Ostomy Nutrition Coach

Using Food to Heal

What is Low FODMAP?

Low FODMAP Foods

What is a WFPB Diet? 

Nutrition in Hospital

*Medication

Ostomy Nutrition Coach

 

At OpenWater we understand how confidence is critical to the wellbeing of patients with an ostomy. Our focus is on Colostomy Patients

 

OpenWater advocates maximum nutrition to ensure patients live life better, while they have their stoma

 

Our Nutrition Coach can help you heal and recover faster from your hospital bed and at home following ostomy surgery 

 

Sore skin is a major problem with stoma patients, we can work with you to prevent or resolve that too

 

We mentor patients to regulate their output so that days are generally uninterrupted by pouch changes  

 

For patients where permanent reversal is the goal, we can guide you to eliminate recurrence

 

If weight loss or weight gain is important to you, we can help with that too

 

OpenWater's Ostomy Nutrition Coach holds the most prestigious nutrition qualification available from the T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies; and

 

Is a professionally qualified Health Care Coach in Chronic Disease Reversal and Lifestyle Medicine with personal experience of living with an ostomy 

 

We have a team of devices experts on board to help you find the perfect product solutions (we don't sell supplies) 

 

^Please note we do not offer medical advice which needs to remain the preserve of your Professional Stoma Care Nurse and your GP/MD. We offer professional nutrition, lifestyle and device advice to help you live life better

 

Plans

 

One Hour Consultation - £80

 

Bronze - £880

  • 60 min Lifestyle Assessment
  • Up to 30 mins a day for 4 weeks nutrition and device use consultation
  • Easy prep, healthful, affordable recipes, cooking and shopping tips
  • Reliable resource information – lectures, films, scientific evidence, products

Silver - £1,280

  • 60 min lifestyle assessment
  • Up to 15 mins a day for 3 months App nutrition and device use consultation
  • Easy prep, healthful, affordable recipes, cooking and shopping tips
  • Reliable resource information – lectures, films, scientific evidence, products

 Gold - £5,280

  • 60 min lifestyle assessment
  • Up to 15 mins a day for 12 months text nutrition and device use consultation
  • Easy prep, healthful, affordable recipes, cooking and shopping tips
  • Reliable resource information – lectures, films, scientific evidence, products

*Days do not include weekends

 

How Does It Work?

 

Please go to our Facebook page at the following link and contact us via the App button. We will respond as soon as we possibly can

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/OpenWaterUK

 

Using Food to Heal 

 

Food does two things, it harms or heals and what we eat has the greatest impact on our health

 

Following stoma surgery, plant based, low FODMAP foods are recommended for two weeks max, to reduce movement discomfort 

 

To avoid nutrition deficiencies a wholefood plant based diet (WFPB) should be resumed after two weeks 

What is Low FODMAP?

 

FODMAPs are foods that generate gas and draw water into the intestines to aid movement and avoid constipation

 

Following GI surgery, the gastrointestinal tract may be more sensitive. A plant based low FODMAP diet lessens any movement discomfort  

 

Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, 

Monosaccharides And Polyols

 

Low FODMAP Foods

 

For an easy to use low FODMAP list of foods download the Low FODMAP A to Z Food List for IBS Sufferers by clicking the image below

 

Ideally select the green plant based wholefoods from the traffic light system and use the the quantities listed for low FODMAP food options 

 

*Do not use low FODMAP for more than two weeks because, like all other diets, it restricts essential fibre and nutrition

 

What is a WFPB Diet?

 

A wholefood plant based diet focuses mostly on whole plant foods. It eliminates all animal products and highly refined factory foods as far as possible

 

Two weeks after GI surgery, WFPB is recommended. This ensures the fastest healing pathway, zero additional inflammation through diet and, it avoids constipation, heartburn and other symptoms that may lead to stoma surgery and other health complications

 

With WFPB nutrition, sufficient sleep, dayllight and exercise combined you can be sure to live your best life with your medical device 

 

*A B12 supplement is an essential requirement for everyone

Nutrition in Hospital

 

Wholefood plant based nutrition in UK hospitals is unfortunately lacking. If your surgery is an emergency life-saving procedure, you won't have had time to plan. The Vegan Hospital Food Network may be able to help and can be contacted at the following link URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141595326426123

 

If your surgery isn't lifesaving, hopefully it can be avoided in the first place with a WFPB lifestyle. Approximately 95% disease and disability is lifestyle related

 

When your food orders are collected on the ward, ask for low FODMAP fresh fruit, freshly cooked plain vegetables, plain potatoes and salad with vinegar. Use the App above for other ideas of low FODMAP plant based wholefoods

 

Ask a friend or relative to bring you some low FODMAP fresh fruit, nuts and seeds so you have something to snack on

 

Water is the healthiest drink. Drink plenty of water; at least 6-8 cups per day, not including tea/coffee

 

Both tea and coffee are healthier without milk and sugar

 

Black tea is healthier than coffee

 

 

*Medication

 

If you're taking any prescribed medication, be sure to tell your Prescriber about any changes in dietary choices

 

Wholefood plant based nutrition is very powerful and any prescription medication may need to be adjusted accordingly