The HCG Rx+ Life Care Plan: A Prescription for Better Health
By Meg Fuson, R.N.
This is the beginning of a new year and the beginning of new resolutions. In past years, most of us spend the winter months concentrating on better health. We intend to exercise regularly and to choose healthier foods, to not only make us feel physically better, but also to induce a healthy weight loss. Our intentions are strong and we are resolute that this is the year we are going to reach our goals.
As we begin to create a health plan for the New Year, our focus is on weight loss and exercise. We want to lose those 20 pounds or more as quickly, and as painlessly, as possible. What is missing in this plan is a comprehensive formula for sustainable lifestyle changes that helps us maintain the weight loss.
As we make the decision to choose better health, it is very important to establish goals. The pinnacle goal of this weight loss plan is sustainability and should be geared towards long term success. Establishing a continuum of healthy lifestyle habits includes focusing on healthy foods, drinking adequate water, and exercising regularly. It is important that we eat good food that is nutritiously dense, such as vegetables. We should emphasize those vegetables that are bright red, green, and gold. Meats that are very lean, such as a filet of beef and pure white chicken breast, are an excellent choice of protein. Fresh white fish is another excellent choice of protein, including sole, mahi mahi, halibut, tilapia, and cod. Good fruits such as apples, oranges, grapefruits, and strawberries should also be included to achieve a balanced daily diet.
Let us not forget water. Water is one ingredient of our daily living that is vital for good health. Water hydrates the body to produce better functioning of all the major organs including the brain, the stomach, the intestines, and not to mention the largest organ of our body, the skin. In short, water lubricates and assists in many major bodily functions that are necessary for healthy living.
In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that 25.6 million people, age 20 years or older, in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes; 13 million are men and 12.6 million are women. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among young adults in the U.S. It is also a major cause of heart disease and stroke, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Approximately 1.9 million people 20 years and older have been newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2011.
Studies show that improved glycemic control profoundly benefits individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Many of these studies have shown that individuals with diabetes or prediabetes, who lose weight and increase their physical activity level, can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes and return their blood glucose levels to normal. This in turn can reduce the risk of microvascular complications by 40% (CDC and National Diabetes Fact, 2011).
At the Riordan Clinic, we offer a multitude of services that stimulate an epidemic of health. One of the services is a life care weight loss program that is medically guided in a structured form to assist those with weight loss needs.
This weight loss program utilizes HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and has a scientifically created regimen that promotes sustainable weight loss. HCG is a naturally produced hormone that biologically works with the hypothalamus, which is involved in regulating the appetite center of the brain.
Published studies suggest that HCG is conducive to helping the body lose weight by targeting the visceral fat that surrounds the major body organs. This visceral fat, in theory, may contribute to many diseases, including diabetes.
At the Riordan Clinic, our HCG Rx+ weight loss program was created as a tool to help those in need to establish sustainable weight loss, as well as change their lifelong eating habits. It is a program that is guided by a nurse educator at the direction of a medical doctor, to empower individuals to reach their weight loss goals, eat healthier for life, and maintain their weight for a lifetime. It contains a structured daily menu of proteins, vegetables, and fruits, and includes an additional healthy water intake.
The HCG Rx+ program includes prescription HCG, a complete pre-lab testing that is thoroughly reviewed by a doctor, vitamin supplements, informational books for guidance, and a body composition that breaks down the individual fat mass, muscle mass, and water mass. This information enables the nurse educator to modify the patient’s daily menu if necessary, and to titrate the HCG as needed.
The HCG Rx+ program is formulated on an 85 day or a 51 day preference. It is structured in such a way that the patient is taking the HCG for a predetermined number of days, with a transition period, followed by a maintenance phase that will help patients maintain their weight for a lifetime. It is supported, not only by the nurse educator and the medical doctor, but also by other participants included in the program through a weekly conference call that is available to anyone involved in the HCG Rx+ program.
This comprehensive program also addresses information and guidance concerning hormonal issues, menopause, recognizing emotional eating patterns, and how we subconsciously sabotage good intentions. It also helps to educate the patient concerning environmental stressors and toxins and how to reduce your exposure. It is well established that there is an epidemic of obesity, which can lead to hypertension, strokes, diabetes, kidney failure, blindness, and amputations, among many other severe health issues.
We, at the Riordan Clinic, want to spread an epidemic of health to all of you in this New Year. Our HCG Rx+ weight loss program is a proven success and we have helped close to 300 patients create and sustain a new lifestyle that enables them to become healthier and happier human beings! We can also help you change your life and create a healthy new lifestyle that will allow you to do the same.
Here at the Riordan Clinic, we want to wish all of you a healthy and blessed New Year, not only for you, but for any and all of your loved ones as well!