Doctor insights on:
Side Effects Of Wheat Bran
Bran vs Germ:
A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel:
1) The endosperm (the bran)
2) The outer layer
3) The embryo (the germ)
Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. ...Read more
Are frosted mini wheats and raisin bran healthy cold cereals I know oatmeal is best but it seems to cause digestion problems with my system?
If I tested positive to bran, gluten and wheat on the comprehensive food panel test, does that mean that I need to avoid rice, wheat and oat bran?
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
I eat a high fiber diet (a lot of all bran, whole wheat and veg/fruit). Is it potentially harmful to eat too much and should I be worried?
High Fiber Diet: Will most likely not encounter any problems. Make sure your bowel movements are regularl & normal. Try to eat a varied diet so your body is exposed to all sorts of vitamins, minerals, proteins & other important nutrients. A high fiber diet may lead to colonic hypertrophy which is associated with sigmoid volvulus. This is rare & usually not seen with with the type of fibers mentioned in question. ...Read more
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
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
Wheatgrass: Claims about health benefits of wheatgrass include supplemental nutrition to unique curative properties, none have been scientifically proven. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice. ...Read more
Raisin bran used to make me poop every morning, but ive built up a tolerance. How do I get those same great effects back? I'm now irregular : (
Fiber v constipation: One of basic tenets of bowel function is consuming enough fluids & fiber plus getting enough exercise. Bran is a great source of fiber but it's only one source. Consider aiming for 25-35g/d plus water. If more fiber, fluids & exercise aren't enough, go see your FamilyDoc for evaluation. Irritable bowel syndrome is more common than inflammatory bowel disease. Consider checking thyroid function. ...Read more
There are 2 types of fiber:soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, & preventing diseases.
Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. Soluble fiber is in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, & some fruits/vegetables. Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, vegetables, & whole grain. It adds bulk 2 stool. ...Read more
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
Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran
Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usually not required. Most plastic surgeons or dermatologist primarily use botox, since it's been in available for a much longer period. Dysport is a relatively new alternative for wrinkle reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
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Depends on lifestyle: One serving of raisin bran (1 cup) is 190 calories. The average 50 year old male should consume about 2, 200 calories per day. Based on how active you are and what you plan to eat for the rest of the day, this information can help you decide whether to eat more or less than a cup. ...Read more
Depends on location: Serious symptoms from a brain tumor depend upon the location in the brain and the rate of tumor growth. There are parts of the brain where a tumor can grow to a large size with few symptoms and others where a small tumor can cause profound symptoms. ...Read more
Is it bad that I eat raisin bran every night in order to poo in the morning? If I don't eat it then I have a really hard time.
No problem: Raisin Bran in high in fiber and makes your stool softer than it would otherwise be. The only problem might be if you get board with it, in which case you could substitute any number of high fiber cereals. Another way to do the same thing is with Metamucil or other over the counter sources of fiber. ...Read more
I went to the neurologist and he found a cist on my bran, he said it was nothing to worry about, is that true or should I seek second opinion?
If arachnoid: Cyst, nothing to worry about if it is not resulting in symptoms. ...Read more
Sure: Whatever seems right. Unless you really overdo it and get an impaction, you should be fine. ...Read more
Bran: Is good for you. As long as you can tolerate the raw bran. You can eat it ...Read more