I came across the Perfect Choice Medical Technologies line of ostomy products while reading the Pheonix Magazine, which is put out by the UOAA. They have a nice range of products, which I was happy to find out were vegan (free of animal-ingredients), so I requested some samples. Among the samples I received came the Super Strength Lubricating Deodorant. That is the product I will be reviewing today.
On July 9th, I’ll be getting scoped as a follow up to my ostomy surgery and to also make sure that my Crohn’s hasn’t spread to my small intestine. When we lose our colon, we don’t expect that we’ll ever need to be scoped again, but the reality is that those of us with IBD (especially Crohn’s) need to get monitored to make sure that our illness is kept in check. Before getting my stoma, I was told that my chances of Crohn’s spreading to other parts of my bowel were very low – still, it’s always a possibility. While researching for my post on the Environmental Risk Factors for IBD, I came to realize that even though I can make lifestyle decisions which can reduce my chance of flaring or a reoccurrence, nothing is guaranteed. I was feeling pretty great after my last two surgeries, but after receiving a tetanus booster in February, my joints started hurting and haven’t felt right ever since. This reminded me that my body is still primed for IBD, losing a colon didn’t cure it and there will always be a chance that Crohn’s will one day rear its ugly head again.
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I’m happy to present the first review not related to ostomy products on the VeganOstomy site! I hope that this review will appeal to everyone, including ostomates and people with IBD. So without further ado, let’s get started!
I was contacted by Kiss Me Organics to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their Organic Matcha. Being a tea drinker, I was curious to see what their product was like, so I agreed. Matcha, for those who aren’t familiar, is green tea powder. We already know that green tea is good for us and it provides an abundance of antioxidants, so it’s no wonder that matcha has become popular with those looking to improve their health. The package claims that this product will provide “all day energy”, “increased focus”, “improve skin health” and other benefits. Being a skeptic, I asked Kiss My Organics to give evidence which substantiated these claims, and they were kind enough to send me some information about it, which you can read in the links at the end of this review. For this review, however, I’ll be only focusing on the quality of the product and not the claims made about it. You can do your own research about green tea and matcha if you like, and I think you’ll find quite a bit of evidence which supports green tea consumption.
Being vegan when it comes to food isn’t usually difficult, but when it comes to medication, supplements, and medical supplies, things can get challenging. Becoming an ostomate means that we’re forced to use ostomy supplies, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have options when it comes to deciding which one of those supplies we get to use.
One case in point: Stoma Powder