Weight Loss

We offer several weight loss options, including the HCG Diet, which consists of daily injections of HCG hormone in conjunction with a lower-calorie diet.

Weight Loss

The HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide originally proposed and developed by Dr. Albert Simeon is the method of diet that we have been using here at the Born Clinic for many years. The HCG diet has become well known among many people who have lived through years of unsuccessful dieting. HCG, in combination with a low calorie diet and proper exercise plan, often aids in fat loss while maintaining muscle mass.

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a naturally occurring hormone produced in women in high quantities during pregnancy. The amount used for the diet is only a small fraction of the amount produced during pregnancy. The HCG hormone is thought to shift the body’s ability toward burning fat for energy without breaking down muscle, and it may help to calibrate the patient’s metabolism, resetting the patient’s “set point.”

Here at Born Clinic, we have providers that medically prescribe HCG. The patient is first seen by a doctor or physician assistant for an evaluation and prescribed a two-week supply of injections, after which they return to the Clinic for a nurse or staff visit every two weeks to weigh in and receive another two weeks supply. The typical protocol is one injection every morning for six weeks. If continued weight loss is desired, the patient continues with a modified diet and exercise plan for four weeks, but without the HCG injection. This prevents the body from becoming resistant to the HCG. After the four weeks, another 4-6 week period of injections may be initiated based on health and condition of the patient.

Regaining better physical health, including weight loss, is a lifestyle change. We believe balanced nutrition and exercise should be a part of everyone’s daily life, but for those who need some assistance, HCG may be the perfect tool to help them gain control of their weight, health, and life. Many have achieved significant weight lost by adding HCG to their diet plan.

Results will vary among patients

What our patients have to say

“I am so thankful for the Born Clinic! The team has been so friendly and are good at what they do. Acupuncture made a huge difference for me, as well as food intolerance testing. Amazing office, especially if you feel like you need more help than traditional medicine has been able to provide you.”

– Allie

“My health was deteriorating rapidly, too many details to cover in this small space. Got connected with Dr. Born by accident but it truly changed my life! Now, some 6 years later, at age 68, I am, literally, in the best shape of my life!!"

– Mark B.

“After 18 months of debilitating pain, swelling, and other symptoms; 6 doctors later, I found this place! After a diagnosis of Lyme, Dr. Pedke took the time and is amazing! ALL of the staff are caring, helpful, and professional. I am now feeling almost like myself again! Big shout out to the fantastic IV staff, I really feel cared for. Liza, Michelle, and Alaina….you ROCK!!”

– Kelly R.

Born Clinic

3700 52nd Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


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