I had an opportunity to be on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show for a live stream on Sept 21, 2017.
A huge number of patients who have a chronic illness will turn to the internet to get their information. Unfortunately, most of the information they come across won’t be true.
On March 15th, 2017 I spoke to the members of Ostomy Toronto as a guest speaker.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet, especially when you have IBD, will require some planning.
Hospitals aren’t known for serving 5-star meals, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them.
I had been invited to speak in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as part of a patient event called P2PEP (Patient 2 Patient Education Project) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event was hosted by the University of Michigan IBD Team and was led by Dr. Peter Higgins.
For the longest time, I remember fiber being the sworn enemy of someone who has Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. In fact, the suggestion to go on a low-fiber diet when you have IBD is often one of the first ones you’ll hear – but is that the best thing to do?
Blockages and partial blockages are a concern for ostomates, especially ileostomates, but there are several ways to both prevent and treat minor blockages.
Ballooning: When an ostomy pouch fills with gas, leaving the pouch wearer frustrated and irritated by the football-sized growth that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere.
One of the things I do from time to time is audit my diet to see if I’m getting in enough nutrients from the food I eat. It was especially important for me to do this while I was in a Crohn’s flare, but it also came in handy after my ostomy surgery.
In this post, I’ll explain how to do this.