What to Eat—and What Not to Eat

The best diet for interstitial cystitis (IC) is one that is balanced across all the food groups and includes a wide variety of foods.

An elimination diet is your first step to figure out exactly which foods might be bothersome for you. An important tool to use during an elimination diet is a food diary. It will help you keep track what you are eating and determine your reaction to specific foods and beverages. It will also make it easier for you to identify other factors which may be impacting your IC symptoms, such as stress, exercise, or medicines.

For some patients, changing what, or how much they eat significantly helps to control IC symptoms. Learn more about eating with IC:

You may also find it interesting to read one nutritionist’s view on vegetarian diets and IC, as well as her thoughts on the controversial low-oxalate diet for vulvodynia:

Posted April 05, 2011