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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Smoothies…who knew? Eating nutritiously is paramount for MM patients, survivors and caregivers. Before, during and after active treatment nutrition is both difficult and critical. Oncologists will agree that the single most effective way to get the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. your body needs is through your MM diet.
As we all know, our diet is not always as nutritious as they should be- especially if you are on active therapy. As a long-term survivor of multiple myeloma myself, I have found smoothies to be a key nutritional tool.
For example, when I was on dexamethasone, my appetite and mood were…ahhh, not good. My MM diet needed help. Smoothies provided me with that help.
I’ve tried juicers, blenders, lots of different machines. I need a small, powerful, easy-to-clean method for making my smoothies.
Juicing versus Smoothies. I was a juicing disciple at one point in my life. And a person can juice spectacularly from many different kinds of organic veggies. My challenge was:
My wife gave me a NutriBullet a couple of Christmas’ ago. I wake my high school son each morning during the school year. While Alex is getting ready for school I come downstairs to the kitchen and pull the NutriBullet from the cupboard. I throw a bunch of fruit, juice, vitamins/supplements, coconut flakes, protein powder, peanut butter, dark chocolate, (different recipes, of course…) maybe some spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc. into my NutriBullet, screw on the blade and blend for about 10-15 seconds and presto!
No added sugar, none. Protein is key for the growing adolescent male. At 16, Alex is 6’5″ and 165 lbs. Tall and skinny.
Each smoothie, each morning, is chock full of nutrition. Alex and I start our day with protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, etc. And they taste great.
If you prefer to follow recipes, the NutriBullet comes with a smoothie recipe book. Further, the package that my wife gave me came with two other containers. Lids as well.
I am a long-term myeloma survivor. Anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant nutrition, supplementation and evidence-based lifestyle therapies are the foundation of my anti-myeloma lifestyle.
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“I have remained in complete remission through a combination of nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and mind-body therapies. Anti-angiogenic (anti-Myeloma) nutrition runs throughout these themes.
You or a loved one has been diagnosed with pre-multiple myeloma (MGUS or SMM) or full blown MM stages 1,2 or 3. Yes, there are studies that confirm that a multiple myeloma diet works. Or I should say that foods that are anti angiogenic can be actual therapy.
While I believe that my diet is one of the evidence-based therapies that helps me remain in CR, I have a confession to make. I don’ diet. That is to say, I don’t follow a Ketogenic, Mediterranean, Atkins, etc. etc. diet.
If I’m talking to a MM patient, survivor or caregiver who asks me about what I eat, I will say that I follow a Flexitarian diet...sort of. I will mention that diet because it
My final comment to whomever is asking, is my overall philosophy- progress, not perfection. I have to say this because…let’s face it…I cheat. Not a lot but I need to acknowledge this. Let me add a few more anti-MM specifics…”