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SHAPE Program for Plant-Based Eaters

SHAPE Program for Plant-Based Eaters

To be fully plant-based or not – it seems that is the question these days! Just the term “plant-based” causes...
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19 Effective Ways to Promote Your Wellness Lead Magnet

19 Effective Ways to Promote Your Wellness Lead Magnet

Last month we brought you 10 Wellness Lead Magnet Ideas You Can Create Quickly. Now that you have your lead...
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10 Wellness Lead Magnet Ideas You Can Create Quickly

10 Wellness Lead Magnet Ideas You Can Create Quickly

What is a lead magnet? In our blog post, “Attract New Patients/Clients with a Lead Magnet," we talked about why...
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Is Your Website Pulling Its Weight?

Is Your Website Pulling Its Weight?

This past Spring, a few of our SHAPE practitioners volunteered to share their website for an audit for our 2020...
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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Working with Remote Patients/Clients

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Working with Remote Patients/Clients

Are you considering adding telemedicine (remote visits) to your wellness business? Or, perhaps you are just starting your business and...
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Female, age 46 – Inability to lose weight, food sensitivities

Female, age 46 – Inability to lose weight, food sensitivities

Name: S.S. Age: 46 Gender: Female Height: 5’2” Starting Weight: 170.8 lbs. Ending Weight: 138.2 lbs.   Health History  Chief Complaint: Can't lose weight, food sensitivities  Other Symptoms: Toe fungus  ...
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Is Your Telehealth Practice Long-Haul Legal?

Is Your Telehealth Practice Long-Haul Legal?

Telemedicine continues to rise in popularity, and we continue to help practitioners add this valuable alternative to their practice. With the...
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Stop Losing New Patients with This ONE Thing

Stop Losing New Patients with This ONE Thing

Many of the practitioners I work with are surprised to find out that not posting new content to your website...
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Attract New Patients with a Lead Magnet

Attract New Patients with a Lead Magnet

There is an ugly side of email marketing…Junk Mail. These are two words nobody likes. It's challenging to find someone...
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Step Up Your Google Search

Step Up Your Google Search

We hope, during these uncertain times, to encourage you to continue moving your practice forward. The past few weeks, our...
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Ramp Up Your Social Media Strategy

Ramp Up Your Social Media Strategy

We hope, during these uncertain times, to encourage you to continue moving your practice forward. The past few weeks, our...
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Practice Better: An Alternative to Zoom

Practice Better: An Alternative to Zoom

We were concerned: Is ZOOM the ideal platform for telemedicine? With ZOOM's: Recent controversy regarding privacy HIPAA regulations temporarily loosening...
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Offer Valuable, Engaging Content with a Blog

Offer Valuable, Engaging Content with a Blog

We are here again continuing to support you with the help and resources you need during these unprecedented times. Each...
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SELF ReClaimed for Remote Group Visits

SELF ReClaimed for Remote Group Visits

We recommend building your group visits around a specific topic or program. Check out this interview with one of our SHAPE practitioners,...
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Audit Your Website to Attract More Patients

Audit Your Website to Attract More Patients

As we talk to more and more practitioners, we find that some of you are taking action, engaging your current...
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Zoom Tips for Telemedicine and Group Visits

Zoom Tips for Telemedicine and Group Visits

With the rise in telemedicine and online group visits, our practitioners are asking about Zoom and other conferencing options. Platforms...
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How Exactly Do I Manage a Group Visit?

How Exactly Do I Manage a Group Visit?

In our Business Building Tip, Telemedicine Is Your Solution, we talked about the two questions you must be able to...
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How to Communicate with In-Office Patients During COVID-19

How to Communicate with In-Office Patients During COVID-19

We are seeing great examples of how some practitioners are communicating with patients via telemedicine and in your offices. For those...
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Telemedicine Is Your Solution

Telemedicine Is Your Solution

There are two questions you must know the answer to at this strange time: “How do I conduct remote visits...
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The World is at a Standstill, but Your Business Should be Booming

The World is at a Standstill, but Your Business Should be Booming

If you are not experiencing a flood of new patients during this time, then it’s time to start marketing yourself...
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Tips for Working with Patients/Clients Remotely

Tips for Working with Patients/Clients Remotely

If you work with patients/clients via phone or video chat, you can follow many of the same procedures as you...
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Coronavirus Lemons Make Great Lemonade!

Coronavirus Lemons Make Great Lemonade!

