HCG Success: 50 Pounds lost in 4 Months

Ashley is a 24 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol earlier this year.  Her height is 5’9″ and her starting weight was 230 lbs. She chose to inject the HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) intramuscularly daily for six weeks at a time.

After completing six weeks at the beginning of April 2009 she had lost 31 lbs and weighed 199 lbs.

At the end of May 2009 she started another round of HCG treatment and when she followed up in the office today she had lost another 20.2 lbs in 21 days. Today her weight was 178.2 lbs. She plans to complete a full six week round and then take a break for a while.

As Ashley started to lose weight she first lost most of the abnormal fat deposits in her upper body, including her face, chest, arms, and abdomen. Her hips and thighs were not reducing much initially. However, during the last round of treatment she noticed significant reductions in her hips and thighs.

Considerations for future treatment, besides HCG, include MIC injections for general mobilization and elimination of fat and L-Carnitine injections for site specific reduction of abnormal fat deposits.

MIC Injections: Adjunctive Weight Reduction Treatment

MIC injections are among the newest adjunctive therapies that I am offering to my patients as part of their weight reduction treatment.

The primary weight reduction protocol that I recommend to my patients is the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol. Most of my patients experience great results with this protocol alone. However, some patients do benefit from additional support.

MIC is an acronym which stands for L-Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. These are lipotropic agents that are believed to support liver function and promote the excretion of fat. L-Methionine is an amino acid. Inositol and choline are cofactors. Together they are able to aid in the mobilization and elimination of abnormal  fat deposits.

L-Methionine is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. Therefore we must consume methionine or methionine-containing proteins. Foods that contain high levels of methionine include cheese, eggs, fish, meats, spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and some other plant seeds. However, by injecting L-Methionine into the muscle we can achieve high levels in the body’s tissues and this is believed to result in more effective mobilization and elimination of abnormal fat deposits.

Other reported benefits of L-methionine include improvement of liver disease, improvement of skin tone and elasticity, nails, and hair; improvement of cardiovascular and muscular functions through its role in the production of creatine. It has been used to treat premature ejaculation, chronic depression, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and AIDS myelopathy.

Inositol, also known as myo-inositol, is best described as a carbocyclic polyol and forms the basis for many signaling and secondary messenger molecules. As such it is involved in many biological processes, including the breakdown of fats and reduction of serum cholesterol, serotonin activity modulation, gene expression, and insulin signal transduction. It is not considered a vitamin because the body is able to synthesize it.

It has been shown to be helpful for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fatty liver. It also promotes healthy hair growth and it is important for optimal metabolism and brain function. Inositol deficiency may manifest as symptoms of constipation, high cholesterol, vision problems, and hair loss.

Although it is naturally found in certain foods such as nuts, beans (especially red beans and kidney beans), grains, cantaloupe melons, and oranges, it is more effective in breaking down fat when given as an intramuscular injection.

Choline is a natural amine that is involved in the synthesis of carnitine, cell membrane phospholipids, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is a major source for methyl groups via its metabolite trimethylglycine (betaine) that participates in the S-adenosylmethionine synthesis pathways.

Food sources of choline include peanuts, soybeans, wheat, chicken, fish, beef, cauliflower, eggs, and lettuce.

Oral HCG Success: Down 70 Pounds in 5 Months!

Jennifer is a 42 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol in January 2009. She chose to use oral HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). During today’s follow up appointment she happily reported that as of two days ago she had lost 70 lbs. Her starting weight was 263 lbs and today she weighed 193 lbs. Her pants were a size 22. Now they are a size 14.

This has been a life changing experience for Jennifer. I also recommended that she start rhythmic estradiol replacement because the medical history suggested that there was an imbalance of estradiol and progesterone. She had a history of depression and had been prescribed Lexapro, a prescription antidepressant drug.

Since starting the HCG and hormone replacement therapy we have documented the following improvements:

  • No more fatigue.
  • Mood is great and the patient is no longer taking Lexapro.
  • No more PMS.

Jennifer has been very committed to sticking to the specific dietary protocol and she has been following up with me faithfully. 90% of the patients who are compliant with the protocol’s requirements and who let me know as soon as there is any concern experience similar results.

HCG Diet Success Story: 7 lbs. Lost in 1 Week

This patient, I will call her Sally, is a 48 year old woman who presented to my office this month for obesity treatment. Specifically, she was interested in the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol. Her height is 5′ 1″ and she weighed 168 lbs during the first appointment.

She has a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. She is taking the following medications:

  • Janumet (sitagliptin 50 mg/metformin 500 mg) and glipizide 5 mg for diabetes
  • Diovan for hypertension
  • Lipitor for hypercholesterolemia.

When I saw her yesterday, after just one week of using intramuscular HCG injections she had lost 7 pounds. She felt better and her blood sugar levels had already dropped from an average of 125 mg/dL in the morning to 109 mg/dL, and from an average of 160 mg/dL in the evening to 125 mg/dL.

I expect that next week we will be able to reduce the dosage of at least one of her diabetes medications.

I have seen quick and significant changes in blood sugar levels in my patients who have obesity and diabetes mellitus when they use injectable or oral HCG for weight reduction.

Please click here to read an update on this patient’s progress.

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