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June 26, 2018

5 Mental Health Strategies for People with Chronic Health Conditions by Roma Palmer

The team at Inner Good had the wonderful opportunity to speak with one of Vancouver’s top registered clinical counsellors, Roma Palmer, to get her take on the mental side of dealing with chronic health conditions (ulcerative colitis, crohns, cancer, IBD, diabetes, etc). When she said she would create a special article for us on the topic, we jumped at the opportunity. If you are dealing…

June 3, 2018

After Surgery Wound Care Products You Need to Know About

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Ostomates understand the importance and necessity of after-surgery wound care better than most. The implications of a poorly maintained stoma and subsequent complications can have you spending more time in the doctor’s office than one could ever dare to experience. Today, InnerGood is here with some product recommendations that can help stave off peristomal infection while assisting with overall wound recovery. *Note: consult with your…

May 27, 2018

What is Metagenics CandiBactin-BR Used For?

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As a proud provider of health and wellness supplies for ostomates, InnerGood digs deeper into the brands we carry, going beyond each product label so that we can answer any questions our valued customers may have. And given that our most popular supplement brand is Metagenics, we often receive inquiries about their products. One frequently occurring query is in regards to CandiBactin-BR, a product that…

May 15, 2018

Hollister Ostomy Accessories Canadians Need to Know About This Summer

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Summer is coming to Canada and at this time of the year, ostomates begin to pay even closer attention to the stoma care products they use. Why? You’re wearing less clothing and are thus more exposed, and you are likely participating in more activities thanks to warmer and longer days. Now you already know that when it comes to pouches and catheters that the Hollister…

April 24, 2018

Inner Good is Officially an Approved Ostomy Supply Vendor for Ontario Disability Support Program

Inner Good has served as an important  resource for medical supplies and lifestyle advice for ostomates residing in Ontario for quite some time now, but as of April 2018, we are proud to announce that we are now an officially approved vendor under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Below, we detail everything you need to know about taking advantage of this exciting development, along…

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…

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