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Old 02-22-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Doctor said no Oatmeal!

I am in shock as our doctor told us to stop eating any grains in the morning, mainly oatmeal. Every article I read and doctor I hear on radio advises to eat grains. Would you change doctors? I have always eaten oatmeal most of my life.

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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Two questions:
Was he saying not to eat it in the morning, but at another time of day?
Did he say why?

Every article / book I have read contradicts him also.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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He (or she) definitely needs to let you know the reasoning behind it. If I were you, I would ask for an explanation, and I would do some research of my own. A second opinion might be warranted.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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Would you change doctors?
Yes!!! Unless you have some medical condition that would warrant such a suggestion.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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I am in shock as our doctor told us to stop eating any grains in the morning, mainly oatmeal. Every article I read and doctor I hear on radio advises to eat grains. Would you change doctors? I have always eaten oatmeal most of my life.
The articles you read, and the doctors you hear on the radio, do not know your medical condition(s) that may have prompted your physician to suggest to change your diet.

The first place to start would be to ask your physician why he made that suggestion. Without knowing why there is no way to even begin to know if he is right or wrong. Even if you go get a 2nd opinion - I'm sure the new doc will want to know the same thing.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:07 PM   #6
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I would be curious to know why the doctor said so well, because I have not heard anything bad about eating oatmeal/grains before.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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It would make perfectly sense if you were diagnosed with gluten intolerance (celiac disease). If not then you should go and ask why you can't eat grains.

I actually wanted to start a similar topic, since I suspect that I may have this. I have decided to stop eating anything containing wheat/flour, which is very hard.

I'm eating potatoes, lentils and chickpeas instead of bread and grains. I have stopped eating rice as well. Hmm.. maybe I should see a doctor first..
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It would make perfectly sense if you were diagnosed with gluten intolerance (celiac disease). If not then you should go and ask why you can't eat grains.

I actually wanted to start a similar topic, since I suspect that I may have this. I have decided to stop eating anything containing wheat/flour, which is very hard.

I'm eating potatoes, lentils and chickpeas instead of bread and grains. I have stopped eating rice as well. Hmm.. maybe I should see a doctor first..
Gluten intolerance means you can't eat wheat, barley and rye products; it doesn't include oats or rice. Your doctor can test you for celiac disease, so if you think you might have it, I would definitely suggest seeing your doctor about it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:50 PM   #9
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Gluten intolerance means you can't eat wheat, barley and rye products; it doesn't include oats or rice. Your doctor can test you for celiac disease, so if you think you might have it, I would definitely suggest seeing your doctor about it.
True, but if you have a rice allergy it may also be possible that you can't tolerate grains (that's what I have read). You can get a test at a hospital, but it's not an easy test such as a blood test. I think an endoscopy is necessary.
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Gluten intolerance means you can't eat wheat, barley and rye products; it doesn't include oats or rice. Your doctor can test you for celiac disease, so if you think you might have it, I would definitely suggest seeing your doctor about it.
Actually, this is not entirely true. It is true that oats do not contain gluten; however, many celiacs (my DH included) can't handle regular oats because of possible cross contamination. The verdict is out on them. I buy GF oats at our organic store for him and there is a marked difference, notably there is no powdery coating as you find on regular oats.

My digestive tract doesn't tolerate oats though I am not gluten intolerant and can have most other grains.

I would definitely ask the doctor why he told you this and depending on the answer take his advice or take your heath issues to another doctor.
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