Although the HCG diet has been receiving a great deal of attention lately, it actually is not a new concept. In fact, the use of HCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report that Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954. The report did gain some attention at that time, but it took several years before the use of HCG with dieting really started to catch on. Today, an increasing number of dieters are turning to HCG to help them lose those unwanted pounds.
Dr. Simeons, who was a British physician, is credited with having first discovered the use of HCG for weight loss. While practicing medicine in Rome, he devoted many years to the study of obesity and ultimately published his report extolling the benefits of HCG in 1954.
Dr. Simeons was mostly impressed by HCG because it could be paired with a low calorie diet without causing the same side effects commonly associated with low calorie diets. For example, Dr. Simeons noticed that his patients could drastically reduce their caloric intake without experiencing irritability, hunger pains, headaches, or weakness while also taking HCG.
As Dr. Simeons continued is research, he found that an HCG injection did more than just help his patients lose weight. In fact, he found that the injections also helped to naturally reshape his patient´s bodies even if they did not engage in exercise while on the diet. Dr. Simeons concluded that this was because the patients lost their fat tissue from adipose tissue accumulations, which made changes in the body shape more visible.
Today, HCG is still recognized by many weight loss clinics for its abilities to help patients lose dramatic amounts of weight. Although HCG is still not recognized by the FDA as a weight loss treatment, the FDA has determined that it is a safe drug to use. The basic concept behind using HCG to aid in weight loss remains much the same as it was with Dr. Simeons´s initial studies, but it was recently taken to a whole new level with Kevin Trudeau´s best selling book entitled "The Weight Loss Cures ´They´ Don´t Want You to Know About." According to Trudeau, the effectiveness of HCG can be further enhanced by eating a diet that consists of 100% organic foods. Trudeau´s plan also calls for implementing herbal supplements as well as vitamins to help improve the overall health of the body.
Although HCG has been around as a weight loss aid for over 50 years, it took Trudeau´s book to help spark new interest in its use. A great deal of controversy still surrounds HCG and whether or not it is effective at helping people lose weight. Nonetheless, there are many anecdotal records from people claiming that the injection changed their lives.
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Dr. Simeons was born in London and graduated in medicine (summa cum laude) at the University of Heidelberg.
After post-graduate studies in Germany and Switzerland he was appointed to a large surgical hospital near Dresden. Later he became engrossed in the study of tropical diseases, and joined the School of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg.
Then followed two years of work in Africa. In 1931 he went to India, where he found himself so fascinated by the country and its health problems that he stayed for eighteen years.
He discovered the use of injectable atebrin for malaria (.PDF Format. Adobe Acrobat Reader) for which he was awarded a Red Cross Order of Merit, and also a new method of staining malaria parasites now known as "Simeons' stain."
During the War he held several important posts under the Government of India and conducted extensive research on bubonic plague and leprosy control, and a model leper colony which he built has now become an all-India center.
It was during these years that his interest in psychosomatic diseases began to grow:
"You are about to discover one of the greatest medical discoveries of all time relating to the condition called obesity. The root cause of obesity and weight gain has been discovered, studied, and cured.
Over 100,000 people from around the world have enjoyed virtually 100% success by following this all-natural weight loss cure protocol."
This weight loss cure was discovered by a British doctor over 30 years ago in 1959. In 1969, he opened a clinic in Rome and over the next twenty years, treated hundreds of the rich and famous. Dr. Simeon's called his cure The Weight Loss Cure Protocol.
But does this weight loss cure protocol work? And if so, why? What's the difference that makes all the difference?
Unlike Dr. Simeon's Weight Loss Cure, most diets programs do not work because they do not address the root cause of obesity. The weight you lose on most diet and exercise programs is often not in "problem area fat" like that seen in your hips, thighs and buttocks.
Most diet and exercise programs cause you to lose water, structural fat and muscle.
People with excessive weight issues tend to share three similarities:
Using the Weight Loss Cure Protocol, all of these issues are addressed and handled easily. You can expect to lose an average of one pound per day without feeling hungry. You will lose fat from the problem areas like your hips, thighs, and buttocks without having to exercise.
You will see your body transformed and reshaped as if you had undergone liposuction.
You will enjoy encreased energy and will begin losing weight from day one. You will lose inches from all the problem areas and you will experience a dramatic flattening of the stomach (especially men).
The Weight Loss Cure Protocol will reset your metabolism to that of a normal skinny person. This means, when you have finished the protocol, your body will burn food for fuel more efficiently and you will not feel abnormally hungry. You will not have to deal with willpower or deprivation ever again.
The Weight Loss Cure Protocol, normally a three to six week program, is designed to cause the natural release of these secure fat deposits, reset your metabolism and reset your hypothalamus gland (which controls hunger).
For many years the hCG program for weight loss enjoyed worldwide popularity due to the excellent obtained results . Daily administration of 125 IU of hCG plus a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Diet rapidly decreased body weight without any side effects. Hundreds of thousands of patients benefited from this safe and effective weight reduction program.
