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  • Confused about acidic foods & my stomach

    I'm confused how acidic foods can still bother our bladders if the job of our saliva, stomach, etc is to neutralize our food before it gets down there. I gave away my organic dried cranberries at work this morning (oh, how I will miss them!) and my boss raised the question of how could cranberries still be acidic enough to cause a problem by the time they've been broken down to the point of reaching my bladder?

    Can someone explain a little more to me?

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    I wish I could answer your question of "why?" but I honestly don't know why things like cranberries and oranges cause IC pain --- I only know that they DO. That's enough for me to avoid known irritants.

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