Thursday, February 27, 2014

Why Would YOU Need Probiotics?

by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Approximately 2600 years ago Hippocrates said that all disease beings in your gut and based on my work with thousands of clients through the year, I would share that this quote is right on. With this said, gut issues are most often overlooked even though these disorders are affecting at least 70 million Americans.

The reality is that ALL of us need probiotics for a healthy digestive system, healthy brain, healthy immune function and also for thyroid hormone conversion and more. Let's take a look at each of these individually.

First off with your digestive system it is important to recognize that there is more bacteria in a healthy gut than there are cells in your body. Astounding isn't it?! 

To add, you are looking for approximately a ration of 9:1 good bacteria to bad bacteria. This provided the optimal balance for a "rock star" digestive system and more.

I suggest addressing the billions of tiny micro flora (beneficial bacteria) into your digestive system through the use of a high quality prebiotic/probiotics formula. These beneficial bacteria will aid in keeping your entire GI tract in optimal function and the prebiotics
are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria in the digestive system in ways claimed to be beneficial to health. The prebiotics are a recent discovery that were first identified and named by Marcel Roberfroid in 1995.
Recent studies also suggest that the use of a quality prebiotic/probiotic formula may also assist with fat loss in the body...just an added bonus.

In the history of any indigenous culture, we would have consumed naturally fermented food on a regular basis but this is simply no longer the case. Due to this lack of consumption of raw naturally fermented food, the need for taking a
prebiotic/probiotic formula supplement is essential in my opinion.

I will share that not only do I recommend taking a daily
prebiotic/probiotic formula to all of my clients but myself and my wife take them personally every morning upon waking.

Some individuals have told me in the past that they do not need probiotics because they eat yogurt of kefir regularly. The big challenge with this is the understanding that our conventional dairy products are pasteurized which will destroy the beneficial bacteria. Dead bacteria does not provide any benefit, the bacteria needs to be alive and active. If you are consuming the yogurt or kefir raw, you would enjoy the bacterium benefit but unfortunately there is a low percentage of people actually enjoying raw dairy. 

So how about the brain!

The most significant factor with brain health actually ties directly into gut health. Understand that 90% of your brain output goes right down the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerve with its name derived from Latin meaning "wandering" due to length and reach of this nerve. True to its name the vagus nerve wanders from the brain stem through organs in the neck, thorax and abdomen and right back to the brain. With this said if you have gut issues, you will have brain issues. The gut and the brain are truly not tow different systems, they are two systems working together as the gut/brain connection. So in the end, too little good bacteria in your gut will absolutely affect your brain function.

Immune system function is another significant area to address when discussing good bacteria. This is a rather simple but often misunderstood connection. You see, about 70 to 80% of your immune system function actually originates in your gut. "A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis." To read more about this visit this article

So simply understanding that an imbalance in your gut flora due to deficiencies in good bacteria, will essentially lower immune function and leave you susceptible to chronic illness.

Another misunderstood factor is with thyroid hormones. First understand that your thyroid will produce protein bound hormones that need to be converted into active forms of these hormones. Without this conversion, the body cannot function properly due to thyroid hormone depletion. 

You may ask, what does this have to do with probiotics?

This answer is simply, 20% of this conversion into active forms of thyroid hormones actually occurs in the gut based on a balance of good bacteria. Too little good bacteria leaves your body in a deficiency of active thyroid hormones which in turn will leave you fat, fatigued and frustrated. This problem with probiotic deficiencies is often the culprit when you have symptoms of an under active thyroid, yet your labs "appear" to be normal.

So the moral of the story is, you NEED probiotics. For a high quality prebioic/probiotic formula click here. The Depke Wellness Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula contains more than 20 billion of the "good guys" or beneficial bacteria at time of production and more. The more is the prebiotic that is missing from most formulas on the market today. This prebiotic assist the environment of the gut and adds a necessary food source for the bacteria in your gut. So if you want the optimal "one/ two punch" grab yours today. 

