Rapid Weight Loss and Optimal HealthFeb 01, 2012 09:21PM ● By Dr. Janice Piro, DC, DABCI
I have never promoted crash diets, fad diets or any weight loss diet that was anything other than a healthy lifestyle diet. Correcting the physiology through detoxification, proper hormone balance and improved digestive function is the preferred route to healthy, sustainable weight loss. The problem is that many people are focused on the weight loss more than creating a truly healthy body and balancing function. Since carrying excess weight contributes to toxic load and hormone imbalance, cause and effect get intermingled, which slows the process of achieving optimal health. Fad diets and medications that force certain physiological functions only further complicate the issue.
Recently, I read Dr. Simeons’ work on the use of hCG with the morbidly obese (hCG is a hormone which I will explain in the coming paragraphs). What I read made physiologic sense, and knowing I could use a homeopathic form of hCG rather than the injectable hormone that Dr. Simeons used, I decided to work with this.
What I found was an excellent solution to obtaining optimal health along with rapid weight loss. This is because of the effects of the homeopathic hCG diet. This is a short term, very low calorie diet (VLCD). The choice of foods is consistent with the Paleo Diet (one of my favorite healthy lifestyle diets). The effects are hormones become balanced, the body detoxifies, and digestion is corrected by discovering hidden food allergies. These are the three most common reasons for difficult weight loss and/or weight gain.
Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) is a hormone secreted by the placenta in pregnant women. What Dr. Simeons discovered was that this hormone helps maintain metabolism, especially early in pregnancy, to support the rapidly dividing embryonic cells. When used in conjunction with a VLCD, the hCG causes the body to utilize stored fat to maintain the metabolism. So, the biggest problem with VLCD’s is solved; the metabolism stays up. Further, hCG works directly on the hypothalamus, an organ deep in the brain and equal in structure in both men and women. Therefore, it is not a hormone that must exclusively be used in women. It is safe for both sexes. The hypothalamus directs pituitary gland function, which is considered the master gland. The pituitary stimulates the function of all the other endocrine (hormone secreting) glands. A sluggish hypothalamus is one of the great difficulties practitioners face when attempting to balance a patient’s hormones, naturally. So, the hCG acts to wake up the hypothalamus which, in turn, stimulates pituitary function to direct thyroid, adrenal and gonad function. This is how hCG achieves the balancing of hormones. And because hormones become balanced, other benefits are realized such as improved moods, better sleep, increased energy, decreased hot flashes, improved quality of hair, skin and nails, and much more.
The hCG diet’s detoxifying action is not only due to the hCG releasing stored fat for energy (as toxins are stored in fat), but also because of the very low calorie diet and the healthy foods that are consumed on this diet.
Intestinal function is regulated as the toxins are flushed out of the system and a dietary fiber supplement is used to clean out the colon. Hidden food allergies which compound a toxic colon and create Irritable Bowel Syndrome are discovered in Phase III of the hCG Diet.
It is to be understood that it is not the hCG alone that causes the weight loss. It is the VLCD that causes the weight loss, but the hCG that directs the weight loss and protects the metabolism, as it wakes up the hypothalamus to balance hormones. The result is dramatic, sustainable and rapid weight loss. This is a marriage made in heaven!
Piro Clinic of Natural Medicine is offering a diet that not only utilizes homeopathic hCG, but handles any problems that would cause the diet to not work as well as it otherwise could. In an initial exam, baseline body measurements are obtained and the Piro Clinic doctor looks for and detects any physiological functions that would cause the patient difficulty with this diet. Follow up office visits are scheduled to troubleshoot and fix problems that arise along the way. Piro Clinic’s goal is to help every person who uses this diet have amazing results and catapult them into a higher level of health. Even if you have tried another hCG diet, using the injectable hormone or the homeopathic, this is a different approach. Sign up for Piro Clinic’s free introductory presentation and get your questions answered. Rapid, sustainable weight loss and a healthy body await you!
Note: As of December 6, 2011, the FDA forced 7 companies to remove their hCG products from the market due to false claims. These companies have irresponsibly sold homeopathic hCG directly to the public, promoting it as a stand-alone weight loss supplement. Piro Clinic does not condone this practice nor make such claims. Homeopathic hCG will not on its own cause weight loss. Homeopathic hCG is meant to be used as part of a weight loss program which includes a temporary, very low calorie diet. The doctors at Piro Clinic also add specific professional grade supplementation based on individualized patient evaluation and physician-supervised case management.
Dr. Janice M. Piro, DC, DABCI, is a chiropractor with over 20 years experience and specializes in internal disorders. She is the Senior Physician at Piro Clinic and Natural Medicine in Palm Harbor. Dr. Piro is certified in Applied Kinesiology (AK), a chiropractic specialty which addresses internal organ imbalances, and Clinical Kinesiology, an expanded version of AK. She has taken numerous courses in natural medicines such as Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine. In 1998, she completed a board certified, post-doctoral degree in the Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI). Most recently, Dr. Piro completed a Practical Phytotherapy from the Australian College of Phytotherapy.