Nutrition

Diet Guidelines for People with a Colostomy (10 pages) – This is a well organized and easy to follow guide, with tips for eating and drinking with a colostomy, both immediately post-surgery and long term. It’s published by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

Diet Guidelines for People with an Ileostomy (16 pages) – This is a well organized and easy to follow guide, with tips for eating and drinking with an ileostomy, both immediately post-surgery and long term. It’s pretty much identical to its guidelines for people with a colostomy, but has additional sections on preventing dehydration and preventing ileostomy blockage. The booklet is published by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

Diet and nutrition when you have an ileostomy (4 pages) – A complement to their guide to ileostomy surgery, St. Joseph’s Heathcare Hamilton has published this handy summary of a healthy diet for ileostomates.

Eating Well after Ileostomy Surgery (4 pages) – A nice summary of what to eat (and not eat) after ostomy surgery, prepared by the Alberta Health Services.

Eating with an Ostomy; A Comprehensive Nutrition Guide for Those Living with an Ostomy (76 pages) – Everything you need to know, from dietary guidelines to how medications are absorbed in different kinds of ostomies. Published by the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).

Healthy Eating: Nutritional guidelines for people who have a stoma (12 pages) – another good resource of Colostomy UK.

Nutritional advice after bowel surgery (12 pages) – a very readable and comprehensive booklet published by CliniMed, a UK-based company that markets and distributes a range of medical products, specializing in stoma care, urology, and wound care.

Nutrition after Ileostomy (16 pages) – guidelines for staying healthy after ileostomy surgery, published by Vancouver Coastal Health. Includes a sample menu, a section on medications, and lots of other good tips.

Nutritional Management of High Ostomy Outputs (3 pages) – A small but informative guide published by Niagara Health, a healthcare provider in Ontario, Canada. It explains how to modify your diet to better manage high output.

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