Recently Diagnosed or Relapsed? Stop Looking For a Miracle Cure, and Use Evidence-Based Therapies To Enhance Your Treatment and Prolong Your Remission
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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The ultimate myeloma therapy is quantitative- “Plus, Dr Elwood said, “the effect of a lifestyle is quantitative. That is, the more the better. The more exercise the better. The lower the body mass index the better. Not going to the extreme of course. But they can all be improved and there will be additional benefits.”
As the article linked and excerpted below says, the ultimate multiple myeloma therapy is much more than a single behavior. Based on my experience since my original MM diagnosis in 1994, the ultimate multiple myeloma therapy is actually eight single behaviors that all work together.
Each single behavior synergistically works with the other behaviors to reduce the risk of cancer by about 8% each. That’s correct- 8 x 8 equaling 64% not 100%. Even if I live a really, really anti-MM lifestyle there still is a chance that I will relapse or develope a treatment-related secondary cancer.
Though the article below talks about reducing the risk of multiple myeloma, my experience is that these evidence-based, non-toxic therapies also apply to reducing the risk of MM relapse as well. In orther words, I have been doing all eight therapes for years keeping me in complete remission from my incurable cancer. And multiple myeloma that always relapses…
The article linked an excerpted below cites a study of five healthy behaviors reducing MM incidence by about a third. Since my own diagnosis in ’94 I learned how to practice all five of those healthy behaviors while I added three more:
anti-multiple myeloma supplementation
anti-multiple myeloma nutrition
All the above therapies are based on research explaining how and why each therapy reduces cancer risk.
The good news is that I’ve lived Dr. Elwood’s documented anti-MM behaviors and added three anti-MM behaviors. The bad news is that I am an N of 1. Meaning I am a trial of one. I am anecdotal evidence of success.
The recently published results of a prospective study that followed 343,150 people for 5 years found a significant reduction in cancer incidence among those who maintained “healthy behaviours:”
low alcohol intake,
healthy BMI [body mass index],
and a healthy diet.”1
“Compared with subjects who followed none or a single healthy behaviour,” the study’s authors reported, “a healthy lifestyle based on all five behaviours was associated with a reduction of about one-third in incident cancer (MM).”
The study’s lead author, Peter C. Elwood, MD, DSc, an epidemiologist at Cardiff University in Wales and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, told Cancer Therapy Advisor that the study is further proof that “a healthy lifestyle is better than any pill, with no cost and no side effects.”
The study is hardly the first to find potent links between lifestyle choices and cancer. But it’s the first to involve a cohort of such sweeping magnitude and to demonstrate a cumulative effect of so many lifestyle behaviors.
“Each additional healthy behaviour was independently associated with an average of 8% reduction in risk for all cancers,” the authors wrote.
Plus, Dr Elwood said, “the effect of a lifestyle is quantitative. That is, the more the better. The more exercise the better. The lower the body mass index the better. Not going to the extreme of course. But they can all be improved and there will be additional benefits.”
The link between smoking and multiple myeloma is, of course, well known. Numerous studies and major medical organizations have also addressed the hazards of ignoring the healthful behaviors.
“In 2012, 5.5% of all new cancer occurrences and 5.8% of all cancer deaths worldwide were estimated to be attributable to alcohol,” the Cancer Prevention Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) said in a policy statement earlier this year.3“In the United States, it has been estimated that 3.5% of all cancer deaths are attributable to drinking alcohol. Alcohol is causally associated with oropharyngeal and larynx cancer, esophageal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer, and colon cancer.”
Similarly, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes “consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of a number of cancers.”4
Among the risks the NCI lists are: a 2 to 4 times’ increase for endometrial cancer; twice as much for esophageal adenocarcinoma; up to twice as high for liver, kidney, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; a 20% to 40% increased chance of developing breast cancer among postmenopausal women.
The connection between a healthful diet and cancer, too, has been long established. A 1992 review of approximately 200 studies looking at the impact of fruit and vegetable consumption found strong correlations between intake and cancers of the “lung, colon, breast, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, stomach, bladder, pancreas, and ovary.”5
“For most cancer sites,” the review stated, “persons with low fruit and vegetable intake (at least the lower one-fourth of the population) experience about twice the risk of cancer compared with those with high intake, even after control for potentially confounding factors.”A 2016 meta-analysis of data from 12 prospective study cohorts in the United States and Europe involving 1.44 million participants found a significant association between physical activity and 13 different kinds of cancer, “with risk reductions of 20% or more for 7 of the cancers.”6
Naturally, Dr Elwood said, a healthful lifestyle alone will not prevent cancer in all people.
“There is no magic bullet. There are numerous factors. After all, there are genetic factors. There are various mutations which lead to cancer. And looking for a magic bullet which will explain the whole pattern of disease is just naive,” he said. “Some individuals perhaps will show no benefit. Some will show quite large benefit.”
Also, he added, looking at healthy habits solely in connection with cancer is too limiting.
“It’s a mistake to say, ‘Well, there’s one take-home message about cancer.’ There are a lot of take-home benefits from a healthy lifestyle and a disciplined healthy lifestyle,” he said. “Adding life to years is our objective, rather than just adding years to life.”
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