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Helpful Products & Books

Helpful Products and Books for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)

The following products & books may be of interest for those with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Please note the personal care products do not have protective qualities for the unborn baby. The listed products below are not recommended as a replacement for the medicated treatment used for Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy called Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDCA).

The books are not written specifically for those experiencing ICP; however, they do provide useful information on liver disease in general including diet helps, cleansing the liver and liver disease explanations. Please consult with your doctor before implementing any diet changes or cleanses.

ICP Care does not make any claim to the accuracy or validity of the information provided in the books below, we do hope that you will find the books contain helpful information.

Helpful Products

 

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Sarna Anti-Itch Lotion, Steroid-Free

Those with ICP have used Sarna to help ease their itching, please note this product does not protect your baby and is not recommended as a replacement for the medicated treatment of Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDCA). Sarna contains menthol and camphor, which acts to cool the skin and “distract” from the itching. It does not treat bile acids, but can help with the unbearable symptoms. More about the product: “Itchy skin will respond to the cooling, relief of Sarna lotion. Steroid-free Sarna contains 0.5% each of camphor and menthol in a soothing, emollient base. Whether it be poison ivy, bug bites, or just plain itchy skin, Sarna is dermatologist recommended for immediate relief of persistent itching.

 

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Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Conditioners for Itch

This company offers an array of Shampoos and Conditioners for itchy scalp.

Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care

This contains HydraZinc formula to immediately soothe the scalp for itch relief.  Those with ICP have used these shampoo & conditioner to help with relief of itch, please note this product does not protect your baby and is not recommended as a replacement for the medicated treatment of Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDCA).

 

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Gold Bond Extra Strength Medicated Body Lotion

Temporarily relieves the pain and itch associated with the skin. Triple action relief of Extra Strength Gold Bond Medicated Lotion. It has five intensive moisturizers to protect and soothe irritated skin, while the powerful cooling sensation soothes the itch and relieves the irritation.

 

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Aveeno® Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream

Developed with leading dermatologists, this breakthrough cream helps relieve irritated skin, intensely moisturizes and helps prevent the recurrence of extra-dry skin. It’s enriched with a ceramide, an essential lipid, naturally found within the skin that play a key role in enhancing and restoring the skin’s protective function.

 

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Aveeno® Anti-Itch Concentrated Lotion

This concentrated anti-itch lotion with ACTIVE NATURALS® Triple Oat Complex provides fast-acting, soothing relief from many minor skin irritations.

Helpful Books

 

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The Liver Disorders Sourcebook

Howard J. Worman
Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from some type of liver disorder, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, gall stones, cancer, and autism and inherited diseases. The Liver Disorders Sourcebook delivers comprehensive information on the symptoms, therapies, and prevention of liver diseases.

 

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The PH Miracle

Shelley Redford Young, Robert O. Young
Accompanied by delicious recipes, a groundbreaking diet program from the authors of Fit for Life reveals how pH levels, the most important measurement in the blood system, directly impacts weight loss and are affected by diet, and discusses what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and which supplements promote weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

 

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The Healthy Liver & Bowel Book

Sandra Cabot M.D
Outlining life-saving strategies for those with varied health problems including liver disease, bowel problems, and weight excess, this well-researched guide promotes optimal health in both preventing and dealing with abdominal illnesses. Providing effective solutions for liver disease, hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation, this important resource imparts advice guaranteed to reduce the risk of liver and bowel cancer.

 

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Natural Therapy for Your Liver

Christopher Hobbs
Written by one of the world’s most prominent herbalists, Natural Therapy for Your Liver offers practical, up-to-date information about effective ways to regain and maintain optimal liver health. As liver disease has skyrocketed to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, this timely guide is needed more than ever. The book details: clinically tested herbal remedies for a variety of liver-related ailments, from hepatitis C and cirrhosis to acne and PMS; therapeutic liver flushes, cleanses, and other natural methods for maintaining liver health; specific dietary recommendations for ten different liver-related disorders, and much more.

 

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The Real Food Diet Cookbook

Dr. Josh Axe
The Real Food Diet Cookbook combines the power of advanced nutrition with delicious real recipes for losing weight, feeling great, and transforming your health! This cookbook contains recipes with three things in mind: you love food, you’re busy, and you want to look and feel better.

 

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100 Days of Real Food

Lisa Leake
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family’s diet.

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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Michael Pollan
Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

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The UltraMind Solution

Dr. Mark Hyman
The UltraMind Solution is the future of medicine, the culmination of the last twenty years of research on what makes the brain happy, focused, and calm; research that has uncovered a few simple factors that explain why things go wrong and how to fix them.