Going Vegan: Tips for New and Soon-To-Be Vegans


Deciding to go vegan and avoid animal products is life-changing. It’s not always easy to change the things you’ve done all your life, but it can be done and it will be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and those around you.

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Keeping Hydrated with an Ostomy (w/ video)

keeping hydrated with an ostomy

Dehydration sucks, and anyone without a colon has likely been told by their nurse or doctor that maintaining adequate hydration is crucial. While it can be a challenge to keep up with fluid intake, there are many ways to do it. In this article, I’d like to share some practical tips that I’ve used myself, along with tips that have worked for others.

This information is focused on ileostomates, but many of these strategies can be used to help prevent dehydration in other circumstances, including diarrhea caused by IBD or for other types of ostomies.

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The Winter Ostomate : Shoveling Snow

The winter ostomate: shoveling show with an ostomy

Love it or hate it, winter is here, and for many people, this means shoveling snow.  For an ostomate, this could increase the risk of developing a parastomal hernia (one of my biggest fears), so it’s extremely important to take special care.

Below you’ll find some strategies to help deal with snow.

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