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Vegan, Vegetarian, Red Meat, MM Diet? Myeloma Cancer Coaching

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I think there is a big difference in myeloma management between eating as little animal fat as possible and not eating animal protein.

Dear David- I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), stage 3 several years ago. I did not achieve complete remission after my induction therapy. I saw on your site you said to eat as little animal/saturated fat as possible. Does this mean you follow a vegan diet?

 I am thinking of following an autoimmune protocol ( to assist Poems) where I eat red meat and other animal protein daily. I have to be gluten-free and it is hard to be on a restrictive diet. Gluten-free veganism is very challenging for me.
I am thankful you found your way to remission. God bless, Katherine

 


Hi Katherine-
I don’t follow a vegan diet. Nor am I a vegetarian. Frankly, like you, I’m not good at following restrictive diets. I’ve never been 100% of any single diet. I research myeloma daily and I’ve never found dietary guidelines to be consistent for MM patients or survivors.
I think there is a big difference in myeloma management between eating as little animal fat as possible and not eating animal protein. Years ago I read a book titled Eat Right for your Blood Type. Essentially the author makes the case that we all should eat meat, or not, based on our blood types. I am O negative…I think this is especially true for myeloma patients, and survivors.
As a result I mix and match my own guidelines. The MM Cancer Coaching guides that talk about
I summarize the evidence-based research available and share my personal experience on the issue of diet-related health for MMers.
I think MMers must combine both conventional therapies with evidence-based non-conventional therapies in order to manage our disease.
Thanks for reaching out,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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