~~We now have homeopathic HCG~~
The HCG diet has been proven to be a very effective method of weight loss. Recently, HCG has become quite popular. “HCG” wannabe vendors are popping up everywhere! Anywhere from online to your next door neighbor.
HCG is legally required to be prescribed by a licensed medical professional and can only be done so through a medical appointment. HCG is available in many forms over the internet. Do you know what you’re getting when purchasing it online?
Our HCG comes from our FDA regulated pharmacy. Our pharmacy conducts regular tests to double-check the purity and efficacy of the HCG we use. Our pharmacy is located in the United States.
Whenever, participating in a low caloric diet you should be under medical supervision. Several things should be monitored such as, sugar levels, blood pressure, the protection of lean mass and the proper reduction of the fat mass, hydration levels, BMI reduction and the overall cellular integrity and muscle mass.
We offer HCG in three formats: sublingual tablets, daily self injections and weekly power shots
HCG Compatible Spice Line!!!
Spice – Flavor is very much apart of the enjoyment of eating. Being able to experience full flavor during a diet program is a huge bennifit. We recently started carrying a line of spices that are 100% compatible with HCG. The spices are packed with flavor and contain absolutely NO: MSG, olive oil, canola oil, high fruteose corn syrup or anything else you need to avoid while on the HCG protocal! All of the spices are made with Sea Salt and if oil has been added they have used MCT oil!
Check Out The Flavors:
Got To Have It, Dang That’s Good, To Die For, El Ranch -a roo, Mexican, Italian, French Twist, Asian, Sassy Citrus, Mediterranean Bliss.
Body Composition Shakes
We have two protein shakes that we offer both a whey product and a rice/pea vegan shake. All of our protein shakes help to:
- Stabilization of the blood sugar levels
- Promote ketosis
- Curb the appetite
- Enhance your mood
Our shakes come in vanilla, chocolate and berry.
These functional food bars combine convenience with great taste and balanced nutrition to provide a healthy option for individuals following the Lean Body Program. Each bar contains 12 grams of high biological value whey protein blend to encourage maintenance of lean body mass.
Fortified with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants these bars offer a unique formulation that nutritionally supports good energy levels and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Contains NO Wheat, Corn, Soy Protein or artifical ingredients
A 4 Net Carb Nutrition Whole Food Bar
Kitchen Scales – Salter
Salter Electronic Scale with Timer and Temperature Model 1038SVDR has a bright blue backlit display for easy reading. High 11 lb capacity. Added features include a built in countdown timer with alarm and convenient room temperature reading.
Salter Electronic Scale with Timer and Temperature Model 1038SVDR
- Bright blue backlit display for easy reading.
- High 11 lb capacity weighs in 0.1 oz increments.
- Built in countdown timer with alarm.
- Convenient room temperature reading.
- Add and weigh tare feature.
- Hygienic glass platform resists food carry over and staining.
- Attractive spray finish.
- 9 volt battery included.
- Ten year warranty.
Ketosis Stix’s – 100 Count Bottle
What are ketones?
Ketones are a normal and efficient source of fuel and energy for the human body. They are produced by the liver from fatty acids, which result from the breakdown of body fat in response to the absence of glucose/sugar. In a ketogenic diet, such as Atkins … or diets used for treating epilepsy in children, the tiny amounts of glucose required for some select functions can be met by consuming a minimum amount of carbs – or can be manufactured in the liver from PROTEIN. When your body is producing ketones, and using them for fuel, this is called “ketosis”.
How will ketosis help me to lose weight?
Most reducing diets restrict calorie intake, so you lose weight but some of that is fat and some of it is lean muscle tissue as well. Less muscle means slowed metabolism, which makes losing weight more difficult and gaining it back all too easy. Ketosis will help you to lose FAT.
Being in ketosis means that your body’s primary source of energy is fat (in the form of ketones). When you consume adequate protein as well, there’s no need for the body to break down its muscle tissue. Ketosis also tends to accelerate fat loss — once the liver converts fat to ketones, it can’t be converted back to fat, and so is excreted.
