Most hCG Studies do not Strictly Follow the Simeons hCG Protocol

The IAPAM is committed to educating physicians in the industry’s best practices for hCG for weight loss. In support of this commitment, the IAPAM's hCG Training offers physicians an hCG Training program of unsurpassed clinical and business content on hCG and medical weight management. The IAPAM's hCG Protocol truly works for patients trying to loose weight, and the IAPAM has noted that the few studies which have found that hCG offers no benefit over placebo for weight loss do not always follow the Simeons Protocol precisely.

Las Vegas, NV, August 02, 2011 -- In February 2011, the Dr. Oz Show showcased hCG for weight loss and Dr. Oz concluded that, "there are some real legitimate folks out there who seem to have success with this," hCG protocol. Dr. Oz further commented, in his June 2011 interview for Women's First Magazine, that, even though some studies have not been supportive regarding hCG for weight loss, "sometimes it's because the science hasn't caught up. When we see real people do things that work, we in the medical profession have to pay attention." The evidence is overwhelming, hCG for weight loss is working for patients.

hCG for Weight Loss Works

The IAPAM ( agrees. The hCG Protocol, first reported in the 1950's by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, in his manuscript, Pounds and Inches, is very specific, and requires strict adherence and physician supervision to achieve successful weight loss results in patients. In reviewing many of the studies that have been completed since the 1960's, it appears that many of these trials did not follow the Simeons Protocol exactly. Physicians, who have reviewed the studies, have commented that they "were small studies and not rigorously controlled." Moreover, many of "the studies done on hCG in the literature were not undertaken by physicians trained on the hCG diet, and/or the "studies did not look at some of the touted benefits of hCG, such as how people feel on the diet, how and where they lose weight, and the success rates of people taking hCG."

The IAPAM's hCG Training program ( has been designed to give physicians "everything they need to start offering hCG and medical weight loss programs to their patients," immediately upon returning to their practices. The IAPAM seminar includes:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practices;
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
- Patient selection criteria;
- Common medical contraindications;
- Current FDA status & requirements;
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program;
- hCG and Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies;
- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (with hCG friendly recipes, a food journal, tips, etc.);
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room;
- Phone scripts & call logs for staff;
- hCG ordering information and special pricing;
- Access to the IAPAM's hCG "Ask the Expert" Question and Answer Forum;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.

The IAPAM's full day hCG training is the only hCG training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

All of the IAPAM's 2010 and 2011 hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the next session in Scottsdale, Arizona, please see, or contact the IAPAM at or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708


New online Thai supermarket will open a world of possibilities for UK cooks

The online Bangkok Deli supermarket has been launched at - a new concept that offers a huge range of authentic Thai and Asian foods at the click of a mouse.

London, UK, August 02, 2011 -- A brand new concept, the online Bangkok Deli supermarket offers a huge range of authentic Thai and Asian foods at the click of a mouse.

Based in London, the web-based supermarket allows users to browse and choose from thousands of Thai ingredients, as well as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Indonesian foods, many of which are impossible to find in supermarkets or local shops. The Bangkok Deli also offers delivery to most addresses across the UK, within 24 to 72 hours depending on your preference.

As a specialist retailer of genuine Thai and Asian Ingredients, The Bangkok Deli offers a wide range of curry pastes, from Green Curry Paste to make the perfect Thai Green Chicken or Prawn Curry, to Panang Curry Paste and Tom Yum Paste, all priced at under £3.

Other ingredients on offer at The Bangkok Deli include Thai essentials such as noodles, dipping sauces, preserved fruit and vegetables and a huge range of coconut milk and paste, all extremely reasonably priced.

More specialised Thai ingredients such as palm sugar cubes, dried lime leaves and Thai chilli paste will ensure that any Thai recipe can be followed without a hitch.

The new Thai supermarket also offers a selection of recipes for the experimental cook keen to try out some of the delicious authentic Thai and Asian recipes that make the very best of the tempting Thai ingredients. Wow your dinner party guests with delicious dishes such as Massaman Curry, Pad Thai, the refreshing Som Tam Salad and Mango Sticky Rice, or the simple yet impressive Thai fish cakes with dipping sauce.

The Bangkok Deli opens up a new world of possibilities for authentic Thai cooking here in the UK.

Nok Petch
The Bangkok Deli
34 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 0RH
Tel: 07582811009

Russian URALCHEM and Latvian Riga Commercial Port to build a new terminal on the Baltic Sea

The terminal will be built using latest technologies and the transshipment and storage of fertilisers will be made in enclosed facilities, providing environmental protection and safety for the residents of Riga.

Moscow, Russia - August 02, 2011 -- Riga City Council on July 26th issued a permit for the construction of a terminal for handling and storage of fertilisers - a joint project between URALCHEM Freight Limited (part of the URALCHEM holding) and SIA Rigas tirdzniecibas osta - RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO, Riga, Latvia). The total investment level will amount to about $ 70 million. The launch of the first phase with a capacity of 2 million tons per year is planned for the 3rd quarter of 2013.

URALCHEM Freight Limited and RTO entered into an agreement to build the terminal in 2009. For the purposes of implementing the project, the two companies set up Riga Fertiliser Terminal Limited, 51% of which belongs to the URALCHEM holding company and 49% to RTO. Currently the design stage of the project is nearing completion. Construction work is scheduled to begin in September 2011. The facility will occupy 12 hectares of the territory of Free Port of Riga.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC, commented: "The terminal is one of the priority projects for the company. We deliver our export shipments by sea, so creating our own transshipment facilities on the Baltic Sea will enhance the company's position in the global market and optimize our logistics flows, reduce transport costs and ensure greater flexibility to meet the demands of end consumers."

"The project to build a specialized transshipment terminal is a good example of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russian merchants and the cargo port of Riga. We expect to attract investments of tens of millions of dollars, including EU funding," said Ralph Klavins, ?hairman of the board of directors of RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT.

The terminal will be built using latest technologies and the transshipment and storage of fertilisers will be made in enclosed facilities, providing environmental protection and safety for the residents of Riga.

URALCHEM is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.2 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 0.5 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia. URALCHEM’s key production assets include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

For more information, please visit the company web site or use the following contact information:

PR department
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89

PR representative in the UK and Ireland
Eva Smit
Tel: +44 (0) 7538 978986