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    Hi ....I haven't been able to manage IC over last 2 yrs so having acute right now with more of PFD. Can someone help me getting good brand for most foods, that can be consumed if having IC/IBS and name of local stores to get them like -
    1. Fruit Juices - Which one & stores ?
    2. Non acidic teas/coffes
    3. Flour
    4. Probiotics
    5. Aloe
    - Pl help me finding foods that i need to take short term to calm so acute IC and then what all can be tried/taken long term

    And any othe food/beverages which Ic patients can take

  • #2
    Hi Julie~
    If you go down under General food Q.s, about two threads below you're thread, you will find a list of foods that some are tying. As far as stores go.... you will have to research your own, as certain stores are different in each state. I have found products for my Mother at Fry's supermarket that seem to be safe for her. The thread is titled" Pantry and fridge stock". My Mother who lives in the CA Bay area has been able to find most of the items I have found here in AZ at Safeway. Hope this helps, Carolyn

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    • #3
      Here is a link to a thread I started with a grocery shopping list. It's for Safeway, but works for many other grocery stores as well... I hope it helps. The most important thing is to become a label reader and eliminate foods that contain preservatives & acids. It really improved my symptoms when I began label reading & eliminating those foods.
      Best,
      Kadi

      http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...hlight=safeway
      Kadi

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      • #4
        Thanks a lot for all your help

        Thanks....Diet wise now I have got everything that is suitable

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        • #5
          shopping list

          Hi,
          Kadi, what a great list. I had not seen that before, so thanks for reposting.
          Julie, I just wanted to add, under cereals, Autumn Harvest by Kashi, and also Nature's Path corn flakes, at whole foods.
          At giant and maybe Safeway too, they have Friendship cottage cheese, regular size containers, no preservatives.
          Hormel lunch meats work for me. They have roast beef and turkey.
          Trader Joe's merengue (sp?), cookies are very good, as are their meats which have no preservatives.
          I can't think of another thing that Kadi hasn't already listed.
          Laurie

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          • #6
            im so excited im in the south and have recently found an *affordable* grocery store that has ic (and other health conditions) friendly products. its called earthfare. its a heathy store but no pretentious attitudes or overpriced products.
            Newly IC diagnosed as of February 2011.

            Medications I'm on that seem to work:
            Zoloft- one once a day
            Butrans pain patch 5 mcg (THANK GOD FOR WHOEVER INVENTED THIS!SO MUCH PAIN RELIEF ITS UNREAL,I AM IN NO PAIN AT ALL UNLESS I STRESS OR SCREW UP ON THE DIET)

            Failed Meds:
            Elmiron-after 4 months,digestive side effects got to be too much
            tramadol-allergic
            DMSO treatments(5-6)
            probiotics

            THERAPIES:gardening,cooking,IC Diet,Counseling,Lots of warm baths,stress reduction,heating pad or ice packs,meditation/deep breathing,listening to relaxing music,having fun on pain free days,drinking chamomile or peppermint tea,pelvic floor physical therapy
            AROMATHERAPY-candles,incense
            Village Naturals Aches and Pains Peppermint Bath Salts
            Johnson and Johnsons Lavender Melt Away Stress Body Wash/Lotion

            ACUPUNCTURE/HERBS
            Significant pain relief so far.

            MAY TRY:yoga,swimming/hydrotherapy and anti-candida diet if i can kick my sugar addiction
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            • #7
              Hi Julie,

              Kadi gave you a great list to start with. As for the aloe, I would ONLY recommend the Desert Harvest Aloe because their preparation is made especially for IC patients. :-)

              Many people can drink the blueberry juice from Trader Joes. :-)
              Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
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