But, isn’t ketosis dangerous?
Being in ketosis by following a low carbohydrate diet is NOT dangerous. The human body was designed to use ketones very efficiently as fuel in the absence of glucose. However, the word ketosis is often confused with a similar word, ketoacidosis.
Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition for diabetics, and the main element is ACID not ketones. The blood pH becomes dangerously acidic because of an extremely high blood SUGAR level (the diabetic has no insulin, or doesn’t respond to insulin …. so blood sugar rises … ketones are produced by the body to provide the fuel necessary for life, since the cells can’t use the sugar). It’s the high blood sugar, and the acid condition that is so dangerous. Ketones just happen to be a part of the picture, and are a RESULT of the condition, not the CAUSE. Diabetics can safely follow a ketogenic diet to lose fat weight … but they must be closely monitored by their health care provider, and blood sugars need to be kept low, and stable.
How do the ketone test strips work, and where can I get them?
Ketone urine-testing strips, also called Ketostix or just ketone sticks … are small plastic strips that have a little absorptive pad on the end. This contains a special chemical that will change colour in the presence of ketones in the urine. The strips may change varying shades of pink to purple, or may not change colour at all. The container will have a scale on the label, with blocks of colour for you to compare the strip after a certain time lapse, usually 15 seconds. Most folks simply hold a strip in the flow of urine. Other folks argue that the force of the flow can “wash” some of the chemical away, and advise that a sample of urine be obtained in a cup or other container, then the strip dipped into it.
You can purchase Ketosis sticks at any pharmacy or in our clinic in a bottle of 100 (90 day supply for $19.00)
We carry a BPA free shaker bottle with a wire whisk which makes mixing your protein shakes very easy. Preload your shakes in the morning and take them with you to work on while you’re on the go! Being prepared throughout your day is half the battle!
Detox – It is believed that toxins are stored in our fat cells. Our body stores the toxins in our fat as a way of protecting our organs and our blood stream from harmful elements that we introduce to our bodies.
As our bodies lose the excess fat it is important that we promote the elimination of toxins from our body. Minimizing the toxins coming in, proper clean water consumption and ensuring proper elimination is a good way to ensure the protection of our internal organs such as our liver and kidneys.
Dr. Simeon’s recommended 15 days of colon hydrotherapy and proper Detox prior to beginning any HCG protocol. At Medipro we offer a Detox kit to help aide your body in the proper elimination of toxins. Our Detox kits can be used 2-4 weeks prior to beginning your HCG diet or can be implemented somewhere along the way. HCG can not be used during the Detox process as it could overload your body with toxins.
Our Detox Kits are very easy to administer. Simply add liquid drops to your daily water consumption, followed by a Pro-biotic capsule and a couple of Bio-lax capsules. No nasty tasting drinks, no handfuls of pills needed. 3-5 capsules and 30 drops. It’s that easy! (Aymee… remind me and I’ll get a photo here)
We have saliva tests available in clinic.
The adrenals are two small glands, each weighing 3 to 5 grams, that are located above the kidneys. The adrenals have one of the highest rates of blood ﬂow per gram of tissue, and the highest content of Vitamin C per gram of any tissue in the body.
Each adrenal gland is composed of two separate functional entities. The outer zone, or cortex, accounts for 80% to 90% of the gland, and secretes adrenal steroids (Cortisol, DHEA(S) and Aldosterone). The inner zone, or medulla, comprises 10% to 20% of the gland, and secretes the catecholamines adrenaline and nor-adrenaline. Cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline are the three main adrenal stress hormones.
The Adrenal Rhythm and Its Importance
The human adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at a constant level throughout the day. The hormones are actually released in a cycle with the highest value in the morning and the lowest value at night. This is easily understood by looking at Figure 1. This 24-hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm. An abnormal adrenal rhythm can inﬂuence many functions of the body, some of which are listed below.
Abnormal adrenal function can alter the ability of cells to produce energy for activities of daily living. People who have a hard time rising in the morning, or who suffer with a low energy level during the day, often have abnormal adrenal rhythms & poor blood sugar regulation.
