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New IC Diet Survey Released – What foods do you turn to when you are struggling with an IC flare?

It’s time for an update of our IC Food Lists and to do it well we’re asking for your feedback.  We’ve long collected information on foods, beverages and activities that can flare IC symptoms. This survey hopes to collect information about how patients  who are diet sensitive calm and soothe their symptoms. We want to compare and contrast your experience with previous research studies that have found certain foods the most or least bothersome. But, more importantly, we’d like to hear about those foods and drinks that help you control your IC flares, especially those that soothe your bladder.

We are also in the process of updating our IC Food List for 2018 and hope that you will help us by sharing any foods that are not included in the lists or food rankings that you might disagree with! Thank you for helping us to improve our dietary information!


By |2018-02-23T16:19:16+00:00February 14th, 2018|Diet & Food, IC Diet Project, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on New IC Diet Survey Released – What foods do you turn to when you are struggling with an IC flare?

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.