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How I achieved IC remission

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

I'm often asked "What did I do to put IC in remission?" My answer is always the same. It wasn't one thing. I had bladder issues for 4 decades. It was the accumulation of environmental factors, crap foods, stress and gut disturbances that contributed to my bodies attack on my bladder. It took close to a year to undo 40+ years of bodily damage. Living healthy is an ongoing process. I continue to make health promoting decisions daily.

I've been symptom free from IC for 4 years now. If I were to return to my old habits regularly, there's no doubt in my mind that I would have bladder issues again. Yes, I'm able to drink a glass of wine and enjoy tomatoes, salad dressings, and sugar now. However, these are not habits I want to repeat.

My list of bladder offenders was long. Years of antibiotics, an avid wine consumer, anti-histamines and ibuprofen eater (ate like candy daily) sugar addict, potato chip lover, poor stress manager, type A personality, IBS struggles, seasonal allergies and the stress from raising a special needs child. Add in the hundreds of chemical exposures from toxic products, chemicals, and makeup.

Your childhood experiences, food preferences, sleeping and lifestyle habits, your toxin exposures are unique to you. Your story won't be like mine. You healing process will be different. I can shorten your journey and guide you step-by-step.

Please use my story as a checklist of things to consider.

Action step - Make a health timeline. What got you to this point, feeling sick? Write out events in your life and see if you can associate a decline in health with specific events.