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Choose food and supplements personalized to your cancer, genes, ongoing treatments and lifestyle.

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For which cancer is Sweet Bay beneficial for?

Apr 3, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia 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 Sweet Bay 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 Sweet Bay 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 Sweet Bay has more benefits? Yes! Sweet Bay is beneficial for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia patients taking Vincristine treatment. But has adverse interactions for CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia patients on Dexamethasone treatment.

For Acute Lymphoid Leukemia along with Vincristine – biochemical pathways like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), MYC Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (MTOR Signaling), MAPK Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Sweet Bay has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia along with Dexamethasone – biochemical pathways like TWEAK Signaling, NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and Cytokine Signaling (IL17 Signaling) are potential drivers of the disease. Sweet Bay has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like TWEAK Signaling, NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and Cytokine Signaling (IL17 Signaling) and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Sweet Bay can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in SMAD4 which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism).

The takeaway being – for CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Sweet Bay 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 CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia 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 Sweet Bay typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Costunolide 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 CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Sweet Bay are recommended or not.

Sweet Bay for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia taking Vincristine treatment and sweet bay for  CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia along with Dexamethasone treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Sweet Bay can be: Is Sweet Bay beneficial for me? Should I eat Sweet Bay when a mutation of a gene SMAD4 is identified? Should I eat Sweet Bay when diagnosed with CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia? Should I eat Sweet Bay when diagnosed with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia? Should I eat Sweet Bay when on Dexamethasone treatment? Should I continue eating Sweet Bay if my treatment changes from Dexamethasone to Vincristine? Are the implications of taking Sweet Bay in Acute Lymphoid Leukemia the same as CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia? And so on.

Sweet Bay and cancer

Sweet bay(Magnolia virginiana), commonly called sweet bay magnolia, is native to the southeastern United States north along the Atlantic coast to New York. Magnolia virginiana is often grown as an ornamental tree in gardens, and used in horticultural applications to give an architectural feel to landscape designs.

Sweet Bay contains many active ingredients like Costunolide, Linalool, Beta-sitosterol, Boldine, D-limonene and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Sweet Bay include TWEAK Signaling, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis), MYC Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation), MAPK 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 Sweet Bay and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Sweet Bay 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 Sweet Bay 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 Sweet Bay for CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia with Dexamethasone treatment?

CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia is known to have mutations in gene like CXCR4, MYD88 and TNFAIP3 and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in TWEAK Signaling, NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and Cytokine Signaling (IL17 Signaling). A cancer treatment like Dexamethasone 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 CXCR4+ Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia and treatment Dexamethasone – Sweet Bay is not recommended. Sweet Bay impacts pathways or processes like TWEAK Signaling which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Sweet Bay 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), MYC 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. Sweet Bay should be considered for Acute Lymphoid Leukemia while on Vincristine treatment. Sweet Bay impacts pathways or processes like Apoptosis (Intrinsic Apoptosis) and MYC Signaling which can either reduce drivers of Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and/or improve Vincristine treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Sweet Bay for gene SMAD4 associated cancer genetic risk?

SMAD4 is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. SMAD4 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) and Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism). Intake of foods like Sweet Bay should be considered when Colon cancer and Gallbladder Cancer risk is identified due to gene SMAD4 mutation. Sweet Bay impacts biochemical pathways or processes like MYC Signaling and MAPK Signaling associated with genetic risk to SMAD4 mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

Personalized nutrition planning for cancer can inform if foods like Sweet Bay 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 Sweet Bay 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.

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