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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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Green Tea, Curcumin as Integrative Multiple Myeloma Therapy

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Integrative Cancer Therapy to Enhance the Efficacy of Your MM Chemotherapy While you Reduce It’s Toxicity

You have been new diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM). You have been told that your blood cancer is incurable. In the next breath your oncologist prescribes toxic chemotherapy regimens  that will result in short, long-term and late stage side effects.

While I understand the need to undergo toxic therapies for manage multiple myeloma, I question the amount of toxicity proposed by the standard-of-care FDA approved protocols.

Consider the supplementation of green tea and curcumin as evidence-based integrative therapies.

According to the studies linked below show, both Green Tea extract and Curcumin kill multiple myeloma cells. Both green tea extract and curcumin enhance the efficacy of specific chemotherapy regimens.

  1. Both Green Tea extract and Curcumin Integrate with MM chemo to enhance its efficacy while reducing its toxicity.
  2. Green tea extract enhances the cancer-killing effect of curcumin.

It is true that EGCG reduces the efficacy of Velcade (Bortezomib). If a MM patient is undergoing Velcade I will tell that person to stop supplementing with green tea the day before his/her Velcade infusion and start again the day after Velcade infusion.

I take both supplements daily and have been for years-Image result for image of life extension super biocurcumin

I have been cancer-free from my cancer, multiple myeloma, considered to be “incurable” since 1999.

Consider a different scenario- you have been diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma. It is clear to you that the conventional, FDA approved, standard-of-care therapies are not curative. Not only is the standard-of-care not curative, it probably entails nasty side effects.

I don’t mean to say that your prognosis is to live for 5 years, I mean that the conventional therapies are highly toxic, and, if you are honest with yourself, convey a good chance of NOT making it five years.

What do you do? Again, the studies below show that both green tea extract and curcumin enhance the efficacy of a number of conventional chemotherapies. Further both green tea extract and curcumin limit the toxicity of many conventional chemotherapies reducing possible side effects, reducing the damage you your body that comes with toxicity.

I am a long-term multiple myeloma survivor and MM cancer coach. To learn more about how non-toxic supplements can help you scroll down the page to post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks

David Emerson

  • Multiple Myeloma Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Multiple Myeloma, chemotherapy and curcumin

“The research within the last several years in vitro and in vivo (animal models) showed that curcumin can sensitize cancer cells to different chemotherapeutic agents that are commonly used for Multiple Myeloma treatment…

Preclinical studies on Curcumin and chemotherapeutic agents are expected to lead to clinical trials that will improve the treatment outcome for the patients with Multiple Myeloma…”

Specific killing of multiple myeloma cells by (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate extracted from green tea: biologic activity and therapeutic implications

“Here, we demonstrate that EGCG, an antioxidant from green tea, induces growth arrest and apoptosis in MM cells while having no significant effect on normal PBMCs as well as fibroblasts.

Anticancer effects of EGCG have been demonstrated in vitro in several malignancies including human lung, cervical, colon, and oral squamous carcinoma cells with effective IC50 values ranging from 22 to 200 μM.,,

However, this is the first report demonstrating its activity in hematologic malignancy and elucidating the molecular mechanisms of EGCG-induced apoptosis in cancer cells, specifically in MM. Exposure of myeloma cell lines and primary patient cells to 10 to 20 μM EGCG led to apoptotic cell death within 5 to 7 days…”

Matcha Tea and Chemotherapy

“However, our research team reviewed clinical trials on antioxidants that were given along with chemotherapy, and found there was little reason to suspect any interference with the effects of chemotherapy. In addition, researchers have found that polyphenols, such as EGCG, tend to become pro-oxidants when they are put into cancer cells.  They then cause apoptosis, or cancer cell suicide, which actually reinforces the action of chemotherapy drugs.  Therefore, we don’t believe that using green tea is problematic with most kinds of chemotherapy…”


Multiple Myeloma Therapy- Green Tea Kills MM

“These data, therefore, indicate that a natural product with antioxidant properties from green tea has a specific activity against MM, making it an ideal compound for therapy and possible chemoprevention of this disease…”

In many ways, the ultimate multiple myeloma therapy is EGCG aka green tea. Let me explain. I’ve taken green tea extract for years. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 1994, achieved complete remission by 4/99 where I remain today.

Multiple myeloma (MM) patients and survivors must worry about:

  • relapse,
  • blood clot/stoke, and
  • heart health.

Numerous studies document how many chemotherapy regimens cause DVT’s (blood clots) as well as damage to our hearts, both short and long-term. I have suffered from both of these MM side effects myself.

I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1994 and I still worry about my MM relapse as well as treatment related secondary cancers.

Aggressive chemotherapy and radiation didn’t do much to treat my MM it did cause all sorts of collateral damage aka short, long-term and late stage side effects including chronic a-fib, DVT and eventually chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy.

Which brings me to why I’m writing this post. I’ve been cancer-free since 1999. And though my chronic atrial fibrillation began in the fall of 2010 I haven’t had a stroke. I am doing well.

MM patients and survivors must think about the big picture more than survivors of other cancers- in my opinion anyway. While relapse is always on our mind, we should also think about our blood and heart health.

I have found that green tea extract is an effective therapy to address many of my possible health risks.

I supplement with green tea extract (GTE). The study linked and excerpted below is one of dozens of studies on PeopleBeatingCancer that support the consumption of evidence-based, non-conventional cancer therapies such as GTE to reduce the risks of all sorts of health challenges. I’ve been taking Life Extension Foundation’s Mega Green Tea for years.

I take Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract because ConsumerLab.com has tested this supplement for purity, strength, and cost. and has assured me that LE Mega Green Tea is the best formulation for me.


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Specific killing of multiple myeloma cells by (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate extracted from green tea: biologic activity and therapeutic implications

“Here, we demonstrate that EGCG, an antioxidant from green tea, induces growth arrest and apoptosis in MM cells while having no significant effect on normal PBMCs as well as fibroblasts. Anticancer effects of EGCG have been demonstrated in vitro in several malignancies including human lung, cervical, colon, and oral squamous carcinoma cells…

Our data suggest higher susceptibility of MM cells to EGCG, which may provide a higher therapeutic index..

In conclusion, these studies demonstrate that EGCG is a potent suppressor of MM cell growth with specificity provided by its interaction with LR1, a cell-surface receptor implicated in the interaction of myeloma cells with basement membrane.

These data, therefore, indicate that a natural product with antioxidant properties from green tea has a specific activity against MM, making it an ideal compound for therapy and possible chemoprevention of this disease…”

Green Tea Consumption and Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and All Causes in Japan

Objective To investigate the associations between GTE consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

Main Outcome Measures Mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes.

Results  Green tea consumption was inversely associated with mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease…

Among the types of cardiovascular disease mortality, the strongest inverse association was observed for stroke mortality. In contrast, the hazard ratios of cancer mortality were not significantly different from 1.00 in all green tea categories compared with the lowest-consumption category.

Conclusion GTE consumption is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease but not with reduced mortality due to cancer.”


The Most BioAvailable Curcumin Formulas

“Based on a review of these studies, it is evident that better bioavailability of formulated curcumin (CU) products is mostly attributed to improved solubility, stability, and possibly low first-pass metabolism”

A search of the Pubmed database for the word curcumin yields 601 studies spaning health topics from multiple myeloma and colorectal cancer, to chemotherapies that synergizes with CU, to Alzheimer’s Disease, arthritis and more. Based on years of reading studies and personal accounts, I think it is safe to say that CU supplementation is safe and relatively inexpensive.

I have read about myeloma patients taking daily doses of CU from 400 milligrams to 8 grams (1000 milligrams = 1 gram). By almost any measure, CU is a safe, inexpensive wonder drug.

The only challenge is that CU is famously difficult to absorb in the body. In other words, a person has to mix curcumin with some sort of fat (coconut oil, chocolate, etc.) or take a brand of curcumin capsule that is already formulated to be more “bioavailable” in order to derive the full benefit of CU.

