Abstracts from the First International Workshop on hCG and
September 24-26- 2004
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Raphael Urbain Massard (engraver)
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First they ignore you, then
they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
"Dear Dr. Daniel Belluscio,
I am currently taking the hCG shots for obesity. I have a condition called
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).
As a result, it is very hard for me to loose weight, and I have excess
hair growth from the level of testosterone. I have tried methods such as
With that I got very sick. I have tried everything short of starving
myself to loose the weight, but with no success.
The hCG shots not only have helped my weight issue, but my PCOS symptoms
as well. I have lost weight and the excess hair growth has become very
slow. My energy level from loosing the weight is tremendous. All which was
noticed just within the first week! Which in turn gives someone like me
very much hope of being "normal".
My doctor that helps control the PCOS has also been following my success
as well and is amazed at the effects the shot has had. He was the one who
recommended that I give this a try. I was very weary at first, but seeing
the results encouraged me.
I would strongly recommend someone to the shots who is with the same
condition. Even if they don't have poly cystic ovary syndrome and are just
overweight. The effects of obesity are way more dangerous then the effects
of this shot, if there is any. And believe me, I have done my research!
Thousands and thousands of people die of obesity. Now there is a method of
helping them which is as natural as you can possibly get. Let's face the
facts, obesity is an extremely fast growing killer.....
So, thank you for the research that you do. It reassures me as well as the
population who do take the shots.
Jennifer -North Carolina"
The "Fat Chance" special missed the whole point that HCG therapy cured obesity
40 years ago.
Dr. A.T.W. Simeons of Rome found
the permanent cure for obesity in the early 1960's and
the American diet industry
suppressed it for 40 years.
The American diet industry has grown in the last 40 years from $2 billion/year
to over $20 billion/year.
That industry would collapse if the fact were widely known that obesity is
a permanently curable symptom of a hypothalamus dysfunction.
What is unconscionable is the almost infinite amount of pain and distress
and degradation that have been endured by almost three generations of fat
Americans, let alone those fat people in the rest of the world, because of
the greed of the diet industry.
I have used the Simeons weight reduction program. I personally guarantee that
"Dear Dr. Belluscio:
I have said it 100 times to everyone who is skeptical - that Dr. Simeon's
method meets and exceeds the scientific method of proof....
Having read all those wonderfully expressive notes on your main site, I have
nothing to add. Each one is exactly correct. I have written you in the past
about the criminal deceit of those who have prevented by slander, allowing
the prescribing of the hCG material, and the correct method, etc. Which means
I have been angry and outspoken about this for 35 years....
What's missing, to me, is the "background" of anyone opposing the use of hCG.
As a matter of record, the medical profession as a whole has no understanding
of the bio-chemistry, nor means to cure obesity...
The radical treatment using surgery is pretty brutal. [someone told me those
undergoing this surgery will die without it, so....] How can anyone say he/she
performed hCG group experiments and thereby "proved" the treatment of no use...
Their experimental designs were idiotic, apparently. - and none of them have
found, specifically, the mechanism of hCG in the body. I'll bet money on that.
They have proved nothing. I keep telling you things you already know. But
And this is where I would demand that those nice people who write to you and
who already know personally that the treatment is excellent, get out there
and ask all departments, all top
management, anyone they can find to ask who is hostile, or absolutely in
power to prevent these people from getting it. Take the fight to the
enemy. Pat J"
Thanks for the Website. I had exceedingly good results on HCG (injectable)
diets many years ago, but the FDA and AMA have since intimidated almost all
U.S. doctors into not prescribing it for obesity treatment. Would you happen
to know of any internet pharmacies or doctors where I can obtain either the
oral HCG used in your study or injectable HCG. Thank you very much for the
reply. I am now completing a description of my experiences on HCG diets and
will be posting it later today.
I would be very interested in being informed of your opinion group and would
be happy to help in any way.
