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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 | 2017-07-21T11:16:10+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

White Chocolate Dreams

With the holidays quickly approaching, many often express frustration that they can’t enjoy some of their traditional “chocolate” treats. The main culprit is the caffeine found in milk and dark chocolates which has a neurostimulatory effect. That simple mug of hot milk chocolate could cause increased urinary frequency, urgency, migraine and rapid, irregular heartbeat. IBS [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:01:05+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on White Chocolate Dreams

The Flavors Of Fall – IC Friendly Butternut & Pumpkin Recipes

There’s something about the Fall season that inspires even reluctant cooks to venture into the kitchen to take a stab at making something seasonal. From pumpkin bread to butternut squash soup, the flavors of fall are rich, healthy and, thankfully, very bladder friendly! Winter squash is also packed with nutrients. A cup of butternut squash [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:01:15+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project|Comments Off on The Flavors Of Fall – IC Friendly Butternut & Pumpkin Recipes

Should IC patients drink cranberry juice? No!

The Agony of Cranberry For anyone struggling with urinary symptoms (frequency, urgency, pressure and/or pain), the first suggestion they often hear from well meaning family members and friends is to drink cranberry juice. And, perhaps for a patient struggling with recurring UTI's, cranberry may have some benefit (more on that later) but for the interstitial cystitis patient, cranberry products [...]

By | 2017-01-27T16:25:18+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Should IC patients drink cranberry juice? No!

IC Friendly Summer Salads – IC Diet Project

It’s summer and you know what that means; it’s time for salads! But, if you are a person with acid sensitivity you are probably asking yourself, “What can I put on my salads?” My answer is, “Plenty!” The fact is, salads don’t have to be acidic at all. The trick is to build the salad [...]

By | 2017-01-31T08:28:07+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC Friendly Summer Salads – IC Diet Project

IC & Bladder Friendly Sweet Tea

Are you a sweet tea addict? Whether you live in the southeast or the northwest, iced sweet teas are a staple for the hot, sometimes sweltering, days of summer. But, when you've got interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder or prostatitis, traditional black, oolong, green and chai teas are well known for triggering urinary frequency, urgency, pressure [...]

By | 2016-06-06T16:18:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC & Bladder Friendly Sweet Tea

What’s the Worst Drink For IC/BPS Ever?

IC & IBS Patients Share Many Diet Restrictions Heather Van Vorous, author of First Year IBS, has written some fabulous articles for her website www.helpforibs.com. In one of her "Ask Heather" columns, she answered the question "What's the Worst Drink for IBS Ever?" Given the fact that IC and IBS are common in patients and [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:01:36+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on What’s the Worst Drink For IC/BPS Ever?