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A growing number of studies cite nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes that help myeloma patients reach deeper, longer remissions while reducing the risks of side effects.
Regular moderate exercise, anti-MM nutrition, anti-MM supplementation such as omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, and green tea extract have all be shown to be cytotoxic to multiple myeloma and even enhance chemo efficacy while reducing toxicity.
I am both a multiple myeloma survivor and multiple myeloma cancer coach. I have lived with MM since my diagnosis in ’94 and I have lived in complete remission since 1999. I believe that much of the collateral damage that I sustained while undergoing conventional chemotherapy and radiation during active treatment in ’95-’96 could have been reduced or even avoided with evidence-based integrative therapies.
I am confident that my evidence-based, non-toxic lifestyle- moderate exercise, diet, supplementation, bone health, mind-body therapies and more have helped me remain in complete remission from my incurable multi myeloma.
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“That alteration signaled a change in thinking that continues today, and one I plan to revisit in future columns. Less important than specific foods — so many helpings of spinach, so many of citrus fruits — is what has come to be called “energy balance”: how many calories a body takes in compared with how many it expands.”
“According to the new guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine, cancer survivors should aim to get the same amount of exercise the government recommends for the average person: 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Survivors should also do muscle training and flexibility exercises.”
“Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy diet improved survival after cancer diagnosis in an elderly female cancer survivor population, according to new data.”
“When a diet is compiled according to the guidelines here it is likely that there would be at least a 60–70 percent decrease in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, and even a 40–50 percent decrease in lung cancer, along with similar reductions in cancers at other sites. Such a diet would be conducive to preventing cancer and would favor recovery from cancer as well.”