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Myeloma Chemotherapy-Omega-3s- Kill Myeloma Enhance Chemotherapy

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“Our study suggests that EPA and DHA (fish oil) induce selective cytotoxic effects in Multiple Myeloma and increase sensitivity to bortezomib”

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) in 2/94. I underwent extensive myeloma chemotherapy regimens. Several years of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy led to remission, relapse, remission, relapse and my oncologist telling me “there is nothing more we can do for you” in 9/97. I wish I knew about omega-3 fatty acids at the time…

I underwent antineoplaston therapy (ANP) at the Burzynski Research Institute from 11/97-4/99. I went from end-stage multiple myeloma to complete remission in seventeen months. I’ve often wondered what I would do if I relapsed. After all, myeloma always relapses.

I’m writing this blog post on 5/20/15. In 16 + years since I reached complete remission I’ve never relapsed. I read studies like the one linked and excerpted below and I wonder if my supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids among others helps keep me in complete remission from my multiple myeloma.

According to the research linked and excerpted below, omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, is the ideal integrative therapy. Omega-3 is cytotoxic to multiple myeloma and at the same time, it makes MM cells more sensitive to revlimid chemotherapy.

If you would like to find out more about omega-3 fatty acids and how they positively impact myeloma treatments, sign up for my free webinar about the multiple myeloma cancer coaching program by clicking the registration button on the right hand side of the page.

There is a long and growing list of research studies that show how omega 3 fatty acids kills multiple myeloma and enhances Velcade. I supplement with omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil), curcumin and resveratrol among others. I have put together a complete cancer coaching guide that outlines the evidence-based protocols I follow to stay multiple myeloma-free and manage my side effects.

I am both a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. I supplement with and recommend Life Extension Super Omega 3 for several reasons. Omega 3 fatty acids promote brain, heart and blood health in addition to being cytotoxic to MM. I consider LE Super Omega 3 to be evidence-based, non-toxic chemotherapy.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Long-term MM  Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA induce apoptosis and enhance drug sensitivity in multiple myeloma cells but not in normal peripheral mononuclear cells.

“Exposure to EPA and DHA induced apoptosis and increased sensitivity to bortezomib in MM cells.

EPA and DHA inhibited NFκB activity and induced apoptosis through mitochondrial perturbation and caspase-3 activation. Our study suggests that EPA and DHA induce selective cytotoxic effects in MM and increase sensitivity to bortezomib and calls for further exploration into a potential application of these n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the therapy of MM.”
Omega 3 fatty acids

The list of health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) listed below may seem endless. And it might seem impossible for daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids to provide all the of the health benefits below but its not.

I’m a long-term cancer survivor living with chemobrain, chemo-induced heart damage, radiation-induced nerve damage and a risk of treatment related secondary cancers. I believe that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation helps me maintain my health each and every day.

I take one capsule daily of Life Extension Super Omega 3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans and Olive Fruit to insure all I get all of the health benefits below and I encourage you to do so as well.

17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Omega-3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
  • Omega-3s Can Improve Eye Health
    3. Omega-3s Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life
  • 4. Omega-3s Can Improve Risk Factors For Heart Disease
  • These include:
    • Triglycerides: Omega-3s can cause a major reduction in triglycerides, usually in the range of 15–30% (25, 26, 27).
    • Blood pressure: Omega-3s can reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure (25, 28).
    • HDL-cholesterol: Omega-3s can raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol levels (29, 30, 31)
    • Blood clots: Omega-3s can keep blood platelets from clumping together. This helps prevent the formation of harmful blood clots (32, 33).
    • Plaque: By keeping the arteries smooth and free from damage, omega-3s help prevent the plaque that can restrict and harden the arteries (34, 35).
    • Inflammation: Omega-3s reduce the production of some substances released during the inflammatory response (36, 37, 38).
  • 5. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children
  • 6. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions.

    It includes central obesity (belly fat), high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high triglycerides and low HDL levels.

    It is a major public health concern, since it increases your risk of developing many other diseases. These include heart disease and diabetes (51).

    Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce insulin resistance and inflammation, and improve heart disease risk factors in people with metabolic syndrome (52, 53, 54).

  • 7. Omega-3s Can Fight Inflammation

    Inflammation is incredibly important. We need it to fight infections and repair damage in the body.

  • 8. Omega-3s Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases
  • 9. Omega-3s Can Improve Mental Disorders
  • 10. Omega-3s Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • 11. Omega-3s May Help Prevent Cancer

    Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world, and omega-3 fatty acids have long been claimed to reduce the risk of certain cancers.

  • 12. Omega-3s Can Reduce Asthma in Children

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease with symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.

  • 13. Omega-3s Can Reduce Fat in The Liver
  • 14. Omega-3s May Improve Bone and Joint Health

    Osteoporosis and arthritis are two common disorders that affect the skeletal system.

    Studies indicate that omega-3s can improve bone strength by increasing the amount of calcium in bones. This should lead to a reduced risk of osteoporosis (87, 88).

    Omega-3s may also help with arthritis. Patients taking omega-3 supplements have reported reduced joint pain and increased grip strength (89, 90).

  • 15. Omega-3s Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain

    Menstrual pain occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvis, and often radiates to the lower back and thighs.

  • 16. Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep

    Good sleep is one of the foundations of optimal health.

  • 17. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin

    EPA also benefits the skin in several ways, including (101, 102):

    • Managing oil production in skin.
    • Managing hydration of the skin.
    • Preventing hyperkeratinization of hair follicles (the little red bumps often seen on upper arms).
    • Preventing premature ageing of the skin.
    • Preventing acne.

    Omega-3s can also protect your skin from sun damage. EPA helps block the release of substances that eat away at the collagen in your skin after sun exposure (101).

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