Name: Bill B.
Starting Weight: 160 lbs.
Ending Weight: 132 lbs.
Chief Complaint: Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, peripheral neuropathy (9 out of 10, 10 worst pain), hypertension
Other Symptoms: Arthritic pains in hands, 4-8 out of 10, 10 worst pain. Easily fatigued and out of breath.
Came in on following medications:
- Losartan 100mg qd
- Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg qd
- Atorvastatin 10mg qd
- Metformin 500mg bid
- Aspirin 325 mg qd
Medical Testing Results:
- Fasting Glucose: 160 mg/dL
- Hemoglobin A1C: 6.6
- Blood pressure readings would range 180-160/100-90 on medication!
- Total Cholesterol: 250
- LDL: 120
- Trigs: 180
Length of time on the SHAPE Program:
- Started Phase I: 1/21/19
- Started Phase II: 3/4/19
- Started Phase III: 4/1/19
- Continues to check in monthly for blood pressure, blood sugar and overall health.
Currently on ZERO medications!
- CoQ10 – Apex: 5ml bid, (no longer on due to discontinuing statin use)
- OmegaGold – Physica: 2 caps qd
- Magnesium BisGlycinate – Physica: 2 caps qd
- VitaSpectrum – Klaire Labs: 4 caps qd
- TumeroActive – Apex: 5mL BID, now 5mL qd
- Vitamin D3 w/K2 Liquid – Ortho: 5 drops qd
- PeptACE – Natural Factors: 1 cap tid
- Arjuna Intrinsic – Physica: 1 dropperful bid
Physical Movement: Cardio with resistance bands 4 days per week, 15-30 minutes. Strength training with weights 2 days per week, 15-30 minutes.
Off ALL medications and over-the-counter medications! Blood sugar COMPLETELY normalized. Patient takes blood sugar readings 2-3x per day. Fasting glucose consistently 80, 2 hours post-prandial 110-120! Blood pressure continues to improve. Patient takes blood pressure readings 2x/day.
Peripheral Neuropathy: 1 out of 10, 10 worst pain.
Arthritic pain in hands: 1 out of 10, 10 worst pain.
- Fasting blood sugar: 75
- HbA1C: 5.4
- Total Cholesterol: 185
- LDL: 98
- Trigs: 86
Patient was very compliant and did everything that was recommended. The biggest challenge has been getting the blood pressure under control. Patient’s blood pressure readings from this week have been the best they have ever been on no medication:
L 143/79 p82, R 148/84 p85.
Overall, Bill did absolutely wonderfully on the program and continues to live a SHAPE lifestyle. He feels in control of his health and continues to make healthy choices for himself every day. He does not have health insurance so he knew he had to get control of his health as he “couldn’t afford to be sick.” Also, his fears of a heart attack, losing his feet due to diabetes and becoming crippled due to arthritis, like both his parents experienced, are now gone! We will continue to monitor his blood pressure to ensure it does not increase and will determine if additional cardiovascular support is needed.
Submitted by Dr. Linzi Saigh
Dr. Todd’s Teaching Assessment
Don’t we all wish our patients took the can’t-afford-to-be-sick approach to life? The most significant aspect of this case was the fact that Bill, at 5’7″ and 160 pounds, was not really overweight. Yet, he shed 28 very toxic pounds.
Looking at weight alone, most would not have chosen to put this patient on the SHAPE Program. However, Dr. Linzi understands SHAPE’s ability to heal deep within and look at the amazing change that took place for this patient’s health.
The medications were obviously not effective. What this patient needed was lifestyle modification and health restoration.
Well done, Dr. Linzi! Pouring yourself into your patient’s understanding of what it means to embrace a SHAPE lifestyle saved your patient.