We are going to feature a client on this blog as she does the Nutri-hCG, Non-Hormone based program. She will share her journal, what she eats, her results and how she feels doing the program. We hope it will help you see in “real time” how this program works.

I first want to address some of the controversy regarding use of the “homeopathic hCG”.

I know that the concept of taking 10 drops of a homeopathic remedy, going on a low calorie eating plan sounds counterintuitive. I had heard about this program many years ago, and thought it was crazy. Of course someone could lose weight on 500 calories, but it couldn’t be safe! Then I changed my mind.

About 2 years ago, I had some patients come into the office that I hadn’t seen for awhile. They looked great! Their skin was clear; they had lost weight, started working out and felt so much more energetic. When I asked what had changed, they told me about losing weight with a homeopathic hCG. It intrigued me enough to look further. I consulted some nutritional experts, naturopathic and medical doctors. I generally got very positive comments on the protocol as long as it was used safely and that the product was produced in a certified lab. I saw that there were so many hCG sites on the web, so how can a normal person choose the right one?

 

I decided to try it myself, feeling that I can’t suggest it to clients if I haven’t  “walked the walk”. As a middle-aged woman, I slowly gained weight over the years and always complained that my metabolism is non-existent!  We have used several weight-management programs in the clinic, but most patients found that it was slow going and the weight didn’t stay off when the program was done. So, I did the program myself in May, 2011, using the Nutrition Dynamics “non-hormone hCG Plus” program that we have on ProHealthSpot. As I mentioned on a previous blog, I lost 25 pounds and have kept it off for over a year.

THAT HAD NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE. My metabolism actually did change, and if my diet is clean, the weight stays off! Since then, we have had many patients complete the program and everyone that followed the guidelines lost weight and felt very happy with the results.

 

So, why the controversy? The FDA issued a statement in December, 2011 stating that there is no research to prove that the “over the counter” hCG products are safe, or that they help with weight loss. I have included an excerpt below. I agree that people who are not in good health should not do the program if they are not under the supervision of a health professional. I also feel that many “approved” procedures for weight loss are much more invasive, and the research is done as people have the procedure, just as it is for so many people who have done an hCG protocol. Consider the permanent side-effects from gastric bypass surgery, lap band, and many of the pharmaceutical products that cause all kinds of strange reactions, and finally get taken off the market.

 

Basically, there is no “quick fix” with health or weight loss. I think the Non-hormone Nutri hCG Plus is a good start for people who either have lots of weight to lose, or want a faster result, but ultimately, good health and weight management take time, healthy food, exercise and vigilance. This program doesn’t guarantee that you will keep the weight off, you still need a good, balanced diet, similar to the one we recommend in the RESET maintenance kit we have on the site. It is easy to follow and a good plan for life. Obesity is a huge problem in this society. Our health care system is going to “crash” if we don’t make an effort on a national basis to teach healthier eating, support families and schools in having healthy food and supporting people with weight loss. There should be good research on using homeopathic hCG. It is inexpensive and accessible, so health centers should find ways to use it as a tool to train people how to eat and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Susan

ProHealthSpot.com

 

Excerpts from the FDA letter.

“These HCG products marketed over-the-counter are unproven to help with weight loss and are potentially dangerous even if taken as directed,” said Ilisa Bernstein, acting director of the Office of Compliance in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “And a very low calorie diet should only be used under proper medical supervision.”

“Deceptive advertising about weight loss products is one of the most prevalent types of fraud,” said David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Any advertiser who makes health claims about a product is required by federal law to back them up with competent and reliable scientific evidence, so consumers have the accurate information they need to make good decisions.”

 

What makes hCG Plus different over other hCG homeopathics?

A triple approach to help you burn fat. hCG Plus is a homeopathic formula produced using Dr. Hahnemann’s classical hand succussion method. This method produces a remedy that is a dilution of the actual substances and potentized so that only an energetic imprint of the original substance is left. This works in the body on an energetic level, producing the same results as the original substance. This science is called “Similia Similibus Curentur” or “Like Cures Like”. hCG Plus includes: Homeopathic form of hCG, Homeopathic support for the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus. Our hCG Plus contains three homeopathic glandulars to support and help reset your metabolism. These three glands are involved in maintaining your ideal fat to muscle ratio, temperature, regulating fat deposits and appetite.

Homeopathic herbal appetite support during a lifestyle change related to restoring your body’s relationship to the ideal amount of food necessary, you may at times experience a mild feeling of hunger. To assist during this change we have added homeopathic appetite suppressants