About Julie Beyer

Julie Beyer MA, RDN is an internationally recognized expert on diet and interstitial cystitis. She is a dual graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Health Communications and serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Drawing on her personal experience with interstitial cystitis and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie is the author of three books about IC: Confident Choices: Customizing the IC Diet, Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB and Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. Learn more about Julie on her website: ic-diet.com

Zucchini: How Do I Love You? Let Me Count the Ways!

Ten Ways To Enjoy Summer Zucchini You know it is mid-summer when neighbors and co-workers start to give away baskets of zucchini from their heavily fruited vines to everyone they meet. You don’t need to blink; you read that little bit of trivia correctly. Zucchini develops after the plant goes through its flowering phase and [...]

By | 2018-08-17T05:32:01+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Flavor Fun, Veggies|Comments Off on Zucchini: How Do I Love You? Let Me Count the Ways!

Getting Vitamin C The Low-Acid Way

Need Vitamin C? Ever wonder if you're getting enough Vitamin C? Vitamin C helps repair tissue and combat infection as well as assisting in the absorption of iron from plant sources such as spinach or kale. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant associated with a a reduced risk of cancer and cataracts. Yet most of [...]

By | 2018-08-16T23:06:31+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Flavor Fun, Fruit, Veggies|Comments Off on Getting Vitamin C The Low-Acid Way

Roasted Corn With Herb Butter

Corn has a delicious caramel sweetness when roasted-- perfect for a summer barbecue! Throw on some butter, garlic and some fresh summer herbs and you'll make a fabulous vegetable for any summer meal! Enjoy! Roasted Corn With Herb Butter Ingredients: 3 medium ears of fresh corn, trimmed and shucked 1/3 cup slightly softened butter or [...]

By | 2018-08-17T05:36:51+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Veggies|Comments Off on Roasted Corn With Herb Butter

A Light Summer Salad – Pear and Honey Coleslaw

What's a summer meal without some creamy coleslaw fresh from the icebox. Author Julie Beyer shares an unusual recipe containing cabbage, pear, carrots and mint! It's absolutely wonderful and, of course, very IC friendly! Enjoy! Pear and Honey Coleslaw Ingredients: 1 hard (not ripe) pear 2 c. shredded white and red cabbage 1/2 c. shredded [...]

By | 2018-08-17T06:07:46+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Salads|Comments Off on A Light Summer Salad – Pear and Honey Coleslaw

Seasonal Summer Stir Fry

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh summer (yellow crook-neck) squash 1 lb. fresh zucchini 1 red bell pepper 3 T. olive oil 1/2 medium onion, sliced and separated into strips 1/2 t. minced garlic 1/2 c. shredded carrot Salt and pepper (if tolerated), to taste Wash and slice squash and zucchini into strips. (You may prefer to [...]

By | 2018-08-17T00:33:09+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Veggies|Comments Off on Seasonal Summer Stir Fry

IC Friendly Summer Salads!

It’s summer and you know what that means; it’s time for salads! But, if you are a person with acid sensitivity you are probably asking yourself, “What can I put on my salads?” My answer is, “Plenty!” The fact is, salads don’t have to be acidic at all. The trick is to build the salad [...]

By | 2018-08-17T05:49:28+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Flavor Fun, General, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on IC Friendly Summer Salads!

Low Acid, Veggie Pizza – Yumminess!

Author Julie Beyer RDN, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares three recipes to help you perfect a perfect, low acid pizza with all the flavor and non of the acid burn! Enjoy! My Way Pizza (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 cup chopped vegetables (broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, zucchini slices, shredded carrots, [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Appetizer, Main Dish, Snack|Comments Off on Low Acid, Veggie Pizza – Yumminess!

What Do You Mean “No Tomatoes?”

Before I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC or bladder pain syndrome), I distinctly remember thinking, “My bladder is allergic to tomatoes.” I couldn’t think of any other reason why, when I ate everyday family meals like spaghetti, chili, goulash, pizza, or lasagna, that I experienced pain, urgency, and frequent urination. Of course I ran [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Main Dish, Snack|Comments Off on What Do You Mean “No Tomatoes?”

Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

If you're struggling with a tender stomach, gut, throat or bladder, sometimes you just have to go back to the basics... a gentle applesauce that will go down easily and provide some light nourishment. Registered dietitian Julie Beyer RDN offers a simple recipe for apple and pear sauce that is simple, fresh and refreshing. With thin skinned [...]

By | 2017-04-10T20:27:32+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What could be better than that? Of course, the benefits of using a slow [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders