The ICN Food List Application for Android Devices
The Interstitial Cystitis Network Food List App is designed to help patients struggling with urinary discomfort choose foods that will soothe rather than irritate their bladders. Ideal for use when shopping or eating out, it contains a searchable database of more than 250 foods broken out into three categories: bladder friendly, try it and caution.
Price: Just 1.99 cents in the Google App Store
July 2016 – A new version of the app was released. Unfortunately, we had to delist the old app and add a new one to the store because our initial programmer kept the app under his name rather than our name. We had to reissue it to correct his error. We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused.
Official Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 8, 2015
New Android App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods
(Santa Rosa, CA) If you’re scared to drink a cup of coffee out of fear that you’ll spend the day in the restroom, you’re not alone. Mild urinary frequency and urgency are common but for patients with urinary disorders, these same foods can provoke days of pain and discomfort. A new android application, the ICN Food List, seeks to change that by giving patients an easy to use food list and database that they can use while shopping and eating out at restaurants.
“Recent diet studies have confirmed that 90% of interstitial cystitis and roughly 50% of chronic prostatitis patients report sensitivity to a variety of foods, often to the point that they begin to fear eating” offered Jill Osborne MA, President of the Interstitial Cystitis Network. She continued “Typically, the worst offenders are foods high in acid and/or caffeine, such as: coffees, green teas, black teas, sodas, artificial sweeteners, citrus and cranberry products.”
The application contains an easy to use food database developed from published research studies and food lists created by support groups. The more than 250 foods in the list are divided into three general categories: bladder friendly foods, foods worth trying cautiously and foods to avoid.
The Android application is a sister to the iPhone app released in 2012. “Thousands of patients use our iPhone to make better food choices. It’s also a powerful educational tool that can be used by clinicians, nursing staff and registered dietitians,” Ms. Osborne continued, “It’s designed to help anyone struggling with urinary tract food sensitivity including bladder pain syndrome, overactive bladder, hypersensitive bladder syndrome, prostatitis, chemotherapy induced cystitis, radiation cystitis, ketamine cystitis, trigonitis and urethritis.”
The app is currently available in the Google AppStore for $1.99.
Contact: Jill Osborne, President
Interstitial Cystitis Network – PO Box 2159, Healdsburg CA 95448
(p) 707.538.9442 or 707.538.9446 (f) 707.538.9444