Dr Oz did a segment on the HCG Diet: Weight Loss Miracle or Hype? where many people spoke about their success with the HCG Diet, and then Doctor Oz had the “other side of the coin” state their experiences on the HCG Diet. I also want to remind everyone who is considering the HCG Diet to read the recap of Dr Oz’s show from earlier this season where he spoke about the risks and dangers of HCG Shots. I am not saying that I am for or against the HCG Diet, because I have never tried it personally, but if any of you have tried it, please leave a comment below and share your experiences with everyone!
Dr Oz: HCG Diet Side Effects
Dr Oz said that some side effects of the HCG Diet include a loss of your menstrual period, hair loss and mood swings. Kimberley and Nicole both were on the HCG Diet and stopped after noticing scary things. Kimberley actually passed out after two weeks and her physician told her to stop the diet immediately. Nicole said that she started to lose her hair, was cranky all the time and nauseous, plus she found it hard to sustain because she was hungry all the time.
Dr Oz: HCG Diet Causes Cancer
Dr Oz asked Dr Sheri Emma if she thinks there could be a link between Cancer and the HCG Diet. She said that if someone has a pre-existing cancer that is hormone reactive, then she does not recommend the HCG Diet, but up until now nobody has been able to prove that HCG causes any form of cancer.
Dr Oz: HCG Diet Concerns
Dr Oz asked Dr Pieter Cohen about his concerns about the HCG Diet. Dr Cohen said that being on such a low calorie diet has serious side effects including Cardiac Arrest and Gall Bladder Disease. He said that the side effects of the HCG Diet are 10 times more common than the happy stories where HCG worked well for people. Dr Pieter Cohen believes that there are no active ingredients in the HCG Drops, so it is just the power of suggestion that is helping people to eat smaller amounts of food in that case.