Introducing our new ICN Food List Application for iPhone & the IPad
The Interstitial Cystitis Network Food List App is designed to help patients struggling with urinary discomfort choose foods that will soothe rather than irritate their bladders. Ideal for use when shopping or eating out, it contains a searchable database of more than 250 foods broken out into three categories: bladder friendly, try it and caution.
Price: Just 99 cents in the App Store
Platform: iPhone, iPad (Android version under construction)
Watch Our Video Introduction & See It In Action
Love It! ★★★★★ by Kittencuddler
I have been suffering from IC for about 14 yrs. I hated to always guess of what to eat and what not to eat, I kinda know what triggers my flares, but it's nice to know all I have to do now is click on my ICN APP!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!! IC patients are going to L❤VE this!! HI JILL!!! GOD BLESS all who gave all for this APP!! - Denise
Great Start! ★★★★★ by rattlervenom
I am so happy that the ICN has developed this application for us. It is MUCH easier than looking at the full version website while on the go. I would love to see a lot more of what the ICN has on their website available here, as well (doctor finder, combating a flare, etc), but the diet is a perfect start to the ICN joining the app world!
Thank you so much for caring for us, as a community, and keeping the app very decently priced.
I know this will become one of my most used applications (we'll have to see if it can surpass Angry Birds in data usage!) ❤ kt ❤
★★★★★ by I have IC
Been waiting on this for a while, couldn't be more excited that it's here ;-)
Thank you Jill and everyone at the ICN for all your hard work, it IS appreciated.
Official Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 3, 2012
New App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods
(Santa Rosa, CA) When one cup of coffee, tea or cranberry juice can trigger days of pain and/or bladder discomfort, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder and other urology patients often develop an unhealthy fear of food. A new iPhone and iPad application, (ICN Food List) seeks to change that by giving patients an easy to use food list and database that they can use while shopping and eating out at restaurants.
"It comes as no surprise to most interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients that some foods can exacerbate their symptoms. Several studies have revealed that 90% of patients report sensitivity to a variety of foods, particularly coffees, teas, citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, hot spicy foods and alcohols" offered Jill Osborne MA, President of the Interstitial Cystitis Network. She continued "Typically, foods high in caffeine and acid, such as coffees, green teas, regular teas and soda, are the worst offenders but there are many other foods that can trigger bladder discomfort."
The application contains an easy to use food database developed from published research studies and food lists created by support groups. The more than 250 foods in the list are divided into three general categories: bladder friendly foods, foods worth trying cautiously and foods to avoid. Foods that patients generally find soothing during IC "flares" are highlighted. It is also the first list to cover wine, beer and spirits, listing the results of a study conducted by the IC Network in 2009. Lower acid wines and pale ale beers were more bladder friendly. Surprisingly, some patients even tolerated mixed drinks provided that they were used with IC friendly mixers.
"This app is also a powerful educational tool that can be used by clinicians, nursing staff and registered dietitians," Ms. Osborne continued, "It's designed to help anyone struggling with urinary tract food sensitivity including bladder pain syndrome, overactive bladder, hypersensitive bladder syndrome, prostatitis, chemotherapy induced cystitis, radiation cystitis, ketamine cystitis, trigonitis and urethritis."
The app is currently available in the App Store for iPhones and iPads at just 99 cents. Additional information can be found at: http://www.ic-network.com/apps/
Contact: Jill Osborne, President
Interstitial Cystitis Network - PO Box 2159, Healdsburg CA 95448
(p) 707.538.9442 or 707.538.9446 (f) 707.538.9444 (e) email@example.com