SUCK IT UP! Lipotropic (loves fat elimination) natural weight loss and metabolism management for a HEALTHIER YOU in 2020. 

By Shawn Dalton-Bethea, M.D. of Greensboro Rejuvenation

     NC ranks 16th in the nation for adult obesity. Poor eating habits and “couch potato” lifestyle used to be the main culprits for obesity. The new culprit is the American workplace. 120-140 calories lost per day continues to be reflected in rising rates of obesity. 80 percent of American jobs involve low physical demand sedentary work. Being sedentary contributes to obesity. BMI (Body Mass Index) looks at fat based on height and weight. 18.5 to 24.9 is healthy; 25 to 29.9 is overweight; 30-39 is obese; more than 40 is than ideal weight.

Better marker than BMI is waist size 

     Waist circumference (WC) is an indicator of health risk associated with excess fat around the waist. WC of more than 40 inches in men, or more than 35 inches in women, is associated with health problems. For example: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, thyroid disorders, hormonal and nutritional defi cits, etc. can be caused by obesity.

Losing weight doesn’t involve starving yourself!

 You must eat to maintain an appropriate metabolism. We do baseline blood work to assess inhibitors to health goals. We review results, current eating patterns, sleep, stressors, personal and family history, and level of movement.

Lipotropics suck up stubborn fat. Lipotropics contain a combination of B vitamins known to boost metabolism. These can be combined with potent amino acids (AA) and given as IM (intramuscular) injections in offi ce 1-3 times per week. Lipotropic AAs can also be safely infused, over 60 minutes, in the offi ce. hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), just under the skin injections times 40 days, targets stubborn areas of fat. Calories are reduced to a 500-800 range during that time. No processed food!

All food ingested during the protocol is fresh. No muscle is lost. This fact separates the hCG protocol from other treatments. hCG helps to reset the appetite centers in the brain. Those who are successful may also indirectly benefi t with improvement in blood sugar, lipids, blood pressure, etc. Those who have more than 25lbs. of fat to lose are candidates for the hCG protocol. See Nichole’s before and after hCG pictures above. She went from a size 14 to a size 4 with 2 rounds of the hCG protocol.

Movement is just as important as diet. Don’t feel like you need to be a “gym rat.” Start with small things. Park a little further from your job and walk. Take the steps instead of the elevator or escalator. Talk to your employer about a sit stand station or a treadmill desk. Purposefully use your staircase(s) at home. Walk outdoors in safe areas. 

 Call or email us today! Learn how you can become and stay healthy in 2020! You can be successful without diet pills

The Center For Integrative Health & Wellness

Shawn Dalton-Bethea, MD, ABPM 1001 North Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27401 336-501-3796 Fax: 336-333-5477 email: