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Is it good to juice, having an ileostomy, with a Nutri-Bullet

Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:29 pm
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Hi. I am new to this group. My son is 26, he is scheduled for completion protectomy surgery in a few weeks time. Last March he had sub total colectomy and end ileostomy. His sigmoid was too inflamed to be removed which is what they are removing and the rectum. 

His surgeon gave 2 bits of advice. 

1... loose some weight as healing will improve post surgery and eat accordingly (because of my sons liver enzymes have been elevated)

2... he also said to make sure his intake of protein is high.

I was wanting start juicing for him to ensure he is getting all nutrients and as much proteins possible leading up to surgery. 

Please help me in what vegies are high in Protien and safe for ileostomy? Ive read that many cause gas etc and have also read that appliances like the nutri- bullet are not the thing to use as they pulverise the fruit/veggies the fibre not extracting it. I would really appreciate some insight.

Thanks 

Erika 💐

Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:56 pm

Yep, protein and more protein. It’s what truly helps to heal the wounds. This is what I take. 1 big scoop and I use milk for the liquid. Tastes just like hot chocolate except it’s cold. 😁 I also eat high protein yogurt, it’s called Ratio. It’s 2-4 times higher in protein than most yogurts. Eggs, chicken, steak, etc. For veggies I pretty much just eat steamed broccoli , peas, baked potatoes, and French fries. 😬 I’ll make fruit smoothies with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas. However, The little seeds coming into the bag drive me nuts to clean out so I don’t do them often. Peanut butter is a great protein and you can make all sorts of protein bars with it, I usually just load it up on toast every morning. I’d avoid using things with high fiber, could possibly lead to a blockage and you could have higher than normal output. I will say I have a colostomy and not an ileostomy. 

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Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:18 pm

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard.

The Peanut butter and Protien contained is great to know, i didn'tknow. He is also lactose intolerant. If you were to use a juicer, which vegies would you recommend? Thanks again! 

Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:21 pm


AlexT wrote:

Yep, protein and more protein. It’s what truly helps to heal the wounds. This is what I take. 1 big scoop and I use milk for the liquid. Tastes just like hot chocolate except it’s cold. 😁 I ...

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard.

The Peanut butter and Protien contained is great to know, i didn'tknow. He is also lactose intolerant. If you were to use a juicer, which vegies would you recommend? Thanks again! 

Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:29 pm


Erikalaz wrote:

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard....

If I was to use a juicer for vegetables, I’d make sure the juicer separated the pulp from the juice. With that being said and when I used to juice a lot, I’d go with carrots, beets, kale(if you can 😁), spinach.  

Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:20 pm


Erikalaz wrote:

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard....

I was in the same boat on the Lactose intolerance. Costco sells a veggie protein shake. I drank it with almond milk, but good lean chicken and eggs works good. My liver enzymes was elevated but never knew what they were before the surgery. Was eatting like a teenager with fried food and fast food that lead to level one fatty liver. Changed my diet and reduced simple carbs and no eatting out. When I was hungry I made myself eat half of what I wanted and the weight started to come off. Soft steamed vegetables worked good. The reduced weight before surgery does help. 

Wish you'll the best

Axl
Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:48 am

Hello Erica

After my surgeries I have always hit the baked beans, hamburger meat, eggs,bananas, roast potatoes and any soft vegetables steamed. I always had the opposite problem of needing to put weight back on and lots of protein. I have never juiced so I am unfamiliar with the results but I would think juicing could cause to much loose output, just a thought. 

Axl

Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:17 am

Hi Erica i,ve had an ilieostomy for a long time and after surgery i ate a lot of pasta with meat sauce and also yogurts to get the good bacteria in the gut healthy, and like Alex now i make fruit smoothies bannanas, strawberries, blueberries, rasberries, and a local one called thimbleberries along with some cinnamon, some honey and lactose free milk, but now that we have farmers markets going on i also do green smoothies with kale, spinach, radish, cilantro, cukecumber, salt, pepper, water and a little white vinegar.

Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:22 pm

Juice a good idea, light solid food like mashed potato later.  Easy on the new" plumbing".  I had same surgery over 40 years ago.  Your worst is past now.  Stay on this app, lots of us have been there, done that.   I could write a book, but who'd read it?  Appliances advice from all of us later.

Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:56 pm


Erikalaz wrote:

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard....

Pea protein is good for juicing. Arbonne protein powder is made with pea protein. Since he is lactose intolerant this is better than whey protein powders. Add fruits, veg especially banana because it helps with the diarrhea that is frequently found. The job of the colon is to absorb fluid .  If it is removed then there is more diarrhea.  Fluid intake is extremely important to avoid dehydration.  I would speak with a Registered Dietitian for more information. Add foods slowly. Never add more than one new food every 3 days. Hope this helps. 

Merijane 

Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:04 pm

I've been through many, many surgieries and putting on the protein weight is so important.  I've never liked the Costco Shakes but they are one of the highest protien drinks available.  Of course, a well rounded diet is always a plus.  Never ben a fan of juicing after losing the battle to a juicer filled with beet juice all over my new kitchen. :P  Good luck, the protectomy surgery at this stage in the game will be his best friend.  5 stoma revisions later no one will touch my abdomen.  Great move!

Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:04 am


Erikalaz wrote:

Thank you so much for all this information. It really helps. I was wanting to juice for my son for protien and given his liver function results, i also need to be careful of what he eats. Its hard....

I loved juicing buy a good juicer machine for just the liquid stay away from the pulp I juiced for 10 years or more good to get your veggies and fruits do invest into a book on juicing

Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:26 am

There are quick and easy high protein drinks that you can buy at Costco or Walmart that come in variety of flavors even a cafe latte flavor. Walmart also sells a Great Value high protein yogurt with fruit that is very good. You can also get waffles (Kodiak) that are very high protein. There are also English muffins that are high protein, too. Not sure about veggie smoothies or drinks because I would think they might create a gas problem.

Best of luck with your son's surgery. I had mine all done at the same time which in looking back was probably not a good idea since I had a lot of inflammation and for a few years post surgery had problems with fistulas back there likely due to the remaining Chrones inflammation that was back there. This was almost 50 years ago. All good now.

Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:10 am

Do not look to vegetables for protein.  He needs to eat meat.  Meat is highly digestible and the nutrients are very bioavailable.  Some vegetables do contain protein, but their amino acid profile is not complete, they are full of indigestible fiber, and their nutrients are not nearly as bioavailable. 

Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:40 pm

Don't do juicing. He's gonna need fiber you loose that juicing.  Just give him lots of fresh veggies and fruits.

Marinate some chicken breasts and steaks and grill them then dice it up on top of a salad.

I've been living with a ileostomy since I was 9 30 years.  I'd suggest him staying away from oranges and citrus fruit like that I have had a hard time digesting the white skins which can cause blockages.

If he's feeling icky I suggest cabbage and sauerkraut it flushes me out good 

Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:55 am

After my husband's surgery a few years ago and then his ileostomy, I made ensure smoothies. We blended the high protein ensure with fruit and/or yogurt. 

Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:05 am

I have an ileostomy and have in the past used a juicer. I would juice an apple for taste, carrot, beet, kale, small PC. Ginger. Not in a bullet but a regular juicing machine. Need to get a good one. His output after drinking this concoction may liquidity for a while. I also used to drink a protein drink with Whey powder and milk

Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:59 am

I’ve had an ileostomy for almost a year now and find that I can’t eat any vegetables even if they are completely emulsified.  Too much fibre causing lots of watery output.  I felt I wasn’t getting the nutrients I needed so I purchased a Breville Juice Fountain, which I highly recommend, and started juicing my fruits and veggies.  My favourite is simple – kale and pineapple – exotic and refreshingly yummy!  I’m vegan so every morning I have Vega Sport Protein powder (30g of vegetable protein per serving) and mix with coconut water and soy milk.  I eat lots of organic tofu, veggie burgers (without sunflower seeds etc) and peanut butter.  My naturopath assured me that it doesn’t matter what kind of protein – animal or plant – it’s all good. 

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