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For which cancer is Cornmint beneficial for?

Mar 14, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like Testicular Germ Cell Tumors or Rosai-Dorfman disease – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Cornmint are beneficial for cancer and along with which treatments? There is a mis-conception that all plant-based foods are good for all cancers and all of them are equal in terms of their benefits or their lack of. The reality is that some plant-based foods will be better than others for a specific type of cancer, treatments and other conditions. So Cornmint benefits will vary and the answer is contextual.

For example, grapefruit with certain medications is not recommended. Also spinach with some blood thinning medications can cause adverse interactions and hence intake should be reduced. For cancer, nutrition which includes food and supplements are important decisions which need to be made.

So are there types of cancer where Cornmint has more benefits? Yes! Cornmint is beneficial for Rosai-Dorfman disease patients taking Cladribine treatment. But has adverse interactions for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors patients on Ifosfamide treatment.

For Rosai-Dorfman disease along with Cladribine – biochemical pathways like MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling), MAPK Signaling and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAF Signaling) are potential drivers of the disease. Cornmint has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors along with Ifosfamide – biochemical pathways like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) are potential drivers of the disease. Cornmint has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Cornmint can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in TP53 which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G2M Checkpoint), Stem Cell Signaling, P53 Signaling and Insulin Signaling. But reduce intake of Cornmint when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene VHL due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Angiogenesis, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (FGFR Signaling) causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, Rosai-Dorfman disease and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Cornmint are recommended or not. As conditions like ongoing treatments, supplements, habits and other conditions change; the nutrition plan must be re-designed and personalized. Whether Testicular Germ Cell Tumors or Rosai-Dorfman disease or other cancer types -, current treatments and supplements, age, gender, weight, height, lifestyle and genetic conditions are also key decision factors for creating a personalized nutrition plan.



Why is the choice of foods important for cancer?

Foods like Cornmint typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Myrcene has a unique molecular biological mechanism of action. Cancer like most diseases is driven by specific biochemical pathways and molecular interventions of the pathway can be beneficial or create adverse interactions. Hence for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, Rosai-Dorfman disease and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Cornmint are recommended or not.

Cornmint for Rosai-Dorfman disease with Cladribine and cormint for Testicular Germ cell tumours with Ifosfamide.

So some of the example questions one may have related to Cornmint can be: Is Cornmint beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene VHL? Should I eat Cornmint when a mutation of a gene TP53 is identified? Should I eat Cornmint when diagnosed with Testicular Germ Cell Tumors? Should I eat Cornmint when diagnosed with Rosai-Dorfman disease? Should I eat Cornmint when on Ifosfamide treatment? Should I continue eating Cornmint if my treatment changes from Ifosfamide to Cladribine? Are the implications of taking Cornmint in Rosai-Dorfman disease the same as Testicular Germ Cell Tumors? And so on.

Cornmint and cancer

Cornmint (Mentha arvensis), also known as field mint, or wild mint, is a type of flowering plant in the mint family. It has a strong minty and menthol-like smell. Cornmint also has many medicinal properties. It has antiseptic, anticancer, and anaesthetic effects and also has beneficial effects on digestion. It may also help reduce acute Chlamydia pneumoniae infection (Olli Salin et al, J Agric Food Chem., 2011)

Cornmint contains many active ingredients like Myrcene, D-limonene, Eucalyptol, Menthol, Menthone and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Cornmint include Oxidative Stress, MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and many others. These cellular pathways directly or indirectly influence cancer molecular endpoints like growth, spread and death. Because of this biological relationship – for cancer, choosing foods like Cornmint and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Cornmint in my nutrition?

The answer to the question “Which Foods to Eat” and “Which Foods to Reduce Intake of” is dependent on multiple factors. Just like the same treatment does not work for every cancer patient, based on individual context the Cornmint may have scientific benefits or have adverse interactions. Along with which cancer – the ongoing treatments, supplements, lifestyle habits, height, weight, allergies and food preferences are all factors influencing answers to the question.

1. Any benefits of Cornmint for Testicular Germ Cell Tumors with Ifosfamide treatment?

Testicular Germ Cell Tumors is known to have mutations in gene like KIT, KRAS and PTMA and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation) and DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair). A cancer treatment like Ifosfamide has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways . The treatment intent is to have a good overlap with the cancer driving pathways and reduce the disease drivers. In such conditions foods which can scientifically cancel out the treatment effect by reducing the overlap between the cancer driving pathways and treatment are candidates for reducing intake of or completely avoid. For example – in the case of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors and treatment Ifosfamide – Cornmint is not recommended. Cornmint impacts pathways or processes like Oxidative Stress which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Cornmint for Rosai-Dorfman disease with Cladribine treatment?

Rosai-Dorfman disease is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like KRAS, MAP2K1 and BARD1 leading to biochemical pathway changes in MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling), MAPK Signaling and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAF Signaling). Also treatments like Cladribine have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Cornmint should be considered for Rosai-Dorfman disease while on Cladribine treatment. Cornmint impacts pathways or processes like MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) and MYC Signaling which can either reduce drivers of Rosai-Dorfman disease and/or improve Cladribine treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Cornmint for gene VHL associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like VHL and many others associated with high prevalence cancers of breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and gastrointestinal system and others. The intent of the genetic testing of VHL is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. VHL mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Angiogenesis, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (FGFR Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Angiogenesis, Hypoxia (HIF1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (FGFR Signaling). Intake of foods like Cornmint should be reduced when there is a mutation of VHL for risk of Kidney cancer. Cornmint impacts pathways or processes like Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and creates adverse effects with VHL mutation.

4. Any benefits of Cornmint for gene TP53 associated cancer genetic risk?

TP53 is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. TP53 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G2M Checkpoint), Stem Cell Signaling, P53 Signaling and Insulin Signaling to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G2M Checkpoint), Stem Cell Signaling, P53 Signaling and Insulin Signaling. Intake of foods like Cornmint should be considered when Lung Cancer, Breast cancer and Adrenocortical Carcinoma risk is identified due to gene TP53 mutation. Cornmint impacts biochemical pathways or processes like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G2M Checkpoint) associated with genetic risk to TP53 mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

Personalized nutrition planning for cancer can inform if foods like Cornmint are recommended or not. Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control and nutrition decisions are dependent on questions like “Is Cornmint beneficial for me?”

The addon personalized nutrition planning for cancer is a software approach based on molecular science. The addon approach supports cancers like Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, Rosai-Dorfman disease and others along with commonly reported genomic group clusters.

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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.

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