Forrest Smith, M.D. – Roswell GA HCG Diet and Weight Loss
Crabapple Integrative and Internal Medicine is a fully integrated medical practice offering holistic and alternative as well as traditional medicine. The goal of a Functional medicine physician is to discover and treat the root cause of illness and allow the body to heal itself given the proper nutritionals and removal of toxins.
Forrest Smith M.D. is a board certified Internist trained at Emory University and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. She has practiced in Roswell, Georgia for 28 years. She has extensive training by the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and hosted various seminars for Bio-Identical Hormones and natural thyroid therapies. In addition, she has extensive training in anti-aging skincare and is the Medical Director for the Medical Spa in the clinic.
Initial HCG Research
Over 75 years ago, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, MD began treating obese men and non-pregnant women with small daily doses of HCG while placing them on a diet of only 500 calories daily for 6 weeks.
The results showed that these patients lost an average of about one pound per day. HCG assisted in removing stored fat while sparing lean muscle mass by forcing the body to rid fat through the body’s own natural elimination process.The HCG targeted the abnormal fat and not the normal or structural fat. Their skin remained fresh and turgid and, gradually, their figures became more normal. Inches were lost around the belly, hips and thighs.
The patients lacked the symptoms one would expect from a patient on a very low calorie diet. For example, they had no headaches, hunger pains, cravings, weakness, or irritability as long as the low calorie diet was combined with HCG. In his study, the daily administration of HCG had no side-effects other than beneficial. Since then, tens of thousands of people have used a version of this HCG diet to achieve fast, safe and sustainable weight loss.
What is HCG?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced in pregnancy that stimulates production of progesterone allowing the uterus to sustain a growing fetus. The HCG hormone protects and nourishes the fetus by delivering caloric nutrition to the placenta by obtaining nutrition from the mother.
During pregnancy, if the mother does not eat enough to nourish the fetus, the HCG will provide adequate nourishment by obtaining calories from the mother’s fat reserves and feed the baby while sparing lean muscle.
To make sure that you are healthy enough to start your weight loss journey with an HCG diet plan, Dr. Smith conducts a complete physical in addition to taking several blood tests. He also reviews your medical history, which includes any prescription medication that you currently take.
Forrest Smith M.D. educates each of his patients on what to expect from the HCG injections, including all the information about how and when to administer your daily HCG supplementation. A custom tailored meal plan is then developed for the specific needs of each unique patient. This meal plan will include a careful balance of lean proteins and specific fresh fruits and vegetables.
A Customized Plan for Your Unique Needs
Other weight loss programs tend to treat everyone the same. Traditional diet plans give instructions at the start that don’t account for the fact that everyone is different. A menopausal woman or a man with type II diabetes may get very different results from the same diet. Even when you go to your primary care doctor for advice, you typically receive a printout of diet advice that you have already read dozens of times. The only problem is that you have tried following the recommendations in the past with limited success. It feels like no one is listening to you or truly cares about your challenges with losing weight.