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For which cancer is Cardamom beneficial for?

Mar 22, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like Seminoma or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Cardamom 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 Cardamom 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 Cardamom has more benefits? Yes! Cardamom is beneficial for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia patients taking Vincristine treatment. But has adverse interactions for Seminoma patients on Ifosfamide treatment.

For Acute Lymphoid Leukemia along with Vincristine – biochemical pathways like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (MTOR Signaling), MAPK Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Cardamom has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for Seminoma along with Ifosfamide – biochemical pathways like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation), DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) and P53 Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Cardamom has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation), DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) and P53 Signaling and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Cardamom can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in NRAS which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling). But reduce intake of Cardamom when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene ASXL1 due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation) causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for Seminoma, Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Cardamom 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 Seminoma or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia 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 Cardamom 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 Seminoma, Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Cardamom are recommended or not.

Cardamom for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia taking Vincristine treatment and cardamom for  Seminoma along with Ifosfamide treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Cardamom can be: Is Cardamom beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene ASXL1? Should I eat Cardamom when a mutation of a gene NRAS is identified? Should I eat Cardamom when diagnosed with Seminoma? Should I eat Cardamom when diagnosed with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia? Should I eat Cardamom when on Ifosfamide treatment? Should I continue eating Cardamom if my treatment changes from Ifosfamide to Vincristine? Are the implications of taking Cardamom in Acute Lymphoid Leukemia the same as Seminoma? And so on.

Cardamom and cancer

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a traditional aromatic plant for which several pharmacological properties have been associated.Both cardamom fruit and seed extracts exert an antibacterial effect against Aggregatibacter. Studies provide evidence that cardamom fruit and seed extracts through their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties may be therapeutic agents of interest against periodontal infections.

Cardamom contains many active ingredients like Myrcene, D-limonene, Oleic Acid, Acetyleugenol, Alpha-terpinyl Acetate and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Cardamom include Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation), MYC Signaling 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 Cardamom and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Cardamom 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 Cardamom 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 Cardamom for Seminoma with Ifosfamide treatment?

Seminoma is known to have mutations in gene like KIT, KRAS and NRAS and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), Cell Cycle (Proliferation), DNA Repair (Global Genome Nucleotide Excision Repair) and P53 Signaling. 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 Seminoma and treatment Ifosfamide – Cardamom is not recommended. Cardamom impacts pathways or processes like Oxidative Stress which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Cardamom for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia with Vincristine treatment?

Acute Lymphoid Leukemia is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like NRAS, KRAS and CREBBP leading to biochemical pathway changes in Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (MTOR Signaling), MAPK Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling. Also treatments like Vincristine have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Cardamom should be considered for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia while on Vincristine treatment. Cardamom impacts pathways or processes like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) which can either reduce drivers of Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and/or improve Vincristine treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Cardamom for gene ASXL1 associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like ASXL1 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 ASXL1 is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. ASXL1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation). Intake of foods like Cardamom should be reduced when there is a mutation of ASXL1 for risk of Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Cardamom impacts pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and creates adverse effects with ASXL1 mutation.

4. Any benefits of Cardamom for gene NRAS associated cancer genetic risk?

NRAS is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. NRAS mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), MYC Signaling and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling). Intake of foods like Cardamom should be considered when Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma risk is identified due to gene NRAS mutation. Cardamom impacts biochemical pathways or processes like MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) and MYC Signaling associated with genetic risk to NRAS mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

Personalized nutrition planning for cancer can inform if foods like Cardamom 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 Cardamom beneficial for me?”

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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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