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WEIGHT LOSS.  We see it everywhere on the covers of magazines at the grocery checkout counter, TV infomercials, and billboards around town.  Why is there seemingly such a demand?  Nearly two‐thirds of U.S. adults are overweight (BMI ≥ 25)  and nearly one‐third of are obese (BMI ≥ 30).  For a Body Mass Index (BMI) chart please check our link: http://laserandvein.com/smartlipo.php

Yet eating is such a wonderful part of most cultures.  When we think Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Middle East, India we almost always think of the special foods from these regions.  In his blog one of my esteemed colleagues Dr. Edward Lack described “eating” as  one of the sensual joys of living.  He described eating involving most of our senses including sight, smell, touch and taste.  Yet it is when we eat in dysfunctional excess, are sedentary or our metabolism slows with aging and menopause that we note unhealthy weight gain.

I recently recorded a radio ad because we are launching a new weight loss program.   In that ad I state; ” Many of my patients have complained about the inability to lose weight.  We have listened.”  It is advertising but it is true.  How often do we hear people in everyday life say that they just want to lose 10 pounds?   So after a year of consideration and research we have launched this 2011 our new weight loss program based on HCG and the non-surgical Zerona laser http://laserandvein.com/zerona.php

HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin (NOT a sex hormone) that helps to mobilize / metabolize the trapped fat stores we all have and cannot get rid of despite exercise and dieting.  HCG has been touted in the homeopathic world as a facilitator of safe dieting.  How is this? 

First we must look at where we store energy for our bodies.  We can go directly to our blood supply of energy.  This is called our blood glucose – or blood sugar. 

For quick release of energy when we are participating in heavy activity be it manual labor or excercise we rely upon the sugar known as glycogen in our livers.   When we are dieting or in starvation mode we begin to breakdown our muscle protein in order to supply energy to our bodies.  This is not a healthy.

Finally our fat stores are a large source of stored energy but much of this fat in essence is “trapped fat – energy” that is very difficult to be tapped by the body even with exercise and dieting.  This is the biggest source of frustration to many people who want to lose weight.

So we diet and have the following symptoms:

1)  Lightheadedness, crankiness, and lack of focus due to a dropping blood sugar

2)  Fatigue related to depleted liver stores of energy – glycogen.

3)  Weakness due to the breakdown of muscle protein for energy.


4) Our fat stores are then tapped for energy.  We finally lose those fat deposits but not until we hurt our bodies through 1-3 above.

Taking HCG a homeopathic agent significantly minimizes 1-3 above.  It allows the dieting body to mobilize calories from the trapped fat stores.  Zerona “cold” laser creates a porous fat cell wall that allows fat to leak out.  In combination with a HCG diet patients have great potential to lose significant weight.

In health and beauty,

Walter Tom, MD