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Should I Cut Back On Sugar? Is Diet Pop Ok?

Should I Cut Back On Sugar? Is Diet Pop Ok?

posted December 4, 2021
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

There is a theory that carbonated drinks result in the loss of calcium from bone. Best advise is probably moderation.

posted December 6, 2021
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

Hey Craig, some doctors will tell you that cancer doesn't care if you eat healthy or not. But I personally feel that a healthy diet helps. I stopped drinking diet soda. I used to be addicted to it. It has lots of chemicals. Now I drink mostly water. I still dink occasional diet ginger ale or diet Gatorade when I am not feeling well. Most of us have to take steroids as part of our myeloma treatment. Steroids can elevate blood sugar levels. So, avoiding sugars and processed carbohydrates is probably a good idea. Eating a plant base diet might also cut down on inflammation. Myeloma Crowd is hosting a webinar on diet on the 15th. I put the link on my page. Looks like it might have some good infoπŸ’—πŸ’œ

posted December 4, 2021 (edited)
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

Good advice, Donna. Because I am anemic, I try to drink 2 liters of fluids per day (mostly water). We all know soft drinks are not great for us, but I often say all things in moderation (one per day?). Same goes for alcohol for me (mostly wine), but best medical advice is to avoid it completely.

posted December 4, 2021

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