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For which cancer is Basil beneficial for?

Apr 18, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like Myeloproliferative Neoplasms or Rhabdomyosarcoma – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Basil 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 Basil 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 Basil has more benefits? Yes! Basil is beneficial for Rhabdomyosarcoma patients taking Octreotide treatment. But has adverse interactions for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms patients on Daunorubicin treatment.

For Rhabdomyosarcoma along with Octreotide – biochemical pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), Cell Cycle (Proliferation), WNT Betacatenin Signaling and Cell Cycle (Mitotic Cell Cycle) are potential drivers of the disease. Basil has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms along with Daunorubicin – biochemical pathways like DNA Repair (DNA Damage Response Signaling), DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), NFKB Signaling, DNA Repair (Non-homologous end-joining) and Hypoxia (Hypoxia Response) are potential drivers of the disease. Basil has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like DNA Repair (DNA Damage Response Signaling), DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), NFKB Signaling, DNA Repair (Non-homologous end-joining) and Hypoxia (Hypoxia Response) and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Basil 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 Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Angiogenesis, Stem Cell Signaling, MAPK Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling). But reduce intake of Basil when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene CDH1 due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Estrogen Signaling, Adherens junction (CDH1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Rhabdomyosarcoma and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Basil 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 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms or Rhabdomyosarcoma 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 Basil typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Methyleugenol 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 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Rhabdomyosarcoma and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Basil are recommended or not.

Basil for Rhabdomyosarcoma taking Octreotide Basil for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms with Daunorubicin treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Basil can be: Is Basil beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene CDH1? Should I eat Basil when a mutation of a gene SMAD4 is identified? Should I eat Basil when diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms? Should I eat Basil when diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma? Should I eat Basil when on Daunorubicin treatment? Should I continue eating Basil if my treatment changes from Daunorubicin to Octreotide? Are the implications of taking Basil in Rhabdomyosarcoma the same as Myeloproliferative Neoplasms? And so on.

Basil and cancer

Basil is a flavorful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa.It’s a member of the mint family, and many different varieties exist.Popular as a food seasoning, this aromatic herb is also used in teas and supplements which may provide a range of health benefits.

Basil contains many active ingredients like Methyleugenol, Linalool, Caffeic Acid, Apigenin, Beta-sitosterol and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Basil include DNA Repair (DNA Damage Response Signaling), PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Estrogen 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 Basil and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Basil 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 Basil 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 Basil for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms with Daunorubicin treatment?

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms is known to have mutations in gene like JAK2, CALR and TET2 and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in DNA Repair (DNA Damage Response Signaling), DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), NFKB Signaling, DNA Repair (Non-homologous end-joining) and Hypoxia (Hypoxia Response). A cancer treatment like Daunorubicin 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 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and treatment Daunorubicin – Basil is not recommended. Basil impacts pathways or processes like DNA Repair (DNA Damage Response Signaling) which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Basil for Rhabdomyosarcoma with Octreotide treatment?

Rhabdomyosarcoma is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like NRAS, FGFR4 and KRAS leading to biochemical pathway changes in PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling), MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling), Cell Cycle (Proliferation), WNT Betacatenin Signaling and Cell Cycle (Mitotic Cell Cycle). Also treatments like Octreotide have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Basil should be considered for Rhabdomyosarcoma while on Octreotide treatment. Basil impacts pathways or processes like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling (PI3K-AKT Signaling) and MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) which can either reduce drivers of Rhabdomyosarcoma and/or improve Octreotide treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Basil for gene CDH1 associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like CDH1 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 CDH1 is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. CDH1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Estrogen Signaling, Adherens junction (CDH1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Estrogen Signaling, Adherens junction (CDH1 Signaling), Stem Cell Signaling and WNT Betacatenin Signaling. Intake of foods like Basil should be reduced when there is a mutation of CDH1 for risk of Gastric cancer and Breast cancer. Basil impacts pathways or processes like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Estrogen Signaling and creates adverse effects with CDH1 mutation.

4. Any benefits of Basil 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 Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Angiogenesis, Stem Cell Signaling, MAPK Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism), Angiogenesis, Stem Cell Signaling, MAPK Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling (EGFR Signaling). Intake of foods like Basil should be considered when Colon cancer and Gallbladder Cancer risk is identified due to gene SMAD4 mutation. Basil impacts biochemical pathways or processes like Lipid Metabolism (Arachidonic Acid Metabolism) and Angiogenesis 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 Basil 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 Basil 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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