Diet & Genetic Origin

  If after reading this web site information, you reach the conclusion that the abdominal distress you experience after eating may be of genetic origin, then this is the diet plan I would like you to follow in order to quickly change your situation. Never mind what anyone else has told you. Try the diet!!

There are only three kinds of foods:
Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. Collectively they may be considered as building blocks and as fuel for the body.

If one has trouble digesting or burning carbohydrates, one has either hypoglycemia (too much insulin) or diabetes (not enough insulin). The symptoms of hypoglycemia range from tiredness and fatigue with inability to concentrate, to sweating, shaking, and anxiety. Also could be included depression, forgetfulness, blurred vision, sensitivity to noise and headaches.

  If one has trouble with fats and proteins (and fats are always attached to proteins) one has gallbladder disease. This does not mean one has gallstones or that surgery is necessary to correct the condition. It means that one is unable to digest or burn the fats and proteins without having digestive symptoms. These symptoms may include belching, bloating, gaseousness, constipation alternating with bouts of diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and abdominal distress. The abdominal distress may range from cramps to right upper abdominal pain.

  The initial treatment of anorexia and/or bulimia will sooner or later be by a change in one’s diet. There are certain foods which, although usually considered "healthy" foods, aggravate the genetic digestive system, causing the signs and symptoms of anorexia and/or bulimia, i.e. raw apples and/or bananas.

  From my experience there is no doubt that the causes of the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia have a genetic basis. The cause of these disorders is inherited, usually from a grandparent or an aunt. This inherited cause has not been easily diagnosed without the CCK Study and the Five Hour Glucose Tolerance Test. Without these two studies the actions of the affected individual have been labeled as being of psychological origin.

  The genetic cause is the inability of the individual to digest certain foods. If this is true then elimination of these foods should make the individual feel better.

W.P. Smedley
M.D. F.A.C.S.
Is no longer
practicing. This
site remains for
information only.

Saint-Anthony’s Modified Genetic Digestive Disorder Diet

by W.P. Smedley M.D.

   You will notice that this diet does not allow many of the foods you have been eating to "stay slim". Apples and apple juice contain pectin which make the gallbladder squeeze. Bananas do the same and are never allowed. The new "no fat foods" contain an emulsifier which benefits the heart patient but which causes the gallbladder to contract or squeeze causing abdominal distress.

   You must adhere to the diet longer than a week, but you will feel its beneficial effects usually in that time period. You will not be able to put on any weight during this time, because the diet eliminates those foods which do just that.

   The diet sheets will contain enough information to get you started, and by the time you are feeling better you should have your test results back. Why not give me a week of your time?

   If you are bulimic you must do one more thing. Add a snack at mid-morning and at mid-afternoon. Use the Allowed foods to do this. By doing this you will lose the urge to "binge". Try it for a week and see if you don’t feel better.

   For those individuals who really do have a significant medical problem for their anorexia or bulimia, I truly believe your abdominal distress is caused by a dysfunctional gallbladder which you inherited from your grandparents or an aunt. Also, there is an underactivity of your thyroid gland which is not always evident on your thyroid studies. This is called "subclinical" hypothyroidism. This accounts for the reason why you have the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism: the dry skin, the hair loss, the cold intolerance, the fluid retention in your legs, fingers, and in your breasts. Only thyroid replacement will get rid of these symptoms.

Christa Therapy Diet For Genetic Digestive Disease

Tea; decaffeinated coffee; carbonated beverages but no colas; skim milk; dry, white wine; 7-up All beverages made with whole milk, cream, ice cream or egg; Cocoa and chocolate drinks; Alcoholic beverages except dry, white wine; Postum; ovaltine; coke; beer; apple juice
Whole grain and enriched breads; plain rolls and saltines; Melba toast; pretzels; plain crackers; rice cakes Quick breads such as muffins, sweet rolls, and doughnuts; Sesame toast, English muffins; graham crackers; pancakes; waffles; french toast, Ritz crackers; cheese crackers
Cooked or prepared whole grain or enriched cereals Omit 100% bran cereal. Some bran may be taken or added to your regular cereal
Tapioca with skimmed milk; gelatin desserts; angel food cake; ices; fruit whips; desserts made with skim milk or egg white; Italian Ices; Quik-Thaw mixed fruit; Ice popsicles; Rice pudding made with skimmed or 1% low fat milk; Sweet & Low® non-fat yogurt Soft ice cream; Regular Carvel; Ice Cream; pies; sherbet; pastries; cake; cookies; any desserts made with whole milk, cream, chocolate, or nuts; Yogurt, plain or low fat; Ice milk - Dairy Queen and Carvel; Cool whip; cheese cake
3-5 per week; poached, soft-cooked, hard-cooked (without additional fat); Eggbeaters. Fried eggs, scrambled eggs
Butter, margarine or vegetable oil limited to one tablespoon daily, not at each meal All others
Fresh, frozen or canned fruits and fruit juices; Tomato juice; V-8 juice Welch's grape juice, Orange plus; orange juice; grapefruit juice; Raisins; apple sauce; pears; peaches; oranges; baked apples; strawberries; blueberries Avocado, raw apple, bananas; melons; cantaloupe and honeydew; and coconut
Meat, Fish, Poultry, Cheese:
6 ounces beef per day; Baked, broiled, roasted or stewed; Lean: beef, veal, lamb, liver, chicken; White fish, Water-packed tuna; shellfish; shrimp; scallops; lobster tail; Cottage cheese--low fat 1% or 99% fat free. No weight limit with chicken or fish Ham; pork; sausage; pastrami; luncheon meats; corned beef; bacon; frankfurters; duck; goose; Oil packed fish; All cheeses except 1% or 99% fat free cottage cheese; Low fat cheeses; No turkey or turkey roll; no chicken roll; salmon; blue fish
Potatoes and Substitutes:
White or sweet potatoes: baked or broiled; plain noodles; spaghetti; macaroni; rice; plain or salted pretzels; mashed potatoes made with skim milk or 1% milk fried potatoes; potato chips; french fries; home fries; Doritos; Fritos; cheese pretzels
Plain tomato sauces Butter sauces, cheese sauces, tomato sauces containing oils
Boullions soups; homemade soups which must be skimmed All canned soups, Commercial Soups; whole milk soups; Mug-A-Lunch, etc.
Sugar, jelly; honey; jam; syrup; hard candy; plain marshmallows Candy containing nuts; coconut; chocolate; and cream; creamy marshmallows
Fresh, frozen, steamed and canned prepared without fat Broccoli; brussel sprouts; cabbage; Cauliflower; cucumber; garlic; raw onions; parsnips; turnips; sauerkraut; radishes; pickles; squash
salt; seasonings; herbs; flavoring extracts in moderation; mustard; catsup; French's AuJus gravy mix Peanuts; cashews; sunflower seeds; nuts; olives; cream cheese; cream sauces; cocoa; gravies; fried foods; popcorn; peanut butter; chili sauce; mayonnaise; imitation mayonnaise
Vinegar, lemon, Kraft low calorie Catalina; Kraft low calorie Zesty Italian; Featherweight -- Giant Stores Imitation French and Red Wine Vinegar, Frenchette Low Calorie; French and Italian Style; Wishbone; White Wine Cremora, Coffee Mate; non-dairy creamers; All non-fat dressings which are labeled non-fat

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