For the month of March the Depke Wellness Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula is on special for both a single bottle purchase as well as a 3 pack. As always with Depke Wellness, no charge for shipping and handling. Yay for you!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 More Than Just Weight Loss - Week Six

Hello Everyone,

We are in the home stretch and I am very excited for all of you! I have seen some huge positive shifts for most of you in the program and that's what makes this all worth it.

Thank you for making such a significant commitment to change your own health and happiness, but do not let you foot off the gas. This last week is often still full of positive responses from every perspective for all.

Here are the supplemental needs for week six.

Turmero - one teaspoon before breakfast and dinner
Resvero - one teaspoon before breakfast and dinner
Ultra D - two teaspoon before breakfast and dinner
Hepato-Synergy – 1 packet twice daily before breakfast and dinner
ClearVite -
Days 15 thru 17
1 serving daily before breakfast and dinner
Days 18 thru 21
1 serving before breakfast

Have an amazing last week of the program and start preparing yourself for life after the plan.

Wellness for the World,
Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 More Than Just Weight Loss - Week Five

Hello Everyone,
We are heading into the home stretch and are really pushing the liver detox to a whole new level. This week your nutritional recommendations remain the same as last week and remember to consume as little flesh protein as possible while still maintaining your individual needs. 

Supplement wise the Turmero, Resvero, Ultra D and Hepato Synergy will stay the same but there are changes with the Clearvite.

Week five changes.

  • Days 8 thru 14 
  • 1 serving daily before breakfast, lunch and dinner
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Wellness for the World,
Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Judge or be pick

by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

My clients know two things about me for sure. I do not judge them and I recognize that the non-physical aspects of our health and wellness are of utmost importance. What goes on in our mental/emotional, vibrational/spiritual being is one of the single biggest impacts on health and happiness overall. My opinion of course.

So why did I mention not judging my clients? Well, simply because this is the key for all of us, yet so difficult to let go. This is why it is so important for me to never judge my clients. Often I am the only one in their life that allows the space to truly be who they are in any moment and this is such a key to their healing. After all, what kind of a health professional would I be if I judged my clients moments? Actually, not a very good one.

Now keep in mind that I do not always agree with what everyone does and I do not have to like it, but it is essential that I accept where each person is in the moment without judgement and allow the "space" for change. Whether they walk into that space it completely up to them. Again, no judgement!

So with this said, I am going to do something I rarely if ever do. I came across an article that was emailed to me that addressed judgement in a very powerful electrifying manner. So instead of sharing this in the special guest segment, I feel that it is a must to share as the featured article. As you read the article below, which is copied and pasted in its entirety, remember what I am going to say right now. If we could all live our life's in this way, our world would be a much healthier and happier place to live in.

After all, judgement is a choice.


So you know the source, I received this as a part of daily emails that I receive from

How to Create a More Loving Relationship
From the How to Create a More Loving Relationship On-Line Course

by Gina Lake

The following is an excerpt from the "How to Create a More Loving Relationship" on-line course. If you would like to take the entire course, click here.

One of the most powerful things you can do to improve any relationship and to increase the amount of happiness you feel is to not get involved with your judgments. Be aware of judgmental thoughts (notice them when they arise in your mind), accept that they are there (don't think they shouldn't be there), and then choose to not dwell on them or give voice to them. Judgments are probably the one thing that interferes most with love and sustaining relationships. Judgments and the criticism that flows from them kill love. Even small doses of criticism when engaged in day in and day out can poison a relationship. They kill the love that is there and leave anger, resentment, and hurt in its place. So the very first principle for a more loving relationship is to ignore your judgments and don't express the criticism that is the natural result of judgment.

There are a several reasons why judgments are difficult to ignore. First of all, because they arise in our mind, we assume our judgments are true and meaningful representations of "our truth," while judgments actually come from a small, petty, and unwise part of ourselves: our conditioned self, or ego. Judgments never reflect our true nature, our essential self, or what I like to call Essence. We assume our judgments serve a purpose, but they don't achieve what we hope they will achieve, which is changing someone or something. People rarely change because they are judged, and if they do, that change comes at the expense of love and trust. Judgments are a way of bullying our partner to change in ways we want him or her to change, and that is not a loving act.

