For the more technically enthusiastic there was an 18% drop in my serum lambda FLC expression to 1448 mg/dL. My kappa FLC expression was actually quantifiable although still pathetically low at 0.72 mg/dL. My IgA and IgM antibodies went up slightly :-) and my IgG went down slightly :-(. I have an insignificant serum M-spike. I'll learn about the rest of the indicators after the second cycle in a couple weeks. I'm gonna run to Andalasia with that news and sleep a bit better for a while.
On another note... I was pleased to find everything on The 10 Best Foods You Aren't Eating list from the March Wild Divine Newsletter in my kitchen (and diet) except Purslane. Something to try by the sound of it:
Although the FDA classifies purslane as a broad-leaved weed, it's a popular vegetable and herb in many other countries, including China, Mexico, and Greece.
Why it's healthy: Purslane has the highest amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fats of any edible plant, according to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The scientists also report that this herb has 10 to 20 times more melatonin -- an antioxidant that may inhibit cancer growth -- than any other fruit or vegetable tested.
How to eat it: In a salad. Think of purslane as a great alternative or addition to lettuce: The leaves and stems are crisp, chewy, and succulent, and they have a mild lemony taste. Look for it at your local farmer's market, or Chinese or Mexican market. It's also available at some Whole Foods stores, as an individual leafy green or in premade salad mixes.