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
I just received an email question about whether multiple myeloma survivors should be eating asparagus. So I referred back to a column I wrote a year ago about it. I was surprised and pleased to note that 3,236 people had viewed that post. Pretty cool! I get too busy to keep track of such things.
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
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
I have been taking glucosamine to help joint pain in my knees for almost a decade. I truly believe it helps. If I stop using it for several days, my knees hurt. That's enough evidence for me. But this morning, I read an obscure report about how glucosamine is contra-indicated for multiple myeloma patients. WHAT?