If love and relationship are important to you, which they must be, since you are reading this, love and relationship have to become more important than having your way, more important than your conditioning and how you like things done. The way you put love first is to refuse to get involved in the judgments that pop into your mind and, above all, don't speak them. The reason to not get involved with your judgments mentally is that doing so leads to believing them and speaking them. The more you dwell on a judgment, the more real and true it seems. Judgments cause us to feel bad about someone (and bad about ourselves), so we naturally want to do something to change that person so that we no longer have to feel bad.

There is a better and more effective way to feeling good, and that is to realize that you don't have to change anything or anyone except your relationship to your own thoughts. All that has to change is your relationship to the judgments that arise in your mind. You can believe them and try to change the world to fit them, or you can see the truth about them, which is that they have no intrinsic value or truth. If a judgment arises, notice it, recognize it as a judgment and as therefore not worth your attention, and then leave it alone. Put your attention on something else, like something you appreciate about your partner, or about anything else.

Another reason judgments are hard to ignore is that they give us a sense of being right and being better than or superior to another. This superiority and self-righteousness feels good to the ego. That is the payoff for judging and one reason we judge and continue to do so even when we see that judging and criticizing is not getting us what we want from the other person, including that person's love. When we choose to judge someone, we settle for this feeling of superiority and self-righteousness instead of love and the good feelings that come from being loving, kind, accepting, and understanding.

We tend to make this choice instead of being loving because it is our default position as human beings; it is the path of least resistance. We are programmed to not make the most loving choice, oddly enough. So to get what we all really want, which is to be loving and to be loved, we have to learn to overcome some of the negative programming we have that keeps us making choices that are destructive to our relationships.

A big reason we don't ignore judgments is that most of us are not that aware of what is going on in our mind. We tend to accept the thoughts that go through our mind and act on them or speak them without questioning them first. We don't tend to ask ourselves if what we're thinking is true or useful. We often don't question what the result will be if we believe our thoughts and act on or give voice to them. The trouble with this is that our thoughts are often unkind and untrue, and responding to them without evaluating them first results in a lot of trouble and pain to ourselves and others. Becoming more loving is largely a matter of becoming more conscious of what we are thinking, and then choosing a more loving response than the automatic one, which is likely to be the ego's response.

The ego is a primitive aspect of ourselves that is shortsighted and out for itself. It doesn't see the whole picture or value love's very important role in life. It is, in fact, the enemy of love. The ego's point of view as well as our conditioning are reflected in our thoughts about ourselves, others, and life. The ego's voice is the mental commentary we all are so familiar with, which seems at times like our own voice and at other times like someone else speaking to us. This aspect of the mind that chatters on and on is often called the egoic mind, and it reflects the false self, not Essence.

Another thing that makes judgments difficult to ignore is that we assume that judgments and criticism are a perfectly acceptable and valid form of communication, since they are so common. It is part of our culture to judge, to express opinions about anything and everything. It almost seems like it's our duty to judge, as if we are not being discriminating if we don't point out the flaws of something or someone. However, the truth is that pointing out flaws, criticizing, and having an opinion are the easiest things in the world to do. What's difficult is being loving, accepting, and moving beyond our judgments, beliefs, and other conditioned ways of being. That is our challenge as human beings—to become more loving, not to complain, judge, and try to change others to suit our preferences. Loving is a matter of moving beyond our personal preferences and judgments enough to let love flow to another, enough to allow ourselves to see another's beauty, not the flaws.

The truth is that judgments don't just hurt others, they hurt us to have them. When we are feeling judgmental and critical, we feel small, petty, unhappy, angry, and unkind, even though we may enjoy the feeling of being superior or right. Judging and criticizing others leaves us feeling bad about ourselves, and this may drive us to tear others down even more, creating a vicious cycle of negativity. This is not how we want to feel, and it isn't how we want to make others feel; and yet, that is what happens. Our judgments cause us and those we're judging to feel unhappy and unloving. That is the opposite of what we all want!