The maintenance of a stable blood sugar level depends on food choice, lifestyle, adrenal function and insulin activity. This panel measures stress hormones and insulin, to help ferret out causes of fatigue, cravings and obesity.
Muscle and joint function
Abnormal adrenal rhythms are known to compromise tissue healing. Reduced tissue repair and increased tissue breakdown can lead to muscle and joint breakdown with chronic pain.
The adrenal rhythm determines how well we build bone. If the night cortisol level is elevated and the morning level is too high, our bones do not rebuild well, and we are more prone to the osteoporotic process. Stress is the enemy of the bones. In postmenopausal women, the effect of stress worsens due to the female hormone imbalances.
Various immune cells (white blood cells) cycle in and out of the spleen and bone marrow for special conditioning, and possible nourishment and instructions. This immune system trafficking follows the cortisol cycle. So, if the cycle is disrupted, especially at night, then the immune system is adversely affected.
Short and long-term stress is known to suppress the immune response on the surfaces of our body as in lungs, throat, urinary and intestinal tract. With the reduction in the surface antibody (called secretory IgA), the resistance to infection is reduced and allergic reactions are believed to increase.
The ability to enter REM sleep cycles, i.e. regenerative sleep, is interrupted by high cortisol values at night and in the morning. Chronic lack of REM sleep can reduce the mental vitality and vigor of a person and induce depression.
Human skin regenerates mostly during the night. With higher night cortisol values, less skin regeneration takes place. So, a normal cortisol rhythm is essential for optimal skin health
(See Figure 2).
The level of cortisol at the cell level controls thyroid hormone production. Often, hypothyroid symptoms such as fatigue and low body temperature are due to an adrenal maladaptation.
Grain intolerance and stress response
About 12-18% of the U.S. population suffers from a genetic intolerance to grain. Speciﬁcally, a high incidence occurs in Celtic, Germanic, and Nordic derivation. The gut becomes inﬂamed within 30 minutes after consuming the grains and this can lead to an adrenal stress response, increased cortisol and reduced DHEA.
(Several other functions that go beyond the scope of the pamphlet are also cortisol and DHEA dependent.)
The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™)
Four saliva samples are used in the ASI™ for the following ten tests:
4 x Cortisol Helps evaluate stress response
2 x Insulin Helps investigate blood sugar control
DHEA Helps determine stress adaptation
Secretory IgA Helps evaluate toll on immunity
17-OH Progesterone Helps determine adrenal reserve
Gluten Antibodies Helps identify grain intolerance
Your healthcare provider can use the ﬁndings in this panel to recommend customized treatment and preventive measures that may include diet and lifestyle changes, hormones, botanicals and vitamins.
Advantages of the ASI™
The test is non-invasive and can be performed wherever you are.
Saliva is collected under real life conditions. There are no stressful blood draws and no gallon sized urine containers to carry around for 24 hours.
With blood and urine testing, a number of borderline adrenal conditions are missed due to lack of sensitivity. This is not the case with the ASI™ because samples are taken within one circadian cycle and the more deﬁnitive free fraction is measured.
The ASI™ is an in-depth test, such that options for treatment are expanded by 400-500% over serum and urine test results.
Note: The ASI™ was invented and introduced by Diagnos-Techs, Inc. in 1989. All other panels offered on the market are copies.
Abnormal adrenal rhythm can influence:
Immune System Health
Muscle and Joint Function
Do you need the ASI™ Test?
To determine if the ASI™ is the appropriate test for assessing your health condition, ask for your free stress questionnaire. The score can help your doctor determine a course of action.
The ASI™ is mostly ordered for individuals that suffer from:
Chronic stress and related health problems
Lack of vitality and energy
Muscle and joint pain
Low sex drive
Low body temperature
The Adrenal Stress Index™ can explain excessive feelings of tiredness and an inability to cope
The Adrenal Stress Index™ is used to help eliminate craving for excessive calories and to help you build and maintain muscle mass
The Adrenal Stress Index™ reveals both the strength of your immune system and your ability to digest wheat type grains safely