If you have been told to lose weight and you haven’t been able to, the HCG diet might be the right choice for you. Are you obese or overweight? Do you have high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sleep apnea, or joint pain? Are you diabetic? The majority of patients who finish the HCG protocol can expect to get rid of 10% of their total body weight. Most of them also experience improvements of their joint pain, blood sugar levels, lipid levels and blood pressure, both when participating in the diet and after the diet is finished. It is common for the patients to lower their medication necessities and some patients can completely stop taking their medications.
A maintenance period that allows you to learn about your weight gain triggers (information that is able to be used for your entire life to keep your weight off).
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is considered a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the body. It is part of an important role in having a healthy pregnancy and is FDA approved for treating infertility and sexual underdevelopment. It also has been used in aiding weight loss since the 1950’s. Dr. A.T.W. Simeon, an endocrinologist, has studied obesity for 40 years and has designed a protocol for HCG weight loss very carefully. The diet protocol is made by taking a daily HCG hormone and a calorie controlled diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. By using the HCG, the appetite is lessened when the body burns the fat reserves for the fuel. A patient will have a normal level of hunger during mealtimes. The weight loss happens smoothly and there can be a feeling of well-being during the protocol. Dr. Simeon first was studying a population of adolescent patients who had obesity that improved when using HCG and restrictions on calories. Then he noticed that during pregnancy HCG lets the mother’s fat reserves be accessed by the developing fetus, a protective mechanism in case of starvation or famine. He also figured out that there are 3 types of fats in the body: reserve, structural, and abnormal, and the body won’t let go of the abnormal fat reserves unless a patient is close to starvation (this is why many diets fail). By considering these observations, he figured out that using HCG and restriction on calories brings about a physiology in the body that is close to the pregnancy state, which allows the body to burn those abnormal fat reserves that are hard to lose for fuel.
Dr. Simeon has found that the patients who had used HCG for a minimum of 21 days could keep up with their weight loss much more efficiently than those who had used
Here is Dr. Andrew Weil describing the field:
In his Osteopathic practice, Dr. Starkman incorporates a wide range of healing therapies including Reiki, Homeopathy, Whole Food supplementation, the BodyTalk system and Tai Chi QiGong.