The Coronavirus may be hitting some small businesses in the wallet. As a wellness practitioner, this might be the perfect...
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Female, age 32 – PCOS, infertility, obesity

Female, age 32 – PCOS, infertility, obesity

Name: Trish M. Age: 32 Gender: Female Height: 5’11” Starting Weight: 343.8 lbs. Ending Weight: 212 lbs.  Health History Chief Complaint: PCOS,...
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Growing Your Practice Using an Ideal Patient Avatar

Growing Your Practice Using an Ideal Patient Avatar

How Can I Compete? As a small to medium-sized wellness practice, it can be difficult or overwhelming to keep up...
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What is 40 times more effective than Facebook for marketing to your patients?

What is 40 times more effective than Facebook for marketing to your patients?

So how do we get the emails of patients/clients we don’t even know? By offering them a free eBook! In...
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Stop Stressing: Grow Your Practice by Growing Your Social Media Following

Stop Stressing: Grow Your Practice by Growing Your Social Media Following

Do you ever wonder how social media content managers keep themselves organized enough to produce posts on a daily basis?...
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Female, age 63 – Type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high cholesterol

Female, age 63 – Type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high cholesterol

Name: LuAnn P. Age: 63 Gender: Female Height: 5’ 3” Starting Weight: 198.5 lbs. Ending Weight: 140.9 lbs.  Health History Chief Complaint:   Diabetes type 2  Hypothyroid  Hypertension  Pulmonary hypertension  High cholesterol  Other Symptoms:   Fatigue ...
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What is SEO and Does it Matter?

What is SEO and Does it Matter?

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It involves a set of keywords you use on your web pages that help...
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10 Steps to Simplify Social Media for Your Practice

10 Steps to Simplify Social Media for Your Practice

Knowing what and when to post can be overwhelming. Without a plan, keeping up your social media strategy is nearly...
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4 Strategies for Creating Radical Patient Referrals

4 Strategies for Creating Radical Patient Referrals

Most doctors would love to have a steady stream of new patients to serve. Here are four strategies to start...
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20 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Practice

20 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Practice

Did you know that with the right social media strategy you can increase your practice recognition, traffic, and sales with...
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Male, age 72 – Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension

Male, age 72 – Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension

Name: Bill B. Age: 72 Gender: Male Height: 5’7” Starting Weight: 160 lbs. Ending Weight: 132 lbs.    Health History  Chief Complaint: Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, peripheral neuropathy...
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Are You Patient- or Test-Driven?

Are You Patient- or Test-Driven?

There is a saying in healthcare that states, “We don’t guess, we test,” and it’s becoming more popular, especially in...
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10 Website Design Corrections You MUST Make

10 Website Design Corrections You MUST Make

Your website is one of the most essential tools for your business. Websites often serve as the first impression made...
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Valuable Content Is Your First Step

Valuable Content Is Your First Step

Practitioners frequently ask, "What marketing effort is worth spending time and money on?" While that answer differs depending on the...
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The Data Doesn’t Lie

The Data Doesn’t Lie

Any program aimed at correcting diet and lifestyle imbalances requires data. The methods for data collection need to be cost-conscious...
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Female, age 58 – Overweight, migraines, joint pain, stress, constipation and indigestion

Female, age 58 – Overweight, migraines, joint pain, stress, constipation and indigestion

Patient Information   Name: Sharon S. Age: 58 Gender: Female  Height: 5’2” Starting Weight: 175.4 lbs Ending Weight: 148.8 lbs    Health History  Chief Complaint: Weight  Other Symptoms: Migraines, joint pain,...
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Tax season is over: It’s time for an audit!

Tax season is over: It’s time for an audit!

The number one reason restorative medicine practitioners reach out to Vitality Consultants, LLC is that they know they need to...
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Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Emails Opened

Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Emails Opened

Are you creating an email list that not only keeps you in touch with your current patients but also brings...
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Is Magnesium the Miracle Mineral?

Is Magnesium the Miracle Mineral?

