I have read about this on this forum before. If I remember correctly it is due to the watery stool and loss of electrolytes due to the ostomy. I am now a past ostomate as mine was reversed 3 weeks ago. I was even asking for salt packets to put onn fast food fries while I had the ostomy. I was never a fan of gatorade but learned they have lemonade flavor now which I am able to handle. I am still having lots of diarrhea since the remainder of my colon is waking up. I have always like baked lays chips especially in combination with spaghettios (pretty bland for CD but 14mg of protein per can) recently, I have found that they seem more salty than ever before. I still carve the salty things but moreso sweets I ahave always had a sweet tooth and try to get my sweets in low fat itesms and I cannot have many fruits so it is hard. Darn oral allergy syndrome and anaphalactic reactions to certain fruits and veggies unless they are cooked to mash :(
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Astham, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987