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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Yogurt Based Smoothes Offer Probiotics This smoothie recipe, featuring fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and natural sugars is a great way to nurture the good bacteria “guests” in your intestinal tract! Ingredients 1 ripe fresh pear ½ cup milk (vanilla almond milk, or skim, low-fat, or whole cow’s milk) 1 cup Greek yogurt ½ banana (optional) 1 [...]

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Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

For those special morning occasions, such as Mother's or Father's Day, Easter or a special birthday celebration, this lovely recipe creates an amazingly flavorful and fun breakfast casserole sure to please family members of all ages. Simply put.. it's yummy! Blueberry Breakfast Casserole Ingredients: 12 slices homemade-type white bread 16 oz. cream cheese, cubed 1 [...]

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Buttermilk Basic Vegetable Dip

The perfect snack or appetizer, Julie Beyer shares a wonderful vegetable dip that can be used with fresh carrots, zucchini, celery and more! Buttermilk Basil Vegetable Dip (Adapted from Confident Choices: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder) Ingredients 2 c. fresh basil, chopped finely 2 green onions ½ c. buttermilk ¾ c. low-fat [...]

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