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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You or a loved one has been diagnosed with pre-multiple myeloma (SBP, MGUS or SMM) or full blown MM stages 1,2 or 3. You are trying to learn about a multiple myeloma diet and what foods to eat for this cancer.
Yes, there are studies that confirm that a multiple myeloma diet is an important piece of the puzzle. Or I should say that foods that are anti-angiogenic can be actual therapy that is cytotoxic (kills) to monoclonal proteins aka multiple myeloma.
My experience and research indicates that nutrition is a key component in your multiple myeloma prognosis.
While I believe that my diet is one of the evidence-based therapies that helps me remain in complete remission, I have a confession to make. I don’t 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 what I eat, I will say that I follow a Flexitarian diet...sort of. I will mention that diet because it
Many MM patients ask me about dairy (milk and MM) as well as sugar as a part of their anti-myeloma diet recommendations. While I do believe that both dairy/milk and sugar are to be minimized, I can’t say that my diet is 100% no dairy, no sugar. If you read food labels, you will see that there is some form of glucose in almost every processed food. I work really hard to eliminate processed sugar but by eating fruit, for example, I consume fructose.
My final comment to whomever is asking, is my overall philosophy- progress, not perfection. I have to say this because…I’ll be honest…I cheat. Not a lot but I need to acknowledge this. And I have progressed a lot over the years. I consume much less processed sugar than I used to. I just don’t crave sweet foods the way I used to. I don’t crave red meat, and I don’t crave fried foods at all.
I don’t cheat nearly as often as I used to. So progress, not perfection…
But anti-MM foods are only one piece of the evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM puzzle.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, let me say this loud and clear:
It is critical that you become an active participant in your care. Learn everything you can.
I am alive today largely because I took the time to learn as much as I could about Multiple Myeloma and sought out the full spectrum of evidence-based MM therapies both conventional (FDA approved) and non-conventional.
Anti-MM nutrition and nutritional supplementation are two key components of the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program. Specifics about what foods and supplements fight multiple myeloma.
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I’ve written about MM nutrition and supplementation many times over the years-
I found the Ted Talk linked above to be life-changing where my MM management was concerned. This video was shot in 2010 so it is a bit old. However I think the content is as relevant to MM patients and survivors as ever.
“The switch to the angiogenic phenotype occurs during multistage tumorigenesis. As malignancy develops, cells progress from a prevascular stage (normal to early hyperplasia) to a vascular stage (late hyperplasia to dysplasia to invasive carcinoma). Angiogenesis becomes clearly evident during dysplasia and is critical for further growth. Targeting tumor angiogenesis may be a novel strategy for preventing cancer. (Reprinted by permission from the Angiogenesis Foundation. Copyright 2011 by The Angiogenesis Foundation. All rights reserved).