Health Benefits of Oatmeal

| Modified on May 08, 2017
Skin Issues
Posted by Grateful (Quincy, Florida) on 07/30/2013

For years I have had a chronic skin problem. Many test, doctors no relief. I stopped eating anything sweet, and I got some relief. However, I still had that burning feeling. One day after returning from a doctor's appointment, I decided to take a cold shower and bath with oatmeal. I have been using cold water/oatmeal twice a day everyday.

Not only do I feel better, but my runny nose stopped. I feel great!

Posted by Wallace (Minneapolis, Mn) on 01/15/2013

I had seborrrheic dermatitis several years ago. I tried everything... Shampoos, vinegar, prescriptions, etc. I started using OATMEAL SOAP when I took a shower and it seemed to stop the itching (there are many kinds and companies making this soap so you have to experiment to see which works for you). I used it for my body and hair and it stopped the itching on my arms and hands but MOST IMPORTANT it stopped the itching on my HEAD, EYES, EARS etc. During a shower I would start with my scalp and soap my head twice to get the hair, ears, eyebrows etc. Clean. Instead of a cream rinse I would soap my hair once more and leave that on til the end of my shower when I rinsed the oatmeal soap off my head and body. I have a minor flare up ever so often but it has stopped my dermatitis misery better than anything else. Please be PATIENT... It doesn't work overnight!!! Keep using the oatmeal soap (and nothing else!!! ) when you take a shower (may take a week, a month, maybe more???) I also use it when washing my hands (unless I need to use antibacterial soap to remove nasty things from my hands). My itchy arms, hands and back have all gone away except for a few flare ups but they don't last long.

Posted by Bettylou (Arkoma, Ok, United States ) on 10/22/2011

Hello, I just found out from a doctor a few days ago I went to the emergency my first thought was I had cancer. I had a big red bump on my back and two small bumps in one of my breast I was very shocked to learn I had shingles I worked in the medical field and was exposed to shingles never once caught them. The Doctor said we caught it at the right time since it was only a few days. He gave me pain med and antibotics which didn't help much but when I read where it was related to chicken pox. I remember my mother making a paste from oatmeal and applying to the red patches and thought I would give it a try it gave me a lot of relief. Thank God for mothers they know best.

Posted by Pete (Eastbourne, UK) on 10/02/2008

Lethargy; Oatmeal every day will help with tiredness. I take it almost daily with semi-skim milk in standard cereal bowl.

High Cholesterol
Posted by Da (Phoenix, AZ) on 06/07/2008

42 Points Drop in 4 Months. I started eating oat meal raw and in 4 shorts months my cholesterol has gone down from 209 to 167. Here's what I did, I pour about 8 table spoon full of raw oat grain in a bowl, add water (sometimes milk) a few raisons or dried cranberries and and coco nut flaks... and that's it. Tastes like regular cereal. Also, I would drink pysillum (metamucil) four to five times a week. I have been truly amazed.

Now I am gonna start working on reducing my high blood sugar. I will be trying Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tbsp in 6oz of water and 12 oz of grape fruit juice everyday... God willing that will work for me.

Posted by Caroline (North Ireland) on 02/10/2007

Porridge oats- boiled for 2 minutes on the lowest heat. Drain then eat. Good for depression and nervous disorders.