The study linked and exerpted below reviews different formulations of CU. The study itself lists the three most bioavailable formulation/brand of CU and I’ve added an excerpt from a further review from Consumerlab.com that lists four additional bioavailable brands of CU.


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Curcumin

CU is a bright yellow chemical produced by some plants. It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is sold as an herbal supplement, cosmetics ingredient, food flavoring, and food coloring.[1]

Bioavailable curcumin formulations: A review of pharmacokinetic studies in healthy volunteers.

“Curcumin is a widely studied natural compound which has shown tremendous in vitro therapeutic potential. Despite that, the clinical efficacy of the native CU is weak due to its low bioavailability and high metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract. During the last decade, researchers have come up with different formulations with a focus on improving the bioavailability of curcumin. As a result, a significant number of bioavailable curcumin-based formulations were introduced with the varying range of enhanced bioavailability.

The purpose of this review is to collate the published clinical studies of CU products with improved bioavailability over conventional (unformulated) CU. Based on the literature search, 11 curcumin formulations with available human bioavailability and pharmacokinetics data were included in this review. Further, the data on clinical study design, analytical method, pharmacokinetic parameters and other relevant details of each formulation were extracted.

Based on a review of these studies, it is evident that better bioavailability of formulated curcumin products is mostly attributed to improved solubility, stability, and possibly low first-pass metabolism. The review hopes to provide a quick reference guide for anyone looking information on these bioavailable curcumin formulations.

Based on the published reports,

exhibited over 100-fold higher bioavailability relative to reference unformulated CU. Suggested mechanisms accounting for improved bioavailability of the formulations and details on the bioanalysis methods are also discussed.”

According to Consumerlab.com:

“Novasol has the highest bioavailability (185 x compared to unforumulated CU), followed by Curcuwin (136 x), Longvida (100 x), Meriva (48 x), BCM-95 (27 x), Curcumin C3 Complex + Bioperene (20 x), and then Theracumin (16 x).”

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32 comments
Cheryl says 4 weeks ago

I have been dx with leukoplakia. I would appreciate an email back explaining if the curcumin green tea extract supplements would be helpful. I go for monitoring and it is difficult to sit back and not be pro-active. I would really appreciate some help and advice. Thank you.

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    David Emerson says 4 weeks ago

    Hi Cheryl-

    While I am sorry to learn of your leukoplakia diagnosis, it is important to point out the leukoplakia is not cancer but increases your risk of cancer. There may be other therapies to get rid of leukoplakia. Talk to your doctor.

    I am like you in that I cannot sit back and do nothing if I have a risk of cancer. According to the research linked in the blog post, both curcumin and green tea reduce the risk of leukoplakia becoming oral cancer. Though my cancer is quite different from oral cancer, I have supplemented with both curcumin and green tea extract for years.

    I take Life Extension Foundation brand of both their curcumin as well as their green tea extract. I buy it though Amazon. I will put in a motion for a clean lifestyle with exercise, and whole food based nutrition.

    I have to put in another benefit of curcumin and green tea extract to reduce your risk of other chronic diseases.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27267893/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3961947/

    Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck.

    David Emerson

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Dennis says 6 months ago

Dear Mr David Emerson,
First Diagnosed 2016. Had many therapies including chemo, radiation, stem-cell transplant, and maintenance Revlimid. I am doing alright. Question – please look at Dr. Tomer Mark comments… he states that Green Tea and all antioxidants may counter Revlimid. See the full transcript here:
https://www.lls.org/sites/default/files/National/USA/Pdf/Slides_Transcipts/transcript_myeloma_10.15.20.pdf

I truly value your long-time survivor status, and I would appreciate your comments concerning Dr. Marks’ warning about green tea and antioxidants while in Revlimid maintenance. Many, many patients are now in Revlimid maintenance. In the past, I have been a proponent of Green Tea, Curcumin, and antioxidants. Thank you.

