Essential IC Diet Strategy – Eating Non-Manufactured Foods

One of the consistent themes you’ll see in discussions of the IC diet is the importance of avoiding foods that are heavily processed, preserved or enhanced with chemicals. Why? Not only are some of these flavorings and preservatives potentially harmful and carcinogenic, but processed foods are heavily linked with chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Is there a link with bladder disease as well?? We think it’s possible! There is no better way to nourish your body and create an environment for healing than by eating simple, fresh and ORGANIC vegetables and meats!

Chipotle’s new video makes this point perfectly and is worth a watch. It’s one of the most entertaining, beautifully produced and animated videos we’ve ever seen!

Here’s a fabulous, life changing documentary that you can watch on youtube about the oversaturation of sugar and refined foods in our diets, especially OUR CHILDREN’s diets. If you find yourself tired, depressed, gaining weight and struggling with life… this could be a very positive change in the right direction. And, honestly, after watching it, you should be INFURIATED that the food processors are manipulating our diets sooo badly to create an addiction to sugar so that we will buy MORE of their foods. We’ve got to stop this! Say NO to fast and junk food! I double dog dare you to watch this and not be profoundly moved to take back control over your food.

By |2017-01-18T12:07:49+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Consumer Alerts, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Essential IC Diet Strategy – Eating Non-Manufactured Foods

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Heidi Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. As the editor and lead author of the ICN and the IC Optimist magazine, Jill is proud of the academic recognition that her website has achieved. The University of London rated the ICN as the top IC website for accuracy, credibility, readability and quality. (Int Urogynecol J - April 2013). Harvard Medical School rated both Medscape and the ICN as the top two websites dedicated to IC. (Urology - Sept 11). Jill currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel (US Army) where she collaborates with researchers to evaluate new IC research studies for possible funding. Jill has conducted and/or collaborates on a variety of IC research studies on new therapeutics, pain care, sexuality, the use of medical marijuana, menopause and the cost of treatments, shining a light on issues that influence patient quality of life. An IC support group leader and national spokesperson for the past 20 years, she has represented the IC community on radio, TV shows, at medical conferences. She has written hundreds of articles on IC and its related conditions. With a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters in Psychology, Jill was named Presidential Management Intern (aka Fellowship) while in graduate school. (She was unable to earn her PhD due to the onset of her IC.) She spends the majority of her time providing WELLNESS COACHING for patients in need and developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! Jill was diagnosed with IC at the age of 32 but first showed symptoms at the age of 12.