HCG Diet & Natural Wellness Blog

Keeping the Rhythm of Exercise on the HCG Diet

August 10, 2017
Do I Need to Stop Exercising on the HCG Diet?
This is a very common question that I get from my HCG Diet patients?  My answer is always to keep the rhythm of exercise while on phase 2 of the HCG Diet and cut back on the intensity.  A daily or almost daily rhythm of gentle exercise is truly important.  I would never recommend that my patients stop exercising on the program.  
 
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YOU CAN BREAK YOUR SUGAR HABIT - The HCG Diet Can Help!

July 24, 2017
The HCG Diet Helps People Lose Weight and End the Sugar Habit
 
Sugar!  It is everywhere. It is hard to believe that most people consume between 20-25 tsp of sugar each day.  That is quite shocking to me. Some of this sugar can of course be found in fruits and veggies but most of it is hidden in processed foods. There are 10 tsp of sugar in some cans of soda.  Yikes!  There is sugar added to ...

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A Positive Attitude is a Key to Health

July 10, 2017
Attitude is a Key to Health
Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Attitude are pillars to health. In my years of experience in the field of integrative medicine, I have seen what a huge impact ATTITUDE has on my patients.  
 
The mind is one our most under utilized power tools and we ALL have one.  Perhaps, yours is stuck in some negative patterning, but the good news is that with some practice and awareness this ...

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The HCG Diet for Weight Loss as a Confidence Builder

June 26, 2017
The HCG Diet can Help People Love their Bodies Again
For many of my patients, the excess weight that they carry on their bodies is a not only unhealthy for their bodies but ravages their mind and spirit.  The mental/emotional component that comes with excess fat storage is really intense for so many people.  As the pounds come off through the HCG Diet in Portland with Doctors watch the confidence build ...

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Testosterone Pellet Therapy at The Natural Path

June 20, 2017
TESTOSTERONE PELLET THERAPY for Women!  A Great Form of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement!
No more messy creams, No more daily pills, No more injections … just an easy, steady and safe delivery of bio identical hormones!
 
Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women that affects very important functions in the human body.  A deficiency in testosterone can lead to many health conditions ...

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Getting to a Healthier Body Composition - the HCG Diet can Help!

June 14, 2017

Body Composition and your Overall Health
Before any of our patients begin the HCG Diet program, we always test their body composition on our InBody Body Composition analyzer. After using this device with over a thousand patients, I can attest to its accuracy!  The body composition analysis is an important part of the HCG Diet process. It will tell us what a healthy amount of weight is for a specific patient to ...

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Menopause and Weight Gain ... the HCG Diet can Help!

June 7, 2017

Body Composition Changes and Menopause
Menopause in the literal meaning means the pause or end of menstruation.  It is a shift in a women's endocrine physiology that happens "mid-life."  Most women begin to experience menopause between the ages of 40 to 55 years old with the average age being 51.
For many women, menopause comes with some uncomfortable physical changes.  The most common being hot ...

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Analyzing Body Composition ~ a great tool for our HCG Diet Program and Bio Identical Hormone Optimization Programs

May 23, 2017
What is Lean Body Mass and what part of it is Skeletal Muscle?
 
When I run a body composition analysis on our patients who are doing our HCG Diet program or  our bio-identical hormone optimization program the 2 parameters of "lean mass" and "fat mass" always stand out.  Through our HCG Diet program, we see in most cases that their is very little change in lean mass despite a significant loss in body ...

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The Natural Path Offers More than just the HCG Diet

May 15, 2017
The Natural Path - HCG Diet, Bio identical hormone optimization using pellets, Erectile dysfunction treatments, Testosterone therapy and Facial aesthetics using PRP and More
 
Over the past decade, our HCG Diet program has been a huge success in helping thousands of patients lose weight and more importantly make lasting changes in their diets and therefore in their health.  It has been an incredibly rewarding ...

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Changing Your Attitude and Harnessing Your Will Power - making lasting change after the HCG Diet

April 25, 2017
Change Your Attitude towards Food or your "Fooditude" 
 
When I first meet with my HCG Diet patients, they often have strong goals of finding better eating habits, improving diet and losing weight.  The first thing I ask patients to do is to dig deep and be sure the motivation and inspiration to make (lasting) change is there!  This process takes an "i can attitude" from the start!  Visualize ...

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Why I LOVE the Instant Pot for the HCG Diet

April 19, 2017

Let the Instant Pot be your Game Changer for Cooking on the HCG Diet
 
Recently, after hearing testimonial after testimonial from friends about the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker (and so much more) I decided to go on Amazon and get one of my own.  Well, this purchase did not disappoint!  I love it!  So far, I have made a whole chicken, chicken breasts, ribs, rice, mountains of vegetables, hard ...

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Halibut Fish "Taco's" for the HCG Diet - Delish!

April 10, 2017

An HCG Diet Dinner that makes you say AMAZING!

I say it over and over in my practice ... the HCG Diet does not have to be boring. There are SO many delicious things that can be made with that little list of foods. I highly recommend getting creative and making one fish, chicken and beef recipe each week.  It is nice to make plenty for leftovers so that you can meal prep. With a pattern like this, you ...

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The 100% Rule! Simple advice that can change your life.

April 5, 2017
The Ticket To Your (Weight Loss) Goal is 100%!!
In my private practice as a Naturopathic physician, I love working with my patients to achieve a body composition that is healthy for them.  Most of the time, this involves weight loss which comes from changes in dietary and lifestyle habits with the HCG Diet as a catalyst. The majority of my patients come to me with an absolute readiness to change. They are ...

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So, you cheated on your HCG Diet Program?!

March 27, 2017

Cheating on the HCG Diet Protocol ... What to do Next!
"Oh, no!  I cheated!  What will happen now,"  this is a common question that my HCG Diet  patients ask me on their program. The real answer is "your human, be gentle with yourself and hit the reset button to move forward with the plan!"
 
If your very lucky and if the cheat was fairly minor (which means it did not impact blood sugar too ...

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Resisting that Urge to Overeat!

March 20, 2017

Tricks to Eating Less and Keeping the Weight off
I find that most of my patients have some apprehension and fear about going into phase III of the HCG Diet.  The main fear of course is gaining back the weight that had been lost on phase 2 of the HCG Diet!  Clinical studies show that if patients follow phase III as outlined, and stick to a healthy diet with a healthy caloric intake they will most likely keep ...

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Tips for Evolution into a Healhtier Way of Eating

March 15, 2017
YOU are READY to have a healthy DIET as your LIFESTYLE!
 
You have made the commitment to change your diet and to incorporate a healthier way of living and eating. This has been something you have been wanting to do for many years now.  You are ready to make the change!  You know it might have some challenging moments but YOU can do it. Say YES to this!  It can add healthy years to your life.
 
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Weight Loss 101 - some easy tips to get you going!

March 7, 2017
Seven Simple Tips for Getting Weight Loss Rolling!
 
Many of my patients come into my office with lots of weight to lose.  They often feel defeated at the thought of this arduous task.  For many, they believe this can only happen with a ridiculous low calorie diet and long cardio sessions at the gym.  I find that often times, patients have these unrealistic ideas of what the road to weight loss looks ...

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Making the HCG Diet the END of DIETING!

February 28, 2017
The HCG weight loss protocol can be the END of Dieting! 
 
I find this to be the case for most of our HCG Diet patients.  Knowledge is power and when given the information about what certain foods provide or do not provide for your body will help you to make informed choices.
 
Most diets really do not work for the long term and they are not very good for our health.  In fact, the number ...

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Getting Mentally Prepared for the HCG Weight Loss Program and the END of DIETING!

February 20, 2017

TIPS TO MENTALLY PREP FOR THE HCG WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
 
We encourage all of our patients to jump into the HCG Diet Protocol with a positive attitude and a mentally prepared mind.  We would love this protocol to become the END of DIETING! After guiding thousands of people through this program, we feel confidant in offering you our 5 most helpful tips.
Changing our habits and patterns and letting go of food ...

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Valentines Day and The HCG Diet ... Chocolate?

February 13, 2017
Valentines Day and Your on The HCG Diet Program
 
Any holiday presents challenges on the HCG Diet program.  We are a culture that celebrates with FOOD and DRINK and often times, celebratory cuisine is not really the healthiest of fare.  In every day life, it is important to indulge and enjoy now and then. However, on the HCG Diet program phase II, the protocol is so specific that a "cheat" can hold you ...

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Bone Broth as A Great Addition to the HCG Diet

February 6, 2017
The Elixir of Bone Broth on the HCG Diet
 
Bone broth is truly dense in nutrition. Bone broth is known to be rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, collagen, gelatin and keratin. These nutrients are a wonderful addition to the HCG Diet.  I recommend bone broth to help with gastro-intestinal health, immunity, minerals and trace mineral supplementation as well as bone and joint health.  Bone broth is rich ...

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The Hormone Leptin and the Obesity Connection

February 1, 2017
LEPTIN RESISTANCE AND OBESITY
What does Leptin do in our Bodies?
Leptin is a cell-signaling hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of appetite, the intake of food  and body composition. Studies have shown that an very low levels of leptin also known as "leptin resistance" can lead to over eating and weight gain.
Leptin in the blood stream binds to a specific leptin ...

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Celebrate! The beautiful, amazing You!

January 24, 2017
CELEBRATING YOUR BODY
How often do you celebrate and rejoice your body?
How often do you feel absolutely at ease in your skin?
How often do you feel at peace with yourself?
How often do you feel in harmony with the world around you?
In working with women struggling with weight issues over the past 10 years I often ask these questions and the answer for most of them is 'never" to "not very often." I find that most ...

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Sleep is Important for Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance

January 17, 2017
Getting Enough Sleep Can Promote Weight Loss
 

It is well known that diet, exercise, hormones, stress and of course genetics have an impact on our weight. There is also some significant evidence that sleep can play a role as well.  I ask all of my HCG Diet patients to commit to working on sleep patterns during their weight loss program.
In my own life and medical practice, I have begun ...

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I lost 105 lbs with the HCG Diet at The Natural Path

December 30, 2016
My 105 lb Weight Loss Journey with the HCG Diet Protocol
In 2014, I began my weight loss journey! This whole path took a life changing 15 months and 105 lbs.  By far, this was the most transformative experience of my life.  I am writing this with immense gratitude for Dr. Cara Phillipo and her HCG Diet Program!  I stepped into her office on June 5th 2014 and she lit me up with inspiration and truly ...

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A Few Tips to Help Keep Spirited Kiddos Calm

December 19, 2016

Ways to Keep the Calm in our Restless Children
 
In my practice as a Naturopathic physician, I have grown to specialize in weight loss. However, I treat the "whole" person and sometimes that can mean the "whole family."  One common question my HCG Diet patients often ask me about their kids is ...  "how to help them calm down at night time."  Luckily, I am not the only one who has this problem with ...

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Genetic Testing for Aging, Weight Loss and Health Insight

December 11, 2016


Genetic Testing for Health is just getting off the Ground

 
I have spent the last few months researching the genetic testing available that pertains to weight loss, aging and general health. What I learned was that we are just on the tip of the iceberg in this human research!  It is truly fascinating! At this point, the gene snps used in the tests show tendencies of a persons physiology. ...

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Staying on the Wellness Path Through the Holidays

November 23, 2016
Get your Healthy on this Holiday Season
The holidays are here and so is the pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies. Seems that every major food company creates sugary goods in pretty little packages that can be used to tell people " I love you. "  This is the time of year that I encourage all of my HCG Diet patients to keep their eyes on the prize ... which is the very best version of themselves. Honestly, nothing ...

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The Declining Life Expectancy and Economical Uproar of Obesity

November 16, 2016
OUR LIFE EXPECTANCY IS ON THE DECLINE
Scientists have been predicting that the human life expectancy would begin to decline this century mainly due to disease states related to the obesity epidemic. I was surprised to see that this was happening NOW!  This decline in life expectancy is most commonly due to obesity related conditions such as Alzheimers, stroke, cardiac disease and diabetes.  A strong percentage ...

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Protein Powder - Know your Options!

October 30, 2016
The Lure of Protein Powder in our Modern Day Diet
 
The lure of protein powders is that they offer a very, convenient protein source that doesn’t require any prep or clean up and I definitely understand the appeal. There were years when I was in medical school and I loved the ease of protein powder to suit my caloric and macro-nutrient needs.  I would blend it up with water, hemp seeds, chia seeds and ...

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The Lost Art of Chewing our Food !

October 26, 2016
The Power of CHEWING
The digestive process really starts when we begin to chew. Within our saliva, is a very powerful digestive enzyme.  In our mouths, it begins to break down starches into maltose and dextrin.  For this reason, as we begin to chew starches, they often begin to taste sweet before we swallow them. These salivary enzymes help to support the work of our pancreas, stomach and spleen in the digestive ...

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The Truth About Male Enhancement

October 17, 2016
You have no doubt heard about the many “male enhancement” products available today. You may have even tried some of them.
Despite recent headlines about the dubious, and in some cases, dangerous nature of many of these products, advertisements for countless pumps, pills, and powders offering to add inches to your penis continue.
Do any of them work?

Basically, no. But before we discuss that, let’s ...

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Three Cheers for Fall Soup as any Easy Meal Prep - great idea for HCG Diet patients

October 10, 2016
A Fall Soup for Food Prep - perfect for the HCG Diet
I am a big proponent of preparing meals in advance.  I know how much time it saves me in my life and allows me to have healthy, nourishing food right at my fingertips.  I find this to be a simple key to success for most of my patients in their weight loss journey and beyond.  Many patients tell me that it is the single most effective habit (outside of ...

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ESWT Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

October 3, 2016
You have no doubt heard about the many “male enhancement” products available today. You may have even tried some of them.
Despite recent headlines about the dubious, and in some cases, dangerous nature of many of these products, advertisements for countless pumps, pills, and powders offering to add inches to your penis continue.
Do any of them work?

Basically, no. But before we discuss that, let’s ...

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Making a Healthy Lifestyle a Long Term Commitment

October 3, 2016
Making Healthy Changes Takes Commitment
 
Day after day, I help patients lose weight, feel healthier, more confidant and happy in their bodies. The HCG Diet might be a jump start that many patients need for weight loss. However, in order for the weight to stay off and for the body to achieve a higher level of overall health, it takes a full on commitment  ... a commitment to your health, to your body and ultimately  ...

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5 Great Tips for Staying Healthy this Autumn

September 26, 2016
The Energy of Autumn
 
I always love the turn of the season from summer into fall. We have been blessed with some days of Indian summer that I simply just soak up!    The leaves begin to drift from the tree tops and litter the ground below; pumpkins and winter squashes begin to ripen on their vines and we begin to taste the shorter days and cooler weather coming our way.  There is such a sweet nostalgia ...

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This Weeks Challenge : Eat With Chopsticks

September 20, 2016
Slow Down and Eat with Chopsticks
 
Have you ever tried to put a giant heap of food in your mouth with chopsticks? It is simply not an easy thing to do and that is why I have grown to love them.  When you eat with chopsticks, you are forced to slow down, pay attention and eat more deliberately.  All of this will help your stomach to register its FULL signal to the brain.  Try using chopsticks to eat ...

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The Zen of Eating

September 14, 2016
Bringing Consciousness Into Eating

So many of us are leading the modern, busy lifestyle where eating food does not get a whole lot of mindfulness. I know for myself that I take great care in what I choose to eat, but all too often I eat on the go, standing up and FAST.  I know I am not alone here!  This has been an area of my own life that I have been working on.
Over the past year (and I have been ...

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Preparing Meals Ahead of Time ... it just makes sense!

September 6, 2016

 
 Food Preparation Can Make or Break A Healthy Lifestyle
If you are anything like me, you put together nearly 21 meals each week along with school lunches for the kids.  Having to do this on the fly, usually does not lead to the most nutrient rich food options.  The most convenient foods to grab in a pinch tend to come in boxes or packages and usually are made in a factory somewhere.  Meal ...

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Type II Diabetes and The HCG Diet Protocol

September 1, 2016
Diabetes is an Epidemic on Steadily on the Rise
It amazes me that nearly 30 million Americans have type II diabetes according to the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  On top of this whopping statistic, nearly 80 million Americans have pre-diabetes.  This is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. In most cases, pre-diabetics ...

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Treating Obesity with the HCG Diet Protocol

August 24, 2016
The Obesity Epidemic and the HCG Diet
Today, you do not need to be a medical professional to notice the obesity epidemic that we are facing ... and it’s a problem.  This problem is a complex dance between our genetics, our endocrine system, our hormones and human behaviors.  The problem is not simply a premise built upon calories ingested and calories expended.   
In my clinical experience, ...

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Exercise ~ Your Daily Non-Negotiable Rx

August 16, 2016
EXERCISE: Make it your Daily Non-Negotiable Rx​
​ In my medical practice, I work closely with over weight patients to educate them on healthy patterns of eating and living for optimal health. I meet people where they are at and it is not a "one sized fits all" approach.  However, there are a few nuts and bolts that everyone must incorporate and make non-negotiable in order to be their very best.  ...

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Find Your Lifestyle "Diet"

August 9, 2016
Getting a "jumpstart" on Weight Loss with the HCG Diet
 
My goal with all of my HCG Diet patients is to help them get a "jumpstart" on weight loss in a way that has clinically proven itself to me and many other physicians over the past 60 + years to be safe and effective. I have grown to love this program as it helps my patients to identify the triggers that lead to eating mindlessly and/or in excess to the ...

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HEALTHY FAT - Go for it!

August 1, 2016
The Benefit of Healthy Fats on Metabolism
 
Calories in, calories out is certainly NOT how weight loss works.  It might hold a tiny bit of weight, but ... not much! The quality of those calories is of utmost importance.  When the body burns sugar or carbs as its primary fuel, it is harder for the body to access and burn body fat. With the modern day diet, most people are in a carbohydrate based metabolism ...

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Phase III - Kale/Carrot Salad Dinner

July 28, 2016

Make this HCG Diet Approved Kale Salad Your Dinner (just add some protein)
 
This is a really great salad to eat and enjoy as a snack or you could really make a whole meal out of it.  Just add some protein on top and you have a perfect dinner (in my book anyway:)!  I get into little spurts with this salad where I make it for a few weeks and then I get inspired by something new ... and it is always delightful ...

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The Digestive Benefits of Eating with Awareness

July 21, 2016
Awareness and Eating make for a FUN, Sensual experience that Optimizes Digestion.
Lately, I have been deeply interested in the psychology of eating.  I know a tremendous amount about the physiology of the body when it comes to food. I educate my patients each and every day about the impact that different foods have on their bodies.  Over the years, I have also come to realize that there is a need to address ...

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Overeating -- An Modern Day Health Problem

July 12, 2016
Do you Find Yourself Overeating?
 
Over eating has many negative impacts on the body.  It impacts our digestion. It affects our mood.  It stalls our energy levels and causes us to store excess body fat. When my patients come to me with weight issues this is one of the first avenues that we explore. My approach is to always make my HCG Diet patients feel comfortable and never judged.  There are ...

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The Branding of Obesity

June 29, 2016
 
 The Diagnosis of Obesity
Obesity IS ever present  in our society.  Beautiful people walking around with excess weight on their bodies created by genetics, illness and most often diet and lifestyle choices.  I work with over weight people in my practice and my heart goes out to each and every one of them.  Weight loss is a battle. Emotions won over by food addiction is a battle.  ...

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Our Children Require REAL Food

June 22, 2016
REAL Food from Birth is Ideal
By the time the time many children are old enough to chew they are given processed junk food void of any real nutrition.  They are also found toting around bottles of sugar laden drinks.  These poor eating habits at such a young age provoke a major sugar addiction right from the very start.  In my opinion, this is really unfair on so many levels to our little ones. We are ...

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Nutritional Guidelines-- Are they really optimal?

June 7, 2016
The Issue with Nutritional Guidelines
 
As a health care practitioner with a strong focus on diet, I can honestly say that nutritional guidelines are less than ideal.  Often, these guidelines are influenced by industries such as the dairy, beef and sugar industry.  The biggest issue I have with nutritional guidelines is their recommendation to keep dietary fat to a minimum.  If we look back to the ...

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Healthy Habits for Healthy Genes and Healthy Aging

May 31, 2016
 
Let Healthy Habits Nurture Healthy Genes
I have been intrigued lately at all of the genetic research that is coming out showing the profound impact that the food we eat, the air we breathe as well as our environment has on our genes. We are born with a set of genes and only a few genetic traits are "fixed" such as eye color, hair color, height, etc.  Most of our genes, regulate biochemical pathways and their ...

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Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries - A True Delight from Mother Nature

May 24, 2016

Strawberry Goodness -- a Pacific North West Delight
I am not one who indulges in sugar very often and only on occasion do I go for fruit.  However, this time of year, I make an exception for the Hood strawberries. They are truly divine.  Strawberries are one of life's simple pleasures this time of year and in the NW we are blessed with the best! 
 
Strawberries have a lot of great health benefits ...

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Almond, Chia Seed and Hemp Seed Butter -- oh my Delicious!

May 17, 2016
 
Almond Butter Super Charged with Hemp and Chia Seeds
 
For years, almond butter has been a staple for me and my family.  Personally, I have explored the ins and outs of many different diet plans over the years. It has been a process of  fine tuning to find one that works really well for me.  When I have any hunger between meals (or even those annoying cravings here and there), I have about ...

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Fruit and the HCG Diet Protocol

May 10, 2016
Fruit and the HCG Diet Protocol
 
After facilitating the HCG Diet protocol and studying it in depth for nearly 10 years, I am beginning to record my clinical observations with my patient population over time. One thing that is very clear to me, is the role that fruit can play in slowing weight loss down or contributing to hunger and sugar cravings.  In modern day, we know that carbs and sugars ...

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Sugar and the HCG Diet

May 2, 2016
Sugar Cravings and the HCG Diet Program!
 
The HCG Diet is a wonderful way for patients to break sugar addictions.  We have lots of patients who come into our office with some level of sugar addiction.  Most people report that when the evening comes they begin to think about sugar.  First step with our sugar craving patients is to optimize the gastro intestinal tract.  We recommend patients take ...

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Losing 80 lbs and Reclaiming my Life with the HCG Diet

April 26, 2016
The HCG Diet has been my Ticket to Renewed Health
 
My name is Michael, I am a 44 year old paralegal in Portland, Oregon.  All of my life, I was chubby and felt like was in a battle with my weight.  As a kid, I tried hard to stay active.  My parents did their best, but our home was filled with junk food and I ate plenty of it and actually thought I was eating kind of healthy.  When I left home ...

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Digestive Enzymes - A Fabulous Supplement Going into HCG Diet P3

April 20, 2016
I Love Digestive Enzymes for Phase III of HCG Diet
 
It is true! In my own life, digestive enzyme support is an asset to me.  If I feel "full" or "bloated" as I do when I eat some foods, a high quality digestive enzyme formula always helps me out.  Ideally, you should take them 15 minutes or so before a meal but, they even work for me if I feel any symptoms creeping in.  I recommend digestive enzyme ...

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Healthy Reminders When Eating Out

April 13, 2016
Eating Smart when Eating Out
 
The main reason I like to eat at home is because then I know what is in my food.  As we all know, a lot of restaurant food is not the highest quality and all kinds of salts and things get smothered all over it to add some tasty flavor.  Some say that eating at home can save $$. I would say that is true sometimes but the food I like to cook definitely has some spendy  ingredients. ...

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Navigating Through Phase III of the HCG Diet

April 5, 2016
Getting Started with Phase III of the HCG Diet
 
I find that many of my HCG Diet patients feel quite nervous as they move forward into phase III.  They are fearful of eating more food and gaining weight.  I have facilitated nearly 2000 patients on this weight loss journey and I am often amazed at how easily patients maintain their weight loss when they follow the phase III guidelines.
 
Choosing organically ...

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Chia Seed Pudding Awesomeness for Breakfast - hcg diet P3

March 27, 2016
You Want Dessert for Breakfast on your HCG Diet P3 ... YOU CAN!
 
This is a delicious recipe. I made this last night for my children to have for breakfast this morning.  I have made chia seed pudding many different ways but this really tastes like that sweet, custardy deliciousness of tapioca pudding.  It also packs in a big punch with nutrition.  Chia seeds are a "superfood" that have been used for ...

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Easter Eggs and The HCG Diet can go Hand in Hand

March 21, 2016
Make Some Festive Easter Eggs for your HCG Diet Program
 
Eggs can be a great protein option for the HCG Diet Protocol. Since Easter is just around the corner go ahead and make them fun!  I love any excuse to be crafty.
Last night, my children and I made some really pretty Easter eggs.  Our HCG Diet friends can do this too and enjoy them as part of a meal or for a snack. I encourage my HCG Diet patients ...

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The hCG Diet and Vegetarian Options

March 16, 2016
The HCG Diet and Vegetarian Cuisine
The HCG Diet was not created with vegetarian protein options in mind. Over the years, we have come up with a few options that seem to work without causing long plateau’s on the program. I also welcome my vegetarians to try certain higher protein options that have not been clinically tested over time and to see how they work with their bodies. Somethings work well for some ...

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Changing our Perspective on EATING through the HCG Diet

March 8, 2016
Eating Less, Nourishing our Bodies and Enjoying More
 
One of the things that I really love most about the HCG Diet is that it gives patients an opportunity to look at the triggers that lead to eating.  We live in a world today with a a major eating disorder -- a crazy emotional eating crisis.   Human beings long ago ate only when they were hungry; they rationed food and had times of famine; they ...

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Coconut Oil/Baking Soda Facial Cleanser -- Love it!!

March 1, 2016
 Coconut oil and Baking Soda Facial Cleanser or Scrub -- Do it Yourself!
 
 
This is definitely my very favorite facial cleanser and the best thing about it is that you can do it with 2 ingredients that you most likely already have in the house:  coconut oil and baking soda.  Not only is this super simple to create, it is also really effective at treating problematic skin.  I like to know ...

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Did you Know the Avocado Seed is Great for You??

February 23, 2016
Keep that Avocado Seed and Put it in Your Smoothie
Believe it or not, avocado seeds are a high source of nutrition.  If you eat avocado's regularly like we do in my family you might want to keep the seed.  I usually cut it into small pieces or grate it into small shavings and put it in a smoothie.  The smoothie taste test in my family showed no change in flavor with half of an  avocado seed blended ...

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Give your Nut Butters a Nutritional Boost

February 15, 2016
Making Nut Butter and Supercharging it- a perfect addition to phase III of the HCG Diet or any healthy diet plan
 
Nut butters can be a great source of protein, vitamins, fats and minerals.  This is especially true if the nuts are from an organic, raw source and if the nut butters have minimal processing. I like to make my own by getting really clean organic, raw nuts (most of mine come from Italy where they ...

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My Very Favorite Natural Toothpaste

February 9, 2016
Go for The Natural Toothpaste and get rid of those Chemicals
 
So many of our day to day products can be made really easily at home.  Body care products are some of my favorite to make. I have been using this toothpaste now for a few months and I LOVE it.  My teeth feel a lot smoother and my mouth is always left feeling really clean. 
 
Most commercial toothpaste brands contain fluoride. Although ...

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Post HCG Diet - Normal Caloric Intake is Needed for Optimal Metabolism

February 1, 2016
 
Cutting Calories Post HCG Diet or anytime is not Recommended
 
While on phase II of the HCG Diet, the body is in a unique state where the HCG is helping the body to turn over between 1500 and 3000 calories daily while following a very specific phase II HCG Diet food plan. It is for this reason, that metabolism does not slow down while taking in only 500 (ish) external calories.
After the second phase of the ...

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BPA - bisphenol-A and it's Impact on our Weight and Health

January 24, 2016
BPA and Endocrine Disruption
 
Well, as you can see from the title, I am not a fan of BPA.  This stuff has been around for over 10 years.  We have known since the thirties that this stuff can act like estrogen in our bodies.  However, since industry found this stuff so useful in creating strong plastics and resins that keep metals from corroding it made its way into the marketplace. Did you know that ...

