Sunday, April 29, 2012

"More Than Just Weight Loss" Results

by Glen Depke

I cannot believe that our 6 week "More Than Just Weight Loss" has already come to a close. We had 13 individuals in the program including myself. The ages ranged from 34 to I believe 60 years of age and there were a variety of reasons for all that entered into this commitment. These ranged from:
  • Weight loss
  • Improving energy
  • Improving sleep
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Decrease in challenging health symptoms
  • ...and more
Before we get right into the results, I want to commend those that entered into the program. We had 13 committed individuals that stuck with a nutritional plan and supplement program for 45 days. Not only this but collectively, we amassed over 350 posts on the blog with Q/A and support for each other throughout the 6 weeks. This was quite and undertaking but everyone walked away with positive results. While the results varied from person to person, I can share with you the overall averages with you. 

Average weight lost in 45 days - 11.5 pounds
Average loss in inches around the waist - 2.64 inches
Decrease in challenging health symptoms - 45 to 13

Think about it. Lose 11.5 pounds in body weight without starving yourself and zero calorie restrictions while losing enough inches to go down almost 3 pant sizes and this is not even the most amazing result in my mind. In my mind, the most amazing result is in the symptoms decrease.

Everyone in the program took and entrance and exit assessment as listed below.

Very little or not at all
Every once in a while
Some regularity
Most of the time
All the time





Acid reflux

Brain fog

Balance issues

Poor memory


Wake fatigued

Daily fatigue

Poor motivation



Often get colds

Colds go away slowly

Stiff upon waking

Stiff after sitting

Overall muscle fatigue

Weight gain

Unhealthy weight loss

As you can see we all graded these on a scale of 1 thru 5, 1 being very little or not at all, up to 5 being a challenge all the time. The entrance assessments had 45 scores of either 4 or 5 and the exit assessment had only 13 of either 4 or 5. To me, that is by far the most amazing result. To shift how you feel that significantly is a testament to the program and the commitment of those within the program. Congrats to all!

This too can be you!

I can share the with myself and my wife, both in the program, we are committed to continue much of what we incorporated during this time. It seems that a 45 day period was enough time to create some new healthy patterns that we welcome to continue. Feeling amazing just trumps over everything else at this point.

For those the were playing the wait and see approach with the 6 week program, I want to let you know that the "More Than Just Weight Loss" program will still be available to you. If you would like to find out more about entering into this program, please follow this link.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Scar Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Improved Circulation & Dare I Say, Cellulite Removal

by Glen Depke

Let's jump right into it today. We are talking about a healing tool called endermologie. Endermoligie was originally invented in Europe as a means of breaking up scar tissue and alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with this scar tissue build up.

My wife Dawn uses endermologie for the use of scar tissue recovery on a consistent basis with her clients. Dawn along with her team member Lisa, have made it their mission to assist women with post operative breast cancer surgery find an escape from the pain of scar tissue associated with this surgery.  Lisa herself, is a breast cancer survivor that had overcome numerous surgeries, yet was riddled with pain from scar tissue. She became an advocate of endermologie and eventually learned to perform endermologie after this changed her life so dramatically. We have heard far too often that surviving breast cancer surgery, only to live with the pain of scar tissue is almost not living for. But...

There is hope!

Don't stop there though. It is not only scar tissue from breast cancer surgery that is waiting for relief, this can be scar tissue from almost any type of surgery. If you have post operative pain, think about the possibility of enderomologie for:
  • Uterine Fibroid Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy Scar Recovery
  • C-Section Scar Tissue
  • Mastectomy Scar Tissue
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • So Much More...

Yet there is more.

When I refer to endermologie, it is not only for scar tissue. Likely, my most common referrals for this technique is tied into poor lymphatic drainage and poor circulation. The lymphatic system is the forgotten system of detoxification and a common challenge for so many. I often recognize poor circulation with clients and understand that when circulation is poor this often leads to recognizable symptoms such as cold hands and feet, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet and often this lack of proper circulation leads to brain fog, poor memory and other neurological disturbances.

Ah, but now the icing on the cake.

One of the benefits that was recognized with endermologie was originally a huge surprise. As this promising technique was being used on scar tissue, it was recognized that cellulite was also going away. Yes, you read this correctly. Cellulite going away. That in itself is why some companies use endermologie but here at Depke Wellness and OC Endermologie, we look at it first as a therapeutic relief, then from the aesthetic benefit.

