Do I really have to stop the hCG drops during menstruation?
I am exploring why hCG drops during menstruation need to be stopped. Will it benefit you?
Dr Simeons’ hCG protocol says clearly to stop the hCG injections (not bioenergetic /homeoeopathic hCG diet drops) during menstruation and to resume once bleeding stops. As he is referring to and has research on the injections and not the hCG dietary drops . I believe it requires further research and thought. In Dr Simeons original writings “Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity” he never gave a reason why women should stop taking the hCG drops during menstruation. He did talk about how women, when stopping the hCG injections during menstruation would generally not feel the hunger whilst on the dietary program and menstruating. As this is bioenergetic/homoeopathic hCG amino acid formula, it is therefore working on a deep frequency.
I have read some interesting things as to why we should stop taking the hCG drops during menstruation.
Such as our hCG level is high during menstruation and the body is already producing it at this time…this is not true. There is no hCg rise at all at this time nor is there in any part of your menstrual cycle. It rises in pregnancy only and can also be detected in some cancerous tumours.
Another point of view I have heard is hCG drops can make periods heavier or stop, (actually oestrogen dominance can make periods heavier or more painful). I am not sure this is actually true either because a simple detoxification or the 500 calorie diet could stop an ovulation and make a women’s period heavier or not come at all. There are many variables on this issue and it would need to be explored further.
Given that the hormone progesterone and oestrogen bottom out during a bleed, adding in a strong pharmaceutical presence such as hCG injections would be creating something abnormal in the woman’s body. Therefore it wold be common sense not to take the injections at this time or for the beginning and heavy bleeding. However bringing in a frequency remedy (hCG dietary drops) to help maintain a balance and produce the same result in a different way means the body will respond in quite a different way and the body will not be put out of balance.
A lot of women on the hCG diet but definitely not all experience a slow down of weight loss during or prior to the menstrual bleed and then resume losing weight once the bleed has gone. We have heard this from many women time and time again. However what is interesting is that the women who have decided to do what they felt was right (aka an experiment!) have taken the drops during their bleed and their weight did not slow down as much as they thought it would, if at all. Some had already completed a previous round and saw the difference.
Some women didn’t feel comfortable stopping the hCG drops during menstruation and they found it didn’t make a difference to their overall cycle and they still lost the weight they wanted. Interesting.
If you remember I said the women who took the hCG drops seemed not to have as much of a stall as the ones who didn’t. This was only monitored in a small number of women but it is interesting to think that actually adding in the bioenergetic/homeopathic hCG dietary drops at the beginning of a woman’s bleed, may be indicated for these women to help bring balance and to achieve a more sustained weight loss.
Remember also that taking the injections, as Dr Simeons only used, is a strong pharmaceutical approach and I can understand why one would not want to take that form of hCG in a menstrual bleed, it would bring a lot of imbalance to the body.
An energetic / homoeopathic is a gentler approach to achieve the same outcome and focuses on bringing more balance to the body at a very deep level.
What I can tell from the issue of people asking “should women stop taking hCG during menstruation” is that it may be an individual issue but mostly in our day and age we are finding so many women hormonally imbalanced that it actually might not be a problem at all to be taking through the bleed, it might help correct the imbalances.
Now remember these are my thoughts and opinions. I am a fertility teacher and naturopath who understands some of the science behind the hormonal patterns to some degree so I am having an educated and somewhat common sense approach to this discussion. I am open to discussion and moving forward.
I always think it is best to stay with Dr Simeons approach because it works well. There was a lot of effort put into the findings of Dr Simeons and it would be unwise to simply do away with what doesn’t suit us. However research must go on and empirical evidence is important.