HealthyICRecipes.com is a FREE on-line recipe, health and nutrition resource dedicated to helping those with Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS) and other pelvic pain disorders. Millions of people suffer with IC/PBS. For most, diet is the first line of defense to manage symptoms and help relieve the pain.
This is a perfect pasta dish (even for those who do not have IC)! Roasting peppers is not a difficult task and it transforms the taste of a simple red pepper into something amazing. Combined with pasta and it becomes music in your mouth.
One of the hardest things to do when you first get diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis is to start following the IC Diet and learning to cook with new ingredients. Let's face it, adapting some recipes to the IC Diet is down right frustrating. While it's easy just to leave out potentially bladder iritating ingredients, the result may leave a lot to be desired in the flavor department.
Through much trial and error, we have put together this ingredient substitution list.
Aloe Vera has long been proclaimed as a medicinal plant helpful in healing a long list of diseases and disorders. It's a natural anti-inflammatory that has been used for centuries both internally and externally.
Aloe Vera is a natural occurring polysaccharide. If that term sounds familiar to you, it's because Elmiron (most common drug prescribed for interstitial cystitis) is a synthetic polysaccharide. In fact, some specific types of Aloe Vera are used as a natural alternative to Elmiron.