Notice how you feel the next time you catch yourself judging and criticizing someone, including those you aren't even close to, such as people in the media. Judgment and criticism don't feel good, and you don't have to feel that way. We have the power to choose not to judge and criticize (internally or externally), and when we make that choice, it is possible to get in touch with who we really are—with Essence. Essence is an experience of contentment, peace, joy, happiness, awe, love, gratitude, and wonderment. That is who we really are, and the only thing that can obscure our true nature is believing the ego's negative evaluations and stories about everyone and everything. Change in the world can still happen without our judgments because the wisdom that is our true nature moves us to act wisely and lovingly in the world. Our judgments only interfere with that.

Because judging and criticizing is the path of least resistance, it can take some practice to choose to be loving and accepting over the usual criticisms. But the more you choose love, the easier it becomes to choose it again, and the weaker the habit of criticism becomes. If you fully absorb this first principle, it will change your life. You don't need your judgments. You have never needed your judgments. They have never served you, but only obscured and undermined the love, wisdom, and happiness that are possible. Love and happiness are possible because it is your true nature to love and to experience happiness, peace, and joy.

Practices: To be done throughout the week:

1. Whenever you feel an urge to judge your partner, examine the conditioning (e.g., desires, beliefs, opinions, preferences, fears, expectations, demands) behind that judgment. Every judgment is a disguised "should" or "should not." What "should" or "should not" are you imposing on your partner? Our judgments are an attempt to get our partner to change his or her behavior so that we don't have to feel the discomfort that our own conditioning is causing. When others do things we don't like, that is, when they don't conform to our conditioning, we feel afraid, angry, ashamed, or embarrassed. In an attempt to get rid of these feelings, we try to change our partner by judging or criticizing him or her: "If only he or she would change, I wouldn't feel this way!" Notice how your judgments are an attempt to ease the discomfort that is caused by your own conditioning—not by your partner, but by your desires and demands that your partner be a certain way.

2. If a judgment arises, just let it be there without doing anything about it. What is that like to just let that judgment be there? Your ego won't want you to stay with this exercise. It may try to talk you out of just being with the judgment, or it might offer a more concealed judgment or one that sounds a little nicer. Are there feelings that accompany this judgment? Just let them be here as well without doing anything else with them. The more you practice noticing your judgments and feelings and just letting them be there without doing anything else, the weaker these judgments and feelings will become. What empowers our thoughts and feelings is acting them out. If you don't want to be at the mercy of your negative thoughts (judgments) and feelings, then just let them come and go in your mind without identifying with them or giving voice to them. Don't fight with them or push them away, but allow them the space to come and go, as all thoughts naturally do. Your thoughts c! ome out of nowhere and disappear into nowhere. You have the ability to empower them by giving them your attention or dis-empower them by not giving them your attention, which is accomplished by giving your attention to something else.

Explorations: Do just one of these explorations a day. When you've finished all three explorations, go back to each one and see if you can uncover any further insights.

1. There are certain judgments and criticisms you have about your partner that come up again and again and are probably causing conflict, stress, and a shutting down of love between you. What are they? Take some time to contemplate this. Make a list of them. What if you didn't have these judgments and the feelings that go with them? What would that be like? And what if you never expressed your judgments or criticisms? What would that be like? How would you feel? How would that change your relationship?

2. Look carefully at any resistances you may have to ignoring and not speaking the judgments and criticisms you have. What are you afraid will happen if you give up judging and criticizing? Are you afraid you will be a doormat, you will be unhappy, you will be taken advantage of, you will not be in control, you will lose power in the relationship? Is it your way of being strong? Is it your way of being smart? Is it your way of proving that you are an individual? How do you believe your judgments are serving you? What are you getting out of judging and criticizing? Spend at least ten minutes contemplating this question because it is a very important one. There are reasons, although mistaken ones, for clinging to our judgments and criticisms. Once we really see how ineffective and destructive our judgments are, they lose their power to capture our attention and make us do their bidding.