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    David Emerson says 6 months ago

    Hi Dennis-

    Thanks for reaching out. Regarding Dr. Marks’ comments about EGCG, chemo, etc. It is the view of conventional or standard-of-care oncology to not consider those studies/research that is not a clinical trial to not be relevant. My experience tells me otherwise.

    The MM patient and survivor has to decide for themselves. I supplement daily with antiangiogenic antioxidants that I believe fight MM and help me remain in CR.

    Good luck,

    David Emerson

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Paul Young says 9 months ago

This website has been really helpful so thanks so much if you would like to contact me that’s fine.

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Jan Archibald says 11 months ago

Hi David I see that I wrote to you five years ago when I hadn’t had any chemo. Now I’m on the fifth level of treatment and not having a good time. It’s called Pomalidimide (pomalyst) in tablet form and I also take blood thinners, anti virals and steroids. I was on the third level of treatment at the end of last year which resulted in me being on life support on Christmas Day. Anyway I’m still here and thinking about taking curcumin and green tea. Do you know if they would help with my current regime which seems to be causing me a lot of pain? I also wonder about the different makes of the curcumin and green tea as I’m in Scotland. I’ve been following you since my diagnosis of MM in 2009 and glad you’re doing well.

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    David Emerson says 11 months ago

    Hi Jan-

    I am trying to reply to this question via your email address but my reply bounces back.

    David Emerson

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Lexie says 11 months ago

My mom was diagnosed with MM 2 years ago. She underwent a bone marrow transplant, many different types of chemo, failed out of a CAR-T trial, and the latest was a brand new treatment called BLENREP. She responded horribly to the BLENREP and the doctor suggested she stop treatment and gave her a few months. She is very weak and very sick. Is it too late to use the green tea and cucurmin for her? Any other suggestions?

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    David Emerson says 11 months ago

    Hi Lexie-

    I will reply to your post directly via your email.

    thanks

    David

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Amy says a couple of years ago

Hello,

I was diagnosed with dysplasia of the tongue a few weeks ago. It was surgically removed, but I know from research relapse and cancer progression are common with these types of lesions. I am hoping to lessen my chances with green tea extract and curcumin. I wondered about your opinion on taking them orally (swallowing) or opening up the liquid capsules and adding them to coconut oil as more of a mouthwash. Thoughts? I can’t find studies where both were used for oral cancer, but I can’t tell how they were applied and I wondered if you had run across this. Thanks!

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    David Emerson says a couple of years ago

    Hi Amy-

    The degree of dysplasia (severe, mild, etc.) will make a difference as to your risk of developing frank cancer but 1) dysplasia is pre-cancer, not cancer (which is good) but you are smart to take relatively cheap/easy steps to reduce your risk of cancer.

    To answer your question, yes, oral (capsule) green tea extract and curcumin have been shown to reduce the risk of head and neck cancer. Oral cancer is not as well studied as head and neck. You are correct, curcumin is notoriously difficult for the body to absorb. There are several curcumin formulas that are much more “bioavailable” aka absorbed into the blood.

    I will link a blog post below that gives the names, links to amazon, etc. Scroll down the page…As for the dose for each, I will tell you what I do. Many/most of the studies simply say “a time and dose dependant manner.” Meaning the more and longer, the more effective.

    I take one capsule of curcumin (400 mg) and one capsule of green tea extract (750 mg) daily. Not a lot. If you are like me, you are in this for the long haul (the rest of our lives…). My supplements have become a daily routine for me.

    The Most BioAvailable Curcumin Formulas

    The bioavailable/absorbable issue with curcumin used to be a major problem with this nutritional supplement. Now that there are a number of enhanced curcumin formulas, there is much less of an issue. Lastly, I am lazy when it comes to nutritional supplementation. I supplement with many different types for different reasons so I don’t want to worry about bioavailability- yes, before, after food. But not beyond that.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    David Emerson

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    David Emerson says a couple of years ago

    Hi Amy- I was doing a bit more research on your situation and found this article to be helpful.

