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 [...]
Have you researched the subject, but would really rather hear the perspective only a fellow patient can provide? Listen to the informative webcast recording from Wednesday, December 13th from Dr. Nikhil Guhagarkar MDS, who addressed these [...]
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 [...]
A presentation to commemorate the 2nd Annual GIST Awareness DayThe 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 educational event [...]
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 [...]
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 individual’s caloric intake, [...]
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.
The Life Raft Group held our local group meeting on March 4, 2012. We were thrilled to have special guest Pamela Stofberg, R.D. and intern, Jackie Piemonte volunteer their time to talk to us about nutrition.