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

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 [...]

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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

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

What's the most comforting food for those winter chills and ills? Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, of course. Author Julie Beyer RD offers a fabulous recipe for a slow cooker chicken noodle soup that will fill your home with a fabulous aroma and, of course, taste great at the end of a cold winter day, especially for [...]

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Did you know that you can make dessert in a slow cooker? Julie Beyer Rd, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares a delightful recipe for a warm pumpkin pudding, a perfect way to end a cold winter's day work! Enjoy! 1 - 15 ounce can solid pack pumpkin 1 - 12 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Desserts, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

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? Ingredients 3 to 4 pound beef roast, visible [...]

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Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

It doesn’t take much research on good old Dr. Google to find people recommending probiotic-laced foods or supplements for a variety of health conditions including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. By now, many of us have heard of these supplements that are supposed to replenish the good bacteria of the “gut” (the layperson’s term for the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Holidays, Probiotics|Comments Off on Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

Cream of Asparagus Soup – Probiotic Series

Fresh Asparagus Soup Can Provide Essential Prebiotics Asparagus and other similar vegetables are known as “prebiotics,” or foods that encourage the development of a healthy microbiome (bacteria colony) in the body. Asparagus soup, a classic creamy soup, is most often bladder friendly despite that “funny smell” the urine develops temporarily after consuming asparagus. Ingredients 1 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Fall Recipes, Probiotics, Soup|Comments Off on Cream of Asparagus Soup – Probiotic Series

Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series

Breakfast Made Simple & Probiotic Friendly The soluble fiber in oatmeal and chia seeds, combined with the healthy bacteria of the Greek yogurt and natural sugars of fresh fruit is a quick combo of microbiome friendly ingredients to start your day out right! Recipe is for one oatmeal yogurt parfait. Ingredients ¾ to 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Breakfast, Fall Recipes, Probiotics|Comments Off on Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits – Probiotic Series