HCG FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
Colon hydrotherapy is a holistic procedure that involves the introduction of purified warm water gently into the large intestine or colon for internal cleansing using FDA registered equipment.
WHEN WOMEN ARE ON THEIR MENSTRUAL CYCLE, WHY CAN'T THEY TAKE HCG?
No hCG drops are taken during menstrual cycles because women on their menstrual produce small amounts of hCG naturally.
IF I DON'T HAVE A REGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLE, WILL HCG AFFECT THIS?
Some women will experience changes while on their cycle during the protocol.
WHAT DEODORANT CAN I USE?
You can use Crystal deodorant. Naturally Fresh comes in a roll on, which is a good option. This specific brand is carried at Publix; however, you can find them at most health food stores.
CAN I COMPLETE THE PROTOCOL WHILE NURSING?
No, you produce prolactin, which interferes with HCG.
WHAT MAKEUP MAY I WEAR DURING THE PROTOCOL?
Nothing with oils or fats. No lotions; or creams. Only mineral oil is allowed or oil free lotions.
IS LIPSTICK ALLOWED?
Yes, lipstick is permitted.
CAN I USE LIP BALM, CHAP STICK, OR CARMEX?
Carmex is fine because it is wax and does not penetrate the skin. Chap Stick is not allowed because it penetrates the skin.
SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, & STYLING PRODUCTS?
Yes, if they are rinsed out immediately.
CAN I COLOR MY HAIR WHILE COMPLETING THE PROTOCOL?
CAN I COMPLETE THE PROTOCOL IF I LIVE OUT OF THE STATE OR COUNTRY?
Absolutely, yes. We have clients from all around the world who have successfully completed the protocol. Our program is different because of the support and accountability. This allows us to make immediate course corrections to keep you on track toward your weight loss goal.
IF I WANT TO LOSE 15 OR FEWER POUNDS, CAN I USE THE PROTOCOL?
We have seen many people who are successful in both losing a small amount of weight (ten pounds) and a large amount of weight. For many people, ten pounds is huge in terms of how they feel and look. Hcg will only cause you to lose abnormal fat not normal or structural fat.
CAN I COMPLETE THE PROTOCOL IF I'M A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN?
WHY IS TAP WATER PROHIBITED?
Tap water contains chlorine, which affects the thyroid.
WHAT SHOULD I GORGE ON THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE PROGRAM?
High fat foods: dairy products, nuts, oils, avocados.
ARE FROZEN VEGETABLES FINE?
Organic and fresh is always better, but frozen will work also.
MORE BASIC QUESTIONS
CAN I COMPLETE THE PROTOCOL IF I'M LACTOSE INTOLERANT?
HOW MUCH SALT IS RECOMMENDED
There is no restriction on the use of salt. However, an increase in salt can be one of the most common causes of inconsistencies in weight due to water retention. I always suggest Celtic sea salt.
WHY DO I "GORGE" FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS?
This is a critical original component of Dr. Simeon’s Weight Loss Cure protocol. If you are one of millions who have been a “chronic dieter”, then Dr. Simeons suggests you consider loading for a full week. Yes, a full week.
WON'T I STARVE IF I ONLY CONSUME 500 CALORIES PER DAY?
No. HCG releases fat reserves, your body begins to “consume” the fat, which acts as a source of energy in place of food. In effect, you can burn up to 1 pound a day (3,500 calories). This is why you don’t experience hunger while using the hormone.
WILL I LOSE EXACTLY 1 POUND PER DAY WHILE DOING THIS PROTOCOL?
No. Most people on the 23 day protocol tend to lose between 20-25 pounds. But, the weight loss does not occur evenly over the 23 day period. Some may experience a few days where little or no weight loss occurs. A resumption of weight loss often occurs after the lull.
I’VE HAD A HYSTERECTOMY, CAN I DO THE PROTOCOL?
WHY DOES HCG INTERFERE WITH GOUT?
Hcg increases uric acid levels, which may cause a severe attack.
I HAVE PCOS(POLYSYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME) - CAN I USE HCG?
No. This can result in blood clots and complications while on hCG.
CAN I CONTINUE TAKING MY THYROID MEDICATION WHILE ON THE PROTOCOL?
The hypothalamus gland, affected by hCG, also controls the thyroid. Taking additional thyroid medication could cause hyperthyroidism.