Also, I would be very grateful if you could let me know when your oral HCG
medication goes on sale (or if there are any similar products already available)
anywhere in the world.
As you may know, United States law allows citizens to import for personal
use non-narcotic drugs unapproved by the FDA for sale in the U.S.A.
Since I do not expect to see the FDA ever (at least in my lifetime) approve
HCG, in any form, for weight loss (injectable HCG never was so approved) I
will have to get it from some other country in any case.
The problem in the U.S., pardon my cynicism, is that there is no major (as
in multi-billion dollar) political lobby for drug-based weight control products.
The AMA, like any good trade organization, is obsessed only with driving up
its member income and the big money for doctors in this area comes from the
surgery and long-term care for obesity-related disorders, not from writing
prescriptions to eliminate obesity. (For this reason, virtually all weight-loss
specialists in private practice refuse to join the AMA.)
The other big medical lobby in the U.S., the insurance industry, is not particularly
interested in the issue because most policies exclude coverage of obesity
disorders and overweight individuals are generally denied life insurance and
health insurance coverage completely unless they can afford exorbitantly high
premiums for very limited coverage.
Thanks very much. Elliot "
"Dear Dr. Belluscio,
Almost 30 years ago I had gained 60 pounds that dieting and exercise would
not move. I was an active mother of six. and then, as now, I refuse to take
any medicines and remain extremely healthy.
When I saw the weight loss others were achieving from hCG, I went to an obesity
Dr. here and began to receive the needles.
During the first month I received 24 needles and lost 30 pounds! The second
month I went on a maintenance diet and received one needle per week...and
lost that last 30 pounds! It was not difficult to remain on that diet while
getting the shots because the results are so immediately apparent...and you
....It is my opinion that the thousands of people here who benefited from
hCG give lie to the vague claims that this is a dangerous substance. I feel
that fat is a lucrative bu$ine$$.. diets, books, videos, gym equipment, weight
programs, food programs, operations, etc...
If the medical establishment were really seriously addressing obesity, they
would have to bring back Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin. I am now an old lady,
physically unable to go out and starve myself while exercising furiously...and
I have again gained weight. I would be happy to travel across the U.S. border
if anyone knows a Dr. near Niagara that will dispense hCG!
This substance seems to go directly to those areas that will not budge through
diets, fasts or exercises. I applaud the efforts of Dr. Belluscio to keep
hCG discussion alive and force the medical profession to recognize the value
of studies. I would recommend hCG to anyone with a serious weight problem.
On health boards I see desperate people posting about liposuction, stomach
and intestines operations, amphetamines, and all sorts of questionable drugs
and other weightloss scams... while the truth about hCG is hidden. Who does
Obesity is a health issue and we must DEMAND answers as to why this hCG is
being kept from us!. Eve"
I am a layperson who used Dr. Simeon's hcg technique, starting in 1969. The
treatment is perfect, and works the same for all, if Dr.Simeon's technique
is used, I respected him a lot and wrote to him in Italy; he sent a gracious
reply. I ordered several of his book-manuals.
Since then, I have tried to find out who was behind the attacks on this procedure
and never got very far. They were of course, malicious and moronic; distorting
every detail of the fat-reducing technique he devised, and the results obtained.
I wrote to several obesity researchers, and clipped articles, etc., but had
neither the clout nor the connections to go further into the opposition. One
who wishes to overcome the flak generated will have to be vocal and influential;
smoking out the opposition wd. be desirable, also.
The campaign against this technique was underhanded and I suspect the
motives could not bear the light of day. Regards,. Mrs. Darryl "
"Hello Dr. Belluscio:
I wished to also let you know that I have recently lost a great deal of weight,
60lb.I am close to my goal of loosing another 70lb. I've noticed a great many
Unfortunately I was not able to find any programs locally using hCG. I mainly
accomplished this with good skin tone remaining by removing a large amount
of carbohydrates and sugars in my diet... I have noticed no major reduction
of muscle mass. The loss appears to be localized to the fatty deposits in
my abdomen, buttocks and legs, chest and face.
Best regards in your worthy work.
"Hello Dr. Belluscio:
I am so pleased to be able to share this with anyone and everyone!
My Husband and I have been going to a clinic in Tennessee. We both started
this diet, (with much doubt) I've tried many diets and failed at most... UNTIL
I started this diet using hCG and a VLCD ...
I have lost 20 pounds in one month! can you believe it?? and on top of the
weight loss I feel GREAT! full of energy! and that's something that I have
not had in years! I am 37 years old I have 2 very active boys and work a full
Before this wonderful diet method came into my life I couldn't hardly go...
but now I'm on the go all the time and have so much energy ... its super!!!!.
If anyone out there has doubts about this weight loss method... send me an
email and I will send you pictures! before and after of me and my Husband
who by the way is also on this diet and feels just as good as I do!
Have a great day...
Allen and Tammy "
"Hello Dr. Belluscio:
Ten years ago I was very over weight and needed to reduce. I tried four other
programs before I found the HCG program. The first four help me lose a total
of eight pounds at a rate of about $100/pd.
Then a friend told me about the HCG program. I started at over 200 pounds
and finished at 138. I had no side effects and gained self-confidence. The
program helped me to like my self and the results kept me going.
It was a long year but I managed to keep the weight off for over eight years.
I have been looking for the HCG program for over two years.
I hope that they bring this program back soon. It could help a lot of others
who need the help. Sara "
I am very interested in anything concerning HCG. Because I don't understand
that it such a rejected method. After my 2nd child I gained more then 20 kilos
and whatever diet (seriously done without cheating myself) no loss of weight.
Negative doctors, till I went to one whom I knew he did the HCG diet in order
to try that.
I remain more or less one year on the same weight then start gaining again
a few kilos and then do on my own the same diet again. To loose about 3/4
kilos, which I cannot loose with any diet. It's easy, and I feel great during
the diet, injecting myself every day...
My hormones are checked seasonally because of the menopause, and they are
the same as an 38 year old woman. My age is 50! Could be possible because
Next week I will start another diet as I gained 3 kilos because of stopping
Hopefully this has any use to you.
"Hello Dr. Belluscio:
I was so thrilled to find your web site. I used the HCG injections in Orlando
for several months. I went from a size 14 to size 6.
The results are incredible!
I am moving to the Washington, D.C. area and want to find a doctor that uses
the HCG injections. Please help! I would love to participate in any research
study. It works!! .Wendy"
My name is Cathy.
When I was in Los Angeles California in 1974 I was treated for obesity with
weekly injections of HCG.
I was able, with a controlled diet, to lose 40 pounds in 2 months. It was
the most effective method of weight loss that I have ever tried. My energy
was up, my mood was up and the weight came off. I was successful in keeping
the weight off until my first pregnancy...
I need help, and I know from first hand experience that the injections WORK!!!
Please let me know if there is any hope. I can not take the regular diet pills
to control appetite. They make me feel so sick and nervous.....
Thank you for having an interest in this subject...please let me know.
Please advise me as to where I can go to get hCG oral tabs for weight lose...
i live in Apopka, fla ...I now take injections of hCG.. on 5 days and off
2...for 8 weeks-then off 3 weeks...It's terrific for weight loss, never have
been able to stick to a diet before. I've lost 21 lbs, feel great and blood
sugars have lowered. God bless whom ever invented this program. Marion"
I am a past success story of HCG. I lost over 75 pounds about 12 years ago.
I am currently fighting to limit my weight gain but can see I am with age
finding it much harder. I would like to know if you have information as to
a location where I can get back on this program.
Sincerely , Sara"
"Dear doctor Daniel,
I have already lost 13.5 kg, my treatment of 45 days ends today and tomorrow
I'll start to eat 1.000 cal so my injections are done.