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, next to iron, oxygen and silicon, plus it’s the new super...
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Motivation Magic

Motivation Magic

As SHAPE practitioners, we all spend time encouraging, motivating, and hopefully inspiring our patients/clients to commit and follow the SHAPE ReClaimed lifestyle...
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The Biggest FAIL Many Practitioners are Making in Their Business

The Biggest FAIL Many Practitioners are Making in Their Business

We recently performed a simple Google search on 50 practitioners to see how well marketed they are. Less than half...
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13 Strategies for Growing Your SHAPE Practice

13 Strategies for Growing Your SHAPE Practice

Learn how to ask for referrals (and make it happen). You’re much more likely to get a new patient if you...
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Female, age 56 – Arthritis, hypertension, anxiety, edema, lack of energy, diabetes

Female, age 56 – Arthritis, hypertension, anxiety, edema, lack of energy, diabetes

Patient Information  Name: Leasa B. Age: 56 Gender: Female Height: 5’9” Weight: 231.8 lbs    Health History  Chief Complaint: Patient was suffering from arthritis, hypertension, anxiety, and frequent...
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Female, age 38 – Chronic low back pain, arthritis, anxiety

Female, age 38 – Chronic low back pain, arthritis, anxiety

38-year old, Caucasian female presents with years of chronic low back pain from arthritis. Beginning Weight: 287   History: Two...
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Should patients continue SHAPE through the summer?

Should patients continue SHAPE through the summer?

This is the #1 question we are hearing: Should patients continue the SHAPE Program through the summer? Practitioners and patients...
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SHAPE ReClaimed vs. Weight Watchers

SHAPE ReClaimed vs. Weight Watchers

My client, Ms. M, is a 65-year old woman with a thyroid condition, Grave’s disease, with surgical intervention in 1970...
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Male, age 63 – Diabetes, high blood pressure, high lipids

Male, age 63 – Diabetes, high blood pressure, high lipids

Male, DOB 9/27/54, 63 yo Started SHAPE Program: 10/13/2017 Major complaints: Diabetes, blood pressure, lipids History: Heart bypass surgery, polyp removed from...
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Female, age 37 – Severe anxiety and depression, joint pain, allergies, digestive issues, poor concentration and memory

Female, age 37 – Severe anxiety and depression, joint pain, allergies, digestive issues, poor concentration and memory

Presenting Complaints:   37 YO female presented in office 4/25/17 with complaints of severe anxiety and depression. Pt also complains of...
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Positive Affirmations and Positive Self-Talk

Positive Affirmations and Positive Self-Talk

The words we speak and think hold great sway over the kind of life that we create for ourselves. Many...
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Female, age 65 – Pancreatitis, non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis, diabetes, anemia, hypothyroid, chronic fatigue, depression

Female, age 65 – Pancreatitis, non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis, diabetes, anemia, hypothyroid, chronic fatigue, depression

“SHAPE Saved My Life!”  What a powerful statement. Those are the words of our practice member, SH, who will be the subject...
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Female, age 38 – Endometriosis, ovarian cyst, metabolic syndrome, IBS, chronic abdominal pain

Female, age 38 – Endometriosis, ovarian cyst, metabolic syndrome, IBS, chronic abdominal pain

Presenting symptoms:  L.M. is a 38-year old woman with a history of endometriosis, ovarian cyst, metabolic syndrome, and irritable bowel...
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Male, age 67 – Metabolic syndrome, obesity, hyperlipidemia, allergies, colon cancer, atrial fibrillation, sleep apnea

Male, age 67 – Metabolic syndrome, obesity, hyperlipidemia, allergies, colon cancer, atrial fibrillation, sleep apnea

The Biggest Winner: A Life ReClaimed  KL is a 67-year old man with a history of the metabolic syndrome, obesity, hyperlipidemia,...
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Male, age 41 – High blood pressure, fluid retention, GERD, low back pain, obesity

Male, age 41 – High blood pressure, fluid retention, GERD, low back pain, obesity

Steven is a 41-year-old shift worker who presented to the office weighing in at approximately 390 pounds. He is 5’9”...
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The Importance of Vitamin D for Menopausal Women

The Importance of Vitamin D for Menopausal Women

My experience in treating patients on the SHAPE Program is that a large portion are peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. I...
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Always Listen

Always Listen

This seems like a simple concept, but at least once a day, I have to remind myself to ALWAYS LISTEN...
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Female, age 46 – Prediabetes, overweight despite avid exercise

Female, age 46 – Prediabetes, overweight despite avid exercise

A is a 46-year-old mother of three who had “thrown in the towel” as far as her weight was concerned. ...
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The Dangers of a Lack of Proper Sunlight

The Dangers of a Lack of Proper Sunlight

We all know that decreasing inflammation allows the body to heal itself.  Unfortunately, we may be ignoring another type of...
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Female, age 34 – Sugar cravings, stress, depression, fatigue, pruritis