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I Dare You ... Start Your Day Off POSITIVE!

January 18, 2016
Create a Happy Day Right from the Start
 
We can eat the healthiest food and get our daily dose of great exercise ... but, if we are feeling stress and seriousness all day long then what fun is that!  Yes, in the modern busy world we are all running around a thousand miles an hour and still by the end of the day a lot of things were left undone. Take a breath ... relax .. it is really okay. Even if your day ...

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Segmented Sleep can be a Normal Sleep Pattern

January 13, 2016
Doctor ... I have a Sleeping Problem
All too often, I find my patients all up in arms that they just can't sleep a solid 8 hours. They think something is wrong with them and they long for some form of treatment. The truth is that quite a few people wake in the middle of the night naturally.  When this happens, people begin to worry that they are not asleep and will be very tired.  The mind begins to tell stories ...

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Parsley/Apple Salad for Phase II of the HCG Diet

January 3, 2016
Delicious, Refreshing HCG Diet Parsley/Apple Salad
Truly, this is one of my long time favorites. Nothing can beat the freshness that comes with this salad.  Not to mention it is packed full of vitamins, minerals and amazing fiber!  I find this salad to be filling and very satisfying as well.  I began making this way before I had ever even heard about the HCG Diet.  It was just one of those things ...

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Mindfulness Eating for the Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2015
Focus on the Fun and not so much on the Food
 
Over the holidays, so many people love to say " I love you" with food ... and not always the most healthy plates of food.  Food is just one piece of the holiday pie so to speak!  Keep your focus on your family, your children, your friends -- enjoy the company of the ones that you love having in your life.  Focus on the festive energy of the holiday. It ...

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Sugar is a MAJOR Addiction and Can Ruin your Health!

December 14, 2015
Leave the Sugar Out and Your Body will Thank-you
This is one of the first thing we teach in the educational aspect of our HCG Diet Program
This is not new news SUGAR CAN RUIN YOUR HEALTH.  However, even with this knowledge, sugar continues to be packed into the food that we consume and it has a huge impact on our health.  In a BBC documentary called, The Truth About Sugar, a number of participants ...

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Warning: Don't Get Sucked into the Holiday Processed Foods

December 8, 2015
 
Holiday Food Packaging is Designed to Get You!
 
It always amazes me how many patients sign up to do our HCG Diet program over the holidays. Some with the hopes of just being able to maintain their weight and not gain the normal 4-7 lbs that they say happens for most Americans.  The holidays are a beautiful time to share with friends and family and to come together to give and receive.  The ...

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A Great Holiday Gift - Make your own Body Butter!

November 30, 2015
Your Skin Will say Thank you to this Nourishing Body Butter
A few years ago, as my baby was dealing with itchy skin after the bath I began making a nourishing lotion to soothe his skin. It was just so simple and easy that   I continued on to create all of my very own lotions for myself and my family.  The best part of all is that it is fun, it is easy and it can be done in your own kitchen.  All you have ...

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Tips to Decrease Fat Stores on our Bodies

November 24, 2015
Simple ways to Shed a Few Pounds of Fat 
 
Believe it or not, diet and exercise are certainly not the only 2 parameters in your life that you can use to control your body composition. There are so many other systems in our bodies that can be optimized to make our bodies stronger, more efficient calorie burners.  Diet and exercise are important to maintaining a healthy life and a healthy body.  However, ...

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Binge Eating at Night -- How do I stop?

November 17, 2015
Night Time Cravings and Night Time Binging
 
For many of our HCG Diet patients, the calories come at night after the sun goes down.  "I am mindful all day long and then as soon as the sun goes down, I lose all will power and these cravings begin," says one of my frustrated HCG Diet patients.  This is a story that I hear over and over again with my patients.  What is it that happens in those evening ...

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SO Many Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

November 10, 2015
Apple Cider Vinegar -- Make it a Part of your Daily Life
 
We have all heard about apple cider vinegar and all of the millions of things it is said to do for the body.  In fact, there have been detailed accounts of its uses that date way back hundreds of years ago.  I always feel that those time tested remedies hold some real water.  The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates was said to use vinegar ...

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Having Hunger on the HCG Diet Protocol?

November 3, 2015
The HCG Diet and Hunger Issues
Fortunately, for most HCG Diet patients hunger and cravings are surprisingly not an issue.  At least a few times a day in my private practice I hear patients tell me that  it is actually hard for them to consume the daily food intake on the diet.  There are surely patients who get hungry right around the time they are due to eat.  Then, there are the occasional ...

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Do it Yourself: Coconut Milk - works on HCG Diet P3

October 27, 2015
Coconut Milk -- Avoid the Preservatives and Do it Yourself
 
Here are some very simple, easy ways to make coconut milk at home. This is surely the way we do it now ... all three of these methods are extremely simple and easy and you will be free from these common preservatives found in store bought coconut milk ~  cane sugar, tricalcium phosphate, carrageenan, guar gum, coconut water concentrate, natural ...

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Miracle Noodles -- Almost too good to be True

October 20, 2015
Miracle Noodles and the healthy fiber Glucomannan
I have to admit myself that miracle noodles almost seem too good to be true.  They remind me of 'glass noodles' from a Thai restaurant. No calories, no carbs, no sugar -- simply pure fiber.  They are made form the japanese yam called konjac. 
The fiber in the miracle noodles is called "glocomannan." In my clinical experience, I have used glucomannan fiber ...

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Lemons, Lemons ... The many benefits of Lemons

October 14, 2015

Lemons for the Immune System and for Weight Loss
I always like to share the amazing properties of lemons with my HCG Diet patients. For myself. I drink a glass of water with 1/2 of a lemon squeezed into it to start my each and every day.  Lemons are super antibacterial, antiviral and boost the whole immune system.  Lemons also prime the digestive system and help the liver stay clean and flowing.  This ...

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Dr. Madda's Power Breakfast -- phase 3 HCG Diet Friendly

October 13, 2015
Start Your Days off Right with the Power Breakfast (great for Phase 3 of HCG Diet)
Every morning, Dr. Madda fills up our Vita Mix with all of the nutrient dense foods below and creates his own "Power Breakfast."  This is how he fuels himself for the entire day until dinner.  It keeps his energy strong and gives him what he needs to get through the day feeling fabulous.    We decided to make ...

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Careful! Gluten Free Does not always mean HEALTHY!

October 7, 2015
THE GLUTEN FREE MARKETING SCHEME
 
Over the past few years, we have seen the sales of gluten-free products sky rocket.  The larger food companies have caught on to this marketing trend and are now creating all kinds of Gluten-free products which truly have no health benefits or nutritional value.  If you see a product labeled GLUTEN FREE -- that certainly does not mean it is healthy!!  Be careful ...

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Chia Seed Pudding - a Phase III HCG Diet Treat

September 30, 2015
Chia Seeds are Power Packed with Nutrients
What can I say ... I LOVE Chia Seeds.  They are a staple in my household.  Chia seeds are great in a smoothie, we add them to our nut butters to make a seeded blend, they can be a great egg replacer when made into a gel with water and chia seed pudding is a family favorite ... even my 3 and 5 year old consider it a "special treat."  These little seeds can grow ...

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Choosing the Calories you Put in Your Body

September 22, 2015
What Kind of Calories do you Want to put in Your Body?
 
Well, if you ask me ... I would tell you that I prefer my calories to be as unprocessed as possible and to consist of mainly clean protein sources, lots of organic vegetables, healthy fats from avocaso, nuts and coconut oil and a piece of fruit here and there.  For me ... this is a great way to eat that leaves me feeling clean, healthy and alive.  ...

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MAKING TIME FOR FITNESS ON HCG DIET AND IN LIFE

September 15, 2015

STAYING ACTIVE WHILE LEADING A BUSY LIFE
I just cannot say enough about the incredible benefits of exercise. Exercise has the ability to release more neuro-chemicals than most drugs.  A regular fitness routine can improve your energy levels, quality of sleep, body composition, blood pressure, blood sugar regulation mood ... and simply your overall health and well being.  
 
MINIMIZING THE BARRIERS TO ...

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Facilitating The Medical HCG Diet Program at The Natural Path

September 9, 2015
" I love what I do!"  The HCG Diet at The Natural Path is a Phenomenal way to change People's Lives
 
Facilitating the HCG Diet at The Natural Path absolutely fulfils my mission as a Naturopathic physician.  I have devoted decades of my life to learning how optimal diet, lifestyle, exercise and therapeutic supplementation can elevate the lives of my patients.  Life is mysterious as for the first ...

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Boost Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss Post HCG Diet

September 1, 2015
 
Turning up the Body Burn after the HCG Diet
 
After the HCG Diet Program that we facilitate at The Natural Path, we spend a great deal of time with our patients through phase III helping prepare them for a conscious, non-deprivational and functional way to eat for the future.  Along with a specific eating program, it is crucial that patients learn to understand metabolism and do things daily to ...

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Edible Seaweed on the HCG Diet

August 31, 2015
 
Seaweed and Sea Vegetables on the HCG Diet
This is a question that my patients ask me from time to time ... "can I have seaweed on the HCG Diet?"  Of course, I generally allow maybe 1-2 sheets of the roasted, salted seaweed but prefer that my patients source seaweed that is in its more natural form.
Kelp grows like a weed all along the Pacific coast of the United States and North America.  Kelp has an ...

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Kale and the HCG Diet

August 24, 2015
Three Cheers for Kale on the HCG Diet
We added kale to the HCG Diet Protocol at The Natural Path about 2 years ago after conducting some clinical trials with our patient population.  Dr. Simeons vegetable list seemed "small" to us and we wanted to test out a few others and see if there was room for expansion. 
For years, kale seemed to go under appreciated.  Today, kale chips and kale in general seems ...

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Green Drinks and Green Vegetables after the HCG Diet

August 18, 2015
Getting your Green after the HCG Diet
 
After phase I, II and III have been fulfilled on the HCG Diet Protocol at The Natural Path,  it is time to find that maintenance diet that you will follow 80-90% of the time in your life.  If we do not put ourselves on some type of healthy, non-deprivational eatig regimen it can simply become a free for all in our lives in regards to food.  We recommend ...

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12 Toxic Substances Worth Minimizing Exposure

August 11, 2015
Striving to Minimize the Exposure of Toxic Substances in our World TodayThe environmental working group (EWG) is one of my favorite groups for providing us with useful information about potential toxins in our world.  I truly appreciate all that they provide.  They have done quite a bit of good research and provided us with a list of 12 substances that have been known to contribute to cancer and have harmful ...

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Strawberry Superfood "Milkshake" - a great breakfast every day and HCG Diet Phase III approved

August 4, 2015
Strawberry Superfood Smoothie for Breakfast Every Day and on P3 of HCG Diet
This is a wonderful way to get some pure nutrition into your morning.  At our house, we have some spin off of this concotion just about every day.  It fills us up, keeps us feelig light and fuels our cells with an abundance of nutrients. When my husband goes into work for a long, 12 hour day, he often brings a double serving of  ...

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Cleanse thy Body

July 28, 2015
Cleansing to Reset Habits and Patterns
 
I love cleansing!  I have an extremely healthy diet and then every now and then I begin to "overeat" certain things ... for me the triggers might be fruit and nuts which in essence are healthy foods.  However, the truth is that anything in excess is not good for the body.  Cleansing is the way taht I reset my own personal eating habits and it works every time!
 
We ...

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Choosing Produce Wisely with the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Guide

July 20, 2015
The use of Toxins and Pesticides in Today's Food Supply
Unfortunately, we live in a toxic world and it is important that we are aware of the produce we choose in respect to genetic modifications and pesticid use.  Many of the heavily sprayed crops have pesticides on them that we cannot wash off.  Many of these pesticides are known carcinogens and most are not even allowed to be used in European nations.  ...

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The Importance of Sticking with Phase III of the HCG Diet

July 13, 2015
Phase III is a Critical Part of the HCG Diet for Weight Loss Maintenance
 
Perhaps there is not  a lot of studied research on the HCG Diet, however; there is very clear clinical data that shows the difference in weight loss maintenance in those that follow phase III and those that do not.  Dr. Simeons really had very little guidelines when it came to phase III of the HCG Diet.  He basically stated ...

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What to Do Before Beginning the HCG Diet

June 30, 2015
Getting Prepared for the Medically Supervised HCG Diet
 
So, you have decided to take the plunge and make the commitment to the HCG Diet protocol!  Nice job! I am almost sure you will love the results that come from this program.  Before you begin, there are a few things to do that I think make the transition into the program quite simple.  Learning about the program is extremely important.  ...

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Celebrating my Life After the HCG Diet Protocol

June 23, 2015
The Events that Led me to Doing the HCG Diet Protocol
 
It was the eve of my 60th birthday celebration last June and I recall sitting in my bedroom in a panic about seeing all of these friends and family members that I had not seen in some time.  Over the past 3 years, I had put on 50 lbs. I had let my guard down and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and did not make time for exercise.  I sat there ...

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Maintaining Weight Loss with the "correction day" after the HCG Diet Protocol

June 16, 2015
Maintaining Weight Loss on the HCG Diet Maintenance Phase
 
Through the years, many of my patients needed something to do if weight began to creep up after the HCG Diet Protocol was complete.  This happens now and then, as we live in a world where food is in an over abundance.  I ask my patients to keep an eye on the scale and simply look at the number as information and not as trigger for a big emotional ...

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The Emotional Freedom Technique for Weight Loss as Part of the HCG Diet Program

June 9, 2015
Finding Freedom From Emotional Eating and Body Acceptance While Losing Weight on the HCG Diet
 
For many of our patients, excess weight and poor body image are huge ELEPHANTS standing in the way to their emotional freedom.  All too often, my HCG Diet patients confide in me that they will do this or that in their life AFTER they have shed the extra twenty or forty pounds that are holding them back and actually ...

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The Many benefits of WATER and Hydration on the HCG Diet and In your Everyday LIFE!

June 3, 2015
Happiness is Hydration on the HCG Diet and in Every Day Life
 
Our bodies need hydration. Water is an absolute necessity for proper functioning of the human body. When cleansing your body such as on our HCG Diet Program, it is essential that you remain hydrated. Hydrated cells are able to move toxins out a lot easier than dehydrated cells. A hydrated body also handles the first few days of any detoxification ...

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A Day in the Life of a Doctor at The Natural Path

May 27, 2015
 We Love the Work that We Do as Naturopathic Physicians at The Natural Path -- Medically Supervised Weight Loss and Hormone Optimization
 
Well, it is nearly 7 pm and my last patient just walked out the door.  I am sitting at my desk feeling fulfilled.  I saw 14 amazing patients today!  Each one brought something to my day that made me simply feel good inside.  My personal practice in medicine ...

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Making the Best Choice with Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

May 20, 2015
What is the Best Choice for Optimizing Hormone Levels
 
It can be hard these days to figure out which form of hormone replacement therapy will serve you best.  Perhaps, you are a patient who has signs and symptoms of progesterone, testosterone and estradiol deficiency.  This decision process is best made with your doctors advice and needs to fit in with your lifestyle, past medical history, family ...

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The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement for Men and Women

May 13, 2015
The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement
As many men and women approach mid-life, the experience of natural hormonal shifts can feel debilitating to their lives. We have seen many of these patients. They come to our office after many frustrating visits to doctors who simply cannot help them find a solution to the problem. Luckily, a few years ago, Dr. Madda was blessed to have mentors such as Dr. Mark Richards ...

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The Paleo Diet Protocol

May 7, 2015
The Big Paleo Diet Picture
 
When we go into the phase III stabilization phase of the HCG Diet with our patients, we let them know that it is essentially a paleo-esque diet that they are following for those 21 days. I also like to emphasize that it is actually a very healthy way to eat as a maintenance lifestyle diet 90% of the time, with the other 10% being those times that you head out to have fun with food, let ...

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The Loading Phase of the HCG Diet Program

April 28, 2015
Loading on the HCG Diet Program
 
The first phase of the HCG Diet is known as the loading phase. This is a very important part of the program and lasts for 24-72 hours (2-3 days). During this time, the patient begins to take their daily injections of HCG and follows the loading diet. The loading phase, when done correctly helps to alleviate hunger during the first of the program. Clinically, I have seen how ...

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Healthy Donuts! A wonderful "special" treat after the HCG Diet!

April 23, 2015
A Donut That Tastes Great and is Packed with Healthy Ingredients
 
When my 5 year old began sharing his strong desire to have a donut with me I was not sure if I wanted grant his wish with a conventional donut loaded with sugar, bad fats and sticky gluten.  Yuck.  I began sifting through recipes and my little buddy and I began to see what kind of donuts we could create in our kitchen with some healthy ...

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Kicking Off Spring with the HCG Diet at The Natural Path

April 14, 2015
My Annual Spring Time HCG Diet Cleanse
 
Every March, I choose to do an annual cleanse.  After doing the HCG Diet in the past with Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo and having great success with weight loss, I also noticed that I simply felt better.  After the program was over, I maintained my 26 lb weight loss pretty effortlessly with some dietary changes that really felt natural after doing the program.  ...

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Leptin and the Role it Plays in Our Bodies

March 30, 2015
What is Leptin?
 
Leptin, coming from the Greek word "leptos" meaning "thin" is a hormone that is produced by the adipocytes or "fat cells" in our bodies.  The amount of leptin in the body seems to have a direct correlation with the number of fat cells in the body.  Overall, high amounts of leptin trigger the body to feel satiated, while  low levels of leptin stimulate the body to feel hungry. ...

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Know the Source of Your Almonds - Make your Own Nut Butters

March 24, 2015
Propylene Oxide, Heat and Almonds
Every HCG Diet Patient Entering Phase III gets Exicted about adding in Almonds --- Here are a few things to know before you eat them
 
Many years ago, you could find almonds that were in their pure form at a local market.  In 2007, due to a Salmonella outbreak that was linked to an almond grower in California.  A regulating agency stepped in to help increase almond ...

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Delicious HCG Diet Friendly Ground Turkey Tacos

March 8, 2015
Yummy - HCG Diet Dinner in Under 15 Minutes
Easy to make and healthy to eat, these tacos are crisp and full of flavor.  I am always amazed at the delicious meals that can be created with the limited list of phase II foods on the HCG Diet.  This is one of my favorites and I actually make these for my family a couple times per month.  In this recipe, we use ground turkey.  However, you could also use ...

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A Patients Experience with BHRT using the Testosterone Pellet

March 3, 2015
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy at The Natural Path using the Testosterone Pellet Implant
 
Hi!  My name is Kathy K. and I have been a patient of Dr. Madda's at The Natural Path since 2011.  Due to very heavy, painful periods, ovarian cysts and abnormally large uterine fibroids, I had a full hysterectomy at the age of 36.  After my hysterectomy, my life changed dramatically.  Honestly, ...

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Exercising on the HCG Diet

February 25, 2015
Can I Exercise on the HCG Diet Protocol?
 
This is a very common question that my patients ask me while on the HCG Diet Plan.  After years of facilitating this program, I have seen it all. I have had patients who do not listen to my guidance to keep exercise gentle and moderate. I have seen those that run half marathons, do hot yoga every day and seem to feel great the whole time.  Then, I have those patients ...

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Can I Use Protein Powders on the HCG Diet?

February 17, 2015
The Use of Protein Powders on the HCG Diet
 
Over the past few years, the number of protein powders on store shelves has quadrupled.  Not only are there a million different flavors, there are also many different sources of protein and they come with many different degrees of processing.  If you are on the HCG Diet protocol, it is very important to know what protein powders will work with the program. ...

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Fat as an Endocrine Organ

February 12, 2015
The Endocrine Organ Known as Fat or Adipose Tissue
 
Fat, or adipose, has long been known as a benign place of stored energy. Today, fat is known to be a very active endocrine organ. Fat cells are capable of producing a myriad of hormones that play a significant role in the body and have an impact on overall health. For those people with a “normal” body composition, the fat cells act as a ...

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The Great Vaccine Debate – it just isn’t as black and white as TO VACCINATE or NOT TO VACCINATE

February 6, 2015
The Vaccination Issue at Hand -- a look at both sides of the coin
This current issue of vaccination is one that really hits home for me right now. I am a naturopathic physician and I am not anti-vaccination by any stretch of the imagination.  I am also not pro-vaccination for all children alike.  In my home, we strive to follow an alternate vaccination schedule for our children based upon my research. We even ...

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Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

January 27, 2015
Sensationally Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
 
The Super Bowl does not have to mean an afternoon filled with sodium & chemical laden snacks, dips and beer.  With a little creativity and motivation you can create some simple little snack foods that will actually provide some nutrition to the party.
 
Healthy "Chips" with Creamy Artichoke/Greens Dip
 
This recipe always goes over well at any gathering.  ...

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Another Patient has lost 100 Lbs. with the HCG Diet

January 20, 2015
The Amazing Benefits of the HCG Diet and Weight Loss
 
It is always so amazing to me to see my patients lose 20 lbs off of their frame and feel a world of difference in their bodies. They notice how much better they feel when they put on their clothes, walk down the street, exercise at the gym, etc.  It is amazing the transformations I get to see through the HCG Diet when patients lose a significant amount ...

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HCG Diet Friendly Dinner Delight - Beef and Cabbage Casserole

January 12, 2015
Beef and Cabbage Casserole - An HCG Diet Dinner that anyone would Love
 
Tonight, I made this truly delicious dinner for my family!  It was a hit! I often try to cook for my family with the ingredients that are HCG Diet friendly.  This way, my family gets a healthy dinner and I have information to share with my patients.  It always amazes me the countless number of recipes I have created using such ...

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Resetting Your Weight with the HCG Diet This New Year

January 7, 2015
The HCG Diet Program at The Natural Path is a Perfect Kick Start to New Years Resolutions
 
This is the time of year when our HCG Diet Program seems to help many patients kick start their New Years resolution to lose weight and reset eating patterns.  For many, another round of the HCG Diet is just another round of learning about their individual relationship with food and what it looks and feels like to eat ...

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The HCG Diet and Miracle Noodles

December 22, 2014
Miracle Noodles and the HCG Diet Protocol
Miracle noodles are a wonderful form of a noodle.  Many of our patients ask us if they can have miracle noodles on the second phase of the HCG Diet.  For most patients on the HCG Diet Program,  miracle noodles seem to be a healthy addition to the program.  They can help patients feel a sense of fullness; especially at the start of the program.  However,  ...

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Eating Well Through the Holidays

December 15, 2014
Eat to Make Joy in Your Body
 
During the holiday season, it is really easy to constantly be nibbling on a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Food tends to be rich and laden with the sweetness of sugar this time of year.  Truth is ... we do have to be careful and mindful about how we choose to eat through the holiday season. It sounds pretty simple ... but, the truth is that it is not all that ...

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Thanksgiving While on the HCG Diet

November 26, 2014
Enjoying Thanksgiving on the HCG Diet
 
Holidays can be a challenging time to take on the HCG Diet Protocol or any cleanse for that matter. Holidays are a time for being social and most social gatherings are centered around food.  This is a time to put will power to the test and to see how you can do at a social gathering without making food your big priority.  It really is not that much of a challenge ...

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If you have Weight to Lose -- Make the Committment NOW - HCG Diet Portland

November 18, 2014
Take the Plunge with the HCG Diet and Get the Extra Weight Off Now
 
Why wait?  We can always convince ourselves that we will get a grasp on issues in our lives at a future date.  When it comes to excess weight on the body it has been shown that most people will easily gain 5-10 lbs per year if they have a tendency to be overweight.  It is crucial to take control of eating and lifestyle parameters ...

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Factors to Help Get Headaches Under Control

November 12, 2014
Some Simple Tips to Help Limit Headaches
 
Although we focus on weight loss and bio-identical hormones in our practice, we also do quite a bit of primary care. I am amazed at how many of my patients suffer from chronic, frequent or occasional headaches.  Many of our HCG Diet patients experience headaches at the start of the program as they begin to detoxify.  There are a multitude of reasons for a headache ...

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Preparing Mentally for the HCG Diet

November 5, 2014
Getting Your Mind in Gear for the HCG Diet
 
One common theme with our HCG Diet patients is ..."Wow, this was not early as hard as I thought it would be!"  Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised at how hunger and cravings are not an issue in phase II of the HCG Diet Protocol. At the Natural Path, we make sure our patients are well informed and medically supervised through the entire process.  This ...

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Clearing our Your Pantry to Make Way for Healthy Eating

October 28, 2014
Maintain Your Health and Weight by Finding a Diet that is Clean, Non-Deprivational and Functional for Your Body
 
After our HCG Diet program, so many of our patients ask what they should do to maintain there weight loss and new found sense of health and well-being.  I often begin by re-iterating that phase III of the HCG Diet is a wonderful way to eat 90% of the time.  It is a clean, healthy paleo-type ...

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To get the Flu shot or NOT to get the Flu Shot

October 22, 2014
Should I get the Flu Shot?
This is a very common question that we get asked in our practice from our patients. Whether you see us for primary care, bio identical hormones, HCG Diet or aesthetic medicine everyone wants to know how to best  stave off the flu in the winter season.
 
Truth be told, I am not a "flu shot fan."  I am certainly not against it and if a patient really wants one we  stock the ...

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Botox can Offer a Natural, Refreshed Appearance to Aging Skin

October 15, 2014
 
After Extensive Research and Study we are bringing the Art and Science of BOTOX to our Practice
 
Based on patient demand over the years we are complimenting our practice with the use of BOTOX to help soften the appearance of aging on the face.  This was quite a big decision for us as we were skeptical at first of adding aesthetic medicine to our practice.  
 
After doing hours upon hours of ...

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Curious About Bio-Identical Testosterone Implants?

October 8, 2014
The Bio-Identical Testosterone Pellet Implant
 
After years of using many other bio-identical hormone preparations to meet our individual patients needs as they go through menopause or andropause we have seen the best clinical results with testosterone pellet therapy. Dr. Madda has been extensivey trained in this procedure and has had exceptional results with his patients.  
 
What does "Bio-Identical" ...

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Cabbage Rolls are awesome on the HCG Diet

October 1, 2014
Cabbage Rolls as an HCG Diet Delicatessen
 
Today for lunch, an HCG Diet patient brought in some cabbage rolls that they had made last night for dinner. One word ... delicious. I loved them so much that I immediately asked for the recipe.  I am actually going to swing by New Seasons on my way home from work and grab the ingredients to make them for my family.  I find that the HCG Diet can be more exciting ...

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The HCG Diet Protocol and It's Many Benefits

September 24, 2014

THE "NUTS AND BOLTS" OF THE HCG DIET ~ PORTLAND, OREGON; THE NATURAL PATH
The medical  HCG Diet protocol in Portland is gaining widespread popularity for being a life-changing, safe and effective weight loss program. The Natural Path HCG Diet & weight loss program isadministered by Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo and provides the support one needs to change eating habits, make behavioural changes, ...

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Make Exercise Non-Negotiable -- that is what we teach our HCG Diet patients

September 17, 2014
Exercise is a Key to Living in Optimal Health & Wellness
 
I think that most all health care professionals would agree that exercise is a key component to any wellness lifestyle plan.  I always tell my patients that there is no way to bottle up all of the amazing things that exercise can do for the body ... you actually have to make time to exercise NON-NEGOTIABLE in your life and get up and move your body!  ...

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When did Gluten become such a Problem?

September 13, 2014
The Gluten Issue
 
At the Natural Path, we do a lot of dietary counseling.  With each visit, an HCG Diet patient can expect to gain small tidbits about what a healthy diet consists of and how weight can be maintained. This is not "cookie cutter" for everyone and our recommendations are really based specifically on the person in front of us.  Are all people Gluten intolerant or sensitive?
No ... but, I ...

