Nutritional status plays a very important role in the prevention and treatment of contagious and non-contagious diseases. In the frame of a health contingency, the use of strategies that strengthen our nutritional status and immune system is essential.
The liver, located under the right rib cage, is the body’s largest internal organ and acts as a factory, regulating digestion, blood content, nutrient production and storage. The liver processes all that funnels through [...]
While Dr. Guhagarkar is a GIST patient, this webcast would benefit anyone who struggles with these issues, regardless of the disease they have. We believe that patients and caregivers sharing their experiences plays an important part in helping fellow patients live better with their disease and side effects.
Angiogenesis is a natural biological process that promotes the body’s growth of new blood vessels used for healing and cell reproduction. As described by the Angiogenesis Foundation, it is controlled by the body’s production [...]
The digestive system is a group of organs that work together to feed the entire body by converting food into energy and basic nutrients. Food is ingested through the mouth; passed through the esophagus into the stomach; and filtered through the small intestine, pancreas and liver. Based on its particular function, each organ contributes in different ways to turn the food we eat into the nutrients we need.
A presentation to commemorate the 2nd Annual GIST Awareness Day The Life Raft Group hosted a distinguished panel of experts on GIST Awareness Day to share their knowledge in areas of GIST treatment and management. This [...]
A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on vitamin supplements and their role in the increased risk of cancer and heart disease has raised concerns. Although the [...]
page updated 4/9/2020 GIST patients often struggle with their diet and nutrient intake after a partial or total gastrectomy or an ileostomy. These procedures can cause trauma to the digestive system functions, deplete an [...]
updated 4/9/2020 It is very important to understand that each patient is an individual. Some have had extensive surgery and others have had less extensive surgery. There are different types of gastric surgery with [...]
Juicing can help ensure good nutrition. Making your own juices with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is one way of getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.