Name: Jennifer J
Starting Weight: 200 lbs
Ending Weight: 124 lbs
Chief Complaint: Low energy, short-tempered, inability to release excess weight
Other Symptoms: The patient has a greater than 10 cm diastasis recti for over 10 years. The patient has not been a candidate for surgical correction because of her weight and severity of her condition.
Length of time on the SHAPE Program: April 2018 – present
Medications/Supplements: DIM Detox, pH Concentrated Minerals
The patient is so grateful and thrilled that the SHAPE Program has shown her what was possible for her life. She shares her story with everyone she meets. She is preparing for surgical repair of diastasis recti and is down 76 pounds. The patient has found a surgeon who will be performing her surgery in March 2019, without hesitation or reservations.
Submitted by Dr. Cindy Jakubiec
Dr. Todd’s Teaching Assessment
First and foremost, great job Dr. J. Each patient that walks through our door comes with a unique set of circumstances that motivates them to do the SHAPE Program. Although “weight loss” is often the motivation to do the SHAPE Program, there is often an overriding need to shed this toxic weight. Surgical risk is increased exponentially in the morbidly obese population. Simply stated, no surgical procedure can be done unless the patient sheds their excess weight.
My second patient that lost over 200 pounds was required to drop weight so he could have bilateral knee replacement. His weight was at 443 pounds when he started the SHAPE Program and he ended at 183 pounds. When he returned to his orthopedist for a follow-up, there was no need for knee replacements. His surgeon was amazed. Unfortunately, Dr. J’s patient still requires surgery, but should sail through with her current state of health.
The wonderful side effects of shedding toxic weight are limitless!