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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Hello David, thank you for posting this web on your own journey with dealing with MM, i think it was divine intervention that brought me here. My questions are actually for a loved one about his multiple myeloma diet.
“If you have high liver enzymes, you likely have too much fat in the liver. The fatty liver disease diet is like the Mediterranean diet, an eating plan that includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fatty fish and olive oil. It also limits meat, sugar and refined grains…
Causes of High Liver Enzymes
Methods: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar were systematically searched until December 2017. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which examined effect of curcumin/turmeric supplementation on NAFLD in adult participants. Main outcome was alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Potential risks of bias (ROB) were assessed by using Cochrane ROB tool.
Results: All included studies showed low ROB in most of item of Cochrane ROB tool. Meta-analysis of 4 randomized controlled trials including 228 subjects showed a trend toward significant reduction of ALT blood concentrations in subgroup with ≥1000 mg/day curcumin supplementation (-11.36 IU/L, 95% CI: -22.75 to 0.02; I 2:51%). Meta-analysis showed a significant reduction of AST in studies with 8-weeks administration (-9.22 IU/L, 95% CI: -12.77 to -5.67; I 2: 49%).
Conclusion: This review suggests that curcumin/turmeric might have a favorable effect on NAFLD in higher dosage. Further high-quality studies with large-scale and higher dosage are warranted..
Its effect on the other IMid, lenalidomide, has not been evaluated. This study aims to investigate the mechanism of action of curcumin and its potential ability to positively interact with lenalidomide.
Method: we designed an in-vitro study to investigate the cytotoxic and chemo-sensitising effects of curcumin alone and in combination with lenalidomide on the human myeloma H929 cell line.
Results: Incubation of H929 cells with curcumin (30mM) or lenalidomide (2.5 mM) for 3 days resulted in 26.35% (±1.06) and 30.81%(±2.98) apoptotic cells respectively. When 30 mM curcumin was combined with 2.5 mM lenalidomide, 50.4% (±3.37) apoptotic cells were detected by flow cytometry and the increase was significant compared to either curcumin alone or lenalidomide alone (anova p = 0.0026). Furthermore, gene analysis studies show that curcumin enhances the cytotoxic effect of lenalidomide via suppression of the cereblon and multi-drug resistant genes.
Conclusion: Curcumin exerts a cytotoxic effect additive to that of lenalidomide on H929 myeloma cells, and it also enhances the chemo-sensitizing effects of this agent.
The one problem I don’t have is insomnia. I sleep well most of the time. The weird part, I think, is what I attribute my good sleeping to. I take an aspirin every night. It seems to relax my inflammation from everyday activity so that I can be comfortable enough to fall asleep. If I need a little more incentive to sleep, I do exercise breathing ( not intense, just enough to pay attention to ). About 10 cycles ? but I don’t count. Inhale through nose slowly, hold for 4 seconds, exhale through mouth slowly; repeat.Reply