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31 08, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part Four)

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Time to finish-up the last contraindicated foods and supplements on my list of no-no's for multiple myeloma patients: 6)  Too much alcohol 7)  Otherwise healthy things not to take with Velcade 8)  Glucosamine 9)  Alpha lipoic acid 10)  Concentrated antioxidant supplements Too much alcohol?  This started a firestorm of comments; both serious and tongue-in-cheek.  Once

24 08, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part One)

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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. This list is more controversial than the others.  The science behind some of these contraindicated foods and supplements is lab based; there's no live human studies to support

27 08, 2012

Growing list of supplements that myeloma patients should avoid

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Some supplements should be avoided by anyone with multple myeloma, not just those taking Velcade. Here's a specific example.  Antioxidants are one of nature's miracle compounds.  They help protect healthy cells and repair damaged ones. A day doesn't go by where I don't hear about a new "miracle" antioxidant producing plant or berry--usually found deep

5 11, 2011

Links to past articles about pros/cons of using antioxidants during chemotherapy

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As promised, I found some more info about the advantages and disadvantages of using antioxidants while undergoing chemotherapy. I didn't have to look very far--I featured a half dozen or so articles on the subject over the last few years on our site.  Here are the links: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Be Careful When