Sunday, October 30, 2011

Am Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Safe Treat for the Holidays! Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry coffee cake ic recipeA new reader asked about the recipe for this blueberry "pie". It is actually a picture of Blueberry Coffee Cake! What a great recipe to keep handy for the holidays. It makes a great dessert also!

What IC recipes do you have that you would like to share? Post them as a comment here, or email me at NutraConsults@aol.com and I will share them with others! Take a picture if you can!

BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE

2 c. Bisquick
2/3 c. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 egg

Spray 8 inch square pan with cooking spray. Mix above ingredients except blueberries. Spread in pan. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over batter. Make sure frozen berries are drained very well. Put topping over berries.

TOPPING:

1/3 c. Bisquick
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cold butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over berries. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Serve while warm.

Author, Speaker, Patient Advocate


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0976724626/ref=nosim/nutraconsults-20 Looking for More Interstitial Cystitis Meal Planning Ideas?

For step by step guidance for creating your own personal interstitial cystitis meal plan, see: Confident Choices®: Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet.

For some basic, family-style, IC bladder-friendly recipes, see: Confident Choices®: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder

For health care workers:  Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators 



 **Please SHARE using the links below!**

Friday, October 28, 2011

Get the Flu from the Flu Shot?

Nasal spray for flu immunizations
Did you know you can't actually "get" the flu from the flu shot? If you experience some sniffles, low fever, or slight cough, that is actually your body working WITH the shot to rev up your immune system to protect you from something much much worse!

About 15 years ago, our family got the flu right at Christmas time. My middle daughter was the only one who got a flu shot as part of a well-child visit to the pediatrician (her birthday is in December!). One by one, starting with my husband and I, we both got very sick. The cough was unlike what I had ever experienced before and I finally had some idea what the word "delirious" meant. After using the toilet--interstitial cystitis doesn't take a break when the body is sick with something else--I woke up on the floor of the bathroom, evidently having passed out. My husband couldn't even get out of bed to help me, so I crawled back to our bedroom and put myself back to bed. Our oldest and youngest got sick as well. It took us three days to finish opening Christmas gifts because we kept stopping to rest. Our pictures are pathetic of that year. Pale and blotchy faces with dark rimmed eyes.

Ever since that year I have gotten my flu shot. I even stood in line for the H1N1 shot a couple of years ago; although now, H1N1 is included in the seasonal shot. I don't ever want to feel that sick again. I felt like I lost a month of my life.

But it isn't just ruined holidays and missed days of work. Every year nearly 38,000 people die from the flu. That doesn't take into consideration the People with chronic illness are at more risk for death from the flu than generally healthy people. Get your flu shot today, my friends!

For more information about the flu, the flu shot, and the most recent innovation, the flu mist, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm



Author, Speaker, Patient Advocate

Helping Yourself Is the First Step to Getting Well

For step by step guidance for creating your own personal interstitial cystitis meal plan, see: Confident Choices®: Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet.

For some basic, family-style, IC bladder-friendly recipes, see: Confident Choices®: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder



 **Please SHARE using the links below!**