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Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, i still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, i say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

HCG in pregnancy: HCG diet is an extreme diet which includes injections the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
which is the hormone women make when pregnant. The diet was a 500 calorie diet which promotes weight loss which seems to be difficult to stay off - moreover HCG can cause severe muscle loss ...Read more

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I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

HCG: I am curious why a 36 year old would be on bioidentical hormones unless you had a surgical menopause. That being said, I have combined HCG with bioidenticals for my patients and they work fine together as the HCG is only around for 40 days. ...Read more

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Hcg hormone free drops can cause infertility? By using it and following the diet?

Hcg hormone free drops can cause infertility? 
By using it and following the diet?

Not likely: Just like HCG drops have no proven clinical evidence that is does anything beneficial, the same is true for "hcg hormone free drops". These are all food supplements with no proven benefit, and are generally a waste of money. The most important part of any weight loss program is following a calorie restricted diet and doing exercise. ...Read more

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How does the hCG diet work? 

How does the hCG diet work? 

Not very well.: The weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testicles, it may work better because the HCG will increase the testosterone level. In women, HCG may increase progesterone. Higher Progesterone may lead to less anxiety and therefore less eating. Overall, smart eating plus increased activity is a better choice. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work?

Does the hCG diet really work?

Absolutely: You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories. You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day. Some physicians call this diet dangerous or won't work, but lack an understanding about the diet and it's proven safety. In use since 1950s. ...Read more

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How exactly does the HCG diet work ?

How exactly does the HCG diet work ?

Most people believe: the reason it "works" is because of the severe calorie restriction--500 kcal/day-- associated with it. Theoretically, HCG may exert some appetite suppressant qualities which make it easier to only eat 500 calories. A pregnancy hormone,HCG is a pro-hormone and may promote other hormones, i.e. thyroid. Most authorities are skeptical of its safety and effectiveness. Target: 1200 cal/day + exercise. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

NO: I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural)
2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good! ...Read more

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What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

Ask doctor: You should only do the real HCG diet with a qualified physician. You need the injection not drops or internet products. Google pounds and inches for the protocol diet. ...Read more

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Will hCG diet afftect implantation?

Will hCG diet afftect implantation?

It shouldn't: The dose is so small and will have no effects on your normal balance of hormones. ...Read more

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Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Most Likely Not: Keep in mind that the fda discourages the use of HCG in weight control and diet management as it has no established effect on the metabolism of fat or suppression of appetite.
Being a hormone, and hence a protein, it will be denatured and rendered inactive by the digestive enzymes when taken orally. ...Read more

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Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Only lemon: You can have only juice of one lemon without any sugar, only saccharin or stevia can be used to sweeten. ...Read more

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Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old ?

Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old ?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) on the hCG diet?

Yes: But there is no scientific evidence demonstrating any benefit to HCG diet. It only works because of very minimal caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. Weightloss will actually improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Yes, but: The diet has been tested and even dr. Oz withdrew his support for it.. The diet is extreme and unhealthy and may cause nutritional deficiencies that can even cause depression. I do not endorse this diet and the fda, webmd, and the british medical system do not support it either. ...Read more

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I'm on an hCG diet would i need to avoid antibiotics?

I'm on an hCG diet would i need to avoid antibiotics?

No: I think that has kinda been, well, banned or something? In any event the bhcg's will not interfere with antibiotics. We gone abx to pregnant women all the time. Good luck with the diet, i'm not sure about whether it's banned but i think it got some bad press. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more