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Doctor insights on: Using Oatmeal To Cure Boils

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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I have a problem with digestion. I take a probiotic, I eat oatmeal everyday, I exercise 3-5 times a weak. Does lemon, ginger, and honey cure bloating?

I have a problem with digestion. I take a probiotic, I eat oatmeal everyday, I exercise 3-5 times a weak. Does lemon, ginger, and honey cure bloating?

Need more info: Having a "problem" with digestion includes at lot of illnesses. The first thing you need to do is find out what is causing your digestive problem. After that then you will find out what to do about it. It may be medication and/or advice as to proper diet. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

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

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How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

A "serving": Is usually meant to be a bowl for cereals of which oatmeal is a very popular item. There is some evidence that oatmeal may reduce the total cholesterol including the LDL (heart affecting)
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Does oatmeal contain gluten?

Does oatmeal contain gluten?

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

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Can I eat oatmeal before bed?

Can I eat oatmeal before bed?

That is an excellent: Snack. Before bed is ok if you are not excessive. Slow cook oatmeal for a filling snack with soluble fiber that can help to reduce your LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal contain any soy?

Does oatmeal contain any soy?

It should not: But in the processing, if soy is also on the conveyor belt, there may be cross contamination. Best to read the label and call the manufacture of the product you purchased. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal lowers my LDL level?

Possibly: Diets with a lot of oatmeal have been reported to help lower cholesterol. They go hand in hand with weight loss where every pound might drop cholesterol by 2 points. Ldl will be most significantly affected. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

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

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What amount iron in porridge/oatmeal?

Basically none: Unless it's fortified. I hope you are not planning to go on an oatmeal-only diet. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal as healthy if I add honey?

YES: 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

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Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Just oatmeal?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat oatmeal before running?

Is it okay to eat oatmeal before running?

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. ...Read more

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Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Neither: A fad diet which focuses primarily on consumption of one particular food is usually not balanced. ...Read more

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Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Oatmeal 4 breakfast?: Oatmeal is good for fiber. It is usually combined with fruits, nuts, and milk. Some products are fortified with vitamins. Also an oatmeal breakfast is easy to prepare especially if one is 30 minutes late for work and still has to get the kids off to school. ...Read more

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Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat. ...Read more

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How does eating oatmeal lower your cholesterol?

How does eating oatmeal lower your cholesterol?

Trap: Oatmeal is a fiber rich grain that is able to trap some fat from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore prevent its absorption leading to decrease in cholesterol. It works like a broom to propel junk out. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal always the best way for losing weight?

Oatmeal: Oatmeal, although healthy, has calories. Get your proper mix of carbs, proteins, & fats. ...Read more