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Colloidal Oatmeal Medication
How can I get rid of a horrible patch of eczema that I have had for 2 years? Triamcinilone cream, colloidal oatmeal, organic coconut oil do not work
See derm: Does the patch itch? If not, it is not an allergic issue. Are you on any medication or supplement which may cause this skin problem? I think it is time for you to check with a dermatologist. ...Read more
What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is
Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy! ...Read more
Calories count: You would have to count all the calories you ingest and if they are about 1200per day, and you are very inactive you could gain weight. The more calories you eat and the less you burn off, the more weight you will gain. ...Read more
Does this mean: That you don't go to bed until 1 to 4 am?? Does this mean that you get up from sleep to start eating? Unless you are an evening worker - and eat late - not ideal. If you are going to eat something prior to bed - would keep amount small so that trying to digest food doesn't interfere with sleeping. ...Read more
My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?
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Read the label: To the best of my knowledge there are no formal studies that compare these brands of baby food to each other. Composition is likely similar, but still read the labels. Avoid products with artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Organic varieties are usually void of these. ...Read more
Breakfast on a diet: Bananas are packed with nutrients and generally only have about 100 calories. Both oatmeal and bananas keep you full and satisfied so you aren't tempted to snack before lunch. But both can constipate if you don't get enough water and fiber in your diet. That's because bananas are technically not fruit (they're herbs!) and don't have much fiber. A handful of raisins in your cereal will help. ...Read more
Reduces itching: The fine powder derived from milling oats is often packaged & sold as an additive for medicinal soaks. The product promotes tissue hydration & seems to provide a relief from itching to most patients. It seems to work better in lukewarm soaks than hot but some prefer either. ...Read more
Maybe not: Oats and oatmeal are listed as a gluten-containing grain. More recent reports say that oats don't have the gluten proteins but have small amounts of another protein that may cause reactions in some celiac disease patients. Sometimes the same equipment that processes oats also processes wheat, so there can be traces of gluten from the wheat getting into the oats. So, "pure" oats probably are ok. ...Read more
Sure R Side effects: I find that one of the most troublesome and consistent side effects following a bowl of good piping hot, steaming, delicious oatmeal together with dried fruit toppings, blueberries, and UNprocessed (but pasteurized) honey, using non fat steamed milk is that I want at least 1 more bowl...and if there's time....I want another one....especially now the weather is getting a little cooler. ...Read more
Oatmeal is a healthy whole-grain food
it's fine to have a little sweetener to make it taste better.
Some people think honey is more healthy than sugar or brown sugar because it's a sweetener that's been part of humans' diet for > 30, 000 years. Contrast this with refined sugar being around for < 5000 years.
Not sure there's science to support honey v sugar, but whole grain oatmeal is great! ...Read more