Chicago HCG Diet and Weight Loss Specialists
The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern is the premier center for integrative healing in the heart of Chicago. The Institute seamlessly combines the best of science-based Western medicine with the time-tested, holistic healing approaches of ancient cultures to create a system of health and wellness that honors the whole person.
The Raby Institute’s skilled team of integrative primary care physicians and practitioners partner with patients on their lifelong paths back to optimal health. They empower their patients to consciously author their own wellness with knowledge, hope, and support. The Raby Institute is founded on the following principles: Empowerment, Transparency, Vitality, Accountability, and Mutuality.
The HCG Longevity Diet at the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine follows the protocols developed originally by A.T.W. Simeon, MD at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital, Vatican, Italy in the mid 1970s and as practiced by Dr. C. Marten of Rotten-Ergan, Germany. Dr. A.T.W Simeon developed the diet upon visiting India in the 1950’s, when he noticed that malnourished Indian women were giving birth to healthy babies. Dr. Simeon discovered that the mechanism behind this was the HCG hormone, which allowed the fetuses to receive nutrients from fat stores in the mother’s body.
When a person is not pregnant, the HCG hormone works the same way. It allows patients to tap into their fat stores and burn fat reserves for energy, while they are following a low calorie diet of around 500 calories per day. Not only does the HCG Diet allow people to lose a significant amount of weight; the results of the weight loss can improve many health problems and prevent a number of diseases.
Some of these conditions can include:
Heart Disease: Weight loss can decrease the workload on the heart, the clogging of arteries, and improve overall heart function.
Strokes: When the arteries to brain become blocked due to excessive blood lipids, blood flow can become impaired, which can cause a stroke.
Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity affects metabolism and can cause the forming of metabolic syndrome. Patients that have metabolic syndrome have a combination of abdominal fat, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased triglycerides, and insulin resistance.
High Blood Pressure: Weight Loss with the HCG Diet can lower hypertension, which can decrease the workload on the heart and protect the retina of the eye to maintain vision.
Increased Cholesterol: Diets associated with obesity usually cause high levels of cholesterol, which is raised by excessive animal products and dairy, and the HCG diet uses foods that are low in cholesterol, allowing the body to rest from high cholesterol foods.
Type II Diabetes: Insulin resistance occurs when the body is assaulted by excessive amounts of sugar and the pancreas is forced to secrete so much insulin that the body stops recognizing it and responding it. This causes Type II Diabetes, which usually occurs during the adult years, and it can be helped or eliminated with weight loss and a healthy diet.
Typically, this intensive medically supervised weight reducing and body re-shaping program provides outstanding results in as little as 4-6 weeks. Typically, women lose around 25-30 pounds while on the diet, and men can lose from 30-40 pounds. The features of this program are a well-balanced, low calorie diet and regular injections of HCG that aids in the depletion of abnormal fat stores with virtually no hunger pangs.
With most other weight loss programs, the majority of weight lost is muscle mass and healthy structural fat. This is not the case with the HCG Longevity weight loss program. With the HCG Longevity Diet, the focus is on losing unhealthy stored fats typically found on the thighs, hips, and abdomen. The aim of this medically supervised program is to lose weight while barely disturbing the body’s own protein stores, mainly by depleting abnormal (hypo-metabolic) fat deposits while preserving lean body muscle mass.
The HCG Diet has helped thousands of men and women to reach their weight loss goals and drastically improve the their health. Weight loss with the HCG Diet can be a safe, effective, and fast way to lose weight and learn healthier ways of eating. Many people have improved their energy and overall vitality after losing weight on the HCG Diet.