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A Phase III HCG Diet Morning Superfood Smoothie Recipe

August 27, 2014
Beginning your Phase III HCG Diet Day with a Nutrient Dense Breakfast
 
Our HCG Diet patients often ask us for very specific instruction about what they can have for breakfast on the program. This smoothie is loaded with nutrients, high in protein and super tasty.  It will balance blood sugar and keep you going all through the morning. Just today, I had a patient tell me how after her morning smoothie she had ...

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Magnesium -- The Magnificent Mineral

August 20, 2014
Magnesium has so many Health Benefits
 
Magnesium plays a key role in so many physiological proceses that take place within our bodies.  It helps in making energy, creating proteins, as well as relaxing and contracting smooth muscle.  Alng with being a kep player in bone and cardiac health it also helps to keep our blood sugar stable.   I recommend all of our HCG Diet patients be on some form ...

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Portland Oregon's Medically Supervised HCG Diet and Weight Loss Program

August 13, 2014

The HCG Diet Weight Loss Program at the NATURAL PATH!
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Natural Path HCG Diet & Weight Loss website - Portland, OR.  Our HCG Diet is a weight loss program that is medically supervised. You will work with Dr. Robert Madda ND or Dr. Cara Phillipo ND, one on one to create an HCG Diet program that works for you!. Our patients will often lose 5-10 lbs. in the ...

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The Many Benefits of the HCG Diet Protocol

August 6, 2014
The Benefits of Losing Weight through the HCG Diet
 After trying almost every diet that man has created, a great deal of our patients come to us hoping the HCG Diet will truly help them with their weight loss battle. As they do the program and have success they are happier than ever!  Most of those who have come through the Natural Path weight loss clinic have been truly amazed with their incredible results!  ...

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Common HCG Diet Misconceptions

July 30, 2014
Misconceptions about the HCG Diet Program
I have to admit that as a Naturopathic Physician hearing about the HCG Diet for the first time I had a great deal of judgment.  Until I got ALL of the information and studied about how this program worked I did not feel it was a very safe plan. After spending years studying the diet and its effects I find the HCG Diet to be a total asset to the health of my patients needing ...

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Favorite HCG Diet Friendly Body Care

July 23, 2014
HCG DIET APPROVED SOAPS & BODY CARE PRODUCTS
 
For some embarking on the HCG Diet, it is hard to give up those favorite lotions and potions that are part of our beautification ritual.  The truth is, while fat is burned the skin actually is pretty nourished.  On phase II of the HCG Diet, it is best to avoid fats on the skin that can be absorbed.  It is preferential for the body to use your own ...

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The Effcetive HCG Diet Protocol Offered at The Natural Path in Portland, Oregon

July 16, 2014
 HCG DIET & WEIGHT LOSS AT THE NATURAL PATH - PORTLAND, OR
a physician supervised weight loss program
 
The Natural HCG Diet offered by the Natural Path - Portland, Oregon
At the Natural Path, in Portland, Oregon we offer a wonderful medically supervised HCG Diet program. The Natural HCG diet consists of a very low calorie diet, full medical support as well as treatments of HCG injections.  ...

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Easy Apple Slices with Sweet Cinnamon Dipping Sauce for Phase II and Phase III of HCG Diet

July 11, 2014

What is for Dessert on the HCG Diet?
The HCG Diet does not have to be boring. There are so many options that you can come up with to make deliciously decadent HCG Diet meals. All it takes is a little creativity and you can become a fabulous HCG Diet chef.  At the Natural Path HCG Diet Clinic in Portland, Oregon we strive to teach and inspire our patients to get a little creative with their HCG Diet cooking. Here ...

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Commonly Made Mistakes on Phase II of the HCG Diet

June 25, 2014
 
The Most Common Errors Made on "HCG Phase II" of the HCG Diet
There are a few places on the HCG Diet where patients need to be careful.  This is a very specific diet that needs to be followed almost exactly as outlined to have the amazing results that can be.  Just a couple of minor cheats on this program can create quite a set back on the scale. 
 
One thing that patients on the HCG diet need ...

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HCG Diet Patient Review and Testimonial

June 18, 2014
"Dr. Madda & Dr. Phillipo are amazing doctors and incredible facilitators of the HCG Diet & weight loss program."
" After many years of struggling to lose weight, a friend told me about the HCG Diet that a friend of hers had just completed. The more information I gathered and learned about this HCG Diet and weight loss process the more nervous I became.  I knew TEH HCG DIET was the type of weight loss program ...

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A Little Bit of History on the HCG Diet

June 11, 2014
The History of HCG Weight Loss?
Dr. A. Simeons was a British physician, practicing in Rome, Italy, who specialized in the treatment of obesity and began using HCG along with a specific dietary protocol for weight loss. Through careful, clinical research, Dr. Simeons discovered that small amounts of HCG could help to shift the metabolic center  in the hypothalamus of the brain. Dr. Simeons theorized that the ...

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The 21 Day Detox Known as the HCG Diet

June 8, 2014
The HCG Diet is a way to Lose Weight and Also a Great Way to Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body
 
The HCG Diet is a wonderful cleansing program with the side effect of losing weight.  It is amazing what happens when you narrow down your food choices and eat simply for 21 days.  When patients choose to use the HCG Diet as a cleanse I put them on our body composition analyzer to be sure that the % body fat is ...

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Using the HCG Diet as a Yearly Cleanse and Reset of Healthy Habits

May 28, 2014
The yearly RESET of the HCG Diet
 
As an HCG Diet facilitator it has come to my awareness that many of my patients come back to the HCG Diet not only to shed a few pounds but also to hit the "RESET" button on dietary & lifestyle habits.  It is human nature in world so abundant with food to over do it from time to time and to fall off of the path of healthy eating and living.  I know in my own life ...

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Preparation is a BIG Key for being Successful on the HCG Diet

May 21, 2014
Preparation for the HCG Diet
 
We all know that being prepared is one of the keys that can help make life in general flow smoother.  When it comes to the HCG Diet, PEPARATION IS KEY!!  WIth a limited food list, it is actually easier to prepare ahead of time for your meals.  For lunch and dinner on the HCG Diet, you are eating an allowed protein, an allowed vegetable and an allowed fruit.  I recommend ...

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Chia Seeds are a Nutrient Powerhouse -- a wonderful P3 HCG Diet food

May 14, 2014
Chia Seeds -- Tiny seeds with a Big Nutrient Profile
 
Chia seeds are really quite small.  However, do not let size fool you, as they have quite the nutrient profile.  They come from the plant Salvia Hispanica or Chia that is often found growing in the desert. The ancient Aztecs used chia seeds for energy as well as Native Americans. The Tarahumara tribe in Mexico used them for long distance running.  ...

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The Positive Effects of the HCG Diet go far Beyond Weight Loss

April 29, 2014
The HCG Diet offers our patients an abundance of learning.  Learning about how food affects our body, our joints, our skin, our energy, our mood, our motivation and almost every aspect of being. After following a very "clean" diet on phase II and phase III of the HCG Diet you have put yourself through a very deep cleanse for 6-9 weeks.  A lot can happen to your body in that time.  We often hear:
 
"The ...

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Testosterone Pellet Therapy in Portland, Oregon

April 16, 2014
What is Testosterone Pellet Therapy
 
Dr. Robert Madda N.D. has a strong passion for balancing hormone leves in patients who have a physiological need for this treatment.  After years of prescriing injections, creams and oral preparations Dr. Madda learned about the testosterone pellet that could be used as a bio-identical hormone therapy. 
 
The testosterone pellet is a small rice or "tic ...

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The HCG Diet Portland Shines for Those who have Tried To Lose Weight For Years without Success

April 6, 2014
Are you needing Assistance with Shedding some Weight?  If so, The Natural Path Medically Supervised HCG Diet can help you!
 
At the Natural Path, our two Naturopathic physicians have co-designed an amazing hcg diet & weight management program that has helped thousands of patients to lose that extra weight.  As an added bonus, this program has also helped many patients lower their cholesterol levels ...

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New Additions to our HCG Diet Phase II Menu at The Natural Path

April 2, 2014
After a few years of brief clinical trials we have decided to add broccoli, calulifower, red and green bell pepper, mushrooms, water packed tuna and lean ground turkey to our phase II HCG Diet Menu at the Natural Path.  Our HCG Diet patients have done remarkably well in adding these foods into their menu plans. 
 
New HCG Diet Recipes that can be used with the new HCG Diet Phase II Foods
 
Many of ...

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How I lost 25 lbs of "baby weight" with the HCG Diet

March 25, 2014
My Journey with Baby Weight Gain and the HCG Diet
 
-- apatient emailed this to me today.  It was an article she had written in a post partum baby publication.
 
SIx months after having our second child, I was 25 lbs. more than I weighed before I had gotten pregnant the first time.  My children are 2 years apart and therefore I did not have a lot of time between my two pregnancies to get my self back ...

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Phenomenal Results Through the HCG Diet Portland at The Natural Path

March 19, 2014

PORTLAND'S HCG DIET and WEIGHT LOSS
a protocol that is medically supervised by Naturopathic physicians
 
Have you struggled to lose weight?
 
 
Do you need a spring board to help you take some weight off while learning healthy eating and lifestyle habits?
 
If so, the Natural Path in Portland Oregon offers an exceptional HCG Diet and weight loss plan.
 
Dr. Robert Madda and Dr. Cara ...

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www.PortlandHCGDiet.com is HERE!

March 14, 2014
I am very happy to announce that we have just launched our HCG Diet specific website.  We offer services to anyone in the Portland metro area that could benefit from a medically supervised HCG Diet program.  The HCG Diet and weight loss protocol is something that I am extremely passionate about as a physician.  I have spent the last 8-10 years of my career studying, facilitating, teaching and writing about ...

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Naturopathic Medical Approach to the HCG Diet Portland Weight Loss Plan

March 6, 2014
A Naturopathic Medical Approach to the Portland HCG Diet & Weight Loss Plan
The Natural Path offers a Naturopathic Approach to the HCG Diet.  HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin  is produced naturally in the body of a pregnant woman by her placenta. The main function of this hormone is to control the rate of metabolism via the hypothalamus gland.  HCG injections have been clinically shown to help patients ...

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The Natural Path Medically Supervised HCG Diet Portland, Oregon

February 26, 2014
MEDICALLY SUPERVISED NATURAL HCG PROGRAM
What is HCG? What is the HCG Diet and how does it thought to work with weight loss?
 
These are very commonly asked questions in regards to the HCG Diet used for weight loss.
 
HCG is a peptide naturally produced in large amounts by the placenta during early pregnancy.  It has many functions in utero and is used medically to treat a variety ...

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The Best Patients for the HCG Diet Portland, Oregon

February 21, 2014
Who can Benefit from the HCG Diet at the Natural Path in Portland?
This HCG Diet offered by Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo in Portland, Oregon can be effective for almost any adult that has more than 10-15 lbs. to lose.  You can benefit from the Natural HCg Diet if your BMI or Basal Metabolic Index is greater than 28.  At the Natural Path, we will look over your past and present medical history ...

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Food is the Most Powerful Medicine of All

February 16, 2014
What is sitting there on the end of your fork is Powerful Medicine
 
Food is true medicine. It is my belief that if we all ate pure healthy food in moderation we would not have near the amount of sickness that we have in our culture.  Truth be told, learning healthy eating habits is the corner stone of success with our Natural HCG DIet.  You can take a drug for almost every condition or symptom imaginable but the ...

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Portland Medical HCG Diet Changes Lives -- A patient shares her testimony

February 6, 2014
HCG Diet Portland at The Natural Path on NW 23rd Avenue with Dr. Cara Phillipo & Dr. Robert Madda
 
Here is a very sweet testimonial to the HCG Diet and our Naturopathic clinic in heping to facilitate change in lifestyle and diet.
 
"It has been a little over a year since my life style change and weight loss. I honestly can't say how blessed and greatful I am for all the help in my life. I have never felt ...

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Unbelievably Delicious Chocolate Truffles ~ No Sugar and Loaded with Nutrition

January 31, 2014
Bites of BLISS Chocolate Truffles– a wonderful, healthy chocolaty desert
 
These alkaline forming truffles are really delicious ~ they are loaded with protein, fiber, good fats and of course the antioxidant properties of chocolate … and they are sugar free.These are not recommended during our HCG Diet Program.  However, they make a perfect special treat when the program is over.  These are  ...

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Lipo B Injections Plus ~ Increase your Energy, Stimulate Metabolism and Promote Fat Loss

January 29, 2014
The Slim Shot or Lipo B Complex Injection is a Great Adjunct to our HCG Diet Protocol and any Wellness Program
 
We have been offering our uniquely tailored blend of Lipo B Complex Injections that we call the Slim Shot for years now.  We began offering them with our HCG Diet Protocol.  We now use them with all of our wellness programs and our patients LOVE them.  Many of them come to get ...

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The Ugly Truth About Agave Nectar

January 27, 2014
Agave Nectar is NOT as "sweet" as We Have been Led to Believe
 
The Agave is a succulent plant much like the aloe plant and it is primarily grown in Mexico.  For years, many have been led to believe that agave is a healthier choice as an alternative sweetener.  I know that I did.  For a couple years, I even recommended Agave nectar in moderation as a sweetener to many of our HCG diet patients once ...

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Introducing the PRP (platelet rich plasma) Facial at The Natural Path Portland

January 24, 2014
The PRP (platelet rich plasma) Medical Facial for Skin Rejeuvenation
 
As we age, men and women over 40 are often seeking to reclaim the soft and supple nature of youtful skin.  The PRP facial, also known as the "vampire facial" is a natural, painless and non-surgical, procedure that uses your bodies own stem cells to rejeuvenate skin and create healing on scared skin. 
 
The Steps Involved ...

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The Importance of Grass Fed Beef

January 22, 2014
Grass Fed Beef is the Healthiest Choice for Beef on the HCG Diet and in Everyday Life
 
Food is just not the same as it was 100 years ago.  The processing that goes into many of our food sources seriously changes its nutritional value.  I have found that many of our patients do best on a paleo type of diet.  When it comes to animal products and meats I strongly feel that grass fed animals are the ...

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Power Bites of Delight -- a delicious treat for a healthy lifestyle & P3 HCG Diet and

January 21, 2014
The Power Bites of Delight -- a tasty treat (HCG Diet P3 approved)
 
I make these little treats for my husband and our office staff from time to time.  They keep well in the fridge, taste delightful and are filled with super nutrients that can give a nice kick to your afternoon.  These are also super easy to make if you have a powerful blender or food processer and keep well in the fridge for some time ...

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Eating to Help Hypoglycemia

January 17, 2014
Hypoglycemia -- Symptoms can go away with a certain eating protocol
 
Many of our patients suffer from Hypoglcemia.  This could be due to poor diet, low thyroid, insulin resistance, etc.  If you have true hypoglycemia you know that anxiety can kick in when blood sugar gets too low.  This is because when blood sugar goes low it triggers the "fight or flight" response from the adrenal glands. The phase ...

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Delicious, Green and Super Refreshing HCG Diet Drink

January 15, 2014
The Refreshing Green Drink that is HCG Diet Friendly
 
This is a really delicious little beverage that can I actually make quite often and love to drink throughout the day. It is healthy, light and refreshing.  On the HCG Diet, it is important to change up our daily routine with food to keep it more exciting.  It is the little things that truly are the spice in life.  I have had so many patients ...

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The End of the HCG Diet Phase III ~ the Experience of Dr. Cara

January 8, 2014
The HCG Diet & Weight Loss Protocol at The Natural Path 
 
Well, the whole experience of this HCG Diet Protocol has been AMAZING!  Dr. Robert Madda and I designed this program and have facilitated this really wonderful and effective weight loss program for many years!  It has been a true joy to be able to watch peoples lives transform through this program right before my very eyes.  The transformation ...

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Bites of Bliss -- a Healthy Desert Sent Straight from Heaven

January 1, 2014
Bites of Bliss - a healthy desert for post HCG Diet indulgence
 
I wanted to make something special and of course healthy for my family for New Years Day.  I love to experiment in the kitchen to see what I can create with healthy ingredients and sometimes it just all comes together quite well.  Today was one of those days.  I call my little creation ... Bites of Bliss!
 
This little desert is ...

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Patient Testimonials on the HCG Diet at The Natural Path

December 27, 2013
Expressions of Gratitude from our HCG Diet Patients
 
Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, you and your HCG Diet program have changed my life. Since having been on the HCG diet my self esteem and the way I feel has been changed exponentially. Before I never wanted to go out, dress up and be seen by people but now I can go out and feel beautiful, and it's because of you. Not ...

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The HCG Diet as a Detox and a Reset of Patterns

December 18, 2013
Phase III or the STABILIZATION Phase is here in Dr. Cara's HCG DIET Detox Journey
 
Well, here I am on Phase III of this truly amazing HCG Diet & Wellness program.  I am feeling really fabulous and my eating patterns (which I had thought were super healthy before) have taken on a whole new level of CLEAN!  I knew this was a great program and now that I have gone through it as a cleanse for myself I ...

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Completion of Dr. Cara's modified Phase I on the HCG Diet

December 14, 2013
The End of the HCG Diet Phase I is Here
 
Well, here I am on Day 23 of the program.  Today, was my last injection day.  I have 2 days of the transiotion phase of the HCG diet Portland at The Natural Path before navigating into Phase III or the Stabilization phase.  It is a bitter sweet feeling.  In some ways, I am ready to move on into eating a greater variety of food and in other ways I have ...

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HCG Diet Portland at The Natural Path ~ Dr. Cara on Day 19 of her Journey

December 11, 2013
The Beautiful thing about the HCG Diet
 
The HCG Diet holds within it a tremendous amount of learning ~ learning about our own relationship with food; learning about the relationship we have as a society with food; learning about our own psychological and physiological needs for food and truly how different they are.  I have researched this topic for years. I have written a book and article after article on ...

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Dr. Cara Phillipo and Day 16 on the HCG Phase of the HCG Diet Portland

December 8, 2013
Day 16 on Phase II of the HCG Diet Program at The Natural Path
 
Well, I am in full swing with this HCG Diet Program at this point ... Day 16. My plan is to go just one more week. I feel like this has become a normal part of my world to eat lean protein, vegetables and fruit ONLY.  Of course, I am also only eating those foods on our HCG Diet phase II shopping list.  It is true, nothing else has crossed ...

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Day 12 & Body Composition Changes on The HCG Diet Protocol for Dr. Cara at The Natural Path in Portland

December 4, 2013
Day 12 of the HCG Diet and Feeling Fine
Well, this is Day 12 on the HCG Diet and I  must say I am SO glad I stuck with this HCG Diet Protocol!  The first week was truly a challenge.  I realize this is a bit different for me as my body composition does not hold a very high amount of fat mass so I am needing to modify.  I have been adding in an extra fruit as well as an HCG Diet approved protein powder ...

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Day 10 of the HCG Diet for Dr. Cara Phillipo

December 1, 2013
The HCG Diet has a certain level of Intensity
 
Well, the undertaking of the HCG Diet protocol has been a HUGE learning experience for me.  Did I say HUGE?!  I am putting myself through this for a few reasons ... #1) I want to feel first hand what it is like to go through a program that I have put almost a thousand people through and written a book about.  I have seen the amazing results of the HCG ...

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Dr. Cara's experience on the HCG Diet Phase II -- Day 5

November 27, 2013
The First three days into Phase II of the HCG Diet
 
It has been a true experience following this HCG Diet protocol that I have led so many of my patients through.  Seriously, this is a REAL committment.  The first few days on phase II of the HCG Diet protocol were quite challenging for me.  I was hungry. I was irritable.  I I had a headache.  These are the same types of symptoms that I ...

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Dr. Cara Phillipo's experience with loading and the HCG Diet

November 24, 2013
Embarking on my HCG Diet Adventure 
by Dr. Cara Phillipo N.D.
YES!  I am finally going to put myself through the HCG Diet and I am excited about it.  I have been leading participants through our medically supervised HCG Diet program now for almost 6 years.  Facilitating this program as a medical professinal is an absolute joy for me and I am inspired by my patients and in awe of how this HCG Diet ...

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The Hunger Scale on the HCG Diet and for Eating in General

November 22, 2013
The Role that Leptin plays on Hunger
 
Leptin is a hormone that was discovered in 1994 and plays a role on hunger and metabolism.  When leptin levels are low the result is the feeling of hunger.  When we eat food, the food will stimulate the leptin levels to rise which then creates a feeling of sateity or fullness.  This is a discussion we have with our HCG Diet patients.  I strongly feel that ...

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Eating Healthy through the HOLIDAYS

November 20, 2013
Healthy Eating through the Holidays
 
This is the time of year when so many of our HCG Diet patients get concerned they will gain weight through the holidays. They ask us for tips to keep the eating aligned with good health and weight maintenance while still having a great time celebrating with friends and family. 
 
Of course, you must realize that little temptations will pop up here and there and if ...

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Optimizing the Organs of Elimination in our Bodies on the HCG Diet, a Cleanse and Life in General

November 15, 2013
Aiding the Organs of Elimination on the HCG Diet and for a healthy life!
 
The main organs of elimination are the skin, kidneys, liver, lungs and colon. These natural routes of elimination may not be active and functioning at all times leading to an unnatural accumulation of toxins. These toxins in the body may be considered to be the cause of many different symptoms and diseases. That is to say that your present ...

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Treating Candida & Yeast in the Gut has been Shown to help with Weight Loss

November 14, 2013
Dietary Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of Candida
 
In our Naturopathic Medical practice, we always take a good look at the "gut" of our patients.  Those wanting to lose weight on our HCG Diet Program do best when we have them on a regimnen of good flora in the morning and an anti-candida agent taken in the evening. 
 
An overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract of the yeast Candida albicans ...

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Green Juices and Healthy Smoothies on the HCG Diet Protocol

November 13, 2013

Vibrant Green Drinks and Healthy Smoothies can be a part of the HCG WEIGHT LOSS PROTOCOL
For months, our patients asked us if there was a way they could add in "green drinks" to their HCG Diet Protocol.  YES! Wea re strong advocates of anything that is HCG Diet approved and super vital to all of the organs in the body.  You can actually take all of the approved vegetables in the HCG Weight Loss Diet outline ...

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Our 7 Day Body Cleanse preparation for the HCG Diet

November 6, 2013

The Natural Path 7-day Body Cleanse Diet and Detoxification Program -- a great preparation for the HCG Diet

So many of our patients LOVE our mini 7 day cleansing program.  It has always amazed me what can happen in the body in just 7 days.  Digestion can improve, body aches get better and energy levels rise.  We find that this is the perfect way to set sail into the journey of the HCG Diet ...

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Tips for a Healthy Grocery Shopping Routine

November 5, 2013
Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping
My patients ask me over and over what tips I might have for them when they are at the grocery store.  I love to guide tours through New Seasons with a handful of patients at a time and teach them what healthy staples a wellness kitchen might have.  The basic rule of thumb is to keep things unprocessed and as close to its natural state as possible.  In my kitchen, we always ...

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Happy Patient Reviews of Our HCG Weight Loss Program Portland

November 1, 2013

Reviews from Happy Patients -- Naturopathic Primary Care and HCG Diet Portland
It is always such a sweet pat on the back when our patients write to us with immense gratitude and thankfulness for the care that we gave or continue to give to them.  As Naturopathic Primary care doctors we have the ability to do so much for our patients.  We have become known in our community as "HCG Diet Doctors," but we do so ...

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The Role of Leptins and the HCG Diet

October 26, 2013
Leptin is a hormone that is derived from fat and was discovered in 1994.  We know know that fat in the body is considered an organ.    When the body gets hungry, leptin levels drop and when we eat food, leptin levels will rise.  As leptin rises, it allows fat cells to make ATP (energy for the body).  As we eat more food, EACH fat cell stimulates leptin to be released which helps fat ...

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The HCG Diet Steak Day

October 24, 2013
HCG DIET STEAK DAY
Using a Steak Day on the HCG Diet by Dr. Robert Madda
Once you have completed  23-42 days of the HCG Phase of the HCG Diet,dieters move into phase 3, or the Stabilization phase of the HCG diet. In these three weeks, we ask our patients to weigh themselves every morning to ensure they are not gaining more than 2-4 pounds over the last injection day weight or LIW.  It is important for dieters ...

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Understanding the HCG Diet

October 22, 2013
Lose weight with the Natural Path HCG Diet"
The HCG Diet & Weight Loss Program BY DR. ROBERT MADDA ND & Dr. CARA PHILLIPO ND OF THE NATURAL PATH
The Natural Path in Portland Oregon is an integrative medical clinic with a focus on the Natural HCG Diet and weight loss.


Understanding the HCG Diet
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone excreted during pregnancy. The high levels ...

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The Paleo Diet after the HCG Diet Weight Loss Protocol

October 18, 2013
THE PALEO DIET AFTER THE HCG DIET PROTOCOL FOR WEIGHT LOSS
 After the HCG Diet Program has ended, we recommend that our patients follow the Paleo Diet 80% of the time. This is a wonderful diet that will bring greater vitality and maintain optimal weight. The premise behind the paleo diet is that we, as a species, aren’t meant to eat the diets that we have eaten for the past 10,000 years.  Because of this, ...

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The Allotted Foods on the HCG Diet and HCg Weight Loss Protocol

October 9, 2013
Meat & Vegetables on the HCG Diet
 
In the HCG Phase of the HCG Diet, it is very important that the dieter not cheat!  To get best result in the HCG Diet plan, one has to be very strict in maintaining 500 calorie per day of the allotted foods.  Exceptions can be made as we uniquely tailor the HCG Diet to suit every individual who does the Natural Path HCG Diet. When cheating happens, even the smallest ...

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STEVIA ... the Approved Sweetener on the HCG Diet

October 7, 2013
STEVIA the sweetener of choice on the HCG diet
 
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a South American herb that has been in use as a sweetener for hundreds of years. Stevia makes an excellent supplement to the health regimen of diabetics and dieters due to its zero calorie content. Stevia has also been known to reduce cravings for fatty and sugary foods which is very helpful on the HCG Diet.
 
We highly recommend ...

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A medical HCG DIet Success Story Portland, Oregon

October 1, 2013
Portland, Oregon
The NATURAL PATH HCG DIET SUCCESS STORY
My name is Jason McMayden and I can honestly say that the HCG Diet truly changed my life.  My journey with the HCG Diet began in February of 2010.  I had eaten a huge dinner of pizza and bread one evening and went to bed feeling really disgusted with myself.  In the morning, I woke up and saw myself in the mirror.  I looked straight into my ...

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Favorite HCG Diet Recipes from our Patients

September 28, 2013
Favorite Phase II HCG Diet recipes from our Patients
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HCG DIET PHASE II RECIPE and FOOD IDEAS FROM ALAN Z.
My name is Alan and this is my second round with the HCG DIet and so far I am down 53 lbs. and feel better than ever. I love to make good food and below are my favorite recipes for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet.
 
I use the George forman grill throughout the HCG Diet.  Cook your protein, more than 1 serving, ...

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Miracle Noodles and The HCG Diet

September 25, 2013
Miracle Noodles and the HCG Diet
So many of our patients ask us if they can have miracle noodles on the second phase of the HCG Diet. YES! In most cases, miracle noodles seem tobe a healthy addition to the diet. Every now and then, we will see someone stall their weight loss with the addition of miracle noodles.  Miracle Noodles contain soluble fiber that absorbs 5-7 times its weight in water.  Miracle noodles ...

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An HCG DIet Phase III CheeseCake Recipe

September 22, 2013
PHASE III HCG DIET CHEESECAKE RECIPE
HCG DIET CHEESCAKE RECIPE
Ingredients
HCG Diet  Phase III Crust:
1.5 cups almond flour
4 tbsp salted butter
1 packet Truvia sweetener
1 tsp ground cinnamon
HCG Diet  Phase III Filling:
8 oz organic cream cheese
2 large free range organic eggs
11 packets Truvia sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
HCG Diet Cheescake making Directions
Find an 8" pie pan. Turn oven to 350 degrees.
HCG ...

