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April 4, 2018

Stoma Skin Care 101

When it comes to the challenges of living life after receiving a stoma, skin care tops the list for many. Studies show that up to one-third of colostomy patients and over two-thirds of ileostomy and urostomy patients experience peristomal skin (the skin around the stoma) issues. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re one of them. The good news, is that you’ve come to…

February 18, 2018

Why Use Metagenics UltraFlora Control for Weight Management

Recent data from Statistics Canada shows that over 61% of Canadian adults are overweight or obese. The study measures obesity in terms of body mass index (BMI) and on its own the results are concerning. But even more startling, is that experts state that using BMI to measure obesity underestimates the national problem. A lack of obesity does not clear the remaining 39% of the…

January 28, 2018

Best Metagenics Products for Ostomate Bone Health

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Low bone mineral density (BMD) or low bone mass is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Studies have also shown that below average BMD is common in patients with ulcerative colitis, even after a colectomy and ileal pouch–anal anastomosis. In fact, evidence continues to mount in support of the fact that nearly all ostomates are at an increased risk of bone loss. Given the…

December 18, 2017

Life After Ostomy Surgery: Meet Rheumatoid Arthritis

A decade ago I became ill with Ulcerative Colitis (UC). It very quickly damaged my body to a point where I required my colon to be removed in an emergency surgery. I remember talking to my surgeon about what my health might look like long term. He looked at me and said: “you are lucky, you have been cured from your disease! (UC) and it is one of…

November 28, 2017

Coming Up: Vancouver Ostomy Chapter Christmas Party

The annual Vancouver Ostomy Chapter Christmas luncheon is fast approaching and we hope to see you out. We will be in attendance and look forward to reconnecting with everyone we have met over the last year. Event details are as follows: ​Time: Sunday December 3rd, 2017. Doors open at 11:30am. Where: NORTH SHORE WINTER CLUB Address: 1325 East Keith Road, North Vancouver Ticket Reservations: Call…

October 30, 2017

Navigating Life with an Ostomy – A Millennial’s Perspective – Calgary AB

To our delight, one of our ostomy product customers contacted us a few weeks ago get to know our company better and to see how she could contribute to the Inner Good community (to which we replied ‘yes please!). Her name is Lindsay and she hails out of Calgary, Alberta. She’s a millennial and a crohn’s warrior. We think her perspective is special because it…

October 22, 2017

Travelling Adventure Canada to Morocco, Here’s your Ostomy Supply Tips

It’s the time of the year again when Canadians are looking to travel to warmer destinations. I was recently able to do just that and enjoy some sunshine and warmer temperatures in Morocco. Situated in Northern Africa, Morocco has plenty to offer from the Sahara desert in the south, mountains, trees and even seasonal snow skiing in the North and beach resorts to the west. With so much to…

October 4, 2017

Ostomy Day for Ostomy Canada – Stoma Stroll Details

Canada Ostomy Day is coming up this weekend and October 7, 2017 (Saturday) is the Stoma Stroll for Canada. The 5th Annual Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk will take place in 11 cities across Canada. In Ontario walks will be happening in Ottawa, Hamilton, Kingston, and Barrie. In maritime provinces, Halifax, St. Johns, and Moncton. In Saskatchewan, Regina and Saskatoon will be having events. The Ostomy Society of Canada…

September 28, 2017

A Life and Patient Journey – Q&A with Life Coach, Julie Singer (Part 3)

From the age of 14, Julie spent over two decades living with the intense reality that comes with Crohn’s disease. Now living with a permanent ileostomy, she has found a new perspective on life that she is passing on to others through her volunteer work with organizations such as the United Ostomy Association of Vancouver, and through her personal coaching practice, Inside Wellness.   In…

September 20, 2017

We’re Presenting at the Vancouver Ostomy Association Meeting

The InnerGood leadership team is excited to participate in the Vancouver United Ostomy Association AGM taking place this Saturday. Company president, AJ Leveille, will be sharing his journey as a patient, and why he started He will also be sharing some of his cornerstone lifestyle tips and tricks, his approach diet and nutrition, and how he is able to have a joyful outlook on life. As…