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Myeloma – Probiotics as Therapy

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“The present study shows that the Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 formulation helps obese women to achieve sustainable weight loss.”

Multiple myeloma survival is about more than remissions and relapses. I’ve lived with multiple myeloma since my diagnosis in early 1994 and I can say without a doubt that multiple myeloma survival is about lifestyle. Oddly,  healthy anti-MM lifestyle can revolve around probiotics, weight-loss and diarrhea.

The studies linked below talk about weight-loss and diarrhea. This post may be TMI but this information may be useful for your anti-MM lifestyle in the years ahead.

There is such a thing as “healthy weight loss. I gained about fifty pounds leading up to an autologous stem cell transplant. Several years later I decided it was time to loose the weight.

Long story short, I ate right, frequently but moderately exercised and I lost weight over the next 20 or so years. I have maintained my pre-college weight since 2015.

One of the most effective therapies to prevent a multiple myeloma relapse is weight loss. Proper nutrition, frequent, moderate exercise and nutritional supplementation can also reduce your risk of relapse. But if you are overweight or obese, weight loss is key.

If there is one question I’m asked most often as a long-term cancer survivor, it is cancer patients wondering what diet they follow to reduce their risk of relapse.

Three studies linked and excerpted below cite two specific probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri and rhamnosus) that exhibited a significant lowering effect on abdominal adiposity.” In research lingo, this means weight loss.

In the ConsumerLab.com evaluation  of nineteen different probiotic formulas only 2 contained both of the lactobacillus types  cited in the studies below. Of these two, only  Sedona Labs iFlora Multi Probiotics is carried by Amazon linked above.

The point is that probiotic supplementation is central to healthy weight loss.

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David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
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  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Lifestyle Changes Result in Weight Loss for Women Who’ve Been Treated for Breast Cancer

“Being overweight also can increase the risk of breast cancer coming back (recurrence) in women who’ve been diagnosed with the disease…”

Regulation of abdominal adiposity by probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055) in adults with obese tendencies in a randomized controlled trial

“CONCLUSION: The probiotic LG2055 showed lowering effects on abdominal adiposity, body weight and other measures, suggesting its beneficial influence on metabolic disorders.”

Effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 in fermented milk on abdominal adiposity in adults in a randomised controlled trial.

“These findings demonstrate that consumption of LG2055 at doses as low as the order of 10(8) cfu/d exhibited a significant lowering effect on abdominal adiposity, and suggest that constant consumption might be needed to maintain the effect.”

Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women.

“The present study shows that the Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 formulation helps obese women to achieve sustainable weight loss.”

Probiotics Prevent Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea

“probiotic prophylaxis results in a large reduction in Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea without an increase in clinically important adverse events.”

I’ve been researching and writing about Probiotics recently. Evidence-based research cites Probiotics ability to help you loose weight, fight cancer, and treat antibiotic-induced Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea.

Who wants to learn about antibiotic-induced diarrhea, you ask!? If you or a loved one has ever had C-Dif (Clostridium difficile) then you would want to learn more about this awful side effect of antibiotic administration. As the linked and excerpted study below indicates, Probiotics can prevent C-Dif in children and adults.

It’s common for multiple myeloma patients to be in and out of the hospital while treating their cancer. Likewise, older folks can be in and out of the hospital. Both old and young patients may need antibiotics.

Wouldn’t it be great then if you could prevent their antibiotic-induced diarrhea and/or C-Dif?

If I knew then what I know now… Sedona Labs iFlora Multi Probiotics has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, an independent testing agency (you must be a member of CL to read the report).

To learn more about nutritional supplementation to treat chronic disease, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

Probiotics for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Background: Antibiotic treatment may disturb the resistance of gastrointestinal flora to colonization. This may result in complications, the most serious of which is Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD)…

Study Selection: Randomized, controlled trials including adult or pediatric patients receiving antibiotics that compared any strain or dose of a specified probiotic with placebo or with no treatment control and reported the incidence of CDAD…

Data Synthesis: Twenty trials including 3818 participants met the eligibility criteria. Probiotics reduced the incidence of CDAD by 66%…In a population with a 5% incidence of antibiotic-associated CDAD, probiotic prophylaxis would prevent 33 episodes per 1000 persons. Of probiotic-treated patients, 9.3% experienced adverse events, compared with 12.6% of control patients (relative risk).

Conclusion: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that probiotic prophylaxis results in a large reduction in CDAD without an increase in clinically important adverse events.”

“Antibiotic-induced Diarrhea (AAD) typically occurs in 5-35% of patients taking antibiotics and varies depending upon the specific type of antibiotic, the health of the host and exposure to pathogens”

Antibiotics can be a wonder drug. At the same time antibiotics can cause difficult side effects. I have seen both sides of antibiotic use first hand.  First, my dad developed blood sepsis, was in the hospital for it, was given intravenous antibiotics and developed c-dif (aka Clostridium difficile). Secondly,  I developed antibiotic induced diarrhea myself during my autologus stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma.

If I knew then what I know now…Sedona Labs iFlora Multi Probiotics has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, an independent testing agency (you must be a member of CL to read the report). While Probiotics supplementation is not 100% cure for everyone, the research referenced by ConsumerLab.com indicated that the majority of patients got rid of their  antibiotic-induced diarrhea with the broad spectrum Probiotics in iFlora.

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea: epidemiology, trends and treatment.

“A common complication of antibiotic use is the development of gastrointestinal disease. This complication ranges from mild diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis. Outbreaks of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) may also occur in healthcare settings, usually caused by Clostridium difficile.

AAD typically occurs in 5-35% of patients taking antibiotics and varies depending upon the specific type of antibiotic, the health of the host and exposure to pathogens. The pathogenesis of AAD may be mediated through the disruption of the normal microbiota resulting in pathogen overgrowth or metabolic imbalances. The key to addressing AAD is prompt diagnosis followed by effective treatment and institution of control measures…”

 Probiotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: A Systematic Review

Context Probiotics are live microorganisms intended to confer a health benefit when consumed. One condition for which probiotics have been advocated is the diarrhea that is a common adverse effect of antibiotic use…
The use of antibiotics that disturb the gastrointestinal flora is associated with clinical symptoms such as diarrhea, which occurs in as many as 30% of patients.1,2 Symptoms range from mild and self-limiting to severe, particularly in Clostridium difficile infections, and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is an important reason for nonadherence with antibiotic treatment.3
Conclusions The pooled evidence suggests that probiotics are associated with a reduction in AAD. More research is needed to determine which probiotics are associated with the greatest efficacy and for which patients receiving which specific antibiotics.”



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