On March 15th, 2017 I spoke to the members of Ostomy Toronto as a guest speaker.

I love how organic the conversations and questions were, and I had such a great time with the group.

Video

Here’s a video clip of part of the discussion we had. It focused on how I adjusted to my plant-based diet after getting my ostomy, concerns about protein, how I recovered from anemia, and more!

Audio

Audio for the full talk can be heard below.

Ostomy Toronto March 15, 2017 Talk (1 hour and 10 minutes long)

We discussed:

  • My story about IBD and my ostomy.
  • Why I decided on an ostomy instead of a resection.
  • How I managed my diet during the transition after my surgery.
  • Tips to avoid blockages and my blockage story.
  • Mechanical causes of blockages.
  • How I recovered from Anemia.
  • Tips on increasing iron absorption.
  • Where to get protein on a vegan diet.
  • Addressing concerns about soy.
  • Tips on how to transition to a plant-based diet.
  • Wound healing on a plant-based diet.
  • Gas and beans.
  • Gut bacteria and promoting a healthy gut flora.
  • Probiotics.
  • Roller coasters with an ostomy.
  • Stoma guards and their uses.
  • How long I’ve been vegan and why I went vegan.

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