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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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What Foods Help Multiple Myeloma?

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“Potent antiangiogenic molecules have now been identified in dietary sources, suggesting that a rationally designed antiangiogenic diet could provide a safe, widely available, and novel strategy for preventing cancer.”

Hi David- I received a multiple myeloma diagnosis last month after being admitted into the ER with excruciatingly lower back pain. Not only did the CT scan reveal and pathological fracture, the test revealed lesions and the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

I was told I have a IgA Kappa MM; M-Spike of 1.2, FKLC 71.7, FLLC 5.2, K/L ratio 13.8, IgA 1,361.

My full body MRI showed two small focal lesions, one on my sternum and the other on my left scapula. It was these that obviously took me into the full blown MM.
I do have bone pain, it’s something that I have lived with for years – I thought it was mostly degenerative but now that I have MM I’m unsure how much this is contributing to it.
I’ve just been diagnosed with osteopenia, and I’m unsure whether to continue with my herbal bone building protocol or to do the BS. Can you do both??? I also have some nerve pain.
I’m a very active 63 year old who follows a very healthy anti-cancer eating plan.

Since my doctor didn’t provide to much info about foods, I wanted to ask you about the do’s and don’ts.

After I received my multiple myeloma diagnosis I was put on R/V/D (revlimid, velcade, dexamethasone).

I wanted to know what I should be including in my diet. I’m a healthy eater but not sure what I should avoid or eat more of as far as fruits and vegetables.

Also my numbers went up on my liver panel and I was wondering if its ok to drink natural teas that detox the liver.

I’m following an integrative protocol explained by my ND. I’m also adding some non-conventional therapies to my regime. I’ve just started HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy weekly. I have delayed conventional treatments until I can review my treatment options and I’m having a second opinion with Dr James Berenson next week.
My oncologist at Stanford will be reviewing my case in October. I would value your opinion on the-most effective adjunct therapies to use until then-
  • HBOT,
  • IV vit C,
  • ozone therapy or
  • hyperthermia.

Last question I wanted to start with CBD/THC to help fight the camcer cells and help me sleep.

Any info is greatly appreciated Thank you Joan


Hi Joan-

I am sorry to read of your MM diagnosis.

Thanks for reaching out. Just so I can understand your situation, have you been diagnosed with MGUS or pre-MM or have you been diagnosed with full-blown MM?

I ask because your m-spike is low at 1.2. Your free light chains are okay- yes, your immunoglobulin A is high but if that is your only diagnostic marker then I wonder if you are still pre-MM.
Also, James Berenson is the only MM specialist that I know of who focuses on low-dose MM therapies- this is a good thing in my opinion.
My guess is that Dr. Berenson will not advocate active treatment at this stage for you. But it is a good idea to establish a relationship, start a file with Dr. Berenson at this stage.
I agree that you should include a conventional MM viewpoint on your team as well from Stanford. Meaning, you are getting two different MM viewpoints.
Your questions-I wanted to know what I should be including in my diet. and ” the most effective adjunct MM therapies?” I don’t mean to split hairs but I would say that your focus at this point is to undergo those therapies that research has shown can reduce your risk of progression to frank multiple myeloma. 
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Intravenous vitamin C therapy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Hyperthermia-

I have found studies that cite IVC as being cytotoxic to MM. IVC is non-toxic, anti-MM and will “pre-habilitate” you. See the study linked below.

I have not found studies that cite HBOT as being anti-MM. I underwent HBOT myself for nerve damage but I cannot recommend it for reducing your risk of progression to MM.

Same for ozone therapy.

Whole body hyperthermia- I think WBH is a cancer therapy in general but I cannot say it is a MM therapy. For the record, I sauna several times a week (pre-Covid anyway…).

As for “What foods help multiple myeloma” I believe that anti-angiogenic nutrition and supplementation will reduce your risk of frank MM as much as the therapies listed above. Please see the link below.
Specifically:
  • Curcumin
  • Resveratrol
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Green Tea Extract (EGCG)
  • CBD oil- high percentage of cannabinoids
I will put in a plug for frequent, moderate exercise too.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hang in there,
David Emerson
  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Tumor Angiogenesis as a Target for Dietary Cancer Prevention

“Judah Folkman first proposed antiangiogenesis as a strategy for preventing dormant microtumors from progressing to invasive cancer. Although antiangiogenic drugs are now available for many advanced malignancies (colorectal, lung, breast, kidney, liver, brain, thyroid, neuroendocrine, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome), cost and toxicity considerations preclude their broad use for cancer prevention.

Potent antiangiogenic molecules have now been identified in dietary sources, suggesting that a rationally designed antiangiogenic diet could provide a safe, widely available, and novel strategy for preventing cancer.

Can we eat to starve cancer?

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Whole-body hyperthermia is used to treat metastatic cancer that has spread throughout the body. This can be accomplished by several techniques that raise the body temperature to 107-108°F, including the use of thermal chambers (similar to large incubators) or hot water blankets.The effectiveness of hyperthermia treatment is related to the temperature achieved during the treatment, as well as the length of treatment and cell and tissue characteristics (1, 2). To ensure that the desired temperature is reached, but not exceeded, the temperature of the tumor and surrounding tissue is monitored throughout hyperthermia treatment (3, 5, 7). Using local anesthesia, the doctor inserts small needles or tubes with tiny thermometers into the treatment area to monitor the temperature. Imaging techniques, such as CT (computed tomography), may be used to make sure the probes are properly positioned (5)…”

Multiple Myeloma Tumor Cells are Selectively Killed by Pharmacologically-dosed Ascorbic Acid

Highlights

•Pharmacologically-dosed ascorbic acid kills Multiple Myeloma cells.
•Pharmacologically-dosed ascorbic leads to apoptosis-inducing factor 1 cleavage.
•Pharmacologically-dosed ascorbic lowers melphalan dosage.

Multiple myeloma (MM) remains a difficult to cure disease in the majority of cases. Several preclinical and clinical studies have shown that ascorbic acid in pharmacologic doses (PAA) selectively kills cancer cells, while sparing normal cells. This article reveals the biological mechanism by which PAA exerts its anti-cancer effects and should lead to the development of an innovative therapy in MM…”

Gadolinium Containing Contrast Agent Promotes Multiple Myeloma Cell Growth: Implication for Clinical Use of MRI in Myeloma.

“Gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents are frequently used to enhance MRI resolution. We evaluated effect of the most common Gd-containing agent, Omniscan, on myeloma cells. We observed that Omniscan induced both time and dose dependent MM cell growth in vitro (8-20 fold increase relative to control). Importantly, the presence of BMSC enhanced the effect of Omniscan on growth of both MM cell lines and primary MM cells…”

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