Providing Medical Services for Clients with Gastric Bands
Dr. Kelly at Sacred Medicine
Congratulations on the placement of your adjustable gastric
band. I applaude you! I'm so excited to work with you all as a group and look forward to being a part of your wellness program
and new lease on life. I encourage you to dream the greatest dreams for yourself.
The Band is meant to be a tool
to allow you to eat smaller portions of solid foods. With a comfortable restriction of your band, you should
be able to eat 1/4 - 1/2 cup of food during a meal. I recommend that you schedule three meals a day (I know you have more
restriciton in the morning) and make sure you eat early in the evening (this reduces that early morning restriction).
I am an avid promoter of whole foods, cooking, and reducing
the intake of processed foods. The processed foods contain preservatives, corn syrup, and other additives that are counter
productive to a weight loss program.
I personally believe
that the fast food industry and processed foods are the certain culprits to advancing weight gain and obesity in the western
culture and elsewhere in the world where these foods have been introduced.
an ideal world where there is little stress and we are eating whole foods and getting rest, we do not generally need vitamins.
I recommend to most of my clients a high quality liquid B-complex with Biotin to support metabolism,
liver function, and the nervous system. Also, most bandsters have difficulty eating red meat, so the B vitamin will
help with avoiding anemia.
As a naturopathic physician, I address endocrine
disturbances that may deter weight loss. Please bring in your lab work for me to review. Please ask if you
have concerns regarding health issues. Often I'll prescribe Chromium for blood sugar regulation. I
also use glandulars and hormones when necessary to help nurture the appropriate metabolic organs and support blood sugar utilization.
Fat metabolism and energy production may can be supported
with the use of alpha-Lipoic acid and Carnitine.
Excessive amounts of fat cells contribute to chronic inflammation & the potential for
carcinogenesis promotion (The Role of Obesisty in Cancer Survival and Recurrence, 2012). You can help to reduce
this inflammation with fish oils - like cod liver oil, tumeric, Vitamin D, and adhering to eating whole foods that reduce
the inflammatory mechanisms. If you have questions about any of this information, please ask me.
In Good Health,
FOR SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
After a “fill” you are on a clear liquid diet
for 24 hours; then, soft for 24 hours; then, regular food
NO DAIRY, NO CITRUS, NO ICE, NO SALT (can create mucous, swell and constrict the tissue).
Soft – V-8, yogurt, cottage cheese, smoothies, (no ice cream), pureed
soups, apple sauce, squash.
Call me if you
are unable to sleep lying down due to reflux to schedule a slight “unfill”.Do
not talk yourself into “working through the reflux”.
Schedule another fill when your portion sizes increase or
you are feeling hungrier between meals.
Eat three meals daily or six small meals –½- 1 ½ cup per meal
Eat Protein at every meal; eat your protein first in order
to facilitate proper digestion of this complex food.
Stop eating after 7:30pm during the summer; and 6:30 in the winter
Eat slowly between bites; take small bites (toddler fork sizes); chew each
bit 30 times slowly.
Drink 6-8 glasses
of purified water each day away from meals. (add lemon to water).
DRINK LIQUIDS 45 MINUTES BEFORE AND 60-90 MINUTES AFTER YOUR MEALS NOT DURING YOUR MEALS.
Eat organic as much as possible to
avoid increasing exposure to false hormones, antibiotics, and other toxic substances
Make sure your bowels are moving
daily with ease not effort
fiber into your diet if you are not having complete bowel movements – 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, sunflower
seed, psyllium, pumpkin seeds combined into a ground fiber source.Even some ground walnuts
would be nice.These provide essential fatty acids and fiber.
You could also add 1-2 servings of Metamucil between meals.
You may not lose weight if you’re not eating enough.
Avoid white flour and white sugar
You are not allowed to be on
an ice cream diet
Throw out all the
junk food in the house
anymore junk food
Have some form of movement every day for 30 minutes
Join a support group, Curves, or weight watchers.
Keep working on the mental emotional component to comfort
Journal about your feelings,
keep a food diary, create a collage of what your future looks like and hang it in your room.
Create a collage of images you want to let go of and burn
Laugh every day
RECIPES FOR AFTER A FILL
Master Cleanse Drink (adjust lemon, ginger and cayenne
4 oz of apple juice Pinch of cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger 4-8
TBls of Lemon juice 4Tbls of Maple Syrup or Honey Pinch of salt top off the blender with filtered water Blend till mixed
Strain and drink ½ - 1 Quart a day
SMOOTHIE: FOR DAYS WHEN YOU ARE ON
SOFT FOODS AFTER A FILL OR UNFILL - A 24 HOUR REQUIREMENT FOR POST FILLS AFTER LIQUIDS. 2-4 oz of apple juice or Rice
or Soy Milk 3-5 ground almonds 1-2 teaspoons of flax oil ¼ cup of frozen fruit ? berries, bananas,
mangos, papaya 1-2 Tbls (or packet) protein powder (I use a Rice Protein which is hypoallergenic and tastes pretty good) ¼ teaspoon Bee Pollen (do not add if allergic to bees or huge environmental allergies) ½ - 1 teaspoon
of chlorella or spirulina