small molecules known as propionate and tryptophan. These metabolites provided long-term protection from radiation, lessened damage to bone marrow stem cell production, mitigated the development of severe gastrointestinal problems and reduced damage to DNA…”
“Probiotics are live microorganisms, which as drugs or food supplements help to maintain health beneficial microbial balance in the digestive tract of a human or other host. Diet/Probiotics by their properties may help strengthen homeostasis and thus reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment. Experimental evidence suggests that probiotics might have beneficial effect on the toxicity of anticancer therapy.
RESULTS: Probiotics might have beneficial effects on some aspects of toxicity related to anticancer treatment especially radiation therapy. However, reported trials vary in utilized probiotic strains, dose of probiotics and vast majority of them are small trials with substantial risk of bias. Despite limited data, it seems that probiotic bacteria as live microorganisms could be safely administered even in the setting of neutropenia.
CONCLUSIONS: Current evidence supporting probiotic use as adjunctive therapy to anticancer treatment is limited, especially in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. Well designed clinical trials are needed to find true role of probiotics in oncology.”
“Digestive enzymes are classified based on their target substrates:
“Since the 1970s, 280 peer-reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies, including 50 human studies involving 8,521 patients, 5,081 of whom were given nutrients, have consistently shown that non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with therapeutic modalities for cancer.
Furthermore, they enhance the killing of therapeutic modalities for cancer, decrease their side effects, and protect normal tissue. In 15 human studies, 3,738 patients who took non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients actually had increased survival…”
“While most of us don’t prefer to talk about it, every person experiences some intestinal gas. This is a natural by-product of the digestive process. According to the National Institutes of Health, intestinal gas is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and often methane…
The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders describes four ways that gas can depart the digestive tract. The first is belching, the second is elimination out the anus or flatus, the third is absorption of gas into the blood, and the fourth is consumption by intestinal bacteria. The intestines contain large quantities of bacteria, which assist in the breakdown of foods and also help to “eat” gas. When we have adequate colonies of these healthy bacteria, gas is reduced. When we do not have healthy intestinal bacteria, we experience more flatulence…
One very effective strategy for reducing intestinal gas is to consume probiotics. These are natural, friendly bacteria that are essential to proper intestinal health. Many drugs, especially antibiotics, kill the bacteria in our intestines, so it is important that these microbes be replenished. You can eat yogurts with the phrase “live active cultures” on the label, or you can take supplements such as Pearls IC, which contain billions of these important bacteria…
Lastly, taking digestive enzymes, which help to more thoroughly break down and digest food, can also be of great value. These are supplements that contain concentrated amounts of the substances your body manufactures to break down foods efficiently. Often due to stress and pharmaceuticals, we produce inadequate amounts of these enzymes. The company Renew Life makes some very good digestive enzyme products….”