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. We recommend liver health books to promote a healthy pregnancy diet which is recommended to help reduce Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy symptoms. Food is powerful for good health and is even more important to have better nutrition during pregnancy for the proper development for your baby. ICP affects the liver, and to help the liver detoxify the body, the best food to eat is nutrient-dense foods that are low in toxins. Those with Cholestasis of Pregnancy notice less itchy symptoms following a nutritious diet of real food that is whole, fresh and unprocessed.
There are lotions we recommend which have a cooling effect on the skin and may provide temporary relief. You may also try other options like Aveeno and Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap. You can speak to your pharmacist to make an aqueous cream with 1-2% menthol. In the UK, there is a product called Dermacool to temporarily help relieve the itch. Please note the personal care products do not have protective qualities for the unborn baby, but can provide relief to the itchy mother with cholestasis of pregnancy. 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. Read more about these products and why we recommend them on the self care page.
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 for liver health and wellness.
doTERRA Deep Blue rub is a rich, topical cream formulated with camphor and infused with a blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. It provides a cooling and soothing sensation to targeted areas. Itchy skin will respond with relief after application. It is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leaves your skin soft and non-greasy. More self help: add doTERRA lavender oil to help soothe occasional skin irritations from your ICP scratching.
Sarna contains menthol and camphor, which acts to cool the skin and relieve the ICP itching temporarily. It can help to ease the itchy symptoms. Itchy skin will respond to the cooling, relief of Sarna lotion. It contains 0.5% each of camphor and menthol in a soothing, emollient base.
Head and Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care Daily-Use Anti-Dandruff Paraben Free Shampoo, 13.5 fl oz, Pack of 2
This company offers an array of Shampoos and Conditioners for itchy scalp.
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).
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.
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive Skin, Soothing Lotion with Colloidal Oatmeal for Dry, Itchy, and Irritated Skin, Steroid-Free and Fragrance-Free, 12 fl. Oz
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.
Aveeno Anti-Itch Concentrated Lotion with Calamine and Triple Oat Complex, Skin Protectant for Fast-Acting Itch Relief from Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Chicken Pox, and Allergic Itches, 4 fl. Oz
This concentrated anti-itch lotion with ACTIVE NATURALS® Triple Oat Complex provides fast-acting, soothing relief from many minor skin irritations.
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.
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.
Nearly every challenge, from pesky general health complaints to digestive issues to emotional struggles to weight gain to high blood pressure to heart problems to brain fog to skin conditions to autoimmune and other chronic illnesses, has an origin in an overloaded liver and can improve and heal when you harness the force of this humble organ.
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.
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.
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.
100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love (100 Days of Real Food series)
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.
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.
The UltraMind Solution: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind
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.