I just feel great and I am very happy, i had no hungry feelings and i am very
enthusiastic about the hCG treatment !
I hope the oral hCG will come soon in Belgium. If you wish to e-mail me, I
will be pleased !
"Dear Dr. Belluscio,
Looking forward to the 'chat' on Feb. 26. I've used HCG via injection and
it was the only real relief I've had from a weight problem that I've had since
the age of 5 (50 years ago)....
I am now seeing several physicians I wasn't seeing when I had the HCG shots
- a cardiologist and an endocrinologist.
Thanks, Susan "
"Dear Dr. Belluscio,
Can you PLEASE tell me if there is any place in Indiana that i can obtain
the hCG injections? I had wonderful results several years back in Florida
while using it. Or, can you tell me how to obtain the oral medication?
Thank you, Julie B."
"Before having tummy repair my medical doctor put me on hCG and i lost
much weight without any problems until now and it has been more than 18 years
ago while I was in Mexico.
"I am 60 Lbs overweight and tried everything for weight loss. It started
affecting my knees and I just had surgery on my knee which confined my movement
and by that I gained more weight. Even syntroid didn't help me.
Please send all info regarding clinics that administer HCG for weight loss,
it was the most effective means to lose weight for me... It is the best I
have ever used for weight loss. HELP! Please...Nadia"
I have recently, 2 weeks ago, begun the diet using the injection method,
with incredible results.
I have already dropped 10 lbs and my goal is 20.
I located this site while doing some research on hCG, and was not even aware
that an oral form was available, please send me information on where I might
find a clinic that offers the oral dispensing.
The injections are working incredibly well, but if the oral works equally
well, this would be preferable.
Thank you for your help and keep up the Great Work!
My story with this marvelous substance goes back to 1969 in Los Angeles. The
last place I went to be on a program for weight loss was the Lindora Clinic.
I hail from a chubby childhood, I spent most of my adult life staying around
120 lbs. Whenever I would start to gain, I would go back to hCG, it is really
the only substance which allows me to lose quickly without problems, I have
an extreme metabolic resistance to losing weight....
Thank you for reading my story. Wendy "
"Dear Dr. Belluscio,
I concur with all the letters on the internet that are posted on your Website.
It is a shame that the US took it away from the doctors. It really works and
I never had any side effects.
In fact, I felt better than I had ever felt before and was successful in losing
However, I need to lose at least 25 more pounds and have tried everything,
and nothing works.
I know that HCG works.
Thank you for any help you can give me. God Bless. Carol "
It was interesting that I found your site today. My ex husband and I was part
of a company in the mid states that opened over 250 Medical Weight Loss Clinics.
These clinics were medically staffed with RN's to administer the injections.
All of our patients had to go through a medical examination with our on staff Dr.s. Lab work was done on all patients. Our program called for two days of
load diet, with higher doses of HCG, followed by lower doses and a 500 calorie
HCG had been scrutinized for many years. The FDA contends that anyone on a
500 calorie diet will loose weight. And we agreed.
The significant difference however was the fact that with HCG the following
- HCG released 2500 calories of abnormal fat cells. Therefore your body was
using 3000 calories per day .
- Patients never lost the structural fat, only the abnormal fat deposits.
- During the program not only was your weight decreasing at an amazingly fast
rate, but your body's skin was shrinking as well.
- A patient never ended up with stretch marks from rapid weight loss. When
a patient went from a size 18 to size 6, they appeared to never had had a
weight problem. No saggy skin etc.
- The program incorporated a lot of water intake. If your urine was not clear,
you were not drinking enough water. A patient was literally flushing out the
fat cells through urination.
There is so much more to this program than meets the eye...
I would be pleased to hear your response.......Tari"
"I am a 60 year-old man who began the injectable HCG weight loss program 3
I have arthritis in both knees and one has very little cartilage left.
As a result I was in too much pain to exercise.
I have poor willpower in eating. I had tried all the other plans- Jenny Craig,
Weight Watchers, Suger Busters, etc. with NO success. I am 6'2" and at the
time weighed in at 292.4 pounds.
In 15 months I lost 69#. I have no skin folds from the loss. I went from a
tight size 50 to size 42 pants.
I can now walk vigorously, play golf and conduct a normal life style. I no
longer need a leg brace or cane to walk. My cholesterol has gone down 40-50
points, BP is 110/64, sugar is 96.
I feel like a new man.
I have gained 20# back, but have gone back on the plan and already lost 7#.
This program is a life-saver! Steve "
Few substances have been so neglected and misunderstood regarding
their potential therapeutic effects as hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin).
Secreted by the placenta, the presence of hCG in the urine of pregnant women
was first reported by Ascheim and Zondek in 1927. Since then, thousands of
articles have been published about the effect of hCG on gonads (testicles
or ovaries), but comparatively a small number of these have investigated its
vast therapeutic potential on diseases ranging from
hCG is one of the few drugs of natural origin that, fortunately, still
remain in the current Pharmacopoeia. For unknown reasons, most of the research
performed on its therapeutic potential deals with investigations related to
testicles or ovaries, with comparatively few investigations performed in other
hCG proved to be effective in the above-mentioned conditions, but insufficient
data were gathered to determine conclusively its clinical utility.
To complicate the situation even more, the use of hCG in the treatment of
obesity has been the subject of controversy. The results of a series of studies
were interpreted to mean that hCG should not be used for the treatment of
obesity, notwithstanding reports that many patients that had been treated
with the hCG protocol had been satisfied with the method and the obtained
results (See Opinions).
Based on these opinions and the adherence to the method that I have observed
in patients managed with hCG, I arrived at the conclusion that the effectiveness
of hCG in the treatment of obesity merited further evaluation. Consequently,
in 1991 I designed a research program intended to determine whether an oral
formulation of hCG could be useful in the treatment of obesity. After several
years of studies on volunteers, we performed an extensive Double-Blind study,
which was preliminary published in 1994 in the Indexmedico web site (
The results of this study demonstrate that a formulation of oral hCG+ a Very
Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) mobilizes fat from specific fat deposits more effectively
than a Placebo+ VLCD diet treatment alone.
The study was performed on seventy obese volunteers using an entirely different
approach to hCG administration : The oral route.
As Director of this Research Project, I firmly believe that experts in the
field of obesity research would benefit by giving the method and this new
approach a new, unbiased look. I also invite patients who have been treated
with hCG to send their comments on the treatment or to post their comments
in the Forum in this web site.
With obesity reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, it is now more important
than ever to research effective procedures for its treatment.
After years of study, I have concluded that the effectiveness of hCG in the
treatment of obesity has not been assessed fully. Negative side effects have
thus been assigned to this substance that I sustain are incompatible with
its nature and origin. For example, I have received e-mails from physicians
and RNs who argue that hCG should not be used to treat obesity because of
its side effects including, among others, hirsutism, and even cancer. Yet,
large quantities of hCG (up to 1,000,000 IU per day) are secreted during pregnancy.
Therefore, based on this premise, women would be highly susceptible to cancer
and excessive growth of hair during pregnancy. To my knowledge, there are
no reports in the available medical literature of a higher susceptibility
to hirsutism or cancer during pregnancy attributed to hCG secretion, or any
reports that attribute such side effects to hCG administration
Based on approximately 20-years of experience in the treatment of obesity
and obesity-related disorders, I have arrived at the conclusion that the hCG
method for obesity treatment meets patients' expectations for a safe and effective
weight loss program that is easy to follow and can improve their quality of
life, without negative side effects or contraindications.
Dear visitors (physicians and the general public): You are welcome to browse
this website, and send us your comments. I encourage a reasonable and scientific
discussion on this issue.
Thank you for your interest,
Dr. Daniel Belluscio
Director- hCG research center
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