National Integrated Health Associates announces HCG Weight Solution Plus Program
National Integrated Health Associates,NIHA, a leading integrative medical and dental center announced today the addition of a HCG Weight Solution Plus program. This medically supervised weight loss program combines the use of HCG, a naturally occurring hormone, and a low calorie diet for maximum effectiveness.
Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010
National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, announced today the addition of a new weight loss program, HCG Weight Solution Plus. The program combines a low calorie diet and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone secreted during pregnancy. The HCG signals the body to burn off fat stores to use as energy, thus diminishing excess hunger while maintaining a low calorie diet.
The diet is a very low calorie diet of lean meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit. There is no alcohol, no added sugar and very limited processed carbohydrates. Phase 1 of the program lasts 40 days and is followed by a 3 week transition period for maintenance. Many dieters report a weight loss of ½ – 1 pound per day, but individual weight loss depends on a variety of factors and adherence to the program.
Clients will have a series of lab tests to determine if they are a candidate for the program. There are some contraindications to this program such as previous cancer or insulin-dependent diabetes, history of gout or kidney disease. A full orientation and training and the purpose of each component of the program is critical to a participant’s successful weight loss.
The use of HCG for weight loss is considered an “off label” prescription at the discretion of a physician. The FDA requires notice that HCG has not demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity, as there is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from calorie restriction, or that it decreases hunger. HCG is increasingly prescribed with a low calorie diet. The low calorie diet and elimination of alcohol, sugar and processed foods allows for healthier eating habits to develop over the course of the initial diet and maintenance phases.
Deborah McCabe, Director of the HCG Program at NIHA noted, “the results we are seeing with the HCG Weight Solution Plus program have been amazing. Many have seen a dramatic and unexpected improvement in other health conditions that continues after finishing the program.”
A patient who lost 11 pounds in the first 3 weeks exclaimed, “I can’t believe that I am not hungry and am still losing weight. I have more energy than ever.”
About National Integrated Health Associates
National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, is a leading integrative medical and dental center. Integrative medical doctors, biological dentists, naturopaths and health practitioners blend traditional western medicine and complementary and alternative medicine therapies in order to maximize the healing potential of the patient. The integrative medicine model treats the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) and considers factors such as nutrition, lifestyle, dental issues and stress to be important in the management of overall health.
Located in Washington, D.C., NIHA was founded in 1995 as one of the first integrative medical and dental centers of its kind and serves patients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area and throughout the East Coast. NIHA is located directly across the street from the Red Line of the Friendship Heights Metro station, and has convenient underground parking. More information can be found on http://www.nihadc.com.
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