By Beth Golden, PhD, ND
Objective: To investigate the potential positive short-term and long-term benefits of treating a type 1 diabetic with the HCG Max Diet Plan.
Test subject: Female; age 55; 5 feet 5 inches tall; 173 pounds; 36.5 BMI; type 1 diabetic; using 50 units Insulin pump; high blood pressure prescription. Subject has a lot of abdominal fat, a BMI >30, and is considered obese.
The 17-month study of the female, type 1 diabetic utilizing the HCG Max Diet Plan began January 2010. The plan initially consisted of a slightly modified, low-fat, low-calorie diet food plan, known as the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet, along with three homeopathic remedies: HCG Max, Liquid Detox Drops, and Sta-Lean.
An hCG diet is based on the hypothesis that hCG, a natural substance comprised of 244 amino acids, works at a diencephalic level to help modulate the fat regulating centers located in the hypothalamus gland and allows dieters to lose more abnormal fat than with dieting alone.
HCG Max and Liquid Detox are used during the diet and contain 43 additional natural homeopathic ingredients to further enhance this process, as well as address emotional and physical reasons for excess weight.
Sta-Lean is a natural homeopathic remedy used after the diet designed to help keep weight off and address emotional components of weight management.
Within three weeks of starting the HCG Max Diet Plan, insulin requirements began dropping so rapidly that she ate extra fruits not on the diet to stabilize blood sugar, and still had more than a 50 percent decrease in insulin to 24 units a day.
Blood pressure steadily decreased and by the end of four weeks, she was taken off blood pressure medicine. At the end of eight weeks, she had lost 20 pounds and her BMI was down to 32. She began the 21-day transition protocol of adding all foods — minus sugar and starch — along with Sta-Lean.
Four months later — in July 2010 — she weighed 158 pounds, blood pressure remained steady at 90/72, and she began the HCG Max Diet again. She followed the diet protocol exactly, and in 28 days, she lost 15 pounds, reduced her insulin requirements to 12 to 14 units a day, and reduced her BMI to 29.
She finished at 143 pounds and again followed the 21-day transition protocol of adding all foods — minus sugar and starch — along with Sta-Lean.
Three months later — in November 2010 — she weighed 148 pounds, blood pressure remained steady at 90/72, and she began the HCG Max Diet again. She followed the diet protocol exactly, and in 28 days, she lost another 15 pounds, maintained her insulin requirements at 14 units a day, and reduced BMI to 26.
She finished at 133 pounds. She again followed the 21-day transition protocol of adding all foods — minus sugar and starch — along with Sta-Lean, and has continued to take Sta-Lean daily.
Four months later — in May 2011 — she lost another 5 pounds, even though she has not dieted. She now weighs 128 pounds, blood pressure remains steady at 90/72, insulin requirements are between 14 to 16 units a day, and BMI is 24.
End results indicate very positive results with the study and the promise of the HCG Diet Plan to offer better immediate and long-term results over just dieting.
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