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HCG WEIGHT LOSS PORTLAND

September 18, 2013
HCG DIET PORTLAND
HCG WEIGHT LOSS PORTLAND
HCG DIET DOCTOR PORTLAND
HCG ... Where It Comes From?
HCG is a naturally occurring, water-based hormone that is produced by the† placenta during pregnancy. According to Dr. A.T. Simeon in India during the 1950s, the function of this hormone is to protect the fetus by preventing the mother's system from robbing it of nutrients should the mother ...

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The HCG DIet is a "weight loss miracle" for some Patients

September 16, 2013
"Lose weight with the HCG Diet"
The HCG Diet-for some it is a "weight loss miracle"
The brilliant discovery of Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the early 1950s, HCG, (Human Chorionic Gonadatropin), has been unfairly maligned through ignorance and misinformation for sixty years. Often confused with HGH, (Human Growth Hormone), a hormone that actually can have adverse effects if misused, HCG has demonstrated an excellent safety record ...

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How the HCG Diet works on Fat Stores in the Body

September 12, 2013
The three types of fat helped by the HCG Diet
There are actually three kinds of fat and the HCG Diet helps the body to deal with. Some of these types of fat are more spot on targets for HCG weight loss than others. The Natural HCG Dietis a very safe choice for losing fat mass and increasing your level of health!
Structural Fat and the HCG Diet:
This kind of fat fills the gaps between various organs and is very important ...

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HCG Diet and HCG Weight Loss at the Natural Path in Portland, Oregon

September 11, 2013
HCG DIET & WEIGHT LOSS AT THE NATURAL PATH - PORTLAND, OR
a physician supervised HCG weight loss program
The Natural HCG diet offered by the Natural Path - portland, oregon
At the Natural Path in Portland, Oregon we offer a wonderful medically supervised HCG Dietprogram. The Natural HCG diet consists of a very low calorie diet, full medical support as well as treatments of HCG injections. ...

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MIracle Noodles and the HCG Diet

September 6, 2013
Miracle Noodles and the HCG Diet
So many of our patients ask us if they can have miracle noodles on the second phase of the HCG Diet. YES!  In most cases, miracle noodles seem tobe a healthy addition to the diet.  Every now and then, we will see someone stall their weight loss with the addition of miracle noodles. Miracle Noodles contain soluble fiber that absorbs 5-7 times its weight in water.  Miracle ...

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The Stabilization Phase of the HCG Diet and its Importance

September 4, 2013
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HCG Diet Pase 3 Stabilization Phase Summary
You begin this phase 48 hours after your last injection of HCG; after 2 VLCD days.
This phase will last for 3 weeks
You will gradually increase your calories from 500 a day to 1200 – 1500/day
You can reintroduce ...

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The Four HCG Diet Phases Made SImple

August 27, 2013
The Four Phases of HCG Weight Loss Plan Made Simple
[caption id="attachment_3856" align="aligncenter" width="251" caption="The HCG Diet -- Dr. Robert Madda"][/caption]There are 4 phases of HCG diet plan, they are called the loading phase; the hcg phase; the stabilization phase and the maintenance phase. Those following our HCG Diet plan will follow the loading phase for 2 days; the HCG phase for 21-40 days with a 2 day ...

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The HCG Diet -- An EFFECTIVE Approach to Weight Loss

August 22, 2013
The HCG DIET as an effective approach to weight loss
Are you looking for an effective approach to weight loss in Portland, Oregon?
Come on and check out the Natural Path HCG Diet Program!  This program is facilitated with private one on one visits with the doctors weekly.The Natural HCG Diet is effective, scientific and sustained weight loss and overall health improvement program using pharmaceutical HCG as well ...

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Common Misconceptions about the HCG Diet

August 21, 2013
Misconceptions about the HCG Diet Program
"Calming the HCG Diet Misconceptions"][/caption]
I have to admit that as a Naturopathic Physician hearing about the HCG Diet for the first time I had a great deal of judgment. Until I got ALL of the information and studied about how this program worked I did not feel it was a very safe plan.  After spending years studying the diet and its effects I find the HCG Diet to be ...

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Taking the HCG Diet for Weight Loss One Step at a Time

August 20, 2013

 
Plateau's happen on the HCG Diet and we can help you break them!
Almost all of our patients that undergo the HCG Diet will hit a plateau at some point during the course of the program.  It is a source of frustration as this is a weight LOSS program.  What causes an HCG diet plateau?  In a plateau period on the HCG diet, the consistent weight loss that you have been enjoying suddenly stalls. We ...

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Obesity and Your Health -- the HCG Weight Loss HCG Diet can Help

August 14, 2013

Obesity and Your Health — the Natural HCG Diet can help
 
"Obesity can be helped with the HCG Diet"]
 
The Natural Path weight loss clinic in Portland Oregon is a place to come to help with weight loss in a safe, effective and healthy way! Quite apart from the fact that your body will be in better shape if you lose weight, there are many other health issues that will benefit from a reduction in body ...

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100 pounds lighter after the HCG Diet at The Natural Path

August 13, 2013
One year and 100 lbs. lighter with the HCG Diet at the Natural Path Portland
My name is Sharna Miller.  I began my journey with the HCG diet over a year ago in June 2010.  At that time, I weighed 265 lbs. and felt terrible about myself.  I avoided mirrors and there was not an hour that went by in my day that I did not mentally beat myself up about my weight.  A co-worker of mine began the HCG Diet ...

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Tips from Doctors for a Successful HCG Diet Round

August 7, 2013
"Tips for a successful HCG Diet"
PHASE II the HCG PHASE  the HCG DIET
A FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS & TIPS
Little tid-bits to help make the HCG phase a little easier on the HCG Diet
The juice of one fresh lemon per day is allowed for all purposes each day on the HCG Diet 
Salt, pepper, vinegar, and most fresh or dried herbs may be used to season. 
Read all labels carefully for carbohydrates ...

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The Importance of Phase 3 on the HCG Diet

August 4, 2013
HCG Diet Phase 3 Stabilization Phase Summary
You begin this phase 48 hours after your last injection of HCG; after 2 VLCD days.
This phase will last for 3 weeks
You will gradually increase your calories from 500 a day to 1200 – 1500/day
You can reintroduce many foods during phase 3 except sugars and starches.
Sugars: Anything with 5 grams of sugar or more
Starches: ...

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The Four Phases of the HCG Diet Explained

July 31, 2013

The Four Phases of HCG Diet Made Simple
There are 4 phases of HCG diet plan, they are called the loading phase; the hcg phase; the stabilization phase and the maintenance phase. Those following our HCG Dietplan will follow the loading phase for 2 days; the HCG phase for 21-40 days with a 2 day transition into the Stabilization Phase for 21 days and then the maintenance or "rest of your life" phase. All of the phases ...

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Common Misconceptions about the HCG Diet

July 30, 2013

Misconceptions about the HCG Diet Program
I have to admit that as a Naturopathic Physician hearing about the HCG Diet for the first time I had a great deal of judgment.  Until I got ALL of the information and studied about how this program worked I did not feel it was a very safe plan.  After spending years studying the diet and its effects I find the HCG Diet to be a total asset to the health of my patients ...

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Obesity and your Health -- how the HCG Weight Loss Diet can Help

July 24, 2013

Obesity and Your Health — the Natural HCG Diet can help
 
The Natural Path weight loss clinic in Portland Oregon is a place to come to help with weight loss in a safe, effective and healthy way!  Quite apart from the fact that your body will be in better shape if you lose weight, there are many other health issues that will benefit from a reduction in body fat .The Natural HCG Diet facilitated by Dr. ...

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I lost 100 Lbs. on the HCG Diet at the Natural Path Portland, Oregon

July 23, 2013
 
One year and 100 lbs. lighter with the HCG Diet at the Natural Path Portland
My name is Sharna Miller. I began my journey with the HCG diet over a year ago in June 2011. At that time, I weighed 265 lbs. and felt terrible about myself.  I avoided mirrors and there was not an hour that went by in my day that I did not mentally beat myself up about my weight.  A co-worker of mine began the HCG Diet and ...

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Plateau Breaker on the HCG Diet ... The Apple Day

July 17, 2013
The "apple day" plateau breaker on the HCG Diet
 At some point on the HCG Diet, many of our patients will hit a plateau.  This is always a point of frustration for many of our patients on the HCG Diet.  Once the plateau continues on for 2 days or more, we recommend the "apple day" to help break the stall in weight loss on the HCG Diet.  Dr. Simeons created the apple day to help rid the body of excess ...

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Portland, Oregon's Medically Supervised HCG Weight Loss Diet

July 16, 2013
"HCG weight loss diet injections"
Portland, Oregon's Medically Supervised HCG Weight Loss Diet
The Natural HCG diet facilitated by Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo at The Natural Path is a medically supervised HCG weight loss diet that helps you to transform your life, your eating habits and reaches far beyond just the way you look† after losing those unwanted pounds.
Although HCG weight loss, may appear ...

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The Natural Path HCG WEIGHT LOSS DIET! What can you EXPECT?

July 10, 2013
THE NATURAL PATH HCG WEIGHT LOSS DIET! What can you expect?
EXPECT a fantastic outcome! We cannot say enough amazing things about this HCG Weight Loss Diet program. On average, women lose .5-1  lb. per day. If you have a considerable amount of weight to lose it is possible to average 1-2 lbs. per day on the HCG Weight Lossprogram. 
Our doctors have a passion for weight loss and the HCG Weight Loss Diet!
Dr. ...

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Keeping the Weight Off after the HCG Weight Loss Program

July 9, 2013
Keeping trim after the HCG Weight Loss Diet
Keeping the Weight off after the HCG Weight Loss Program
After completing the Phase 4, Maintenance part of the HCG Weight Loss program, you will most likely find that your appetite, your food cravings, your metabolism and your overall state of health and well-being are significantly improved. After the HCG Weight Lossprogram has ended, you will learn how to continue this "new ...

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HCG DIET PORTLAND< OREGON -- DOCTOR SUPERVISED

June 26, 2013
Portland, Oregon ~ HCG Diet Protocol Physician
Metabolic HCG Diet and Weight loss
At the Natural Path in Portland, Oregon, we offer medically supervised diet programs including the HCG Diet protocol that can truly escalate your health and well being to another level.  If indicated, the HCG Diet can enjoy a vital role in permitting you to slim down quickly. This is done safely, along with the supervision of the physician. ...

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HCG DIET in PORTLAND at THE NATURAL PATH IS SIMPLE AND EASY

June 23, 2013
HCG DIET at THE NATURAL PATH IN PORTLAND, OREGON IS EASY TO FOLLOW
]The Natural Path HCG diet is a total of 500 calories a day and is easy to follow. See below for an outline of the main steps.
125-190 iu of HCG is administered in the loading and HCG phase of the HCG Diet
The first 2 days of injections are loading days on the HCG Diet
After the third injection or on the third day, the 500 calorie diet is followed† ...

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HCG DIET PLATEAU BREAKERS AND HELPFUL TIPS

June 19, 2013
HCG DIET PLATEAU BREAKERS AND TIPS by Dr. Robert Madda
With the HCG Diet as with almost all weight loss plans, you will inevitably encounter a plateau or a place where weight loss seems to stall or happen quite slowly.  With almost all of our patients that follow the HCG Diet, there are a few days of plateau. These plateau's that occur can be very frustrating to the HCG Dietpatient. When this happens, it does not ...

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Medical Research on the HCG Diet

June 18, 2013

MEDICAL RESEARCH ON THE HCG DIET PORTLAND
 The research done by Dr. Simeons on the HCG Diet was published in 1954 in his book, 'Pounds and Inches', which is widely available at no cost on many websites. He designed his protocol to be very precise regarding the amount of HCG required for injection, for the number of calories and the types foods allowed, and for the optimal duration of the program. He also published ...

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Medical Research on the HCG Diet

June 18, 2013

MEDICAL RESEARCH ON THE HCG DIET PORTLAND
 The research done by Dr. Simeons on the HCG Diet was published in 1954 in his book, 'Pounds and Inches', which is widely available at no cost on many websites. He designed his protocol to be very precise regarding the amount of HCG required for injection, for the number of calories and the types foods allowed, and for the optimal duration of the program. He also published ...

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Phase III or the Stabilzation Phase of the HCG Diet

June 11, 2013

HCG DIET PHASE III or the STABILIZATION PHASE
the road to a new YOU!
The Stabilization Phase is the 3 week period after you have completed your injections on the HCG Diet Plan.
In this phase, you will begin to incorporate more calories into your daily routine. There are still restrictions around which foods you can eat at this time. This is a very crucial part of the HCG Diet program and is when your hypothalamus becomes ...

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HCG Weight Loss Diet Portland "The News"

June 10, 2013
HCG Weight Loss Diet Portland News
with Dr. Robert Madda N.D. & Dr. Cara Phillipo N.D.
The Natural Path is a Naturopathic Medical center offering safe, effective and medically supervised weight loss plans with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), diet, lifestyle modifications, etc. At the Natural Path, we customize our Natural HCG Weight Loss Diet programs to fit each patients unique set of needs and do all we can ...

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HCG Diet and the Maintenance Phase

June 6, 2013
 
The Medically supervised HCG Diet
Maintenance Phase or Phase 4
This is the last phase of this amazing weight loss program. This phase is thought to be very important to the overall success of the program as it is theorized that at this time the hypothalamus of the brain is re-calibrated. The Natural HCG Maintenance Diet works with the body of the individual to reset it metabolically and boost the rate of metabolism. ...

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Lose the Fat and not Lean Muscle on the HCG Diet Plan

June 4, 2013
HCG diet | Why you don’t lose muscle mass on the HCG diet plan
 A lot of newcomers to the HCG Diet Plan are confused about how the plan works. If you are considering giving the HCG diet program a try, you may have questions about what it does and how exactly it helps you to lose fat.
One theory ... HCG Deficit in the Body may be helped by the HCG Diet
 We are all born with a reserve of ...

