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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for CALR+ Polycythemia vera?

Sep 19, 2021

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No two cancers are the same and neither should your nutrition be. When diagnosed with cancer or at risk of cancer – one immediate question is “What Should I Eat Differently Starting Now?” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid”. The answer is “It Depends”. It depends on which genetic mutations your tests identified. It depends on which cancer, which ongoing treatments and supplements. It depends on your age, weight, height, lifestyle, allergies and habits. The answer to “What Should I Eat Differently” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid” for CALR+ Polycythemia vera also requires understanding of how the food and supplements included in your diet manipulate the molecular pathways which are relevant for cancer and interactions with your treatment.

Internet search to find answers will never be personalized to your cancer type such as CALR+ Polycythemia vera and lifestyle conditions. Cancers are driven by biochemical pathways and therefore the answers to nutrition questions have to be based on molecular science irrespective of whether one understands it or not.  

For example foods like Bamboo and Cabbage are recommended when undergoing Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera. Similarly Birch supplements are recommended with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is CALR+ Polycythemia vera?

CALR+ Polycythemia vera is one of the different subtypes of Polycythemia vera. In this subtype of Polycythemia vera, mutation of a gene called CALR is detected. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  CALR gene mutations are prevalent in cancer- Polycythemia vera. You can visit NIH for information on the prevalence of genetic mutations across cancers. (Reference: Steven N Hart et al, Hum Mutat,. 2020

Diet for CALR+ Polycythemia vera

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for CALR+ Polycythemia vera?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as CALR+ Polycythemia vera. Genetic mutations and cancer conditions cause specific molecular pathways to become disrupted. Hence, those foods and supplements are recommended which do not disrupt those molecular pathways further and instead reverse the disruption. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, cancer pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, MYC Signaling, DNA Repair, RAS-RAF Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, Cytokine Signaling, Hypoxia, JAK-STAT Signaling, Hematopoiesis and MAPK Signaling get disrupted. Choose those foods and supplements which contain active ingredients which cancel the molecular pathways disruption. Those supplements which interact with the treatments and disrupt the cancer molecular pathways further should be avoided.

The nutrition for cancer such as CALR+ Polycythemia vera depends on the type of cancer, treatments and supplements being taken (if any), age, gender, BMI, lifestyle and any genetic information available. 

Example Foods to Eat with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for CALR+ Polycythemia vera

Recommended Foods

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Bamboo are recommended along with treatment Ruxolitinib for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Cabbage: Cabbage contains active ingredients like Benzyl Isothiocyanate, Vitamin B3 and Indole-3-carbinol. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, JAK-STAT Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Benzyl Isothiocyanate manipulates the molecular pathways like JAK-STAT Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cabbage are recommended along with treatment Ruxolitinib for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Swiss Chard:  Swiss Chard contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Ferulic Acid and P-coumaric Acid. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, JAK-STAT Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like JAK-STAT Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Swiss Chard when undergoing Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Turnip:  Turnip contains active ingredients like Indole-3-carbinol, Vitamin C and Retinol. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, DNA Repair is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Indole-3-carbinol manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Turnip when undergoing Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

For CALR+ Polycythemia vera avoid these foods and supplements!

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Silymarin: Silymarin contains active ingredients Silibinin. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, MAPK Signaling and Hypoxia are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Silibinin manipulates the molecular pathways like MAPK Signaling and Hypoxia so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Silymarin supplements when undergoing Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Caffeine: For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and MAPK Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera?

Birch:  Birch contains active ingredients Betulinic Acid and Lupeol. For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Betulinic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics and MAPK Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Birch supplements are recommended with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

Vitamin B2:  For CALR+ Polycythemia vera, along with other pathways, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B2 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin B2 supplements are recommended with Ruxolitinib treatment for CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

In Conclusion

Nutrition/diet which includes food and nutritional supplements is an effective tool which is controlled by you, while facing cancer such as CALR+ Polycythemia vera.

What food you eat and which supplements you take is a decision you make. Your decision should include consideration of the cancer gene mutations, which cancer, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, lifestyle information, weight, height and habits.

The nutrition planning for cancer from addon is not based on internet searches. It automates the decision making for you based on molecular science implemented by our scientists and software engineers. Irrespective of whether you care to understand the underlying biochemical molecular pathways or not - for nutrition planning for cancer that understanding is needed.

Get started NOW with your nutrition planning by answering questions on the name of cancer, genetic mutations, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, habits, lifestyle, age group and gender.

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.


Cancer patients often have to deal with different chemotherapy side effects which affect their quality of life and look out for alternative therapies for cancer. Taking the right nutrition and supplements based on scientific considerations (avoiding guesswork and random selection) is the best natural remedy for cancer and treatment related side-effects.


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