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Special indications for colostomy bag user

How would use of a colostomy bag effect endotoxin/serotonin levels? Are there any special indications to reduce endotoxin in disabled people who use a permanent colostomy bag?
asked Apr 22, 2015 by anrw21

2 Answers

I don't know that the stoma would require anything special.

Peat's ideas for reducing serotonin/endotoxin, which I think would apply to equally to the stoma, might be broadly summarized as:

1) Avoid bulk in the form of fiber or starch,

2) Use the quinones to maintain good motility and reduce inflammation, and

3) Improve the gut and liver by boosting oxidative metabolism; there are any number of creative, fun ways to do this with diet and lifestyle.

One thing you might want to try is irrigation through the stoma with hypertonic (5%) saline and urea (not plain water).
answered Apr 22, 2015 by visionofstrength
edited Apr 22, 2015 by visionofstrength
The carrot salad is a sort of fiber though, correct? I have occasionally tried grated carrot, but it usually leaves me feeling a bit bloated. Is there a better alternative, maybe charcoal?
I think at least lately Peat may not be using carrot every day, or perhaps uses it only occasionally.

Activated charcoal may be an alternative if you can find one that comes sealed, and can be resealed, since it can even adsorb contaminants from the air.
answered Apr 22, 2015 by Ray Peat is a God
I haven't researched this enough to be willing to experiment yet. Was thinking of trying aspirin + niacinamide as a more conservative effort.