Monica Gavin M.D. – Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania HCG Diet Specialists
Age Management is the great model of health for the new Millenium. Age Management focuses on preserving quality of life and youthful looks, making every effort to modulate the process of aging. To this end, Azani Medical Spa provides medical services to include anti-aging, weight control, bio-identical hormonal replacement, genetic testing, wellness programs, and the finest aesthetic medical treatments and plastic surgery procedures.
Monica Gavin, M.D. has a passion for helping people achieve their wellness and aesthetic goals. Many people are struggling with weight and the chronic diseases and associated with extra weight. Men and women that are seriously committed to losing weight and becoming healthier can greatly benefit from the HCG medical weight loss program. Patients that are 20 pounds or more above their ideal body weight can be candidates for the HCG Diet.
What Is The HCG Program?
A doctor named A.T.W Simeons discovered the HCG Diet in the 1950’s after he travelled to India. While in India, Dr. Simeons noticed that malnourished Indian mothers were giving birth to healthy babies. He wondered how this could be possible, and then, he discovered the mechanism of the HCG hormone.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or the HCG hormone, is naturally produced in women’s bodies during pregnancy. The hormone is released into the bloodstream in order to protect the fetus in the event of a famine or food shortage. The hormone allows a fetus to obtain nutrients from a woman’s locked away fat stores if the mother is unable to take in enough nourishment to supply its needs.
When a person is not pregnant and the HCG hormone is put into the bloodstream, the body responds the same way it would as if a fetus were present and needed nutrients. While the hormone is produced is a woman’s body, it works the same way metabolically for both men and women. Men and women that are overweight can take the hormone in order to release stored up fat. While ingesting the hormone, people must maintain a very low calorie diet, which consists of no more than 500 calories per day. Because 500 calories is well under the body’s daily-required amount of calories, the body begins to release fat stores in order to meet the body’s needs.
Because many nutrients are being released into the bloodstream because of the hormone, most people do not feel hungry while on the diet. Typically people lose from 1 to 2 pounds per day, and most of the time, men actually lose weight more rapidly than women. This is because women’s bodies need more fat for healthy hormone production and for reproduction functions. The HCG Diet is a natural way for men and women to lose weight and meet their weight loss goals.
Under the direction of Dr. Monica Gavin, Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the team of caring and licensed health care professionals is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best. Treatments are safe, effective, affordable, and FDA approved. With each visit to the beautiful and soothing medical spa, Patients will renew themselves. Dr. Gavin’s mission is to help every patient manage their age effectively, combining wellness and aesthetic medicine.