Here is a  short video showing the interaction of endermologie in regard to cellulite.

I will share that I receive endermologie on a monthly basis for an entirely different reason. I tend to build up tension in my muscular tissue in my upper back and endermoligie is one of the tools that provides the most significant release of this tension for me personally.

If you are interested in hearing more about endermologie for those in Orange County California, feel free to contact Dawn or Lisa at 949.954.6226. If you are not in Southern California, search for an endermolgist in your area that focuses on both the therapeutic as well as aesthetic benefits of endermologie.

You will not be sorry....

If you have a question or comment on this article, leave this below and Dawn will reply to this personally for you.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cal/Mag w/Cofactors

*Highly absorbable form of calcium; combined with magnesium, vitamin D, boron, silica and xylitol

Now with 400 i.u. vitamin D3 per serving (previously 200 i.u.)

Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies have reported statistically significant benefits of calcium supplementation for bone health. Magnesium, like calcium, is an essential bone matrix mineral that promotes healthy bone metabolism. A trial involving 2,038 older individuals indicated that higher intakes of magnesium were positively associated with bone mineralization for certain individuals. Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining healthy calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. A recent 7-year study involving 36,282 women indicated that combined supplementation of calcium and vitamin D promoted healthy hip bones. Boron supports calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and vitamin D metabolism and plays a role in reducing urinary calcium and magnesium excretion. In addition, it strengthens the connective structure in bone matrix. Silica is a component of connective tissue and studies have suggested that it supports bone and collagen formation. A cross-sectional study involving 2,847 people suggests that optimal silicon intake is positively related to bone mineral health, particularly for cortical bone. Research suggests xylitol may help facilitate intestinal absorption and retention of calcium, as well as promote healthy bone structure and strength.
Cal/Mag w/CoFactors (powder) provides convenient dosing and includes key nutrients to promote calcium utilization and enhance healthy bone mineralization.
Cal/Mag w/Cofactors (powder)
Supplement Facts
one scoop contains:
calcium (citrate)500 mg.
magnesium (citrate)250 mg.
vitamin D3400 i.u.
xylitol1,000 mg.
silica15 mg.
(from Bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) extract (stem))
boron (glycinate)1 mg.
other ingredients: natural lemon-lime flavor, Lo Han (Momordica grosvenori fruit extract)
1 scoop 1–2 times per day, in divided doses, with meals, mixed with 8 oz water.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What Are You Really Looking For?

by Glen Depke
Client after client enters my office or talk to me on the phone with one consistent directive in mind. While many would think this is optimal health or maybe happiness, there is one factor that is so important at the beginning of the health journey that needs attention prior to anything else.
That one important factor that everyone is looking for is hope!
If hope can be communicated in our initial contact and that hope is coming from a space of authenticity and integrity, this is the beginning of the their journey to optimal health and happiness. I purposely mention hope that is authentic and from integrity because it is only about delivering hope where hope is available. This is not about delivering a rah rah speech to excite a client with false hope. This is truly all about delivering facts about their current health challenges, the underlying factors tied into these states and providing the expected response upon addressing these factors.
When individuals have all the facts and can see a plan laid out for them in a step by step process, there is a certain level of belief and understanding upon which they can attach their hope.
Very often when clients have been through the convention medical ringer, they have had all their hope removed. Often medicine does not offer solutions to health challenges based on the understanding that medicinal (pharmaceutical) intervention itself often cannot address the underlying health issues and can only hope to manage symptoms at best.
Here are some responses that doctors have shared with my clients over the years.
  • There is nothing you can do nutritionally that can create any change with a seizure disorder
  • There is no way to reverse and autoimmune condition
  • Silver fillings do not create health challenges
  • There is no way to eliminate Fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Adrenal function is not real problem
  • Gluten is just a fad diet
  • It is fine to only have a few bowel movements per week
  • Once a diabetic, always a diabetic
  • Most of your health challenges are genetic and you are a victim to these health challenges
  • Your heart burn is due to too much stomach acid
  • Lifestyle choices will not make much if any difference with your health
This list can go on and on, which in itself shows the lack of hope that is often communicated within conventional medicine. I can share first hand that all of these comments above are simply not true the highest percentage of the time.

