Re: Please help, question about hemorrhoids
I sought clarification of your statement that was all.
you misinterpreted me. may be i have not clearly written. First of all what i meant to say oily first food that has little unsaturated fatty acid. oily food without sufficient dietary fiber leads to inefficient bowel movement.
Yes I agree with that, fiber is essential to avoid constipation but it doesn't in itself cure hemorrhoids, it is just an agent for developing soft stools.
Please read what is the composition of olive oil. As per my knowledge its main component is unsaturated fatty acid. It is essential food component. Even people with gastritis are advised to take teaspoonful of olive oil before meal.
The composition of olive oil is mainly a mono-unsaturated fatty acid (omega9) with some smaller percentage of omega 3 and omega 6. If you take a large amount of olive oil like the Greeks do then it is advisable to take an omega 3 supplement like cod liver oil or flax seed oil. I can't go into the reasons why here it would take too long, but the aim is to try and achieve a rough balance between omega 6 and omega 3.
I am from India so i think i at least know what is spicy and oily food. If you have access to some data ( i can't provide) please check that Keralian's(south india) who use coconut oils suffers maximum from hemorrhoids.Please see the composition of coconut oil.
I think anybody who has suffered from hemorrhoids and has eaten spicy food knows that it isn't a good idea (!) never mind which part of the world you come from.
There is a misconception with the use of coconut oil. Because it is a saturated fat it has been given a bad press driven by margarine manufacturers to increase the sales of margarine (at the expense of other fats that are better for you) and their propaganda basically made everybody believe that saturated fats from animals and butter and dairy products were bad for you when all the evidence points to the opposite.
I am not familiar with the situation with the Keralian's but if the evidence from the Pacific and South Sea Islands is anything to go by then perhaps their general health started to decline with the introduction of processed polyunsaturated fats in their diet exported to them from the West? Pacific Islanders suffered no diabetes and heart problems when they were on a solely coconut based diet and only suffered when processed fats were introduced to them.
what I did not mention that probably hemorrhoid has genetic predisposition. Other thing to mention that modern society to day facing this problem more and more, I think this problem should need some research.
I think you may have a point about having a genetic disposition for hemorrhoids and I'm of the opinion that diet is a key factor too, but not oil. More research would be welcome I agree.
Don't sneer to alternative medicine. Homeopathy medicine and theory are still going strong after more 250 yrs, even modern medicine today have started uttering psycho-somatic disorder that homeopaths believe for years. [/I]
You must have misunderstood. I have a great respect for alternative medicine and will always prefer a natural remedy over taking chemicals and other potions. Which is why I promote olive oil for softening oneís stools to avoid aggravating your hemorrhoids rather than over-the-counter medicines and laxatives that you donít know half of what the printed contents mean. At least with natural cold pressed oils you know exactly what you are consuming and you can alter the consumption rates to suit your individual needs rather than the Ďone-size-fits-allí you get with over the counter remedies. Cheers, kennyboy