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Bladder Friendly Summer Drinks

With the start of hot weather, it's time to focus on cool, refreshing drinks that won't trigger IC/BPS or chronic prostatitis flares. This means that we have to avoid the typical acidic drinks of summer: lemonade, iced green tea and black teas, iced coffee, frappuccino and, of course, most canned sodas. Yes, that means no [...]

By | 2018-06-03T19:14:45+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Bladder Friendly Summer Drinks

EWG Finds Alarming Levels of Pesticides In Pears, Apples and Potatoes

Everyone should eat more fruits and vegetables but when you have IC this can be challenging. Thankfully, the produce aisle is usually our friend. The vast majority of vegetables are IC friendly with the exception of, perhaps, concentrated tomato products. Fruits are certainly more tricky because citrus fruits contain very high levels of acid. We [...]

By | 2018-04-20T14:21:17+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on EWG Finds Alarming Levels of Pesticides In Pears, Apples and Potatoes

New IC Diet Survey Released – What foods do you turn to when you are struggling with an IC flare?

It's time for an update of our IC Food Lists and to do it well we're asking for your feedback.  We've long collected information on foods, beverages and activities that can flare IC symptoms. This survey hopes to collect information about how patients  who are diet sensitive calm and soothe their symptoms. We want to [...]

By | 2018-02-23T16:19:16+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on New IC Diet Survey Released – What foods do you turn to when you are struggling with an IC flare?

IC Patients & Vitamin C Can Get Along

All too often when IC patients hear about food that is high in vitamin C, we go running far away from it in fear of it irritating our bladders. I’ve had dreams of eating citrus fruit and even in my sleep, I was scared of how much it was going to make me hurt. I’ve [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:48:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC Patients & Vitamin C Can Get Along

How To Stop A Diet Induced Flare – An Essential Holiday Survival Tip

You couldn’t resist. You had been so good. You avoided the cranberry sauce. Said no to the wine. You ate really well until dessert arrived. Grandma's irresistable chocolate cake started calling your name and wouldn't let go. Wanting to show her that you appreciated her cake (right?), you indulged and enjoyed every bite. Hours later [...]

By | 2017-11-23T15:30:13+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on How To Stop A Diet Induced Flare – An Essential Holiday Survival Tip

IC Diet Project – Fresh Blueberries Are In Season! Our Favorite Blueberry Love Recipes!

One of the best parts of summer are the fresh blueberries available. When it comes to low acid and bladder friendly foods, you can't go wrong with recipes that are focused on this luscious yet light and flavorful fruit! Here are some of our favorite blueberry recipes! Blueberry Breakfast Casserole (Julie Beyer RD) Ingredients: [...]

By | 2017-08-16T01:03:41+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project|Comments Off on IC Diet Project – Fresh Blueberries Are In Season! Our Favorite Blueberry Love Recipes!

The Bella Rosa Coffee Company produces remarkably low acid coffees – A new coffee option

If you miss your coffee and are frustrated with its ability to irritate your bladder or gut, we have three new, exciting ones for you to try from  The Bella Rosa Coffee Company. For many years, we all assumed that it was the overall pH or acid level of coffee that was the trigger for [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:29:59+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on The Bella Rosa Coffee Company produces remarkably low acid coffees – A new coffee option

IC Diet Project – Mexican Food Can Be Very Bladder Friendly

While everyone’s familiar with tacos and enchiladas, there’s really much more to Mexican cuisine than the blazing hot, spicy fast food we see advertised every day. Many traditional Mexican foods, though not familiar fare in the U.S., are flavorful but not heavily laden with hot spices. Quite a few tasty items are in fact, mild [...]

By | 2017-04-10T13:17:25+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project|Comments Off on IC Diet Project – Mexican Food Can Be Very Bladder Friendly

How To Make A Low Acid Cup of Coffee – Beans, Roast & Brew Method

What is it about coffee that so many people love? Is it the quick burst of energy? That feeling of comfort when you’re holding a warm cup?? A laser focus at work?? For the 30 million people who drink at least one cup a day(1), coffee is an essential and treasured part of their [...]

By | 2017-05-11T13:28:51+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Diet & Food|Comments Off on How To Make A Low Acid Cup of Coffee – Beans, Roast & Brew Method

Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

Set It And Forget It - Slow Cooker Meals For Cold Winter Months The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What [...]

By | 2017-02-15T16:29:53+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|IC Diet Project|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders