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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In many ways, the ultimate multiple myeloma therapy is EGCG aka green tea. Let me explain. I’ve taken green tea extract for years. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 1994, achieved complete remission by 4/99 where I remain today.
Multiple myeloma (MM) patients and survivors must worry about:
Numerous studies document how many chemotherapy regimens cause DVT’s (blood clots) as well as damage to our hearts, both short and long-term. I have suffered from both of these MM side effects myself.
I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1994 and I still worry about my MM relapse as well as treatment related secondary cancers.
Aggressive chemotherapy and radiation didn’t do much to treat my MM it did cause all sorts of collateral damage aka short, long-term and late stage side effects including chronic a-fib, DVT and eventually chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy.
Which brings me to why I’m writing this post. I’ve been cancer-free since 1999. And though my chronic atrial fibrillation began in the fall of 2010 I haven’t had a stroke. I am doing well.
MM patients and survivors must think about the big picture more than survivors of other cancers- in my opinion anyway. While relapse is always on our mind, we should also think about our blood and heart health.
I have found that green tea extract is an effective therapy to address many of my possible health risks.
I supplement with green tea extract (GTE). The study linked and excerpted below is one of dozens of studies on PeopleBeatingCancer that support the consumption of evidence-based, non-conventional cancer therapies such as GTE to reduce the risks of all sorts of health challenges. I’ve been taking Life Extension Foundation’s Mega Green Tea for years.
I take Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract because ConsumerLab.com has tested this supplement for purity, strength, and cost. and has assured me that LE Mega Green Tea is the best formulation for me.
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“Here, we demonstrate that EGCG, an antioxidant from green tea, induces growth arrest and apoptosis in MM cells while having no significant effect on normal PBMCs as well as fibroblasts. Anticancer effects of EGCG have been demonstrated in vitro in several malignancies including human lung, cervical, colon, and oral squamous carcinoma cells…
Our data suggest higher susceptibility of MM cells to EGCG, which may provide a higher therapeutic index..
In conclusion, these studies demonstrate that EGCG is a potent suppressor of MM cell growth with specificity provided by its interaction with LR1, a cell-surface receptor implicated in the interaction of myeloma cells with basement membrane.
These data, therefore, indicate that a natural product with antioxidant properties from green tea has a specific activity against MM, making it an ideal compound for therapy and possible chemoprevention of this disease…”
“Objective To investigate the associations between GTE consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
Main Outcome Measures Mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes.
Results Green tea consumption was inversely associated with mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease…
Among the types of cardiovascular disease mortality, the strongest inverse association was observed for stroke mortality. In contrast, the hazard ratios of cancer mortality were not significantly different from 1.00 in all green tea categories compared with the lowest-consumption category.
Conclusion GTE consumption is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease but not with reduced mortality due to cancer.”