    The bottom line is to biopsy your displasia (which you may have already done) and keep an eye on it- get check ups to check the status of your dysplasia. Good luck.

    David Emerson

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Juanito Cipriano Jr says a couple of years ago

my friend have tongue cancer and he undergo opertaion but a few months still something grew again in his tongue so maybe cal you help us if something good and effective for tongue cancer ? i give him greean tea with turmeric everyday … this effective ?

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    David Emerson says a couple of years ago

    Hi Juanito-

    I am sorry to learn that your friend’s tongue cancer (head and neck cancer) has relapsed. You are correct, green tea (EGCG) and curcumin are anti-angiogenic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory and should help.

    There are a number of evidence-based, non-toxic therapies like curcumin, that has been cited as being cytotoxic (kills) tongue cancer. Further, there also have been studied that cite integrative therapies- therapies that enhance conventional chemotherapy.

    The point is that if this cancer relapsed so quickly (a few months post surgery is quickly) then your friend should learn about and consider more aggressive therapy than just surgery.

    In order for me to be more specific regarding your friend’s tongue cancer I need more information. For example:

    1) what was the specific diagnosis? Tongue cancer but at what stage?

    2) did your friend undergo any other types of therapy? Such as local radiation or chemo?

    3) is your friend experincing any symptoms from the cancer?

    Let me know. Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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ray klausmeyer says 3 years ago

Please add me to your mailing list, or web site to follow up on any additional research.

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    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Will do-

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Eric says 5 years ago

I was wondering if you have read this study regarding green tea (EGCG) and curcumin: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2646173/

I don’t understand all the technical information so maybe you can help me out, but from what I understand it sounds like certain benefits of green tea and curcumin will cancel each other out if they are taken simultaneously. Do you take yours together? Thanks.

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Eric-
    Yes, I take curcumin and green tea extract together. I don’t understand all the medical jargon in the study either but to answer your question

    “from what I understand it sounds like certain benefits of green tea and curcumin will cancel each other out if they are taken simultaneously. Do you take yours together?”

    I don’t take the study you refer to to mean that curcumin and EGCG to “cancel each other out.” I take the study to mean that curcumin and EGCG to “exhibit opposing effects.” I don’t think these are the same things.

    “Thus, these two natural agents have many pathways in common, but can diverge from each other as well, and can potentially exhibit opposing effects.”

    Do you supplement with either, or, both? Thanks

    David Emerson

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      Eric says 5 years ago

      I just started taking curcumin again (a brand containing Sabinsa C3 complex w/ bioperine) because it seems to help with arthritis symptoms that I get in the colder months, but I am also interested in reaping the other health benefits as well. I do not take green tea extract but I drink a fair amount of it. I was hoping to find some clarification about the study that I mentioned and I stumbled across your article.

      “The sequential administration of EGCG followed by curcumin was the most effective treatment combination; whereas simultaneous administration resulted in antagonistic effects.”

      It doesn’t state how long they waited to administer the curcumin (could be a very short or very long period, I suppose), but for now I am going to try drinking my green tea in the morning and taking my curcumin supplement with lunch.

      Thanks.

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      Eric says 5 years ago

      Another interesting study worth some attention:
      Opposing action of curcumin and green tea polyphenol in human keratinocytes.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16404707

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        David Emerson says 5 years ago

        “turmeric, antagonizes the EGCG-dependent response by interfering in this signaling pathway.” Words like antagonize don’t help me understand how these two antioxidants work together… or not.

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Jan says 6 years ago

Hello David, I was diagnosed with myeloma in 2009. I go every two months for blood tests and until last year was a- symptomatic or smouldering. Now my haemoglobin is going down so I’m anaemic and the medics are talking about chemotherapy which I’ve done so much to avoid over the years including diet and supplements. I’ve been taking Beta Glucan for over a year as per the Bill Henderson book and have not had as much as a cold sconce March 2014. My supplements have also included curcumin and green tea so I was very interested in your latest email I wonder if you always take them together and at a particular time if day. Best wishes to you. Jan Archibald from Glasgow, Scotland .

