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HCG Diet Research Studies – Why They Say It Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

August 7, 2009

This article written by Dr. Clark shows why studies conducted decades ago stating HCG is ineffective for weight loss are incorrect in their conclusions.  Among the many reasons are deviations from Dr. Simeons’ protocol, statistically insignificant samples, and the results from these studies don’t support the conclusions!

Here’s the complete article:

HCG Diet Research Studies

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New HCG Clinic Opens in South Pasadena, CA – TrimYou Certified

July 15, 2009

Another TrimYou Certified HCG Clinic has just opened in the Los Angeles area.  Biologica is the latest TrimYou-Certified HCG weight loss clinic.  You can find their information here:

California HCG Doctors

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HCG Diet in Texas – TrimYou Certified Clinic Added in Houston, TX

July 14, 2009

TrimYou has certified another clinic, this one in Houston, TX.

You can find their information at:

HCG Diet in Texas

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HCG Diet Lowers Cholesterol?

June 26, 2009

There are very, very few negative side-effects of HCG (dry skin being the main one because of the lack of fat in the diet and not being able to use lotion or creams on the skin).

But a positive side-effect that is being reported more and more frequently as the HCG Diet gains popularity is the DRAMATIC reduction in bad cholesterol numbers!  Talking with many people that have done the HCG Protocol, it seems the drop in blood serum cholesterol is very sharp.  There are also many other benefits for someone that has obesity-related diseases or problems that the fast weight loss of the HCG Diet brings.

Not that anyone should do the HCG Diet strictly to lower cholesterol, not is anyone making the claim that this will happen 100% of the time, but if you do decide to do the HCG Protocol, don’t be surprised if your cholesterol numbers drop sharply!

HCG And Weight Loss – How It Works

May 28, 2009

We just uploaded another detailed article on how hCG works for weight loss.  You can read the full article here:

HCG and Weight Loss

Most people think HCG is a hormone, and because of this misconception fear taking hCG for weight loss.  But the truth is, hCG is a complex amino-peptide that has amazing properties, particularly its affect on the diencephalon region of the brain that regulates the storage of body fat.

Read the full article at the above link.

HCG Side Effects – (No, you don’t have to worry)

May 26, 2009

We just uploaded a new article on HCG Side Effects.

Read the full article at the above link for all the details, but the practical upshot of negative effects of hCG is:

Another Uninformed Article Bashing hCG

March 30, 2009

If you’ve spent any time at all researching the hCG Diet, then you know there are plenty of stories by people that have done it saying how great it works and there are plenty of stories by uninformed people that have NOT tried saying it doesn’t work.

In the latest article I’ve come across bashing hCG for weight loss, the author (Thong M. Dao) has managed to misrepresent practically EVERY fact about HCG.

In his article ‘Don’t Try HCG Weight Loss Until You Read This’, the author states:

“Folks hope to lose weight quickly with the help of fad products, but if you ask me, I never believe in fads, and never will!”

Umm, excuse me, but since when is something tried and tested for over 60 years a fad???  Notice he hasn’t said he’s tried it and it didn’t work – he is saying he doesn’t believe in fads and never will.  OK, me neither – so?

Next we have this gem:

“HCG had nothing to do with weight loss until a disreputable author named Kevin Trudeau turned up. He wrote a book announcing the possibility of weight loss with HCG.”

Now this is just COMPLETELY erroneous – as we know, Dr. Simeons was treating patients for obesity with hCG since 1954.  It’s unfortunate that Kevin Trudeau is the one thought of as the founding-father of the hCG Diet, but all he did was write a book that brought it to the forefront recently.

Here’s another false claim by the author:

“Not even the manufacturers who produce a synthesized version of this hormone claim that it’s beneficial for obese people. It’s only a handful of doctors and experts who are claiming that they have proof of the relation between HCG and weight loss.”

First off, synthesized versions DON’T WORK!!!  HCG only works when natural.  Also, it is hardly ‘only a handful of doctors and experts’ – there are hundreds of doctors that are administering this diet protocol SUCCESSFULLY all over the world.

More false statements from the article:

“Lots of tests and studies have been done for nearly 40 years on HCG weight loss. But to this day, there’s still no clear evidence that HCG indeed boosts weight loss. Yet what the doctors claim is different.”

Um, NO – actually there are numerous studies done that DO PROVE hCG boosts weight loss (when accomanied by the very low calorie diet requied by Dr. Simeons’ protocol).  And wouldn’t you say that hundreds of thousands of people that have lost weight PERMANENTLY with the hCG Diet provide the ‘clear evidence’ the other says is lacking?  Yeah, I thought so too.

How about this one:

“One more thing, HCG hormone has been prohibited in the US for a long time. Therefore, if you want a synthesized product, be ready to pay out the nose. These products can be found in the black market or in other country.”

Nope – wrong again.  HCG is FDA-approved in the US.  OK, not for weight loss, but off-label use of FDA-approved drugs and hormones happens LEGALLY all of the time – this statement is just FLAT WRONG!

How come no one that writes negatively about hCG can provide FACTS???

Anyone else wondering why this is?

