ATTENTION OATMEAL FANS: HOW I CURED MY PROSTATITUS

bigsmile55401 Community Member August 18, 2008
  • I am a 39 y.o. very healthy and athletic male. After suffering from prostatitis-like symptoms (constant sensitivity in the peritoneum/prostate/lower colon area, periodic urgency, difficulty emptying, discomfort when sitting) for the past 10 month. I wanted to share my recent discovery so that perhaps it might help others.  Initially, my symptoms came on suddenly and were more severe. I saw a urologist who did not detect any bacterial infection but put me on Cipro. After a month, my symptoms had moderated greatly and I stopped taking the antibiotic, but overall the symptoms still remained.  This week, after my symptoms suddenly became more acute, I stopped to analyze my diet to see if that was having some effect.   Ironically, at about the same time I had visited the urologist 10 months ago, I had had a blood test which showed that my cholesterol levels were a little high. Since I love oatmeal and had read that eating it helps lower bad cholesterol, I started eating a large bowl of “quick oats” each morning for breakfast and usually eating it as a snack later in the day too because it’s a great hunger suppressant .. However, since I am simple person, I never bothered to cook the quick oats other than pouring hot water over onto it, or sometimes nuking it for 10-20 seconds.  Bottom line: once I eliminated the oats from my diet,  my symptoms disappeared!!   My only thought is that the raw oats had irritated the lining of my colon, which in turn had irritated the prostate etc. . What a relief to finally be free of this chronic problem!

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  • Anonymous
    Raj
    Apr. 13, 2014
    I suffered from diabetes for a couple of years during which I also experienced prostate problems - frequent urination at various times of the day a night. When my diabetes got cured thanks to diet and exercise, I slowly stopped taking medicines. But, my prostate problem remained in spite of improvement in blood sugar regulation to normal levels. This is when...
    RHMLucky777
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    I suffered from diabetes for a couple of years during which I also experienced prostate problems - frequent urination at various times of the day a night. When my diabetes got cured thanks to diet and exercise, I slowly stopped taking medicines. But, my prostate problem remained in spite of improvement in blood sugar regulation to normal levels. This is when I started keenly observing what foods I take trigger frequent and difficult urination. The first item I caught was Nestle Everyday milk powder! The second, a bigger surprise, was Quaker oats, my ally in my battle against diabetes. However, I also observed that oats doesn't trouble my prostate every time - the problem occurs once in around 3/4 occasions. These days I've cut down on oats and stopped taking the milk powder.
  • Anonymous
    MAUS
    Mar. 09, 2014

    I had terrible and chronic prostatitis that cleared up when I stopped eating oatmeal and oatmeal cookies. I think we should shout this from the rooftops.

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    Jackal
    Nov. 10, 2011

    I, too, had been suffering with frequent urges to urinate until, that is, I quit eating a bowl of raw oats daily. Ever since, I've been able to drink a beer before bedtime -- without ever having need to wake up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit. It didn't make sense to me that oats alone, a natural food, could cause such a problem, so I checked...

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    I, too, had been suffering with frequent urges to urinate until, that is, I quit eating a bowl of raw oats daily. Ever since, I've been able to drink a beer before bedtime -- without ever having need to wake up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit. It didn't make sense to me that oats alone, a natural food, could cause such a problem, so I checked the food label on the oatmeal canister. All it said was "rolled oats" -- nothing else!

     

    But here's my suspicion: The oatmeal is packaged with a fungicide or other chemical to improve shelf life (and by extention, corporate profit), only this additive, whatever it may be, doesn't require disclosure because of an exemption or other loophole in regulations. We all know the powerful food lobbies have hijacked food labeling laws, in the process managing to exempt all sorts of additives for many different reasons. For example, if something is natural, then it doesn't need disclosure. If the packaging, itself, is contaminated (such as plastic with BPA), that's a matter not for the FDA but another government agency. But perhaps the most egregious exemptions are the chemicals that crop dusters spray on farmer's fields. Now we're talking the chemical industry, whose lobby conspires with the food lobby to steam roll the FDA. If labeling laws required herbicide and pesticide disclosure, it'd be a much easier task to find chemical agents that cause or lead to health issues, which have become epidemic. But we all know corporations operate in secrecy to obfuscate and conceal their demonic ways that are designed to improve not our health or nutrition but only their bottom lines.

     

    I'd like to get to the bottom of why oatmeal causes prostate issues. If I discover that some undisclosed additive (or the packaging) is to blame, you can be sure I will begin a huge class-action lawsuit on behalf of all men, whether they suffer prostate issues or not. Many of us are at the ends of our patience rope, after having paid taxes to fund an FDA that we now know has been in bed with industry for decades.

    • barry
      Dec. 22, 2011

      I got the same releif when I stopped eating oatmeal also.

  • Anonymous
    Minus grains
    Sep. 28, 2011

    I have always had a slight allergic reaction to grass and wheat and therefore eliminated wheat from my diet.  For the last 5 months for lunch and dinner I have been having lean meat and vegetables/salad.  However for breakfast I have been having raw Oats via a natural museli (without wheat germ).  However I have been noticing discomfort...

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    I have always had a slight allergic reaction to grass and wheat and therefore eliminated wheat from my diet.  For the last 5 months for lunch and dinner I have been having lean meat and vegetables/salad.  However for breakfast I have been having raw Oats via a natural museli (without wheat germ).  However I have been noticing discomfort in the prostate area.  This affects me by wanting to go to the loo at night (thinking I don't have the 'strength' to wait until the morning) and general unease when sitting down.  I don't know why this is happening now - I turned 40, 6 months ago and am healthy and reasonably atheletic.  Noticing this reaction I cut out oats from my breakfast and the discomfort has gone.  

    Getting off the grain bandwagon is a little easier said than done, especially as our society is so geared up to grain production.  However after reading books like the Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf I can see the dire effects of grain and how they badly affect many people.  If you are having problems - try getting off the grains (all grains) for a month and see the difference.  You have nothing to lose.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May. 22, 2010

    hello bigsmile,I think you are correct as my husband ate raw oats daily . Iwas convinced he was seriously ill! He has not touched any for 3 days and for 3days he has improved daily. Today walked miles with our big strong dog  who pulls like mad. After 3 opperations 1for prostate 2 for bladder we had despaired of him regaining his life. Too early to be...

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    hello bigsmile,I think you are correct as my husband ate raw oats daily . Iwas convinced he was seriously ill! He has not touched any for 3 days and for 3days he has improved daily. Today walked miles with our big strong dog  who pulls like mad. After 3 opperations 1for prostate 2 for bladder we had despaired of him regaining his life. Too early to be sure but maybe a month  as now and I will blame the oats for sure,thanks for help and hope you are well,max

    p.s he has been ill for 7 years

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