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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

28 08, 2012

Supplements that enhance Velcade’s performance

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Before I get started, I have been receiving emails and comments defending glucosamine. I understand!  I had been taking glucosamine for years.  It helped my knee pain improve measurably.  But Danny Parker convinced me to drop-it-off my long--and now shrinking--supplement list. Danny emailed me several times yesterday.  Allow me to share a few of his

4 01, 2012

Nutritional plan to help maximize performance of my RVD therapy

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I met guest columnist and fellow multiple myeloma patient Danny Parker just over a year ago at ASH in Orlando, Florida. Danny had just been diagnosed with high risk disease and was preparing to undergo a stem cell transplant. We spent quite a bit of time together that evening.  It didn't take long to realize