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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Is it ok to eat that raisin bran crunch cereal if I have diverticulitis, it has oat clusters and regular oats in it as well.

Is it ok to eat that raisin bran crunch cereal if I have diverticulitis, it has oat clusters and regular oats in it as well.

It is fine: I don't think any foods cause diverticulitis. There is no evidence that seeds, nuts, etc can cause diverticulitis. By the time that stuff gets to your colon it is all the same consistency, so I tell my patients not to limit their diet if they have diverticulosis. ...Read more

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Is Oat Bran capsules a good way to reduce cholesterol?

It will some, but...: Eating oat bran is better for you and may have a more pronounced effect. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello I got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so I bought oat bran. Is this good?

Hello I got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so I bought oat bran. Is this good?

Yes, also try...: As my colleagues advise, light therapy is advisable for your baby- it's safe ; effective.
It's not unusual for there to be not a lot of breastmilk just 2 days after birth- it can take time to kick in. Oatmeal/oatbran often helps, but there are many other herbs/foods that can help- see see http://bit. Ly/1gzvp0e ; http://bit. Ly/1reclaw
a lactation consultant can help to optimize nursing technique. ...Read more

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Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

No: It is not balanced throughout the day. Not enough protein in the morning. A source of carbohydrates would also help. Lunch is mostly complex carbohydrates. Again you need a source of protein, try a yogurt. Dinner is reasonable. ...Read more

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Can oat bran be less bloating than rolled oats.?

Can oat bran be less bloating than rolled oats.?

Bloating: If oats cause bloating they will likely do so in any form, try a different source of fiber. ...Read more

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Can we mix oat fiber and oat bran? And what is the %

Sure: Whatever seems right. Unless you really overdo it and get an impaction, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Oat bran: Oat fiber has all of the carb containing portion removed so you are left with the shell of the oat, while oat bran has some carb left in it. ...Read more

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Is cracklin oat bran as healthy as all bran for regularity?

Is cracklin oat bran as healthy as all bran for regularity?

Cracklin oat bran: IF Cracklin Oat Bran is the name of a boxed cereal it likely contains lots of chemicals such as additives, preservatives, sugar, etc. Thus, it is not good for you. Far better to consume bran flakes. You can put some cinnamon on them for flavor, which is also good for balancing blood sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference b/w oat and oat bran?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference b/w oat and oat bran?

Oat and Oat Bran: I commend you for good choices for your Health.

Oat bran contains about 50% more fiber and soluble fiber than oatmeal, making it more effective at lowering cholesterol and helping digestion.

It also has more protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, phosphorus, riboflavin, magnesium, and zinc.

continue good Diet! ...Read more

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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Trying to eat only fruits and multivitamin caps as dinner and on breakfast, oat-bran and rice one time (ie during lunch) is it okay?

Trying to eat only fruits and multivitamin caps as dinner and on breakfast, oat-bran and rice one time (ie during lunch) is it okay?

Not necessary: Your body is like a four wheel car. If you have 3 wheels, it's great to add one. If you have all 4 wheels, adding more wheels serves no purpose. The same is true with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fatty and amino acids. Once your body has enough, adding more serves no purpose other than to enrich the people who sold it to you. ...Read more

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Should I eat wheat and oat bran if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Should I eat wheat and oat bran if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Not for anemia: Bleeding from an ulcer or GI malignancy needs to be excluded. Iron deficiency in a male might indicated some kind of malabsorption. If due to celiac disease wheat and oat bran need to be excluded. Another possibility is poor stomach acid from taking acid blocker medications. Smokers can develop iron deficiency anemia from exposure to cadmium. Find the cause of the iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Is all bran a healthy cereal for breakfast?

Is all bran a healthy cereal for breakfast?

All Bran is all good: All Bran is a good low calorie, high fiber choice for breakfast. May have too much fiber for some people, in fact. I recommend mixing it with other breakfast cereals to add fiber without a large amount of calories. ...Read more

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Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Possibly: Any fiber source can help constipation proivided you are drinking adequate fluids with it. If you are lacking in fluids and overdose on fiber it can make the constipation worse. Fiber is important but too much of a good thing is not always better. ...Read more

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If I eat bran flakes cereal with an Apple for every meal as well as exercising...will I lose weight? I'm a 21 y/o female - 5'9" - 145lbs

If I eat bran flakes cereal with an Apple for every meal as well as exercising...will I lose weight? I'm a 21 y/o female - 5'9" - 145lbs

Bran flakes & apple: W/no other food will result in malnutrition. We need a variety of nutrients. Talk w/your doctor about a possible low carb and higher protein food plan. That can put your body into fat-burning mode rather than sugar-burning. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I be fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes cereal every day?

