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BREASTS

If only other cancers could feature ample breasts–without impunity–in their fundraising and informational pieces!  My bias exposed, this Fox News report does feature some great suggestions.  I’ve included a copy of the opening picture to help make my point:

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Turmeric extract, curcumin, a proven anti-cancer supplement winner!

I just wrote about curcumin (an abstract of turmeric) on Multiple Myeloma Blog.com:

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Enzyme supplements

I wasn’t even aware that there were enzyme supplements.  Learn something new everyday!  Which is why you’re probably reading my blog!

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can chew gum

Ever heard of “canchew?”  It’s a hemp based gum that purports to be jam-packed with cancer fighting antioxidants.

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Is an antioxidant-rich diet dangerous for cancer patients?

For years I have been preaching that it’s best for cancer patients to avoid antioxidant supplements, especially during chemotherapy.  Since many blood cancer patients–like me–seem to be on perpetual therapy, I suggested eating a diet rich in antioxidants and stopping there.

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Resveratrol

Resveratrol users and advocates had better stop reading now.  As with many other hot, designer supplements, looks like Resveratrol may not hold up well once its efficacy is studied using conventional medical methods.  Here’s an excerpt.  See what you think:

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fruit and veggies

Another look at a anti-cancer nutritional protocol that has been around for decades:

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integrative oncology text

Wednesday and Thursday I ran posts on MultipleMyelomaBlog.com about an important topic for all cancer patients/survivors.  Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fast growing wellness category.

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saffron

Last month, writer Suzy Cohen wrote an insightful article: 3 herbal supplements with anti-cancer properties.  It’s based on a question about pancreatic cancer, but I believe the tips have a much broader application.  Here’s an excerpt:

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willow bark

I found this Suzy Cohen’s Newsday article about natural alternatives to manufactured drugs helpful:

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vitamin-b-supplements

I saved this article from last month, touting the benefits of  vitamin B3:

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supplements

There has been so much negative news about taking vitamins and supplements in the press lately.  My philosophy has always been: within reason, if you can afford it, what can it hurt?

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Dr. Abrams

I just completed a series of posts I wrote about an informative and fascinating on-air discussion I hosted two weeks ago with cancer nutritional expert, Dr. Donald Abrams.

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Simon Yeung

I wanted to share Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s helpful guide to help you identify reputable nutritional supplement suppliers:

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