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    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Jan-

    Are you saying that you were diagnosed with MM but have not had any chemo or other conventional therapies since then? If this is the case then you should pat yourself on the back for 5-6 years of holding MM to a minimum. Well done. Yes, I consider nutritional supplementation such as green tea extract, curcumin, resveritrol, omega 3 fatty acids, all to be primary therapies for me as I am a long term MMer.

    Yes, I take curcumin (400mg LEF SuperBioCurcumin) and green tea extract (750mg LEF Mega Green Tea) after my breakfast.

    You mentioned that your doctor is talking about chemo. Please read up on the “integrative” chemotherapies such as Velcade (curcumin, CBD, resveritrol) or Revlimid (also curcumin, revlimid)

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Take it easy and hang in there-

    David

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Sonya V. Monroe says 6 years ago

Hi David,
I just read your posting regarding the green tea and curcumin, and am
wondering if you take both in capsule form. If you drink the green tea
how do you determine the amount? Can you identify any brands?
Thank for any information you can provide.

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    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Sonya-
    Yes, you can take both green tea extract and curcumin in capsule form I do daily, with food… I will link the products that I take below. As for dosages, I take a maintenance dose as I have been taking each for years now. And I intend to for a long time.
    Studies looking at curcumin for cancer test varying amounts up to 8 GRAMS. That is a lot and everyone recommends increasing up to that amount. I guess too much can cause gas.

    I take 500 miligrams of curcumin daily. I will link below-

    http://www.peoplebeatingcancer.org/doctors-best-curcumin-c3/

    http://www.peoplebeatingcancer.org/now-foods-green-tea-extract/

    David

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tony says 6 years ago

Dear Mr David Emerson,

I had Meningioma Benign Brain Tumor (WHO Grade I)/Accoustic Neuroma ,which had been operated 3 years ago.

After the operation, I am 80% Vegan (eat meat only salmon/tuna fish),no dairy,no sugar,many vegetables,fruits,black rice.

Several months ago I ate cheese ,cake,bread,ice cream,chocolate.(several times per week).

Starting November 2014 I felt fatigue,seizure,imbalance when walking.

Starting January 2015 I consumed Boswellia AKBA 5Loxin and Liquid Propolis(no alcohol) Bio30.

Do you have any suggestion for my protocols?

Thank you for your attention.

Best REgards,

Tony
tvton77@yahoo.com

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    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Tony-
    If I read your post correctly, you are worried about your benign brain tumor, the tumor that was removed several years ago, causing your “fatigue,seizure,imbalance when walking?” Are you saying that you believe that the benign tumor has returned and you worry that the growth is causing your symptoms? Before you to anything, please consider seeing the dr. who handled your tumor several years ago to see what he/she thinks.

    Keep in mind that according to my research
    1) “It is rare for benign meningiomas to become malignant.”
    2) For your grade tumor of I, if your tumor was completely removed you have only a small chance (9%) of it returning in 10 years.
    To address your question about suggestions for the protocol you mention, I can’t find any info regarding the therapies you mention (Bos, AKBA, 5 Lox, Propolis, Bio 30) and cancer. There are various postings about these therapies and inflammation but not about cancer.
    Please consider Curcumin-
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEV7sGTdFUNVMAUiYnnIlQ?p=menengioma+brain+tumor%2C+curcumin&fr2=sb-bot&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

    Surgical resection

    Meningiomas usually can be surgically resected (partially removed) and result in a permanent cure if the tumor is superficial on the dural surface and easily accessible. It is rare for benign meningiomas to become malignant.

    The probability of a tumor recurring or growing after surgery may be estimated by comparing the tumor’s WHO (World Health Organization) grade and by the extent of surgery by the Simpson Criteria.[27]
    Simpson Grade Completeness of Resection 10-year Recurrence
    Grade I complete removal including resection of underlying bone and associated duration 9%
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningioma

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    David Emerson

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