This book is written primarily to the person with an eating disorder. An attempt has been made to approach the subject in a traditional manner, giving a basic overview of the subjects associated with such disorders, so that a better understanding of their causes may be obtained.

  This book is also written to the parents of the individual with an eating disorder, for their suffering is even greater than their child's. Here is an opportunity to view the disorders in a different light, with a demonstrable cause for their child's symptoms and actions. The facts and observations cannot be dismissed until the prescribed tests have all been performed. Prove what I say is true, or at least prove what I say is false. But get the studies done! Then ask for an acceptable and clear explanation of why these studies are abnormal, and how these abnormal studies are affecting the health of your child with the eating disorder.

W.P. Smedley
M.D. F.A.C.S.
Is no longer
practicing. This
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Mom, do I look fat?
The alternative look at eating disorders:
Anorexia and Bulimia

by W.P. Smedley M.D. F.A.C.S.

From The Introduction:
... The psychiatrist and the psychologist have abandoned the traditional medical doctor's approach to the patient with an eating disorder. They have espoused the lawyer's approach to a problem with its inherent weaknesses in those cases dealing with real physical illness. The medical doctor assembles each fact in turn, and assembles a summation of this carefully gathered information, which allows him to finally come up with a positive diagnosis. The lawyer, on the other hand, at the very beginning, looks at the whole picture and then attempts to adapt the facts to fit the case ...
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Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 ... The Origin Of Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 2 ... Theories Of Etiology
  • Chapter 3 ... A Daily Struggle
  • Chapter 4 ... An Important Connection
  • Chapter 5 ... The Effects Of Food
  • Chapter 6 ... Depression And Hypothyroidism
  • Chapter 7 ... Affective Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia
  • Chapter 8 ... Drug Therapy
  • Chapter 9 ... Hypoglycemia - Its Causes, Its Effects
  • Chapter 10 ... Six Week Modified Low-Fat Hypoglycemic Diet
  • Chapter 11 ... Treatment Of Hypoglycemia
  • Chapter 12 ... Hypoglycemia And Bulimia
  • Chapter 13 ... Chocolate And The "Fat-Free" Label
  • Chapter 14 ... Christabella
  • Chapter 15 ... Saint Anthony's Triad
  • Chapter 16 ... A Surgeon Looks At The Medical Literature
  • Chapter 17 ... Treatments Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia
  • Chapter 18 ... ChristaTherapy
  • Chapter 19 ... ChristaTherapy Diet
  • Chapter 20 ... Case Histories
  • Chapter 21 ... Summary
  • Chapter 22 ... Conclusion
From The Conclusion:
... It is my fondest hope that this effor on my part, prompted I know, by the Holy Spirit and by the previously hopeless suffering of the patient, and especially their parents, who have the medical diseases of anorexia and bulimia, will be relieved.

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