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The Building Blocks of Life
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The Building Blocks of Life

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are out, recommending that teen boys and adult men eat less meat, poultry, and eggs and eat more vegetables. Many of us could likely benefit from this advice since most Americans eat twice as much protein than we actually need.

Like carbohydrates and f...

Living With My Ostomy
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Living With My Ostomy

By Brian Greenberg Twitter icon @BrianIIF

Today I noticed something very good.  Lately when I have been going to the bathroom, I haven’t been thinking about my ostomy in a negative way.  In fact I haven’t been thinking about it at all.  This might sound like the smallest thing in the world, but for me it’s som...

Lessons Learned
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Lessons Learned

By Lois Fink

“You have Crohn’s disease.” Those paralyzing words are as clear today as they were forty-eight years ago. I was seventeen, sick, and no one was listening. Instead, the severe diarrhea, alarming weight loss, crippling abdominal pain, fevers, and arrested physical development were ignore...

Optimal Wellness
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Optimal Wellness

By Kyle Jindel | Disclaimer

In general, most people don’t think much about how their body digests food. But anyone with an ostomy should know – in fact quality of life depends on knowing – how their body processes different kinds of foods.  The reasons for this is simple: knowing how diet affects d...

Survive The Holidays
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Survive The Holidays

Posted Originally Here

The holidays are fast approaching and that means parties galore! Office get-togethers, family gatherings, and neighborhood celebrations are filling up the calendar now until New Year’s Eve.

As much fun as the holidays can be, it can also be a time of stress for ostomates. It...

Who's Disabled?
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Who's Disabled?

Author: Jessica Grossman - info@uncoverostomy.org

A few months ago, I wrote about how I had applied for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit here in Canada, (*editor's note - very good post you should check it out) which, when approved, comes with some tax benefits. If you remember, I had quite a tim...

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