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Chicken Lettuce Wraps & You

obesity) and the industry is doing everything it can too “Think Outside the Bun!”  Let’s pretend for a moment that we are actually persuaded by these ridiculous catch phrases and you have decided to abandon carbohydrates altogether.  How exactly would you eat ground turkey or ground beef without a bun, or grill a piece of chicken and not wrap it in a tortilla?  The answer comes from the dark soggy confines of those hamburgers, smashed between sesame seed buns and special sauce the crispy, light, and the often underappreciated piece of lettuce makes its comeback!

Interstitial Cystitis makes it nearly impossible for many people to eat carbohydrates, simple or complex, and because carbohydrates are found in almost everything from pasta to fruit, using lettuce is an excellent way to keep things safe.

For the recipe below simply use romaine, iceberg, red leaf, bib, or any leaf lettuce that when torn is the size of your hand.  Aside from arugula and watercress, most greenery is virtually flavorless (why else would we douse it in salad dressing?) so we must pay special attention to the filling for our wraps, and for that I choose an Asian inspired chicken filling.  Feel free to substitute the chicken with tofu, turkey, or you can skip the meat altogether and make it a vegetarian meal. 

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case....

What causes IC?

Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but medical tests reveal no organisms in the urine of people with IC/PBS...

How is IC diagnosed?

Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the bladder and there is no definitive test to identify IC/PBS, doctors must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS...

What are treatments for IC?

Scientists have not yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can they predict who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear with a change in diet or treatments or without explanation...

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