If you address the underlying factors tied into your health challenges, the body has an incredible inherited ability to balance and heal itself.

I had three clients today with significant health concerns with a complete lack of hope. For all three of them, it was actually quite easy to explain how the challenges began, why they progressed, how they progressed and most importantly, how they can get their bodies back into balance. Now from a conventional perspective, none of these clients had a way out. This is often true when you only look at your challenges from a symptom/pharmaceutical perspective.

I had a medical doctor explain something to me years ago.

We were having a discussion about a particular symptom challenge and discussing the difference from a natural and pharmaceutical perspective. When it came down to the end of the discussion, this doctor mentioned to me, "Glen, what we do is called medicine, what we are trained in is medicine and what patients come to us for is medicine; if they want to be healthy, they come to see you."

This has stuck with me for years and likely years to come.

Let's end with the fact that when you give your body what is needs and get out of the way, your own natural inherited healing abilities can create miracles with your health and happiness!

Let's do it!

If you would like to learn more about Depke Wellness protocols, follow this link to register for a complimentary 20 minute in office or phone consultation to find your hope.

If you have any comments or questions in regard to this article, please leave this below for me to address personally.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Is Your Fat Really Fat?

by Glen Depke

While of course your fat is fat, but often what we think is fat is really inflammation. This inflammation not only looks bad on our bodies, it creates significant health challenges also.

Let's learn more about this non-fat fat, AKA, chronic inflammation.

Today is going to be rich in experience rather than rich in research. After all, results is what we are all looking for, right?

Well, here are my recent results.

I started taking two powerful supplements almost 2 months ago that I refer to as the Anti-Inflammatory Kings. To learn more about these click here.

Before I get into the supplements and my results, let me provide my starting point for you.

I have lived with 30 plus years of knee pain and inflammation. While I have found some relief over the years with the multitude of protocols I have used for this, same results. The most troublesome in my mind was the pain. A day on the golf course or a tough work out would place me in the expected pain response for the whole day. This was just life as I knew it.

The other more acute challenge was in regard to weight. I was still carrying some of the holiday habits into 2012 and I was about 20 pounds over my preferred weight. Of course I felt that this was 20 pounds of additional fat on my body.

About 2 months ago I added the two supplements Reservo Active and Tumero Active, which are the proclaimed Anti-Inflammatory Kings. One month into the use of the supplements, I also started the "More Than Just Weight Loss" program with my wife as well as a large committed group. This plan eliminates all potential inflammatory foods, while still providing you with ample allowable foods. The fun part is the fact that there is zero calorie or quantity restriction to the food list. So I could eat as much as I would want as long as I stay in the allowable food list.

Here I am just under 30 days after the start of the program and I can golf and workout in the same day, with no pain or inflammation. I honestly did not think this would ever be possible again.

Not only this but I have already lost 16 pounds, but I can guarantee it is not all fat. I would be willing to bet that I lost about 10 to 12 pounds of inflammation and about 4 to 6 pounds of body fat. There is no way you can eat this much food and loss so many inches on your body so quickly with fat loss. Not without starving yourself of course. Heck I can even wear more than just my "fat" pants now. You know what I mean...LOL!

This feels so good I just had to share an experience that you too can enjoy. 

Obviously results may vary based on the longevity of your chronic health states, but the combination of the Anti-Inflammatory Kings as well as eliminating inflammatory foods, has changed my life.

Are you next?

The Anti-Inflammatory Kings

by Glen Depke

If you follow me regularly, you will recognize the recent focus on chronic inflammation. I have often discussed some supplements that have a powerful effect on kicking you out of the chronic inflammatory states the plague so many in our culture.

When I learned more about the chronic inflammatory cycles and the power these two supplements have over this I felt as if I had found the holy grail. It really was that powerful to me!

From a personal standpoint, to lose over 10 pounds of inflammation in my body and walk away from 3 decades of knee pain...need I say more?

Well, here they are Tumero Active and Reservo Active!

Reservo Active is designed to provide a concentrated source of resveratrol in an emulsified micronized structure with syringe delivery to support healthy immune mechanisms, gastrointestinal health, and cardiovascular health.‡

Tumero Active is designed to provide a concentrated source of curcumin in an emulsified micronized structure with syringe delivery to support healthy immune mechanisms, a normal biotransformation process, a healthy mucosal-induced immune response, and key antioxidants.‡

These emulsified liquid are approximately 4-6 times more potent that taking these in a capsule form and the synergy of the two supplements together provides a significant amplified benefit. 

