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2005, 2013

IMF’s Dr. Brian Durie: “Pay close attention to what you eat.”

By |May 20th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

I’m guessing most of you missed Dr. Brian Durie’s blog post about nutrition on the International Myeloma Foundation’s (IMF) website a few weeks back:
On the Subject of Cancer and Diet: My Interview with BBC Radio

1805, 2013

Exercise & Multiple Myeloma (Part Three)

By |May 18th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

Our good friend and healthy lifestyle columnist, Danny Parker, has been off-the-grid for several days at a Buddhist retreat.  Upon his return, Danny discovered lots of comments and questions about Interleukin-6 (IL-6).  He has been gracious enough to put-together an unscheduled column to try and help explain what’s going on:
Exercise & Myeloma: Part 3
More on […]

705, 2013

Exercise & Multiple Myeloma (Part One)

By |May 7th, 2013|Inspirational, Nutrition, Support, Tips|

I recently referred to fellow Floridian, Danny Parker, as a MMB  “lifestyle columnist.”   I had labeled him as our nutritional columnist, but understanding the breadth of Danny’s experience, […]

2304, 2013

Can the Hallelujah Diet help control multiple myeloma?

By |April 23rd, 2013|Nutrition|


1004, 2013

What we eat may not cure cancer; but its worth a try!

By |April 10th, 2013|Nutrition|

It didn’t take long for our good friend and nutritional columnist, Danny Parker, to weigh-in on yesterday’s post about the Johns Hopkins “nutrition can cure cancer” hoax–he emailed me this a few hours later:

2203, 2013

“Fun Fridays!” series kick-off

By |March 22nd, 2013|About Pat, Nutrition, Support, Tips|

Before I introduce our new “Fun Fridays!” weekly series, I wanted to quickly touch-on Wednesday night’s Myeloma Cure Panel webcast, featuring Anya Prince, an attorney with the Cancer Legal Resource Center.

603, 2013

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar: Doctors and patients should be cautious when using curcumin

By |March 6th, 2013|Nutrition, Research, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

Myeloma patients in the know recognize curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, to be a potentially powerful anti-myeloma supplement.  But like most supplements, curcumin is unregulated and understudied.  Anecdotal evidence looks extremely promising.  So much so that activists (like me) in the myeloma community have endorsed it as a natural, inexpensive complementary medicine option […]

503, 2013

New study showcases curcumin

By |March 5th, 2013|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

Myeloma nutritional expert, Danny Parker, has been following curcumin research for years.  He emailed me last evening, excited about a new micro study he found:

2102, 2013

The facts are in: NutraSweet® and Equal® are really, really bad for us!

By |February 21st, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

It’s official: I have kicked my daily Diet Coke habit.  Why bother–especially since I was only drinking one or two cans a day?  Haven’t you been paying attention?  Remember this post from a month ago:
Convincing evidence that drinking soda isn’t good for myeloma patients

1402, 2013

More about sugar and cancer link. Happy Valentine’s day!

By |February 14th, 2013|Nutrition, Research, Tips|

Better enjoy that box of chocolates now!  British researchers have linked how high sugar levels raise cancer risks.  Interesting how I found this news by way of India.  Not exactly the type of thing the U.S. sugar lobby would like to lead-out around Valentine’s Day!

602, 2013

Diet & Multiple Myeloma: The Big Picture

By |February 6th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

Food for thought from our nutritional guru, Danny Parker:

901, 2013

Convincing evidence that drinking soda isn’t good for myeloma patients

By |January 9th, 2013|Nutrition|

Danny Parker has been forwarding me information about how bad drinking soda is for me ever since he saw me drinking a Diet Coke the last time we met.  So Danny, this expose’ I just posted about the evils of soda pop on was written for you, good friend:

501, 2013

Diet and Myeloma: Help from the Sea? (Part Two)

By |January 5th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

Why consume lots of kelp?  Here’s more about that, including a tasty soup recipe from Danny Parker:

401, 2013

Diet and Myeloma: Help from the Sea?

By |January 4th, 2013|Nutrition, Tips|

I fear I have become too consumed with the technical side of myeloma lately.  Let’s shift gears and focus more on our overall wellness for a couple of days.  And who better to help us find our nutritional center than our good friend, Danny Parker!

2611, 2012

Diet and Multiple Myeloma: Danny Parker’s dietary recommendations

By |November 26th, 2012|Nutrition, Tips|

Danny Parker has kindly agreed to sum-up the myeloma-related dietary research he has done for us this past year:

1611, 2012

More nutritional advice from Danny Parker

By |November 16th, 2012|Nutrition, Tips|

Nutritional columnist, Danny Parker, forwarded me this correspondence he recently shared with a reader named Susan:
I love reading your column! It’s full of information those of us with myeloma need to know, information that will help us. I must admit, though, to feeling a bit overwhelmed right now regarding diet. I’ve read and reread all […]

1411, 2012

The collective wisdom of my readers is a powerful thing.

By |November 14th, 2012|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs, Tips, Transplants|

To start, I would like to apologize to a number of readers that never saw their comments published.  I normally receive an email whenever someone comments on any post–or so I thought.  But I learned today that there were 27 comments from the past week or so waiting to be approved by “the Administrator.”  HEY!  […]

1211, 2012

Proof aspartame can cause multiple myeloma?

By |November 12th, 2012|Nutrition, Research, Tips|

More proof that there is a nutritional component to multiple myeloma.  According to a post on Digital, a new human study shows that aspartame use is linked to increased risk of leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and multiple myeloma in men.  Here’s an excerpt:

611, 2012

Reader suggestions: How to stop PM cramping

By |November 6th, 2012|Nutrition, Supplements/Drugs, Tips|

Last week I wrote a post about my chronic cramping issues:
Oops! Blame it on my nightly cramps!
At the end I asked readers to pass-along  helpful tips about what works for them.  I received suggestions by email and in the comment section following my post.  Some were good, plain-old common sense.  Others exhibited creative “outside the […]

311, 2012

Danny says: Probiotic Yogurt May Reduce Stress!

By |November 3rd, 2012|Nutrition, Tips|

As promised, here is Danny Parker’s new column about myeloma and nutrition: