I’m getting a lot of reaction about Danny’s nutritional post. I have often written that for every comment you see following a blog post, I get three or four emails–and that’s certainly the case here.
A loyal reader, Holt, asked Danny a question about pro-biotics, following a year and a half of using Revlimid:
A nutritionist suggested that I take a daily pro-biotic (30 to 50 billion organisms) to combat the effects of the Revlimid on digestion. I’ve been following that advice for 3 weeks and it’s made a real difference in both the frequency and severity of my gut problems. But I wonder if the pro-biotic will have any unintended negative effects on the Revlimid therapy or the myeloma itself.
I hoped that you could send this question to our nutrition guru Danny. I also wondered if you or any of your readers have experience with pro-biotics as a way to combat gut problems.
Hope you are doing well.
Here was Danny’s response:
There is no down-side to the pro-biotics; Only upside.
In fact, I have been working on a future column about the advantages of morning yogurt for we myeloma sufferers.
Believe it or not, the pro-biotics are associated with stress and anxiety relief. They effect the nervous system. And we could so-use that!
You’ll recall Dr. Duries’s previous blog where he announced that stress reduction could trump diet. What if you could have both?
the technical stuff:
And the understandable version:
Not all yogurt is created equally, however. I like Stonyfield Organic, which I get locally here.
Either yogurt in the morning with my Muesili or in the smoothie blender.
So, Pat, I will probably do still another short column on this for next week. The summary keeps getting delayed. No problem, though, right? Content grows….
Have a good day. Danny
Isn’t that good news? Danny is working on a pair of nutritional columns for me to post over the next ten days or so.
Thanks, Guys! I had better head to the kitchen to enjoy a healthy serving of Greek Yogurt and blueberries.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat