On March 7, 2008 at 12:12 PM Pacific Time, Bette B. wrote:
All I've heard about HGH is that Congress is investigating Roger Clemens and MLB players for taking it. To me, it's like Botox: you couldn't PAY me to put that crap in my body. ESPECIALLY by someone who ISN'T a doctor!
First of all, it is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, not Human Growth Hormone. HCG Injections or shots
are what baseball players use when they mess up their endocrine system. It actually balances things again. This is in part because it mimics 'Leutenizing Hormone', and gets the testes producing testosterone again. To tell you the truth, hCG is not NORMALLY created within the body, except durring pregnancy, and because of this, it cant stunt your bodies natural production, as your body doesnt normally have any in the system. HCG is what pregnancy tests test for. It is pretty much harmless. The question is whether or not it actually works for weight loss.
Also, a holistic doctor IS a doctor; most likely an ND (naturapath) or DO (doctor of Osteopathy). In almost every case a holistic doctor will know much more about natural healing than a regular doctor, and will be much less likely to prescribe something that is unatural, like most drugs that are marketed to them. I actually wrote a paper in college about this. Pretty scary what MD's will do sometimes. Happens all the time nowdays. Thats why ALL
MD's have insurance. That way if they accidentally kill you, their okay. So, no sweat, go ahead and prescribe all kinds of junk, right.
I actually would go to a natural healing doctor any day of the week. Last time my wife went to the emergency room their service was horible. She is pregnant, had severe stomach pains, and we didnt see a doctor for over 3 hours; just the nurse. This was in the middle of the night in a big hospital.
Just my rant! Hope you liked it.