H2 A2 D2 PROGRAM:

Homeopathic HCG Allergen Avoidance Detoxification Diet

What is the H2A2D2 PROGRAM?

This is both a short and long term comprehensive program Dr. Shapiro put together for healthy living, weight loss support, and decreasing one's risk for diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. It stands for Homeopathic hCG Allergen Avoidance Detoxification Diet.

What is involved in H2A2 D2 PROGRAM?

It consists of an individualized low-calorie diet 1000-1500 calories per day, accompanied by tasteless purified water based Homeopathic hCG drops, and a very much needed liver support program.

What is hCG and how does a result in rapid weight loss?

HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone present in both men and women, but is produced in great amounts in pregnant women. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman's metabolic functions [metabolism]. In nonpregnant persons, research suggests hCG similarly increase the metabolism similar to a pregnant female. Thousands of calories and stored fat are released, and are used by the body for energy or eliminated through the bowels; unfortunately we simultaneously release unwanted stored toxins which can be harmful. To keep the fat cells from immediately taking in more fat, a low-calorie diet is necessary. The individualized diet is specified trough blood testing to see what foods your body can utilize without problems. Some personal care products, such as lotions are strictly prohibited. However, very low allergic potential care products made from coconut oil or mineral oils are allowed.

How much weight will I lose with the H2A2 D2 program?

Most dieters lose about 5 pounds per week. Factors that help faster weight loss include adding or increasing vegetable intake and mixing salads with each meal, low carb/glycemic index friendly meals and exercise. Fiber intake is extremely important. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence suggests some homeopathic hCG formula and caffeine are not compatible. As a precaution, you must eliminate caffeine from your diet. It is better for your adrenal-cortisol-insulin-blood sugar-brain sensitivity and feedback loops as well; IT IS HEALTHIER FOR YOU ANYWAY!

Patients are started on a Dr. supervised liver detoxification program before the Homeopathic formulas, as a result of the cumulative damage caffeine has had on their body. Furthermore, people have an excessive accumulation of toxins/pollutants that will be released during the fat loss phase. This will damage your body at the cell level, but no necessarily symptom level. I want you to be able to get the desired weight loss results so you will not waste your time and money, stress your liver and accumulate more toxins ultimately leading to poor health during this time.

Is it healthy to lose 5 pounds per week with Homeopathic hCG"

YES! This is a slower, more gradual and healthier way transition for your body. Weight loss comes directly from fat cells rather than from lean muscle. The hCG allows the loss of fat tissue and prevents the body from losing the needed muscle tissue and stored vitamins/minerals essential for good health. People who have completed hCG programs report feeling and appearance of great health, weight loss and loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight or obese person (at least 20 pounds overweight)?

Why the Individualized Lower Calorie Diet?

The diet causes your hypothalamus (brain) to release the fat out of the fat cells so you can use it for energy to sustain you through the day. While you are on the ILCD your body continually receives messages from the Hypothalamus to use fat for energy. Each pound of stored fat releases approximately 3500 calories to use as energy. Furthermore, you will be eating non inflammatory foods, hypo-allergenic, so your body will heal at the same time. Food allergies have been linked or associated with almost most health related problems from Fibromyalgia, headaches, asthma, ADD, High Blood Pressure and obesity.

What preparations are required for the Homeopathic HCG?

Dr. Shapiro will order an IN-DEPTH set of blood work, including but not limited to some immune cells, red blood cells, electrolytes, kidney, liver and cholesterol, thyroid, the last 3 months of blood sugar, magnesium and inflammatory markers. In addition specialized testing of other areas like intestinal, liver and food allergy profiles will be ordered to uncover your genetic and functional weaknesses so you can get the best results for the short and long term. Through the last 13 years of clinical practice Dr. Shapiro has researched and utilized, what he believes, are the most effective labs to achieve the best results for his patients. By following the recommendations gleaned from the test results you will a great chance to achieve a high success rate in ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS. It is recommended you come in with the GOALs for your weight loss. Dr. Shapiro will go through these with you. He believes this is one of the cornerstones of the program as the deeper understanding you have of your goals the more likely you will be to adhere to his dietary prescriptions and recommendations, to stay motivated for your own benefit.

Will I be hungry eating only 1000-1500 calories each day?

Most people do not experience this because you should eat every 3-4 hours during the day and you can focus on vegetables and protiens to keep you full while you are losing weight and healing your body. YOu will eventually get the feeling of "right", not stuffing oneelf but feeling satisfied for a few hours, keeping the blood sugar stable, not reacting to underlying allergic foods, havng plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and feeling balanced as the right way to feel and be. If one has a lot difficulty I can Rx addional herbal and homeopathic formulas to help one along in the meantime.

Who is the right candidate for the H2A2 D2 program?

The majority of people of most adult ages can use Homeopathic HCG, although Dr. Shapiro will not recommend it for pregnant or nursing women, or those of advanced age.

How about the safety and side effects of the H2A2 D2 program?

I am not aware of any side effects reported when using the Homeopathic hCG formula and safe diets, as the ones used in H2A2D2. Some symptoms one may feel from the diet itself are low-grade headaches, constipation (from not consuming as much food) and various other mild symptoms. Dr. Shapiro put together the H2 A2 D2 PROGRAM to eliminate, as much as possible, the potential for these problems. If one experiences any of these symptoms, it is a good sign of how imbalanced one is, or their lifetime toxin accumulation. If this occurs during the H2A2D2, please inform Dr. Shapiro.

Will I gain the weight back after the H2A2 D2 program?

After the H2A2D2program, you will find your appetite has changed and your eating BEHAVIOR will be changed. You will have helped reprogram your brain and body to a healthier METABOLIC you. By maintaining 30 minutes of cardio exercise, yoga or other type of exercise 3-5 times per week, eating moderately (having proper size portions, not having second helpings, not overeating until feeling full), you will find you should be able to maintain your healthier, leaner and more shapely healthier body. This is the opportunity to keep some of the LIFESTYLE CHANGES for many years or the rest of your life. Your new life program after the H2A2D2program is consistent with the American Diabetes, Heart, Cancer associations. In Dr. Shapiro's opinion, it is even better because it is less inflammatory, more individualized to your immune system, thus less damaging and stressful to your body.