Female, age 34 – Sugar cravings, stress, depression, fatigue, pruritis

A 34-year old mom of three toddlers suffered from sugar cravings triggered by stress. She was fatigued, depressed and 50...
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Female, age 50 – Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic knee pain, dizziness, fatigue, generalized pain, difficulty sleeping

Female, age 50 – Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic knee pain, dizziness, fatigue, generalized pain, difficulty sleeping

Initial Presentation & History:  50-year-old Caucasian female  340 lbs, 5’4”  Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus due to inability to tolerate prescription...
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Male, age 52 – Chronic hives, feet and back pain, sinus infections, allergies, dermatitis, arthritis, digestive issues

Male, age 52 – Chronic hives, feet and back pain, sinus infections, allergies, dermatitis, arthritis, digestive issues

Mike is a 52-year old male who is 6’2” and 360 lbs. He presented with chronic hives, severe pain in...
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Female, age 48 – Persistent shoulder and knee pain

Female, age 48 – Persistent shoulder and knee pain

A 48-year-old female administrative assistant presented on October 20, 2016 to begin the SHAPE Program. She was 5’5 ½” and weighed 162.5, her...
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Male, age 69 – Abdominal weight gain, increased lipids, pain, reflux

Male, age 69 – Abdominal weight gain, increased lipids, pain, reflux

Male, age 69, 40 pounds overweight, all abdominal. History of increased lipids, increased blood pressure, increased stress (due to loss...
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Male, age 39 – Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, low libido

Male, age 39 – Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, low libido

A 39-year-old male marine biology professor presents on July 11, 2016 weighing 307.6 lbs. Blood pressure 140/90 on medication, most recent...
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Female – Hypertension, type 2 diabetes

Female – Hypertension, type 2 diabetes

Patient presenting with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.  Patient was originally going to start the program early in April but...
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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

There will be times when your SHAPE patient hits a plateau. When all other diagnostic options have failed, you may...
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Female, age 73 – Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, arthritis, headaches

Female, age 73 – Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, arthritis, headaches

Patricia is a 73-year old female who presented with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, chronic joint...
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Male, age 60 – Extreme morbid obesity, diabetes, neuropathy, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, sleep apnea

Male, age 60 – Extreme morbid obesity, diabetes, neuropathy, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, sleep apnea

George, 60-year old male who was a previous patient to the office, called asking for help. I made a house...
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Female, age 74 – Obese, hypertensive, reflux, knee problems

Female, age 74 – Obese, hypertensive, reflux, knee problems

Claire was 74 years old and a retired RN when first starting the SHAPE Program. She was obese with a BMI of...
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Functional Medicine and Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit

Functional Medicine and Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit

Functional medicine is rooted in understanding the underlying causes of dis-ease: identifying imbalances arising from both organic and environmental changes that ultimately...
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Female, age 29 – Chronic hives, asthma, GERD, IDB, extreme fatigue, migraines

Female, age 29 – Chronic hives, asthma, GERD, IDB, extreme fatigue, migraines

Functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. It integrates traditional Western medical practices with...
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Male, age 20 – Depression, anxiety, allergies, prediabetes, high cholesterol

Male, age 20 – Depression, anxiety, allergies, prediabetes, high cholesterol

Male patient presented 7/2/15 with father to start the SHAPE Program after doctor recommendation.  College student, 335 lbs, age 20 about to turn 21. ...
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Female – Diabetes

Female – Diabetes

The SHAPE Program works very well for diabetics. So well, in fact, that the disease may be put into remission (you can’t say “cured”),...
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Emotional Clearing

Emotional Clearing

As an Integrative Physician, an emotional clearing specialist and lifestyle re-educator, I have helped many people change their lives forever...
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Female, age 8 – Tourette’s syndrome

Female, age 8 – Tourette’s syndrome

Female, age 8, diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, multiple tics (vocal and motor), 15 lbs overweight, all weight in abdomen, Mother is a...
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Female – Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic pain, morbid obesity

Female – Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic pain, morbid obesity

Stephanie presented to our office weighing 360 pounds with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and chronic pain that caused severe limitations...
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Stevia: The Mysterious Sweetener

Stevia: The Mysterious Sweetener

Stevia, a member of the Asteraceae family, which also includes sunflowers and chrysanthemums, is a plant that grows naturally in...
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Female – Ulcerative colitis, hypothyroid, allergies, elevated cholesterol