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Real Scary Obesity Trends in America

March 27, 2009

This video dramatically shows the rate of change in obesity from 1990 until 2007.  Despite the plethora of diet foods and pills, weight loss programs, fitness studios and workout programs, the trend STILL shows we are getting fatter as a nation.

Obesity Trends in America

Why should this be?  Is there something in the water? In the food supply? Why are we getting fatter if we are dieting and exercising more and more?

Maybe, as some suspect, it is the ubiquitous presence of high fructose corn syrup in almost everything we eat.  It is believed that the bond that normally exists between glucose and fructose molecules in natural sugar, being absent in HFCS spikes the body’s insulin levels and causes the body to store fat.

Or perhaps we are just eating too many calories?

Whatever the cause, it is obvious that 2 things are happening:

  1. Even though we are more health-conscious than ever before, we are STILL getting fatter
  2. Once our metabolism is thrown off kilter by these ‘unnatural’ factors (like those noted above), traditional diet and exercise doesn’t seem to work for many (if not the majority) of us.

Good thing the hCG Diet Protocol can solve this problem!

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HCG Diet Before and After Video – Funny!

March 12, 2009

This funny hCG Diet Before and After Video by 2 sisters that completed the protocol is worth watching, if for no other reason than its entertainment value:

Silly Sisters are DONE sampling HCG

Check out this amazing Before and After HCG Story!

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HCG Laws – Are Online HCG Clinics Legal?

February 5, 2009

The question of whether online medical weight loss clinics offering HCG are operating within the parameters of the law often comes up.  Do HCG Laws permit or forbid this practice?

If you have an email account, you most likely have received SPAM emails offering prescription medications from various sources.

Since HCG is a prescription drug, is it legal to sell it online?  What about an HCG weight loss clinic that will prescribe HCG sight-unseen?  Is completing an online ‘medical history form’ enough to write a valid, legal prescription for hCG?

From the FDA.gov website:

“Some Websites offer to prescribe medication
based only on a questionnaire. Is this a safe practice? Is it legal?

Unlike the traditional relationship between a patient and the patient’s
health care professional, some online practitioners issue prescriptions in
the absence of a physical examination or direct medical supervision. According
to the American Medical Association, a health care professional who offers
a prescription for a patient the practitioner has never seen before and based
solely on an online questionnaire generally has not met the appropriate medical
standard of care. As a result, patients may receive a drug that is inappropriate
for them to use and may sacrifice the opportunity for a correct diagnosis
or the identification of an underlying medical condition for which use of
the prescription drug may be dangerous.

It is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to dispense
prescription drugs without a valid prescription. FDA will work with the states
to determine the validity of online prescriptions and to bring enforcement
actions under state law, federal law, or both, as appropriate. In addition,
several state boards of medicine have ruled that such practice is medical
misconduct and have fined and suspended the licenses of health care practitioners
who have prescribed drugs in this manner.”

So what does that mean?

The Government has a 3 part argument:

1) Under federal and state law, for a doctor to be acting in the usual
course of professional practice
, there must be a bona fide
doctor/patient relationship

2) Completing a questionnaire that is then reviewed by a doctor hired
by the Internet Pharmacy could not be considered the basis for a
doctor/patient relationship

3) A prescription based on an online questionnaire is not valid.

Even though this seems cut-and-dry, the fact is the DEA doesn’t have the authority to determine medical standards.

This has left the practice of online prescribing difficult to enforce on the Federal level, and now State Laws are being used to make the case that online prescribing violates Federal Law (namely, the Controlled Substances Act).

Based on the theory that since numerous States prohibit online prescribing, and a violation of State Law violates the ‘Usual Course‘ provisions of the Controlled Substances Act, this means the online prescription isn’t valid.

HOWEVER, this theory has the problem that except for Nevada and Virginia (at the time of this writing), no State says an online prescription is invalid.

Instead, there are around 28 States that address the problem by the State Medical Board calling it ‘unprofessional conduct’, which could result in disciplinary action including stiff fines, penalties or loss of medical license.

Until the laws are clarified regarding whether an ‘online encounter’ is a “sufficient examination” and “establishment of a valid physician/patient relationship”, enforcing current laws are difficult.

There are currently around 20 States that do not have provisions for enforcing ‘unprofessional conduct’.

Things are tightening up from State to State, so any existing States that are lax will probably adopt the model of other States that DO have provisions to enforce these requirements of “sufficient examination” and “establishment of a valid physician/patient relationship”.

This much is clear: the government does not like online prescribing and is doing what it can to prosecute it.

Even the “careful” distributors of online prescriptions often have problems
in their business models, such as selling to minors or having a
single doctor review hundreds or thousands of ‘online questionnaires’ per
day.

It is easy for the government to argue that
the prescription fails the basic standards of medical care and
therefore the distribution violated the Controlled Substances Act in these cases.

If an online HCG clinic is offering to prescribe HCG without a physical examination (a face-to-face encounter), then either the doctor writing the prescription is in violation of the State’s Medical Board regulations, or is operating in a State that currently hasn’t addressed the issue or could be in violation of Federal Law.

Whether it’s HCG or another prescription drug, the Federal Government is making inroads to prohibit the practice any way it can.

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