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Gift Ideas for IC Patients – 2014 Holiday Season

Bladder Pain & Flare Comfort Sampler

What couldn’t be a more perfect gift than products that can provide comfort during IC flares. We’ve assembled some of our best products that can and will help!

  • ICN Guide to Managing IC Flares
  • AZO Urinary Pain Relief Tablets
  • 9 BodiHeat Heating Pads
  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Pads
  • One perineal cold pack
  • Chamomile Herbal Tea

Learn more at: https://www.icnsales.com/bladder-pain-flare-comfort-sampler.html

Bladder friendly Candy Sampler

Sometimes you just need something sweet, right? What can a patient enjoy and not trigger an IC flare? A close cousin to chocolate, carob candy is FABULOUS! It’s rich, flavorful and satisfying. Really? Really! We’ve assembled our favorite sweet treats in this lovely candy sampler, a perfect gift for an IC patient who needs (no, deserves) a treat!

  • Queen Bee English Toffee (5 count) – thick pieces of crunchy, buttery caramel coated in rich carob and fresh roasted almonds. These are an ICN office favorite and make a wonderful Christmas or holiday treat!
  • Queen Bee Honeymoons (8 oz.) – Honeymoons are basically “turtles” with a soft, buttery caramel center, roasted pecans and then coated with a layer of carob so rich and flavorful that you’ll be looking at the package and wondering why it’s not Godiva!
  • Nune’s Farms Almond Caramel Chews (6.5 oz.) – A popular IC treat, these are bladder friendly and perfect for an after dinner sweet!
  • Missy J’s Truffley Treats (1.38 oz.) – This bite size candies pack plenty of flavor. We’ll thrown in three for a delectable surprise for your taste buds!

Learn more at: https://www.icnsales.com/candy-sampler-for-ic/bps.html

Low Acid Coffee Sampler

Coffee lovers rejoice! if you’re a desperate for a cup of coffee and have a tender bladder, what can you do? Try a low-acid coffee! Simpatico coffee is the best low acid coffee that we’ve found. It received excellent reviews in an independent, blinded low acid coffee test and has a fabulous, rich flavor profile. We’re throwing in both a regular and decaf for your tasting pleasure along with bites of the perfect candy, Missy J’s! This is the PERFECT gift for any IC’er who is struggling to drink regular coffee.

  • Simpatico Dark Roast Regular (12 oz.)
  • Simpatico Dark Roast Decaf (12 oz.)
  • Missy J’s Coconut, Almond & Sea Salt (1.38 oz.)
  • Missy J’s Peanut Butter Crisp (1.38 oz.)
  • Missy J’s Almonds Gone Coconuts (1.38 oz.)

Learn more at: https://www.icnsales.com/low-acid-coffee-sampler.html

Cookies & White Hot Chocolate

Here’s a a fun selection of bladder friendly cookies, white hot chocolate and mouth watering carob truffles, perfect after a snow fight or if you just want to curl up with a book by the fire!

  • Ginny Bakes Gluten-Free Coconut Oatmeal Bliss (5.5 oz.)
  • Stephen’s Gourmet Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate (1 lb.) – M
  • Missy J’s Coconut, Almond & Sea Salt Bar (1.38 oz.)
  • Missy J’s Peanut Butter Crisp Bar (1.38 oz.)
  • Missy J’s Almonds Gone Coconuts Bars (1.38 oz.)

Learn more at: https://www.icnsales.com/cookies-white-hot-chocolate-.html

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By | 2017-01-31T10:49:29+00:00 December 5th, 2014|ICN Shop & Mail Order Center, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Gift Ideas for IC Patients – 2014 Holiday Season

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.