A Women’s Health Episode
Did you know that September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month? In fact, until a few years ago, I had never heard of interstitial cystitis (IC), even though it affects an estimated 4–8 million women in the US! Also referred to as bladder pain syndrome or painful bladder syndrome, symptoms of IC can commonly include urinary urgency, frequency, and pelvic pain. Since the causes and treatments are not well understood and there is a lack of awareness among even healthcare practitioners, having IC can be incredibly isolating. But there is hope! You can manage interstitial cystitis! Today we’re talking about interstitial cystitis diet and lifestyle recommendations with one of the only dietitians who specializes in IC.
Callie Krajcir is a Registered Dietitian specializing in interstitial cystitis (IC), a chronic bladder condition. She helps people with IC minimize their symptoms through identifying their unique triggers. Callie is an IC Warrior herself and has suffered from the condition since she was young. She is currently one of only two Registered Dietitians in North America who specializes in IC. Callie’s program Road To Remission combines an elimination diet, education, and a private support community.
You are not doomed to a life following a restrictive “IC diet.” Like anything, managing interstitial cystitis requires a personalized approach — when it comes to IC diet, lifestyle, supplements, medications, and other treatments.
This Week We Talk About:
- What is interstitial cystitis — common symptoms, and how it is diagnosed
- Conventional treatments for IC
- What the “interstitial cystitis diet” is and what the most common trigger foods are
- Why a short-term elimination diet to identify YOUR trigger foods is a better long-term strategy
- Lifestyle triggers and suggested changes to lessen IC flares
- Medications and supplements that may help with IC
Mentioned in this episode
PCOS Meal Prep Made Easy Workshop – In this hour-long workshop, I break down what foods you want to include for PCOS and what you may want to consider avoiding or minimizing. Learn my simple 3-step formula for planning meals with PCOS, no matter where you are!
Where to find Callie Krajcir:
Callie K Website: callieknutrition.com
Callie’s free IC masterclass – click HERE
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Disclaimer: This website and podcast are not intended to provide medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before implementing nutrition, lifestyle, or supplement changes.