The challenge though, is that these are not available on- least not legally. With this said, availability of these potential life altering supplements is limited to clients of Depke Wellness.

To create a non-committal entry into Depke Wellness, we are currently offering a complimentary 20 intro consultation. This is your avenue to find out more about the Depke Wellness protocols as well as information on these two powerful supplements. Register here for your complimentary session. This is limited to new clients only. 

‡ This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Is Inflammation Killing You?

by Glen Depke

I know that title is a bit extreme, but you know the old saying, when the shoe fits...

I know, we have been discussing inflammation quite a bit recently but sometimes you come across something so earth shattering that you simply cannot wait to share.

Well, this is one of those shares.

Before we get going, I will provide a brief review the inflammatory process and its affects on the body.

First of all inflammation is a positive response of a healthy immune system but this is without the added triggers and the assumption that all the factors tied into pro and anti-inflammatory processes are working properly. With that said, we can recognize that those with chronic illness generally do not fit in this category.

Most of us fit into the inflammatory process discussed here:
  • One of the many triggers that stimulate the receptors that initiate inflammation are present. These are some of the main triggers:
    • Mental/emotional stress
    • Nutritional stress
    • Infections
    • Chemotherapy
    • Obesity
    • Addiction
    • ...and more
  • The receptors initiate an NF-kB state which is a chronic inflammatory state
  • This NF-kB state induces an immune system response
  • This response can lead to (the more common are bold):
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome which is a loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight
    • Adipocytes or fat/connective tissue cells that have differentiated and become specialized in the synthesis (manufacture) and storage of fat also known as chronic weight gain
    • Anorexia
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Depression
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Anxiety
    • Cognitive impairment
    • Sleep disorders
    • Dellirium
    • ...and so much more
For years in my clinics, we have been addressing inflammatory challenges in the following ways:
  • Recognizing and removing the triggers that cause the inflammation, whether this be stress, nutritional, infection, obesity, addiction or other
  • Supporting adrenal function to allow proper production of the body's natural anti-inflammatory which is cortisol
  • Utilizing anti-inflammatory supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids as well as metabolic enzymes
While this and other factors provided a significant benefit for many clients over the years, there has still been that select few that are finding themselves extremely frustrated. These are the clients that are doing everything correct and still find themselves suffering the pain and discomfort of chronic inflammatory states.

Here's the kicker that is a new found knowledge for me.

While I have always know about chronic inflammatory states, better know in the industry as NF-kB states, what I did not realize is the feedback loops that these states create within themselves. Once you are in this chronic inflammatory state, the NF-kB has the ability to basically feed itself even if you remove all the triggers and basically do everything correctly.

There are feedback loops easily tied into weight gain, gut challenges, immune dysregulation, immune cell activation, poor liver function and so much more. Remember, these feedback loops often continue even if you are doing everything correctly and eliminate all your triggers.

OK, so what's a person to do with these chronic NF-kB states. 

First of all it is still very important to eliminate as many of the triggers as possible and create some balance within your adrenal function. From here it is important to use the best available products to push yourself out of the feedback loops of the NF-kB state.

All the research points to two key ingredients to do the job. Those ingredients are curcumin and resveratrol. The resveratrol is such a powerful component within this cycle that drug companies are racing to create a synthetic to this compound so they can charge you and your insurance company the big bucks for what you can use right now for such a small cost.

Don't go running to the store though to pick these up in capsules. 

While there may be a benefit for a select few of you, many that are deep in this state need something more potent that the capsules. There is a company that produces a emulsified liquid version of both the curcumin and resveratrol that is 4 - 6 times more potent than the capsule and understand that taking the combination of these together severely amplify the suppression of the NF-kB state.

Unfortunately this company does not allow me to sell these over the Internet, so there would have to be direct contact with Depke Wellness. If you would like to discuss the inflammatory programs used by Depke Wellness to stop the NF-kB state, you can call the office direct at 949.954.6226. We work with clients in office as well as via phone consultations.

With all this said, can you now understand the title, "Is Inflammation Killing You?"

If you have any comments or questions in regard to this article feel free to post these below for me to answer personally.