This site was made for you(and you are going to love it here!)
The content you’ll find has been created through my personal experience with living as a vegan ostomate with Crohn’s Disease, and I’ve covered topics like:
- Ostomy tips and care
- Diet and nutrition
- Ostomy product reviews
- Information on how (and why) to use certain ostomy products
- Mental health
- Perianal disease
- Much more related to IBD, Ostomy, and vegan life
You won’t find any “sponsored posts”, misleading content, or any other crap that I don’t like to see on other websites.
My goal has always been to inspire and support all ostomates and people living with IBD through their journey regardless of their lifestyle, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
While my content has been created to fit around my own plant-based (vegan) lifestyle, the information I provide will be valuable to everyone living with a stoma or IBD.
Disclaimer: This site is not intended to replace medical recommendations or treatment. While I offer up my own experience as a patient, you may have complications that require the exerptise of a doctor, nurse, dietitian, or other medical professional.
I created the VeganOstomy site back in 2013 as I was preparing to have my colon removed to make way for a permanent ileostomy. At the time, I was looking for information on living with an ostomy while maintaining a plant-based (vegan) lifestyle, and I was disappointed by the lack of resources.
As I started to write about my experiences, I realized that the questions I had about my surgery were the same questions that other people were asking, so I began to write articles and produce videos that I could share to the world.
Over 265,000 visitors later, the VO site has become one of the most popular ostomy sites in the world.
To read about my story, click HERE.
Visitors (and counting!)
Articles Have Been Read
Video Views on YouTube
Testimonials(From People Like You!)
I am new to an ileostomy. However, I have found the information on your site extremely useful. Thank you very much for the information you provide here. Its been a little bit scary for me and I cant say enough about how you have helped me.Dean
Having just received a temporary colostomy due to diverticulitis, I’ve spent a good couple of hours watching your videos and reading your articles. Thanks for the help!Zulmogarga
I’d like to thank you for your site, and for all the helpful videos you’ve posted. I have a new ostomy – a colostomy – and although our health stories differ, the information you’ve provided has been really valuable.Peg
I finally got to see your videos and blog. I wish I had seen it years ago. You taught me several new processes and products to use. My wife and caregiver has helped me change my bag for many years. She made my life easier. You have given us more knowledge and less stress than you can imagine. We appreciate your efforts to help others.Barry
Making wavesFeatured in Publications and Events All over the World
Winner: 4th annual WEGO Health Activist Awards for "Best Kept Secret"
2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Winner: Education
Featured in the Ostomy Canada magazine (Summer 2015)
Guest Speaker at WCET 2016, South Africa
Guest Speaker for Ostomy Toronto
Guest Speaker at P2PEP 2016, USA
Co-Host "Dudes and IBD" Twitter Chat for the IBD Social Circle
Guest on the panel for the OstomyLIfe Roundtable Webinar, Oct 2015
Guest Post on The Great Bowel Movement
Guest Post on the Trusted Therapies site
Guest Post on the Crohn's Forum Blog
Featured article on the Crohn's and Colitis Canada Website
Support This SiteThere are plenty of ways that you can help!
Thank you for your interest in helping! I’ve put together a page that’ll give you options for helping me to reach more people. You are under no obligation to do anything, and I expect nothing in return for helping others.
If you are interested, please visit my support page HERE. And thanks!