41 year old female presents with frequent joint pain, lack of energy, fatigue, excess weight, abdominal cramping, bloating and an overall malaise. Patient has been a chiropractic patient at our clinic for two years during which time I brought up the benefits of the SHAPE ReClaimed programs with her and encouraged her to do the program. She was hesitant for several months to try the program as she felt guilty spending money on herself. In February 2018 she began the SHAPE FasTrac Phase I program. In addition to SHAPE drops 3 times per day, we also supplemented with Vitamin D3 with K2 from Orthomolecular at 10,000 IU’s/day for the first 2 weeks followed by 5,000 IU’s/day ongoing. Orthobiotic was recommended at 1 capsule at bed time, Digestzyme V from Orthomolecular was prescribed for the first 30 days at 1 capsule 15 minutes prior to each meal, pH ReClaimed drops were prescribed to address acidic urinary pH and Celtic Sea Salt was provided to be used in cooking meals.
The patient began her SHAPE journey on February 26, 2018 at 155 pounds. At first follow-up on March 1, 2018 the patient weighed 145 pounds with a continued acidic urinary pH. At this time she also complained of “gray teeth”, which was unusual for her since she had “always had extremely white teeth”. She had a consult scheduled with her dentist later that day, at which time the dentist appeared to be unconcerned. This issue resolved on its own within two days and I believe it was a sign of the detoxification process, though it is the only case in which I had seen this. The patient continued through the FasTrac phase I program through March 26 when she was in for her chiropractic appointment with her family and we added Optimal B12 drops to her protocol due to the continued acidic urinary pH. At her SHAPE follow-up 3 days later, pH improved to a more alkaline value of 6.5.
She continued to experience dramatic success throughout the program until reaching her goal weight of 125 pounds on May 10, 2018. Symptomatology improved throughout the program, to the point where no symptoms remained well before finishing phase one of the program. The patient successfully completed phase II of the program on June 1, 2018 before moving into phase III. Her journey has been a tremendous success and was punctuated by her completing her first 5k run on June 2, 2018. At the conclusion of the race she drove straight to our clinic with her second place trophy in hand, sharing tears and gratitude in describing how she could not even walk a mile without excruciating pain prior to beginning SHAPE ReClaimed.
dr. todd’s teaching assessment:
From “guilty spending money on myself” to “tears of gratitude” pretty much says it all! It’s interesting…I always found it easier taking a 250 pound female to 150 pounds than a 155 pound female to 125 pounds. Great job Dr. Ferguson!
I have never seen graying of the teeth as a detox symptom but believe anything is possible. It’s quite mysterious that her teeth could go from gray and in just two days back to normal? Never in my career have I witnessed this. I wonder if she ever took antibiotics for skin problems, as these antibiotics have been known for causing teeth to gray.
While I believe SHAPE is a rock solid foundation from which to start our toxic burdened patients, I also believe some need additional nutraceutical support. I was impressed with the additional supps that were added to this patients healing protocol. A job well done and another victory toward our collective goal of TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE: One Patient at a Time!