Sunday, February 3, 2008

Myeloma Treatment Regimen

I saw the naturopath more than two weeks ago. Now I'm feeling a little guilty that I haven't already implemented all of her recommendations, because my Mayo visit is only about four weeks away, not a lot of time to see results from the enhanced regimen.

Nevertheless I can't start any sooner than today, so here goes the new supplement regimen:
Supplement       Quantity
Coenzyme Q-10 200 mg
Curcumin, NSI 4640 mg
Curcumin, Dr Best 4000 mg
EGCG 1750 mg
Feverfew 1600 mg
Flaxseed Oil 1000 mg
Genistein 70 mg
Quercetin 4000 mg
Reishi Mushroom 3000 mg
Resveratrol 400 mg
Selenium 200 mcg
Vitamin D 5000 iu
Vitamin K 8.1 mg

This is divided into a morning dose and an evening dose, in both cases at least a half hour before a meal. For more details including brand names, sources, and supplements intended to treat other health conditions, visit this page.

In addition to the supplements, other lifestyle choices may help hold off the cancer:
  • Low-dose naltrexone.
  • Diet intended to minimize inflammation:
    • No beef or pork,
    • Free-range bison only once every week or two,
    • Fish (especially wild-caught salmon) or chicken every other day or so,
    • Lots and lots of different and colorful vegetables and fruits, in season when possible,
    • Lots of nuts, especially tree nuts of all kinds,
    • Gluten-free,
    • Treats, when required, are nuts, fruits, and a little bit of dark chocolate,
    • No exceptions!
    • If you've seen my food pictures, you won't feel sorry for me.
  • Exercise galore, especially aerobic but also resistance,
  • One gluten-free beer every evening,
  • Plenty of lovin'. :-)
For what it's worth, that's the regimen. I'll let you know in a month or so how it's going.

Meal masquerading as a salad
Recent salad: Organic salad greens, cucumber, Danish blue cheese, avocado, organic medjool dates, jicama, roasted pistachios, raspberry vinegar and a dash of olive oil, organic apple, naval orange.


  1. hi don,

    great blog! i am looking forward to seeing good results from your new regimen.

    btw, i was wondering why you are taking flaxseed oil. is it for the lignans? i am reading a lot of evidence that the ALA in flaxseed oil does not convert well into EPA and DHA omega-3's. i've stopped taking flaxseed oil and switched to fish body oil, since it has EPA and DHA omega-3's.

    talk soon!

  2. also, before i forget, flaxseed oil doesn't contain a high amount of lignans (unless it's added)--since lignans come from the hull of the seed.

  3. Hi Miz,

    I take organic flaxseed oil with the curcumin in hopes that they will mix and improve the curcumin's bioavailability. Not so much for the omega 3, since we have a pretty good diet anyway, though a little more can't hurt.

    I'd been avoiding fish body oils because of the possibility of mercury contaminants. However, I just joined and looked up fish oil capsules, to discover that they are generally free of mercury. So maybe I'll switch.

    Thanks for the comment.

  4. Dear Don,

    Thank you for posting all the useful infos.

    I have a question: In your supplements list from September 2, 2008, you deleted some items, for example CoQ10, would you please tell me why you don't take CoQ10 anymore?

    Thanks a lot.

    All the best.


  5. In September I wanted to do something to get my results off "stable" and make them go down again. I wondered if any of my supplements might actually be working against that objective, so I cut out all that I thought I could get by without. The discussion is on this post.

    Result: It didn't seem to make much difference.

  6. Dear Don,

    Thanks for the answer. Actually, I have spent quite some time to read your blog and got lots of useful infos.

    According to your supplement list, I have ordered many of them for my dad. Next big issue: how to convince him to take all those pills. It is going to be a tough job. Anyway. I am going to use you as a good exmaple.

    best wishes,