Weight Loss with the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a very hot topic. It’s an important new topic for the issue of weight loss because metabolic syndrome is the most serious health problem in the United States. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of…
- high blood pressure,
- high cholesterol,
- and a problem with sugar metabolism.
I had a great conversation with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, and an expert on the topic. Not only is he using sublingual HCG in his practice, but he has had great success on a personal level, losing more than 100 pounds in a year’s time. This is what I learned when I spoke with Dr. Eisenstein on Conversations with Dr. Shelby-Lane.
Being overweight is a key factor in developing metabolic syndrome and the U.S. is the most overweight country in the world. This isn’t improving; it’s only getting much worse. The projection is that by 2020, one out of every three people in the U.S. will have type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes.
This is a major problem since diabetes is the number-one cause of increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Before now nothing REALLY worked for weight loss
Health professionals have tried meticulously to do something about metabolic syndrome, including using everything from A to Z, including drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Unfortunately, they have only been able to treat two-thirds of the syndrome. No one has found anything that really works for weight loss.
When people are trying to lose weight, it’s common for them to succeed at first, but then regain the weight in a very short time. This problem, known as the yo-yo effect, is discouraging. Exercise and good nutrition are important in achieving and maintaining weight loss, but now there’s another product that can assist with this process: HCG.
The HCG diet has a great success rate
HCG is popular because of its success rate, especially when compared to other weight loss programs. While using HCG, patients consume a very low calorie diet (500 calories a day) for 30 days. The next 30 days are considered a maintenance period in which they have to maintain the weight loss achieved during the previous 30 days. After this, they go back on HCG for 30 more days. The maintenance period lengthens as they get closer to their ideal weight.
There’s no exercise during the 30 days of HCG. The desired amount of weight loss or the ideal weight will determine the number of rounds of HCG.
Achieve permanent result with the HCG diet plan
Typically, those who follow the program achieve close to permanent weight loss, based upon the info from multiple practitioners currently using this product. This is the opposite of other programs, in which ads must specify “results not typical.”
The HCG program is not intended to be permanent, although the weight loss is. The goal is to teach a new way of eating, which is simply eating the proper foods and less, which is all part of the program. Good supervision and documentation is needed.
HCG isn’t the answer to for everybody. This program should be done under a doctor’s supervision with an explanation of the potential side effects and close monitoring of labs. The treatment methods include injections and the sublingual route for the best results.
Many overweight people have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or a vitamin D deficiency, and they don’t even know it. It’s important to diagnose these conditions as well as monitor them with blood tests while on the program. Weight loss from A to HCG is a reasonable program that can be very successful.
Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD is a board certified anti-aging, functional and metabolic medicine specialist, emergency physician, comedienne and talk show host who believes “laughter is good medicine”. Dr. Shelby-Lane has been seen and heard on local, state and national television and radio talk shows, educating Americans on a variety of medical issues. She completed her fellowship in Functional and Metabolic Medicine and she is currently completing her master's degree at the University of South Florida. She is also an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine, helping to certify qualified anti-aging specialists worldwide.
She has her own private practice in Anti-Aging & Longevity medicine, which incorporates alternative and complementary treatment modalities. Her practice addresses bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, cardiovascular and diabetic concerns, weight loss, chronic fatigue, anti-aging assessments via consultation, both online and in the office, detoxification, and co-cancer management. She also provides consultations via a comprehensive online functional medicine questionnaire helping to guide a person to the best health decisions and follow up.
Shelby-Lane is also a professional health coach, helping people to change their health outcome through a model for change, motivation and accountability.
Shelby Lane MD is currently the producer and host of a health teleseries called Conversations with Dr. Shelby-Lane, interviewing the best health experts on the planet.
ON ONE HAND, Dr. Shelby-Lane is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. ON THE OTHER HAND, she is also a graduate of The Second City Comedy School in Chicago, successfully combining a career in medicine and comedy: "DOCTOR BY DAY, COMEDIAN BY NIGHT". She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Wayne State University, the Medical Director of the Laugh Factory because she believes, “Laughter is Good Medicine”, laughing out loud and living longer!