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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

Oct 24, 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 BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer 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 BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer 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 Squash and Onion are recommended when undergoing Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer. But Turnip and Butter are recommended when treatment changes to Sorafenib. 

Similarly D-limonene supplements are recommended with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer. But Neem Extract supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Sorafenib. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Thyroid Cancer. In this subtype of Thyroid Cancer, a gene called BRAF is either overexpressed or downregulated or mutated. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).   BRAF gene mutations are prevalent in cancer Thyroid Cancer. 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 BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer. 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 BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Heat Stress Response, Apoptosis, Hypoxia, Glucocorticoid Signaling, Inflammation, DNA Repair, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, RAS-RAF Signaling, Chemokine Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, Microtubule Dynamics, MAPK Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, Cell Survival, Amino Acid Metabolism, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Oxidative Stress, JAK-STAT Signaling and Hedgehog 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/diet for cancer such as BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer 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 Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer

Recommended Foods

Squash: Squash contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Ellagic Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Squash are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Dabrafenib for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Onion: Onion contains active ingredients like Ajoene, Myricetin and Diallyl Disulfide. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Ajoene manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Onion are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Dabrafenib for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Yardlong Bean:  Yardlong Bean contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, RAS-RAF Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like RAS-RAF Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Yardlong Bean when undergoing Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Yam:  Yam contains active ingredients like Oleic Acid, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Oleic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Yam when undergoing Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Silymarin: Silymarin contains active ingredients Silibinin. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and DNA Repair are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Silibinin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and DNA Repair so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Silymarin supplements when undergoing Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Caffeine: For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and DNA Repair are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and DNA Repair so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

D-limonene:  For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, RAS-RAF Signaling and Cell Survival are also disrupted and drive the cancer. D-limonene manipulates the molecular pathways like RAS-RAF Signaling and Cell Survival so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence D-limonene supplements are recommended with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Vitamin C:  For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and WNT Beta Catenin Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and WNT Beta Catenin Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin C supplements are recommended with Dabrafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

For BRAF+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma 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.

Example Foods to Eat with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer

Recommended Foods

Turnip: Turnip contains active ingredients like Indole-3-carbinol, Vitamin C and Retinol. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Indole-3-carbinol manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Turnip are recommended along with treatment Sorafenib for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Butter: Butter contains active ingredients like Daidzein, Linoleic Acid and Butyric Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Daidzein manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Butter are recommended along with treatment Sorafenib for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kumquat:  Kumquat contains active ingredients like Apigenin, Naringenin and Linoleic Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kumquat when undergoing Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Acorn:  Acorn contains active ingredients like Folic Acid and Retinol. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, RAS-RAF Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like RAS-RAF Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Acorn when undergoing Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Fava Bean:  Fava Bean contains active ingredients Astragalin, Beta-sitosterol and Betulin. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Chemokine Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Astragalin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Chemokine Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fava Bean supplements when undergoing Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Fennel:  Fennel contains active ingredients Anethole, Apiole and Caffeic Acid. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Chemokine Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Anethole manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Chemokine Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fennel supplements when undergoing Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer?

Neem Extract:  Neem Extract contains active ingredients Azadirachtin, Gedunin and Nimbolide. For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Cell Survival are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Azadirachtin manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Cell Survival so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Neem Extract supplements are recommended with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

Vitamin D3:  For BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and WNT Beta Catenin Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin D3 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and WNT Beta Catenin Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin D3 supplements are recommended with Sorafenib treatment for BRAF+ Thyroid Cancer.

In Conclusion

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

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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