Female – Ulcerative colitis, hypothyroid, allergies, elevated cholesterol

Kay visited our office on December 30, 2014. Kay had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 7 years ago and had constant...
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To Repair the Wheel, Fix the Hub

To Repair the Wheel, Fix the Hub

I have been using SHAPE ReClaimed for over 2 years now in my medical practice. It has been one of...
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Help Your Patients Transform Their Beliefs with SELF ReClaimed

Help Your Patients Transform Their Beliefs with SELF ReClaimed

As a cognitive behavior therapist, understanding “beliefs” makes so much sense. But like anything, we only understand that which we...
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Female, age 65 – Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, low energy, joint pain and stiffness

Female, age 65 – Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, low energy, joint pain and stiffness

Initial Presentation/ History RB is a 65-yr old female with a history of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and has struggled...
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Help Patients Succeed by Asking the Right Questions

Help Patients Succeed by Asking the Right Questions

There are so many reasons why we eat other than to feed our bodies. The emotional connection to food is so...
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Female, age 34 – PCOS, migraines, acne, depression, disturbed sleep

Female, age 34 – PCOS, migraines, acne, depression, disturbed sleep

A 34-year old patient presents with PCOS, migraines, acne, depression, and disturbed sleep. She was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years...
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Evaluating Four Major Areas of Health

Evaluating Four Major Areas of Health

When evaluating a patient for the SHAPE Program, I always screen four major areas of their health: Digestion Blood sugar...
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Female, age 45 – ACNES, fibromyalgia, restless leg, IBS, colitis

Female, age 45 – ACNES, fibromyalgia, restless leg, IBS, colitis

Presentation/History: A 45-year old female presented with a diagnosis of ACNES (Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome) in her left abdominal...
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Male, age 61 – Rheumatoid arthritis

Male, age 61 – Rheumatoid arthritis

A 61-year old retired male presented to the office with a 15-year history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patient was seeking...
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Help Patients Avoid Negative Thoughts and Choose Health

Help Patients Avoid Negative Thoughts and Choose Health

I have been using SHAPE ReClaimed in my office over the last year and have witnessed many patients reach their...
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Male, age 37 – Joint pain, reflux, emotional eating

Male, age 37 – Joint pain, reflux, emotional eating

Initial patient contact: Aug. 26, 2013 A 37 y/o male reported to the clinic with a current complaint of joint pain and...
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Female – Lower back pain, high cholesterol and triglycerides

Female – Lower back pain, high cholesterol and triglycerides

C.K has been a dedicated patient of mine for the last 18 years. She came from another chiropractor when she...
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Female, age 55 – Peri-menopause, migraines, diastolic hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia

Female, age 55 – Peri-menopause, migraines, diastolic hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia

Kathy is a 55-year old peri-menopausal female who has suffered with migraines her entire life. She also had acute glomerulonephritis...
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Female, age 52 – Menopause, anxiety, depression, IBS

Female, age 52 – Menopause, anxiety, depression, IBS

52-year old menopausal female. Chief Complaints: Anxiety, depression, poor focus/memory, poor sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, irritable bowel syndrome, pain...
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Female – Obese, family history of diabetes

Female – Obese, family history of diabetes

Christine presented at this clinic June 23, 2011. Her presenting complaint was obesity. She reported she had always been overweight...
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Female, age 55 – Diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia

Female, age 55 – Diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia

Initial Presentation/History: Teresa is a 55-year old, 5’2” female who presented at 265 pounds looking for a successful weight loss...
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Female, age 60 – Overweight, pre-diabetic

Female, age 60 – Overweight, pre-diabetic

Beverly B. is a 60-year old, 5’6 ½”, 202-pound female who presented at our office for weight loss. Beverly is...
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Male, age 42 – Type 1 diabetes, overweight

Male, age 42 – Type 1 diabetes, overweight

Dan M. is a 42-year old male DM type 1 on insulin pump. DM 1 since 1988 due to a...
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Female, age 52 – Morbid obesity, hypothyroid

Female, age 52 – Morbid obesity, hypothyroid

Initial Presentation/History – 52 yo Caucasian female presented with cc morbid obesity looking for successful weight loss. Cindy had tried...
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The True Cost of SHAPE ReClaimed

The True Cost of SHAPE ReClaimed

Though I don't hear this very often, when a patient says, "I can't afford the SHAPE Program," I help them...
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Male – Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

Male – Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

Initial Presentation/History T.F. presented to this office with the chief complaint of exogenous obesity and cervical pain.  His past medical...
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