"The hCG Diet was discovered in Europe by Dr. ATW Simeons in the early 1950's. The idea behind the hCG hormone partially comes from observing malnourished pregnant women who gave birth to healthy babies. Simeons realized it was the hCG hormone that allowed the fetus the necessary amount of nutrition. Likewise, a low-calorie diet combined with hCG hormone injections allows an overweight person to lose a considerable amount of weight in a short period of time.
"Simeons diet was practiced overseas. Consumption of the hCG hormone requires injection by syringe. The dieter would need to commit to at least three to four weeks of close supervision under the physicians care, a costly method to losing weight.
"However, Chiropractor Dr. Kevin Hancock, of Granger, discovered a less expensive approach to the original hCG diet by using the homeopathic hCG formula. The homeopathic technique requires a prescription spray instead of injections. The homeopathic spray is much safer and easier to attain at the pharmacy than injections. With injections, the concern of shelf life potency and getting a fresh batch remains while the spray is easily used by the patient two to three times per day. There are many hCG diet regimens on the market. Based on Dr. Hancock's research, the homeopathic Des Bio hCG formula is the safest.
"Dr. Hancock not only speaks from research, but experience. Having lost a total of 60 pounds to date, he describes the contentions he originally had about the diet and the adjustments to the 500-calorie-day requirement. 'Five hundred calories sounds terrible! Your body is not living off 500 calories. It's all coming from fat reserve' Hancock said.
"A person consumes an average of 3,000 calories per day. By maintaining a daily 500-calorie diet with the hCG spray, the homeopathic hormone consumption will help the body tap into the fat reserve. Meanwhile the excess fat sheds at the rate of one to two pounds per day. He admits the first week was difficult, but the first two days of the diet require a "fat load," meaning dieters can eat whatever they want, which, according to Hancock, was not so hard. 'Most of us have been trained to over eat by the restaraunts,' Hancock said.
"After the fat load, the low-calorie diet begins. Hancock describes his daily diet with an orange for breakfast, 3.5 ounces of protein and vegetables for lunch, an apple for a mid-day snack, and another 3.5 ounces of protein and veggies for dinner. Exercise is discouraged. While on the diet, the body is already taking in few calories, so to add an exercise regimen would only kick-start the body into starvation mode, making the body reserve fat instead of losing it.
"People with bladder issues, high blood pressure or diabetes should consult a physician before considering the diet.
"'People will notice that arithmic pains are less intense and sometimes completely disappear,' Hancock said. 'Also, many times blood pressure lowers, use of oral diabetic medicine decreases and colesterol levels lower.'
"Hancock earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill., and has been practicing for 20 years. His own success with the hCG Diet inspires him to offer lectures on the subject."
- Source: Inside Granger Magazine, March 2011