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Commonly asked Questions about the HCG Diet

May 29, 2013
"THE NATURAL PATH HCG DIET"
ASK THE DOCTOR A QUESTION ABOUT THE HCG DIET
Do you feel that the Natural HCG Diet is safe?
The HCG Diet program led by Dr. Robert Madda& Dr. Cara Phillipo at the Natural Path in Portland, Oregon is very safe. In general, women experience extremely high levels of HCG during the early months of pregnancy and can be pregnant many times without adverse ...

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Benefits of the HCG Diet Beyond Weight Loss

May 27, 2013

"The HCG Diet and the benefits beyond Weight Loss"
The Benefits Of the HCG Diet Weight Loss
The HCG Diet that we have been prescribing now for many years has truly helped our patients experience substantial weight loss and the ability to keep it off after the program was complete.  However, there are also quite a few benefits that come from being on this program.
Additional Benefits of the HCG Diet:
a) ...

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What Can I Eat on the HCG Diet?

May 23, 2013

What is the HCG Diet?
HCG "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin"( HCG) is a natural protein hormone created by the placenta of a pregnant woman. The hormone is made by chorionic cells in the part of the placenta that is nurturing the growing fetus. This hormone is known to stimulate the gonads similar to many of the hormones made in the brain by the pituitary gland. Although this hormone has not been identified ...

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The FDA's VIew on HCG and the HCG Diet

May 19, 2013

The main role of the Food and Drug Administration or FDA is to regulate drugs and over the counter medicines. The FDA spends time researching the safety and effectiveness of medications to determine if it can be legally prescribed in the USA. The FDA also will decide which uses a certain medicine can be approved for. If a drug is considered "safe" it is then up to a medical doctor to use his or her best discretion to ...

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Physician Directed Medical Weight Loss with the HCG Diet

May 17, 2013
PHYSICIAN Directed HCG Diet and Weight Loss &  in the Portland Oregon Metro area

 Physician Directed HCG Weight loss in Portland, Oregon 
 
We at Natural Path realize that weight reduction isn't as simple as “calories in and calories out.” Our method of weight reduction is specific for you and it is customized to your physiology. Dr. Madda examines you via bloodwork ...

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The HCG Diet and Clinical Trials

May 7, 2013

Are there any clinical studies on HCG Weight Loss Diet?
Yes, there are many. The HCG Weight Loss Diet has been researched for over 40 years and had 16 years of clinical trials.  Here is a great study on the HCG Weight Loss Diet.
Does the HCG Weight Loss Diet have any side effects or contraindications?
Most of the HCG Weight Loss Diet side effects are positive … brittle fingernails will ...

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CHANGE YOUR METABOLISM WITH THE HCG DIET

May 3, 2013

The Metabolism shifting HCG Weight Loss Plan
physician supervised by Dr. Robert Madda ND & Dr. Cara Phillipo ND
The Natural HCG diet is most commonly referring to the British physician, Dr. Simeon’s protocol that he identified in the mid 1950′s. He discovered that when HCGwas administered daily along with a low calorie diet, patients could maintain their health and lose weight.
Dr. Simeon's HCG Diet ...

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Weight Loss at The Natural Path with the HCG Diet

May 1, 2013

The HCG Diet Weight Loss Program at the NATURAL PATH!
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Natural Path HCG Diet & Weight Loss website - Portland, OR. Our HCG Diet is a weight loss program that is medically supervised. You will work with Dr. Madda ND or Dr. Phillipo ND one on one to create an HCG Diet program that works for you!. Our patients will often lose 5-10 lbs. in the first week and up to ...

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The Natural Path HCG Diet Doctors Portland

April 28, 2013
The Natural Path HCG Doctors
 
Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo are the Naturopathic "HCG Diet Doctors," as many people call them.
Dr. Robert Madda N.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Robert Madda is a primary care physician specializing in weight loss, detoxification and chronic pain with an integrative medical approach.   As a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Madda supports his patients in the process of establishing ...

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The Natural HCG Diet Portland -- Lose Weight and Feel Great!

April 24, 2013
    Welcome to the Natural Path HCG Diet Portland
At The Natural Path, we strive to be Portland's most comprehensive Natural HCG Diet & Natural HCG Weight Loss Center.Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo both received their doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon and  they have been studying the effects of the Natural HCG Diet in regards ...

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Welcome to the HCG Diet Portland at the Natural Path

April 21, 2013
Welcome to the Natural Path HCG Diet.
We strive to be Portland's most comprehensive Natural HCG Diet & Natural HCG Weight Loss Center.Dr. Robert Madda & Dr. Cara Phillipo have been studying the effects of the Natural HCG Dietin regards to weight loss for the past 10 years and have helped hundreds of people reach their weight loss goals.
The HCG Diet at the Natural Path
While the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, ...

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HCG DIet the Safe Way!

April 17, 2013
HCG Diet – The Safe Way by Dr. Robert Madda
 
Dr. Madda’s HCG Diet in Portland is comprehensive and cutting edge. This is a unique, natural way to reach your weight loss goals with the assistance of a physician on a day to day, and weekly basis.  The results that come from our HCG Diet truly inspire us day after day.  We love the changes that our patients make in their lives and in their health ...

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The HCG Diet at The Natural Path in Portland

April 16, 2013
The Natural Path HCG Diet in Portland is comprehensive and cutting edge.
 
This is a unique, natural way to reach your weight loss goals with the assistance of a physician on a day to day, and weekly basis.
Dr. Cara Phillipo & Dr. Robert Madda are  Naturopathic Physicians and weight loss facilitiators of the HCG Diet.  In their unique programs, they  will work with you every ...

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The Positive Effects of the HCG Diet for Weight Loss

April 10, 2013
 
From Obese to Non-Obese with the HCG Diet for Weight Loss
Clearly, the most obvious and immediate health benefit to using the Natural HCG diet is weight loss. Obesity is on the rise and with it comes a host of other medical problems. Obese people are at greater risk for serious medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many other illnesses. Not only do obese people have to contend with the medical ...

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THE HCG DIET MAY BE LOW ON CALORIES BUT NOT ON TASTE!

April 8, 2013

THE HCG DIET IS LOW IN CALORIES BUT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LOW IN TASTE
 
Dr. Robert Madda is the medical director of the Natural Path HCG Weight lossclinic in Portland, Oregon.  He has had tremendous success in guiding patients through the HCG Diet!  The second phase of the HCG diet is very low on calories but does not have to be low on taste. Having a variety of foods to eat is helpful to ...

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THE HCG DIET PROGRAM EXPLAINED

April 6, 2013
The Natural HCG Diet Program -- Physician Supervised in Portland, Oregon
The Natural HCG Diet Program
The Natural HCG diet facilitated by Dr. Cara Phillipo ND and Dr. Robert Madda ND at The Natural Path in Portland, Oregon is based on the results of Dr. A.T.W. Simeons' 40 years of clinical trials at the Salvator Mutidi International Hospital in Rome, Italy.  For years Dr. Simeons grappled with the fundamental problems ...

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Consider the HCG Diet at The Natural Path!

April 3, 2013
Have you got weight to lose? Consider the HCG Diet Portland at the Natural Path!
Transform who you are - not just the way you look!
HCG Diet Portland - learn more here 
 
Dr. Robert Madda works with patients to get to the ROOT CAUSE of your weight problem in a medically supervised environment, which will facilitate weight loss and help to create a more vital and healthy ...

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The use of the HCG DIet in Treating Obesity

March 31, 2013
USE OF THE HCG DIET FOR OBESITY TREATMENT
a double blind study by Leonor E. Ripamonte MD Additional information can be requested at:The HCG Diet Research Clinic
Summary of this HCG DIET STUDY:
There are not very many "good" studied on the HCG Diet to prove its effectiveness.  In my opinion, this probably has a lot to do ith money as most medical studies these days are ...

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The HCG Diet -- A Spectacular way to LOSE WEIGHT

March 29, 2013

My Experience with the HCG Diet Portland!
 
After 2 children and 15 years of poor eating habits,  I gained 40 lbs. I have struggled almost daily to get the weight off with diet after diet.  When the new year rolled around, I was determined to be successful.  I have two neighbors who have done the HCG Diet and Wellness Program at the Natural Path in Portland, Oregon and lost a considerable ...

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Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

March 20, 2013

OBESITY IS ON THE RISE ... THE HCG DIET CAN HELP
Clearly, the most obvious and immediate health benefit to using the Natural HCG diet is weight loss. Obesity is on the rise and with it comes a host of other medical problems. Obese people are at greater risk for serious medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many other illnesses. Not only do obese people have to contend with the medical ...

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A Doctors Perspective to HCG Weight Loss in Portland, Oregon

March 19, 2013

HCG WEIGHT LOSS IN PORTLAND OR, a doctors perspective
Hcg weight loss can be life changing. A physical exam, blood chemistry analysis and thorough medical history will assure that this program is safe and effective for you!
Call today for a 15 min. free phone consult 503-347-4625


Disclaimer HCG is a drug which has not been approved by the food and drug administration as safe and effective in the treatment ...

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Blueberry, Banana & Ginger "Ice Cream" - A Post HCG Diet Treat

February 20, 2013

A HEALTHY TREAT POST HCG WEIGHT LOSS DIET
This is pretty divine. My patients who are in the post phase of the HCG Weight Loss Diet love this recipe. I have made this dessert atleast five times this week.  My 3 year old son Milo asks after dinner nearly every night if we can make "the healthy ice cream."  It has quickly become a family favorite. I play around with healthy recipes to share with my patients ...

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The New Years Resolution to Lose Weight? Our HCG Diet can HELP!

February 20, 2013
New Years Weight Loss resolutions come true with the HCG Diet at the Natural Path offering medical weight management programs.   With the coming of the New Year, millions of Americans make the same resolution to lose weight and become healthy.  Unfortunately, it is not as easy as calories in and calories out.   As a doctor, I am aware of the many physiological factors that contribute to weight management ...

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CHOCOLATE HEAVEN Raspberry Parfait: Phase III HCG Weight Loss Diet

February 20, 2013
Our amazing HCG Weight Loss Diet patients submit recipes to us and this one is truly amazing.  Of course, it cannot be eaten on Phase II of the HCG Weight Loss Diet. This is a spectacular treat for phase III and phase IV.  My kids love it.
Ingredients for this decadent HCG Weight Loss Diet Dessert recipe:
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup coconut water
2 tbsp. raw organic cacao nibs
1 tbsp. ...

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Natural Tips to help Guide you through Flu Season

February 20, 2013

This years flu season has really affected a lot of our patients.   Even those coming to us exclusively for the HCG Diet have come in to be treated for this years flu virus. The most common symptoms of onset seem to be chills, fever, body aches, sore skin and fatigue which then quickly moves into a cough and sore throat. These flu season symptoms can vary from person to person.  The worst flu season symptom ...

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Making your own Healthy Baby Food

February 20, 2013

MAKING YOUR OWN HEALTHY BABY FOOD
As a Naturopathic Physician in Portland, Oregon and a Mom of 2 little boys I always strive to make sure my children get the best nutrition possible from food.  Healthy Baby Food is so easy to make (and fun) and the nutrient content in fresh baby food compared with that of the store bought kind is over the top.   Once a food has been processed and put into a package to sit ...

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DIY Almond Milk is a nice additon to P3 on HCG Weight Loss Diet

February 20, 2013

Last week, one of my P3 HCG Weight Loss Diet  patients asked me if I could show her how to make her own almond milk.   Almond milk is a wonderful beverage to have while on P3 of the HCG Weight Loss Diet and in your daily life in general. It is something that I make at my house atleast once per week.  Almond milk is filled with nutrients, low in calories, free from additives and in my opinion ...

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A Green smoothie: HCG WEIGHT LOSS DIET Approved

February 20, 2013

This is a wonderful green drink to add to any healthy eating plan.  It just happens to be that the ingredients in this green smoothie are HCG Weight Loss Diet friendly.  This is a wonderful way to start the day on the HCG Weight Loss Diet or just any day at all.  I have made it for the past 3 mornings and my partner, son and I have all really enjoyed drinking it together.  It is loaded with nutrients, ...

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Reviews from Happy Naturopathic Primary Care and HCG Diet Portland patients

February 20, 2013

It is always such a sweet pat on the back when our patients write to us with immense gratitude and thankfulness for the care that we gave or continue to give to them.  As Naturopathic Primary care doctorswe have the ability to do so much for our patients.  We have become known in our community as "HCG Diet Doctors," but we do so much more that that in our medical practice. "Dr. Madda is an absolute delight ...

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Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

February 20, 2013

This day in age, we can pretty much have any type of food that we want whenever we want.  Our bodies were not meant to be bombarded with food. It is very important to practice mindfulness when it comes to food and to stay conscious. Otherwise, poor choices can get the best of us and fifty lbs. later and an unclean billof health we regret the choices we made. As part of our Natural HCG Weight Loss Diet, I love teaching ...

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The Safety of the HCG Diet for Weight Loss

February 20, 2013

Is the Natural HCG Diet safe? YES! I have been leading patients through this diet as a main part of my medical practice for many years now and I have had very few complications.  I have led over a thousand people through the program and only 2 have had complications with gallstones and 1 had a complication with an ovarian cyst.  Otherwise, this program has shown itself to me to be extremely ...

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Quick Start to our Natural Path Fabulous 7 day Body Cleanse Diet and Detoxification Program

February 19, 2013


The Natural Path 7-day Body Cleanse Diet and Detoxification Program
This is a 7 day body cleanse diet that Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo designed 4 years ago.   They lead this body cleanse diet throughout the year at their clinic and also recommend that their HCG Diet patients begin the HCG Diet Program with this 7 day body cleanse and detoxification program.BODY CLEANSE DIet QUICK START Guidelines… ...

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Recent Entries

Another Happy HCG Diet Patient Joins the Elite Club -- Over 100 lbs lost!

March 8, 2016
We are Proud to introduce Pat Who has Lost 100 lbs this Year on the HCG Diet
 
Pat began her weight loss journey last January (2015) after recovering from a major heart attack. Here is her story and her HCG Diet journey in a nut shell!
 
"The heart attack was a wake up call for me.  I lost my husband 5 years ago and I hate to admit it but to deal with my loneliness I would sit on the couch at night ...

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