Obesity has now reached worldwide proportions, and society faces a problem that will cause more suffering, disease and death than any other plague over the last three hundred years. The hCG method may well be a safe and effective alternative for treating those millions of individuals suffering obesity.
hCG is one of the few drugs of natural origin that, fortunately, still remain in the current Pharmacopoeia. For unknown reasons, most of the research performed on its therapeutic potential deals with investigations related to testicles or ovaries, with comparatively few investigations performed in other clinical fields.
Secreted by the placenta, the presence of hCG in the urine of pregnant women was first reported by Ascheim and Zondek in 1927. Since then, thousands of articles have been published about the effect of hCG on gonads (testicles or ovaries), but comparatively a small number of these have investigated its vast therapeutic potential on diseases ranging from Kaposi sarcoma,to asthma, psychoses, artheriopaties, thalassemia, osteopenia, glaucoma, cancer. hCG proved to be effective in the above-mentioned conditions, but insufficient data were gathered to conclusively determine its clinical utility.
To complicate the situation even more, the use of hCG in the treatment of obesity has been the subject of controversy. The results of a series of studies were interpreted to mean that hCG should not be used for the treatment of obesity, notwithstanding reports from many patients who had been treated with the hCG protocol referred they were completely satisfied with the method and the obtained results.
The objective of The International Society for Alternative Uses of human Choriogonadotropin (ISAUC) is to create a climate of favorable opinion aimed at bringing hCG back into the scientific consideration of Researchers and the public.
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Soon after the publication of this information, many healthcare professionals rushed to Dr Simeons¹ Clinic to learn the protocol at first hand. Dr. Simeons received an unmanageable number of requests, a situation that finally forced him to write a book: Pounds and Inches: A new approach to obesity, which was privately published.
For years after, the so-called "Fat-Clinics" mushroomed everywhere. Unfortunately, the basic protocol was (in some cases) greatly modified, altering the dietary composition, the hCG administration schedule and the dosage. Under these circumstances, results obtained were not as expected.
Simultaneously, a series of double-blind studies were published. Some of them concluded that weight loss with or without hCG was equal, that hCG had no effect on fat mobilization, appetite or sense of hunger, or on body fat distribution.
However, another series of recent Investigations demonstrated that hCG administration effectively decreased subcutaneous body fat from conspicuous fat depots more efficiently than a placebo , and patients felt in excellent mood throughout the treatment
The controversy aroused in 1974 was finally solved by an regulation which, based on some of the unfavorable but questionable studies, forced pharmaceutical firms to state in hCG leaflets of information that hCG should not be used to treat obesity, because it was not more effective than a placebo. Since 1974,only two review reports were published. Except for our study, no new research has been done.
However, the hCG protocol for weight loss continued to be applied by some MD's who continued to follow the method in their daily practice.
hCG is a glycoproteic substance, which we believe should not be called a hormone, since it does not fulfils the concept of a hormone's basic postulates.
The term "hormone" means in Greek "I act through distance". It was coined in 1921 to describe a series of substances which are secreted from an organ, or gland, and exert their actions beyond the producing organ
For example: insulin fulfils the concept of a hormone, because it is secreted by the pancreas, and exerts its action everywhere in the organism. The concept is equally valid for estrogens, progesterone, thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones.
The term hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. The term Human implies that hCG should be differentiated from other Chorionic Gonadotropin substances, since others had already been identified, e.g. a Rat Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and a Monkey Chorionic Gonadotrophin.
The word Chorionic was added to its identification because when it was discovered by Ascheim and Zondek in the urine of pregnant women, it was observed that it was secreted by the chorion of the placenta (part of the anatomic structure).
The term Gonadotrophin was assigned because when the substance was injected into young female experimental animals, it provoked the maturation of oocytes, causing ovulation. hCG also accelerated the maturation of testicles in male experimental animals, but never beyond physiological levels.
Subsequent Investigations demonstrated that the term hCG can be quite misleading: hCG is not only produced by the placenta, but also by nearly all normal human tissues, male or female, pregnant or not. Plants and bacteria also synthesize hCG.
hCG has been used medically for many purposes, including asthma, gastritis, neurosis, heart damage, hyperlipemias, hypercholesterolemia, eczemas, glaucoma, alcoholism, and more recently a cancer-like tumor appearing in AIDS patients, named Kaposi sarcoma (see above).
1. Patients under hCG lost the same amount of weight as dieting individuals (without the medication), but under hCG fat loss was mainly accomplished at the expense of fat and not lean mass (Dr. Belluscio recently corroborated this finding. See: http://hcgobesity.org )
2. hCG-treated subjects felt in excellent spirits throughout the treatment (Dr. Belluscio recently corroborated this finding. See: http://hcgobesity.org )
3. Diet composition was of the utmost importance: Dr. Simeons insisted that any deviation from the standard protocol might render unfavourable results.
4. As a consequence of this specific fat mass mobilization, body contour showed a tendency to modelate (change body configuration). (Dr.Belluscio recently corroborated this finding. See: http://hcgobesity.org )
The source of the previous information came from http://hcgobesity.org.