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Thankfully this is not my problem! But my FIL has a lot of issues with this. I know that tonight he was in much pain as he went to bed early looking horrible.<br><br>
So I started thinking about it and it seems like a vegan diet would benefit him? I mean, we vegans are sort of gifted with an 'easy relationship' with the toilet because of all the fiber we eat. I think that that helps right? I am not too familiar with this problem so I would appreciate if any of you with similar issues know if/have experienced a beneficial reaction from becoming vegan. I know that my grandpa had this issue (pretty seriously) and he got operated. My FIL doesn't want to be operated. He doesn't claim to be 'blocked up' but he spends a LOT of time on the toilet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:"><br><br>
He is not at all vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> His typical day is:<br>
Breakfast: cereals with milk and a tea/ or bread and jam.<br>
Lunch: meat, salad and a glass of wine. (both red and white meat)<br>
Dinner: yogurt or other 'cold food'.<br><br>
He is very careful with what he eats an is a thin person. But I am not sure his diet is the best idea (actually pretty sure of the opposite). He also eats out a lot in typical french restaurants with all those 'wonderful' saucy meats...<br><br>
He has now finally accepted that we are vegans (and even LOVES my baking) but I am not too sure i can convince him to become one. But I was thinking if it might be beneficial to have him try like 2 weeks of healthy vegan foods? Does this have any relationship with the problem at all?<br><br>
Any info would be appreciated.
 

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If he might be willing to go vegan that would be great and would likely cure him, many people are afraid of the V words tho and he neednt really go that far to improve the situation. Distinctly less meat and dairy (especially cheese) and distinctly more whole grains and fruit should be enough for that problem.
 

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I would definitely try to convince him to up his fiber intake and consider eating vegan meals. Beans, fresh fruits, fresh veggies, and whole grains (brown rice, oats, whole wheat breads and pastas) would really be beneficial for him and his hemorrhoid issues. Foods such as white rice, cheese, and milk tend to be "binding" and can cause constipation problems. Also making sure he is drinking enough water throughout the day.
 
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