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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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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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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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How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more

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How does plan b work when you're ovulating? 

How does plan b work when you're ovulating? 

PLAN B: hello~ its a higher dose of estrogen and this makes the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to get thicker than it would w'out it and that causes it to run out of blood supply to sustain it and it sloughs off ( ie;menstruation) and bonus is that if you had an available egg and an available sperm and conception occurred, the fertilzed egg cannot implant, it is then lost in the menstrual effluent ...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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How long does the Plan B pill work for?

How long does the Plan B pill work for?

One event: It is designed to be used within 72 hours after sex for one event. It is not a routine form of contraception. ...Read more

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Does Plan B work after ovukation?

Does Plan B work after ovukation?

Yes: Plan b can be used after ovulation. It can be used at any time during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Does hCG work for weight loss?

Does hCG work for weight loss?

It's not proven to: What works is reducing caloric intake. Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back. ...Read more

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How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy! the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk. If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does diet pills really work?

Does diet pills really work?

Not usually: Diet pills don't usually work. The best method of weight loss is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take hCG diet pills to show up in your urine ?

How long does it take hCG diet pills to show up in your urine ?

Not a good uptake.: Hcg is best taken in as an injection.Pills, sprays, creams are not effective at raising levels of hcg.There has been backlash in its use as a wt loss aid & fda is looking to restrict the sale of the actual hormone.At its height of popularity, Pregnyl was the preferred form.If not using this and not in an inj its most likely not the real deal.There r better ways to lose weight anyway. ...Read more

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How well does Plan B prevent implantation (if it does at all)?

It doesn't: For the most part, plan b, which is high dose progesterone, prevents ovulation. That is the primary mechanism of the drug. Having said that, the Progesterone can alter cervical mucous... To a degree, but consider that majority of mechanism is to prevent ovulation. The sooner taken after unprotected intercourse the better. ...Read more

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How does mifepristone work?

How does mifepristone work?

StopsPregnancyGrowth: A medical abortion or an induced miscarriage can occur with either the use of mifepristone or misoprostol however both have unacceptably high failure rates on their own. They should be used together if miso given vaginally or 24h apart if miso given bucchally. It is effective up to 10wks but never 100% effective. That's why GYN/MD follow up is critical. Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors. ...Read more

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What is Plan B pills and how does it work?

Pregnancy prevention: Plan b is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure (to prevent pregnancy). It works using female hormones. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Scam: This is a very-low-calorie diet with an expensive placebo. You'll lose weight by restricting calories, and spend money for something that will do you no good. Ask your personal physician whether a crash diet is really right for you. Better, start hanging out with people who are into physical fitness and join in. Unlike a crash diet, this will result in real, sustained good results. ...Read more

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How does the Atkins diet work? Does it induce satiation? Does it derail the calories in/out "math"?

Yes: Atkins diet is nothing but a low carbohydrate diet, a maximum of 60 gms of carbohydrate per day. The daily recommended intake of carbohydrates for a normal person is 200-300 gms per day. ...Read more

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Does parsley tea work for periods. Medicated w/metformin, aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. I want to improve my monthly cycles. Will it work? How does it work?

Does parsley tea work for periods. Medicated w/metformin, aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. I want to improve my monthly cycles. Will it work? How does it work?

No: Parsley tea does not have peer reviewed data supporting its effectiveness in regulating menstrual cycles. The best treatment for pcos is weight loss to obtain a bmi less than 25 and daily exercise greater than 30 minutes. ...Read more