Call Us Today! 1.800.928.7496

Caffeine-Free Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

Cold weather makes us want to wrap our hands around a hot beverage and warm up from the inside out. But, finding caffeine-free hot drinks that are IC friendly isn't all that easy. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are the most common hot drinks, and the vast majority of them aren't good for our bladders. [...]

By |2022-01-14T06:45:22-08:00January 14th, 2022|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Caffeine-Free Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

Pets Can Help IC Patients Thrive

Approximately 70 % of all American households have a pet, so it makes sense that many IC patients also have pets.(1) Taking care of a pet with a chronic health condition can be a challenge, but the benefits can outweigh the drawbacks. And research has found that pet ownership has all sorts of positive health [...]

By |2021-12-22T13:57:05-08:00December 17th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Pets Can Help IC Patients Thrive

Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions with IC

The whole point of setting New Year's resolutions is to have something to look forward to in a new year. Resolutions give you goals to work toward and ways to better yourself. Figuring out how to realistically set New Year's resolutions when you have a chronic health condition, like IC, can be challenging. IC affects [...]

By |2021-12-16T11:28:40-08:00December 16th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions with IC

Fall 2021 IC Optimist Now Available – COVID cystitis, vulvodynia, bladder regeneration

The FALL issue of the IC Optimist, the magazine of the IC Network, is now available. It is currently available for download for all of our members and will be mailed shortly to those who requested printed copies! Members can now download them from their membership pages in the ICN Shop. Print issues will be [...]

By |2021-12-10T14:02:38-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Fall 2021 IC Optimist Now Available – COVID cystitis, vulvodynia, bladder regeneration

15 Ideas to Reduce Your Risk of an IC Flare During the Holidays

For my first couple of years dealing with IC as an adult, I noticed that each year I had a bladder flare the day after Thanksgiving and often the day after Christmas. Of course my doctor was not in the office. I thought it was crazy I'd end up with a UTI after the holidays [...]

By |2021-11-19T12:06:57-08:00November 19th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on 15 Ideas to Reduce Your Risk of an IC Flare During the Holidays

IC’s Related Conditions: Vulvodynia

Have you ever felt like you have a yeast infection only to be told by your doctor that no yeast is present? Are there moments when wearing jeans or underwear are uncomfortable or painful? You may have vulvodynia, vulvar pain that lasts for three months or longer without an obvious cause. In the IC patient [...]

By |2021-10-30T16:13:55-07:00October 29th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on IC’s Related Conditions: Vulvodynia

All the Recipes You Need for an IC Friendly Thanksgiving Meal

More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving revolves around food and that can be stressful when you are following a special diet for any reason -- including IC. However, you can easily have an IC friendly Thanksgiving with just a bit of planning. Whether this is your first or 15th holiday season with IC, these recipes [...]

By |2021-11-16T08:19:05-08:00October 29th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on All the Recipes You Need for an IC Friendly Thanksgiving Meal

Remembering Cindy Sinclair, Founder of PURE HOPE

Support group leaders are often hidden heroes in the IC movement. Through their own struggles and suffering, these rare and special souls understand the importance of being there for those who share their journey. They understand that a simple conversation, an encouraging word and/or helping hand can change another life for the better. Cindy Sinclair [...]

By |2021-10-26T15:34:34-07:00October 26th, 2021|Front Page Feed, Our Blog|Comments Off on Remembering Cindy Sinclair, Founder of PURE HOPE