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2404, 2014

Relaxation, exercise and nutrition webinar broadcast May 8th

By |April 24th, 2014|News, Nutrition, Tips|

International Myeloma Foundation Support Group Director, Robin Tuohy, asked me to post information about an upcoming informational teleconference, sponsored by the IMF.  Glad to help get the word out, Robin!

404, 2014

Therapy failing? It’s not your fault!

By |April 4th, 2014|About Pat, Caregivers, Inspirational, Nutrition, Support, Tips, Transplants|

After re-reading yesterday’s post, something troubled me.  At the end I was practically crowing about outliving the median life expectancy target that my specialist at Mayo Clinic had given me in 2007.  I don’t think that’s right.

2703, 2014

Book Review: Integrative Oncology

By |March 27th, 2014|Books, Nutrition, Therapy|

Oncology should be more than data, clinical trials and chemotherapy.  With cancer patients living longer, it should also focus on a cancer patient’s quality of life.

2603, 2014

Integrated Medicine (IM) is changing oncology

By |March 26th, 2014|Nutrition, Research|

Guidelines for medical standards of care are beginning to include alternatives that aren’t always taught in medical school.

2601, 2014

Advice from cancer nutrition expert Dr. Donald Abrams

By |January 26th, 2014|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs|

Last week I shared a number of useful suggestions made on-air by my special guest, Dr. Donald Abrahms, on our monthly Cure Talk broadcast.  Here are some more:

2001, 2014

Broadcast features expert nutritional advice for cancer patients

By |January 20th, 2014|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

I was honored to be selected to host an on-air Cure Talk interview with oncologist and integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Donald Abrams Friday evening.  It’s a must listen for anyone concerned about nutrition and it’s impact on cancer.

2911, 2013

More proof nutrition can help slow down cancer

By |November 29th, 2013|Nutrition, Research, Tips|

Most of us should be able to agree that nutrition plays some role in cancer prevention and/or a patient’s quality of life.  Can the right diet cure cancer?  Probably not.  Slow it down?  Possibly.

2511, 2013

Complementary/alternative medicine for multiple myeloma patients

By |November 25th, 2013|Nutrition, Research, Tips|

I received this email from last week from Sue Enright with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), alerting me to an important broadcast replay for multiple myeloma patients and caregivers:

509, 2013

Exciting curcumin research revisited

By |September 5th, 2013|News, Nutrition, Research|

An impressive website,, just published an article about turmeric’s  (curcumin) ability to destroy myeloma cells when combined with thalidomide.  I first wrote about this project back in July:
Could synthesizing and combining anti-myeloma drugs make them more effective?

209, 2013

Special Labor Day broadcast with nutrition info for myeloma patients

By |September 2nd, 2013|Nutrition, Support|

Don’t forget to tune-in tonight at 6 PM Eastern to listen to my live interview with columnist Danny Parker.  You can listen by phone or on your computer.  Here’s the link:

3108, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part Four)

By |August 31st, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

Time to finish-up the last contraindicated foods and supplements on my list of no-no’s for multiple myeloma patients:

3008, 2013

Pros and cons of taking L-glutamine and alpha lipoic acid

By |August 30th, 2013|About Pat, Nutrition, Side effects, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

You can’t see behind the scenes into my email in-box, but if you could you would find the same backlash defending alpha lipoic acid (ALA)  that you can read in several comments following yesterday’s post.  L-glutamine is also used to help minimize peripheral neuropathy symptoms.  It appears on my list, too.  Both  of these […]

2908, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part Three)

By |August 29th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

Let’s pause here for some healthy perspective.  I’m not suggesting that all myeloma patients never eat a piece of chocolate birthday cake or drink a glass of wine.  That’s crazy!  This list of foods and supplements to avoid is a basic guideline.

2808, 2013

On-air support group tonight; Danny Parker featured Monday

By |August 28th, 2013|Nutrition, Support|

I will write more about foods and supplements for myeloma patients to avoid tomorrow.  Today I need to promo a pair of important Cure Panel Talk Show broadcasts, starting with tonight’s live, on-air support group.  We will be discussing Treatment Extremes: Comparing and Contrasting Different Treatment Options.

2608, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part Two)

By |August 26th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

More about Amgen’s announced acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals (Kyprolis), after details become available later today.

2408, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part One)

By |August 24th, 2013|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs|

In my ongoing series, Alternative/complimentary medicine for myeloma patients,  I have been focusing on foods and supplements we should consume.  Now how about a few to avoid.

1708, 2013

Alternative/complimentary medicine for myeloma patients (Part One)

By |August 17th, 2013|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

I have been following a recent debate among the myeloma community: Is it a good idea for a myeloma patient to try alternative medicine?  Several readers seemed to be confusing alternative medicine with complementary medicine.  Did you know that there is a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine?  I didn’t!

807, 2013

Exercise & Multiple Myeloma: (Part Six)

By |July 8th, 2013|Inspirational, Nutrition, Support, Tips|

Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful family holiday!  Time to get back to work.  What better way to get in the spirit of moving than the next column from our lifestyle and nutritional guru, Danny Parker…

606, 2013

You can still register for broadcast about nutrition tonight!

By |June 6th, 2013|News, Nutrition|

It still isn’t too late to register to ask questions on tonight’s Nutrition broadcast. And I forgot to mention what may be the most noteworthy event of the month; a Myeloma Cure Panel featuring baseball and myeloma survivor, Don Baylor, and Dr. James Berenson from LA:

2405, 2013

Exercise & Multiple Myeloma (Part Four)

By |May 24th, 2013|Inspirational, Nutrition, Tips|

Our favorite healthy lifestyle columnist, Danny Parker, wanted me to sneak-in an additional exercise column before the holiday weekend.  An extra day to get out and get moving!