HCG is a human pregnancy hormone that people inject into themselves, and some people are advising that you do this as a weight loss magic bullet.
However, as I point out in my podcast here, there are healthy solutions and unhealthy ones. Cutting off your head works as a weight loss strategy, but isn't ALL that healthy for you.
Bulimia is an illness and results in weight loss, but you shouldn't do that.
And HCG has been called absolutely worthless and even dangerous by the American Medical Association. Don't fall for this, because in the end you will return to the original behaviors that led you to believe you needed to inject yourself with a pregnancy hormone in the first place!!
We thought that "get your mammograms" was a simple and pat thing to do. We thought it was obvious advice, and we were told so. Well, now that we've had it done a gazillion times to women across the country, we learn that mammography shows us when nothing's wrong (when it actually might be), and shows us when something IS wrong (when it actually might not be).
Does this mean we should scrap the process or procedure? Of course not. It's just that we're now coming to realize the probabilistic nature of getting mammograms. You CAN get false positives. You CAN get false negatives.
So, what do you do? This comes down to a personal decision, and something that is happening more and more within our Culture of Health. That is, we are called upon to be aware, do our own research, and become our own advocate. This is a good thing, but scary because we're given "the odds" rather than certainty.
As I point out in the audio, this is just the state of the science right now. It is what it is.
In a matter of years (or decades, unfortunately), we'll have a system of tests in place that will reduce this ambiguity. It will never replace it as long as biology remains raucously analog, but it will make our decisions easier. Until then, we have to rethink what we thought we knew.