Kay visited our office on December 30, 2014. Kay had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 7 years ago and had constant bloating and diarrhea after she ate. Kay was taking two medications (for hypothyroidism and ulcerative colitis) when she came to our office and stated that it was “two too many.” Her family doctor had performed a blood test including a lipid panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, CBC with differential, and TSH. Kay was informed that she needed to take medication to lower her cholesterol or change her dietary habits. Kay presented to our office with elevated overall cholesterol, LDL and triglyceride levels, insomnia, constant congestion, seasonal allergies, excessive mucus production, chronic cough, a constant need to clear her throat, shortness of breath, hot flashes, diarrhea, bloating, gas, heart burn, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, poor memory, and difficulty concentrating. Her initial UA was documented with an acidic pH of 5.0 and moderate dehydration.
Kay’s goals were to lose weight and feel better. Kay began Phase I: FasTrac Cleanse on January 12, 2015. On April 14, 2015, Kay had let go of 48 pounds, pH was 6.0, specific gravity was 1.00, total cholesterol decreased from 208 mg/dl to 153 mg/dl, triglycerides from 137 mg/dl to 79 mg/dl, and LDL from 118 mg/dl to 74 mg/dl.
Kay has more energy during the day, is sleeping 7-8 hours/night and wakes up refreshed. She is no longer clearing her throat and has no excess mucus or cough. She has not had an ulcerative colitis flare-up and has discontinued her ulcerative colitis medication. She is able to walk more than 2 miles without feeling winded and tired. She is still battling occasional hot flashes, but states that they have decreased in frequency and duration. Kay improved her eating habits, overall health, and mental/emotional well-being. Her testimonial for SHAPE ReClaimed says it all:
“I started the SHAPE Program wanting to lose weight. I did lose weight, but what I gained was so much more. I feel amazing! I do not feel bloated all the time and joint aches and pain are gone. I also have a lot more energy. SHAPE ReClaimed has changed my life.” –Kay
Submitted by Dr. Alyssa Brooks