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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?

Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

Study Finds Strawberry Contains The Highest Pesticide Levels If your family loves to eat fresh strawberries, you might be stunned to discover that they were found to contain the highest level of pesticide residues of all tested fruits and vegetables (even after you wash them) according to the Environmental Working Groups 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:01:39+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

Introducing Acid Zap™, a New Acid Reducing Product If you struggle with acid sensitivity and haven't had a good response with the popular supplement Prelief, a new product on the market may be worth trying. Acid Zap™ is a simple solution of sodium bicarbonate and water that can be added, by the drop, to those [...]

By | 2017-01-31T08:38:47+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

IC Diet Project Thanksgiving 2015 Recipes

The IC Diet Project is a collaborative effort of three IC authors to bring healthy, fresh and flavorful recipes to patients who struggle with bladder, stomach and/or gut sensitivity. Founded in 2013 and made possible by the generosity of Prelief, it features seasonal recipes that have been enjoyed thousands of patients. This year, we celebrate [...]

By | 2017-01-31T09:13:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC Diet Project Thanksgiving 2015 Recipes

Gluten, Food Sensitivities and IC

By Wendy Cohan RN & Jill Osborne MA It’s a problem no one feels comfortable talking about – always running to the bathroom! Bladder problems run the gamut – extended bedwetting in children, frequency and urgency in adults, stress incontinence after childbirth and in seniors, and difficulty urinating in older men. Perhaps most problematic of [...]

By | 2017-01-31T09:44:24+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Gluten, Food Sensitivities and IC

Why Artificial Sweeteners Drive More Snacking And Obesity

Why oh why would we even be talking about soda on an interstitial cystitis website? Yes, for the vast majority of patients, both sugar and artificially sweetened sugars  are well known to trigger IC flares but some patients continue to drink them. It's in our interest to educate you about why drinking sodas are bad. For [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:03:09+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal|Comments Off on Why Artificial Sweeteners Drive More Snacking And Obesity