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(@jillian)
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Being 15 months now post Colostomy, are Walnuts okay if well chewed?? I do love different kinds, but haven't had any since Surgery last year.


   
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(@john68)
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Hi Jillian, Ah ? s. I would say yes BUT go slowly! Try a few and chew well. I do eat but small amount s. 

I remember another question on the forum way back, Eric said he had tried soaking them in water for a while. I think ? I am right in saying that. 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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(@jillian)
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@john68 Thanks for your response!


   
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 Rick
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@jillian I am 3 years post op and love almonds, but my teeth don’t.  Cracked 2 teeth and bought a $20 food processor at target. I grind up a week supply and put in sandwich bags and eat like cereal a few times a day.


   
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VeganOstomy
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Posted by: @john68

I remember another question on the forum way back, Eric said he had tried soaking them in water for a while. I think ? I am right in saying that. 

Yes! If anyone has worries over eating dry or roasted nuts, soaking them (a few hours to overnight) will make them much easier to chew and pass through the system.

This is particularly helpful with almonds, but any nut can be soaked, including walnuts.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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(@dogtalkerer)
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I've found no foods to be a problem with a colostomy, much different than an ileostomy.  i often feel pieces of nuts in the bag along with whole orange and apple seeds.  


   
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 LK
(@dlkfiretruck)
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@jillian... Hi Jillian... Yes, you can enjoy nuts again. But limit yourself to a 1/4 cup to start working up to 1/3 a day & I find chewing them down to a litteral powder made eating them very enjoyable & easy to go thru me with a very active ileostomy. I followed Canadas food guide for diabetics to a T & after I diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was able to turn the diabetes completely around to no longer diabetic in 7 months.  I love nuts also & was so glad to see them on the list of treats! I know you'll enjoy them again. You can buy Raw Cashews at health stores if you enjoy them in the raw form. Like you I love  Almonds too.  Enjoy...  but chew them well! 

Linda


   
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(@jillian)
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@dlkfiretruck Thanks for responding! I am happy too that your Diabetes has been resolved. Even though it's been over a year since my Colostomy, I am still learning so much about foods and updates on the care of my Colostomy and new products. Like you, I love nuts....healthy ones and as you suggested, approach having them carefully to see which ones I can tolerate....


   
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LLNorth
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@rick Oh, yes, I avoid almonds not because of my ostomy but because of my expensive dental work (and I used to love those candy-coated Jordan almonds, those delicious tooth-breakers that you could get at the movies). Hadn’t thought of grinding them up, will have to try that. But not with the Jordan almonds!  Other nuts I just chew well, as I do with everything, and I haven’t had problems.

Colostomy 4/30/18.
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(@squeakyandliza)
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I love nuts and they used to be my primary source of protein. I still eat them in limited quantities, making sure to chew them very well. Even is you chew them very well, I think it is a good idea to limit them, as they have a chemical in them which can lead to blockages. I forget what it is off hand, and it is way past my bed time now, but I will look it up tomorrow after work. 

-Liza
Ileostomy 6/18/2018
“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


   
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(@dogtalkerer)
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@jillian , why the initial concern  of nuts or other foods?


   
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