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
And as of April 2017, you’ll also be able to find support, get answers to questions, connect with other patient or caregivers on the VeganOstomy Community Forums!
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, race, 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 expertise 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 500,000 visitors later, the VO site has become one of the most popular ostomy sites in the world.
To read about my story, click HERE.
(From people like you)
Featured in Publications and Events All over the World
Power of You Education Event (May 2018)
"Mastering Life with an Ostomy", Reno Ostomy Association (Oct 2018)
"Hidden Gems", Reno Ostomy Association (Oct 2018)
Winner for Best in Show: Blog
6th Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards (2017)
Winner: Best Kept Secret
4th Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards
2014 Canadian Weblog Awards
World IBD Day Facebook Live Chat (2018)
Episode 22 – You Have To Do Your Research With Vegan Ostomy
Stoma Tips Magazine (Spring 2018)
WOCN Conference 2018: Philadelphia, USA
Ostomy 101 Webinar (Dec 2017)
Ostomy Canada Magazine (Summer 2015)
IBDCon 2019 Steering Committee
WCET 2016: South Africa
Ostomy Toronto (2015 & 2017)
Nov 14, 2017 Podcast: Life with an ostomy.
In the article "I Have a Bag Instead of a Rectum. This Is How It Affects My Sex Life" (Feb 2020)
The IBD & Ostomy Support Show live (Sept 2017)
"Veganism 101", The Great Bowel Movement
Crohn's Forum Blog
Crohn's and Colitis website
Twitter Chat Co-Host
"Dudes and IBD", "Holistic IBD Care", and "IBD & Food: Disordered Eating around the Holidays" for the IBD Social Circle
Patient 2 Patient Education Project (University of Michigan, 2016)
Ostomy Education Day, 2016 (Vancouver, BC)
Ostomylife Roundtable Webinar (Oct 2015)
"My Favorite Food" Cookbook by Coloplast
ARTICLES FROM THE VEGANOSTOMY SITE HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN OSTOMY SUPPORT NEWSLETTERS AROUND THE WORLD!
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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!