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is it okay to eat oatmeal before running?

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Dr. Alexandra Ianculescu
General Practice 15 years experience
Yes: It is ok to eat many things before running, but usually simple carbohydrates are best. Also, a small-to-moderate size meal, so as to not upset your stomach. Practice first with a small bowl of oatmeal ~30 mins before running, before you try that out on race morning, if you are considering running a race.

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Do sensitivities to vaccinations run in families?

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Is oatmeal and water as a effective as an oatmeal and milk bath?

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No: If you are suffering from itching then water can sometimes make that worse. Your skin needs moisturizers and milk has fat in it that acts as a moisturizer.
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Does celiac disease run in the family?

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