The Total Body Wellness hCG Weight Loss Program is a Whole Foods, medically monitored Diet Program that is designed around the work done by Dr. A.T.W. Simeon from Rome, Italy. Dr. Simeon was an OB-GYN specialist who discovered a unique formula that enabled extremely obese patients to lose weight. This protocol has been in use for decades in Europe.Over the last few years there has been a tremendous interest in Dr. Simeon’s Protocol due to the work of an enterprising author who wrote a book about Dr. Simeon, bringing his program to the limelight of possible weight loss options. There is almost a frenzy about this “old” but suddenly “new” approach. Protocols for using hCG are appearing left and right.

The Total Body Wellness hCG Weight Loss Program integrates the basics of Dr. Simeon’s work (published 40 years ago) and has added the bells and whistles of current medical and technical knowledge to create a system that is designed to rapidly burn fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.

It is an aggressive weight loss regimen that must be directed by a physician as it involves the natural hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is injected in very tiny amounts. Combined with the proper dietary restrictions, the effect can be sensational with 3/4 to 1 lb per day weight loss commonly seen.

The hormone hCG produced in very large quantities during pregnancy. It communicates with a part of the brain called the hypothalamus which is considered the Health Maintenance Organization of the body, regulating or influencing almost all of the health promoting systems in the body. Dr. Simeon’s discovered that the use of very small amounts of hCG combined with a very specific diet led to fat loss without feeling hungry. So, is the use of hCG safe in these small quantities? From every indication, it is not only safe but it actually may be helpful for things other than losing weight.

A review of the medical literature reveals that hCG causes a decrease in the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Current literature is also showing that hCG directly affects Leptin, a hormone only recently discovered (in 1994) that is excreted by fat cells and travels to the hypothalamus to give the message “I’ve stored up enough fat, I don’t need to be hungry”. It seems the hCG helps unlock the pathway for Leptin in the hypothalamus. hCG is not HGH (Human Growth Hormone). They are completely different molecules with different actions in the body.

Use of HCG to treat obesity or for medical weight loss treatment is not an FDA approved use of this prescription drug. A patient’s physician may prescribe HCG for an unapproved medical purpose or off-label use of the drug because the use of this drug has not generally caused serious adverse side effects when administered to patients for its approved use in treating infertility. Allowing physicians professional discretion to prescribe HCG in treating obesity or for patient weight loss is not based upon any governmental determination that HCG is effective for such use.

The use of HCG to treat obesity or for use in medical weight loss treatment combined with a low calorie diet with recommended exercise is not an FDA approved use of HCG and is prescribed at the discretion of our physician based upon the physician’s clinical assessment of the patient’s medical history and diagnostic laboratory report combined with the perceived benefit to be derived by the patient from the medication when combined with a healthy diet plan and/or exercise.

In regards to hCG this is the FDA’s Statement: INDICATIONS AND USAGE: hCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.

Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. Results not guaranteed.