No announcement yet.

Diet inconsistencies

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Diet inconsistencies

    Has anyone else noted the inconsistencies in the suggested IC diets? For example, it says to stay away from foods high in potassium, i.e. bananas yet says pototoes and brocoli are ok. Also, many of the alternative grains listed as ok are very high in potassium, i.e. quinoa. The acid/alkaline books say rice and eggs are acid producing and the IC diet says these foods are ok.

    I feel like I don't know what to eat and I am losing a lot of weight.

  • #2
    Actually, it's not the potassium that is the irritant. And it's absolutely essential that we get an adequate amount of potassium in our diets. I wasn't getting enough and I have to take a prescription supplement.

    There's information in the Patient Handbook about vitamins, etc., and it includes information about potassium and the potential for problems with deficiency.

    Stay safe

    Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center -
    Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) -

    Have you checked the ICN Shop?
    Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

    Patient Help:


    Diet list:

    AUA Guidelines:

    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool


    • #3
      Yes i have noticed the same thing. but egg whites are alkaline, but if you eat the yellow yoke it's not. Also drink Figi water it has a 7.5 alkaline all other water except evian has acid in it. I have been drinking Figi for 5 days now and it has helped a lot