Knowing what to do after an IC diagnosis shouldn't be so confusing 🤔
Intro to IC Mini Course
Have you recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and are wondering what your next steps are?
If this is you, Intro To IC will:
Help you understand what the diagnostic process SHOULD look like (not what it actually looks like).
Teach you all about the treatment options available to you, and which may be the best place to start.
Teach you how to have a positive mindset through this journey, and how to understand the mechanisms behind what is going on in your body.
After finishing the course, you'll feel...
-Knowledgable about IC, including its causes, treatment options, and holistic lifestyle changes.
-EMPOWERED to make informed decisions in your medical care.
-Confident in advocating for yourself...because let's be honest...you will always be your best advocate.
Ready to start your journey to relief?
This mini-course is for you if:
You will learn about:
And SO much more!
The biggest goal we are looking for you to accomplish at the end of this mini-course is feeling empowered to make decisions about your medical care with CONFIDENCE.
Why I created Intro To IC
When I was 17 and self-diagnosed myself with IC via Dr. Google, I was SO overwhelmed.
When my doctor confirmed the diagnosis, she didn't really explain what the condition was or give me any confidence that it was a manageable condition.
As I was entering what was supposed to be the best 4 years of my life at college, I felt more hopeless than ever.
I thought that by putting a name to the symptoms I'd been suffering from my whole life, I'd finally be able to find a solution and start getting relief.
There came a point where I took matters into my own hands and went back to my old friend Dr. Google.
I found different resources online for IC and joined support groups where I found people suffering from the same thing I was - which was a relief in itself.
But, I began to feel incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of information out there - people saying X diet worked for them or Y medication did wonders for them or they swear by Z procedure.
I was paralyzed by all of this information & didn't know where to even start.
THIS is why I created the Intro to IC Mini-Course.
I created it to be the resource 17-year-old Callie needed, and to help all of the people who are suffering that are joining the IC community.
A peak inside the course:
The mini-course is a self-paced course that spans 4 weeks.
It will contain 4 modules: Diagnosis, Treatment, Mindset, and Action.
Will teach you all about your diagnosis, what the diagnostic process should look like, and what your next steps should be following your diagnosis.
Will teach you all about treatment options and subtypes of IC.
Will review mindset and pain science. You will learn all about mindset when living with a chronic illness as well as the role of the nervous symptoms.
Will review the actions and how you apply what you are learning into your own IC journey.
Hi, I'm Callie!
I'm a Registered Dietitian with over 4 years of experience in the field, and a little under 2 years specializing in Interstitial Cystitis (IC).
I help people with IC to minimize their symptoms through identifying their triggers/root cause(s).
I've helped 60% of my Road To Remission clients either reach remission or get "very close to remission" in just 3 months of working together.
My private clients average quality of life increased from 3.85/10 to 7.85/10 (1=horrible 10= blissful) after 3 months of working together.
I struggled with Interstitial Cystitis flare-ups for 8 months, hopping between 4 different urgent cares thinking I had another UTI, only to get sent home by doctors that didn’t know how to help me. It wasn’t until I met with a gynecologist that had a friend with IC, that I first heard about the condition and decided to do some research on Google.
I started an elimination diet on my own and my symptoms eased up once I stopped taking my cranberry supplements (for UTI prevention), chocolate, carbonated drinks, etc. About a month later, I was able to meet with the urologist and she confirmed I had Interstitial Cystitis.
If I had known about Callie K Nutrition during those 8 months of flare-up hell, it would have saved me a lot of time/sanity trying to figure out what was going on with me and how to go about with the elimination diet.
The Intro to IC mini course is perfect for all individuals, no matter where you’re at on your IC journey, whether it’s newly diagnosed, you’ve had it for years, or you’re someone just wanting to increase your knowledge of chronic illnesses.
Callie goes over the common non-invasive treatments and I like that she is realistic about the trauma and risks with more invasive treatments. She also shares several tips about how to have confidence and stand up for yourself at the doctor, especially since, from my own experience, there are lots out there who still know little about IC.
Even though I recently graduated with my Master’s in Human Nutrition & Dietetics, I still learned a lot about this condition and the science behind it, such as the subtypes and other co-morbidities that can occur with Interstitial Cystitis. Thank you for going in-depth with both education and tools that I can take with me to manage my IC!
I have had IC for 45 years, and as an ICU and hospice nurse, I thought I knew a sufficient amount of knowledge on IC!!
The overview of IC was excellent, from IC basics, diagnosis, AUA guidelines, subtypes, invasive and non-invasive treatments, mindset and mental health issues, through to pain science and advocacy. [Callie's] knowledge of IC is extensive and this mini-course was conveyed in a very succinct and clear manner.
I so wish I had had this information at the time of diagnosis at 18. At the time, I saw 11 urologists, and none of them had this information available, and all were happy to jump onto invasive treatments, claiming that these treatments were almost 100% successful.
I found the homework exercises a great form of reflection and to revisit the IC diagnosis. The subtypes were very well explained, and [Callie] explained well why certain subtypes don’t respond to specific treatment modalities.
The mindset class by Jess Talbert was interesting in that flare prevention starts before one gets to feel symptoms. I have always known that IC amounts to neuropathic pain (pain of a thousand teeth), but found it very useful to learn how pain is produced and how it affects IC.
Thank you, Callie, for your presence on all social media platforms and your continued education about IC. Your presence is a great form of comfort! THANK YOU!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this program for?
This program was created for someone new to the IC diagnosis or anyone with IC who wants more knowledge on the condition. The course covers 4 main topics: the diagnostic process, treatment options, mindset/pain science, and action steps.
How long does it typically take to finish the course and how much time do you recommend allotting for this per week?
The course is designed to be completed over 4 weeks and contains 1-2 hours of class content per week.
Do I get direct contact with Callie?
Intro To IC is a self-paced course with no direct support from Callie. If you’re looking for guidance from Callie, head to this link (link Work With Me page)
How much does this cost?
The investment in the Intro To IC Mini-Course is $495.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, I offer a 3 month payment plan of $170 per month for 3 months.
What kind of results can I expect?
Once you finish this course, you will have a deep understanding of the foundations of IC. You’ll feel confident in your knowledge and ability to advocate for yourself. You’ll have a clear idea of what the next step in your I journey can be and you’ll likely even learn a few things that will help you get some much-needed relief from your symptoms.
Intro to IC Mini Course
We’re so happy to have you here to help you learn more about interstitial cystitis as you begin your journey to minimizing your symptoms!