Should I be fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes cereal every day?

Balanced diet: It is fine to eat a bowl of bran flakes daily as part of a balalnced diet. Supplement the cereal witha protein source to balance the carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Do fibre bran kellogs/cereals cause vaginal yeast infections?

Do fibre bran kellogs/cereals cause vaginal yeast infections?

I am aware of no: Connection between this cereal and yeast. However, sugar feeds yeast. So if you eat a lot of high sugar foods that could impact yeast growth. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Your reflux may not be from bran or milk but be a functional situation. ...Read more

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I just had a stomach virus for almost a week, but now my stomach is still hurting except im constipated. What do I do? Is raisin bran cereal ok to eat?

I just had a stomach virus for almost a week, but now my stomach is still hurting except im constipated. What do I do? Is raisin bran cereal ok to eat?

Recovery phase: Most likely you are recovery from loss of a lot of important fluids and electrolytes in your system, if you had a stomach virus.
You need to increase fluids and make sure to get potassium and magnesium, which are lost with diarrhea and vomiting. Coconut water is a good source of fluids and electrolytes. If you don't start to feel better, call your doctor. Would avoid the bran until you drink more. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant and constipated. I drink water and gatorade. And Jane been eating bran cereal. Haven't had a normal bowel movement for about a week.

9 weeks pregnant and constipated. I drink water and gatorade. And Jane been eating bran cereal. Haven't had a normal bowel movement for about a week.

Include more fiber: In diet! Gatorade is mainly sugar, and not so great for electrolyte replacement. There is something with less sugar called Vitamin Water, but what is even safer is coconut water (fresh). That was used in WW2 to treat wounded soldiers IV! In any case, call your OB/GYN for further direction, and eat more cooked greens and veges. Better to use organic steel cut oats, than bran (GMO). ...Read more

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Could anyone suggest a good cereal for a diabetics. Is there any cereals without added sugar?

Could anyone suggest a good cereal for a diabetics. Is there any cereals without added sugar?

There are many: If you are a diabetic, you would want a cereal with high fiber content. Some of the good ones (not all-inclusive) are: fiber one, kellogg's raisin bran or all-bran original, or my personal favorite kashi golean crunch. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 18month old son is allergic to rice and oats. So what type of cereals can I give him that are rice and oat free?

Need help docs! My 18month old son is allergic to rice and oats. So what type of cereals can I give him that are rice and oat free?

Barley: Cereals are considered a good source of iron and other nutrients but are not an absolute must. Barley is a grain that is less common as a baby food but available in some areas. You could try it. ...Read more

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My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; I trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read more

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My 7 mth old daughter has been eating oat, rice & wheat cereal and I have noticed her poop to be dark greenish to black in color. Is that alright? Thk

My 7 mth old daughter has been eating oat, rice & wheat cereal and I have noticed her poop to be dark greenish to black in color. Is that alright? Thk

Normal: The color of your daughters stool may change depending on what she's eating. Foods rich is certain nutrients such as iron may alter color. If her stool is sticky, mucus containing, contains any amount of blood or is very hard you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Fruits and cereal that a diabetic can eat?

Fruits and cereal that a diabetic can eat?

Summary: A dietician is best suited to help you with your diet and portions, taylored to your body and type of diabetes and medication you are on. However: Most Low GI index cereals should be fine, if portion is correct. Fruits: avoid Watermelon, Grapes, ripe bananas. Most other fruits are OK provided they are still crunchy, and provided you limit the quantity. Avoid fruit juices completely! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cereal twice a day? I usually have 3 shredded wheat for breakfast and as a snack a bowl of honey bunches of oats etc.

Is it okay to eat cereal twice a day? I usually have 3 shredded wheat for breakfast and as a snack a bowl of honey bunches of oats etc.

Yes?: Yes, but what are you goals? For a complete meal or for snacks? Is cereal the only item you're eating twice a day or is it part of larger meals? ...Read more

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Is it healthy if I take raw oats with fruit and fibre cereal daily? 1/3 of the plate is oats

Is it healthy if I take raw oats with fruit and fibre cereal daily? 1/3 of the plate is oats

Short answer, yes: Oat grains are de-husked, then heated and cooled to make oat groat--the most "raw" form you can buy. Groats are then rolled by machine or cut (steel cut). Rolled oats are okay to eat raw--they have been minimally processed making them more digestible. That being said, rolled oats eaten without further cooking will taste "green" and have a grittier chewing texture. They are healthy as are cooked. ...Read more