This is the story of how SHAPE ReClaimed was started, as told by SHAPE’s co-founder, Linda Frisch.
We are often asked about our story and how SHAPE ReClaimed came into existence. SHAPE ReClaimed was developed by my husband, Dr. Todd Frisch, in 2010. What began as an effort to help me with my personal health struggles, has resulted in a proven program that has helped thousands ReClaim their health.
After a lifetime of hormone challenges, leading to four female surgeries and ending in early onset menopause at age 44, I was unable to shed the weight I’d gained. Regardless of what I tried–calorie counting, exercise and zero sugar–my weight wouldn’t budge. Committing myself to three months of all-in effort, I only dropped one pound. ONE! All my hard work, diligence and commitment left me more frustrated than ever. Dr. Todd says if I were a dog, he would have put me down to alleviate my misery. I pled with Dr. Todd, “You help everybody, but you aren’t helping me.” Little did I know, many of his patients were struggling just the same and begging him to help them as well.
After decades of studying nutrition and wellness, Dr. Todd developed the SHAPE Drops and SHAPE Program using the research of many popular programs, blending philosophies and observing patient results as they attempted to release toxic weight. Dr. Todd discovered that most diets fail because the brain gets a message that it’s starving. Many of the diets they were doing were reasonable, but he admits, the majority were built on incorrect dietary principles and were doomed to fail. He witnessed patient after patient losing weight through extreme measures but living their lives feeling deprived. Not only did they give up, they gained back everything they lost and then some.
One of Dr. Todd’s first mentors taught him to use urinalysis as a diagnostic tool. This was during a time when liquid diets were very popular. While monitoring his patients with urinalysis consistently for a variety of diagnostic reasons, he observed many clinical cues pointing to why their dietary programs failed. With the knowledge gained from thousands of diagnostic urine tests and decades of using clinical homeopathy and nutrition, for the first time in his career, Dr. Todd set out to formulate a product that was superior to any other on the market.
As Dr. Todd continued to test and improve the program, we witnessed amazing results. Not only were patients releasing excess weight, their health was improving in many other areas. Patients saw decreased inflammation, dramatically improved digestive function, normalized blood pressure, lowered cholesterol and triglyceride numbers, improved blood sugar, less joint pain and even cognitive improvements.
Today, the SHAPE Program, which combines the SHAPE Drops with the SHAPE Nutrition Protocol, delivers benefits far beyond weight loss. We believe God created each of us as unique human beings. Therefore, each patient’s experience will be as different as their fingerprints. Unlike most programs that have a one-size-fits-all approach, we train our SHAPE practitioners to customize the program to meet your specific health needs. Your SHAPE Program protocol will be adjusted based on your total health history, metabolic markers in your urinalysis and how you are responding to the program.
Our priority is to address the underlying cause of why so many struggle with chronic health problems, inflammatory symptoms, immune deficiencies and excess weight. We know, after decades of witnessing failure after failure, that dieting is never the answer and that is why we do not refer to our program as a “diet” or “weight loss” program. We developed the SHAPE Program to be a lifestyle modification and health restoration program. We are convinced that when we help patients change their relationship with food and embrace a healthy lifestyle, restoring vibrant health is possible!
As with any successful health transformation program, it must be understood that the patient who incorporates sound lifestyle choices (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) has the greatest hope of long-term success.
Let the SHAPE ReClaimed story be the beginning of yours. Just because your story started one way doesn’t mean it has to end that way. Every decision you make, every action you take has consequences. Even the tiniest pebble has a ripple effect in the water.
Join us in our mission to transform healthcare one patient at a time. Let us all be a force for positive change. May we all work together and become the ripple effect for a healthier future.