3. What are the negative ramifications of judging and criticizing? Does your partner fire back with criticisms? Does your partner withdraw, disengage? How does judging and criticizing make you feel about yourself? What is your self-image like when you are criticizing someone? Are you The Bitch, The Complainer, The Whiner, The Martyr, The Wronged One, The Raging Maniac, The Self-Righteous One, The Mother Hen, The Drama Queen, The Emasulator, The Boss, The Avenger, The Victim, or some other image? Our ego takes on these personas, but we are not our ego, and we can choose to not identify with and act out these personas. Our judgments cause negative feelings within ourselves and others—anger, resentment, hatred, desire for revenge, and even guilt and shame—and negative feelings are not only exhausting, but also can lead to physical illness. They shut down our own heart and the hearts of those around us. What price are you paying for your judgments and criticism? What is the cost! to your relationships? Is it worth it? 

*For more information visit How to Create a More Loving Relationship On-Line Course

*I have not taken this course, nor do I have anything to do with promoting this. I simply felt that if I was going to share this in its entirety, it would be essential to keep the online course in tact. After all, I am very grateful for the information shared in this article. 

Let's here it for accepting others as they are and releasing judgement!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Is it a Cold or Flu?

by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Do you feel lousy due to recent illness? 

This is not a surprise with as challenging of a winter most have faced in the US this year. Record cold, record snows and simply too much time stuck in confined areas because you simply cannot be outside as much as you'd like. So is it really a surprise that so many of you are finding yourself battling a cold or flu?

So does it matter if you have the cold or the flu? Well yes, absolutely it does. If you have the influenza virus and this is taken care of properly, you could end up with more serious issues such as the development of pneumonia. Now this will not happen to most but this still shows the importance of taking care of yourself during this time.

While both are caused by viruses that produce some of the same symptoms, there are definite symptoms you can look at as shown below.

Signs and Symptoms Influenza Cold
Symptom onset   Abrupt   Gradual
Fever   Usual; lasts 3-4  days   Rare
Aches   Usual; often  severe   Slight
Chills   Fairly common   Uncommon
Fatigue, weakness   Usual   Sometimes
Sneezing   Sometimes   Common
Stuffy nose   Sometimes   Common
Sore throat   Sometimes   Common
Chest discomfort, cough   Common; can be  severe   Mild to moderate; hacking cough
Headache   Common   Rare           

So with this chart you can see the benefit of asking yourself some questions.
  • Do I have nasal congestion, a stuffy nose and frequent sneezing?
  • Do I have a runny nose with a thick discharge?
  • Do I have a moist cough?
If your symptoms tend to be from the neck up and come on gradually, it is most likely a cold which is caused by approximately 200 different viruses.

Other questions to ask are...
  • Do I have a high grade fever at 102 degrees or more?
  • Do I have chills, extreme fatigue, muscle aches and pains?
  • Do I have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?
If your symptoms come on suddenly and your body feels week and tired, it is most likely the flu. Understanding these stats below will show the importance of addressing this with some urgency.

On average annually in the US: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu, over 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and about 23,600 people die from flu-related causes.

What to do with a cold?
  1. Get some rest
  2. Drink water, vegetable juice, broth or even warm lemon water with a bit of raw honey (it is very important that the honey is raw due to the enzyme load)
  3. Avoid alcohol, coffee and sodas
  4. Eat some homemade chicken soup. Heck, even the Mayo clinic says it might help by acting as an anti-inflammatory and speeding up the movement of mucus out your body
  5. Gargle with salt water if you have a sore throat. (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water will do)
  6. Do NOT take antibiotics for a cold because these only work in bacteria and not virus
  7. Use a Neti pot for nasal congestion
  8. Put a humidifier in your room
  9. Consider supplemental remedies such as echinacea, vitamin C and zinc
  10. Removal of carbs and sugars from the diet until completely well. At the first symptom, pull out simple carbs and sugars, which can feed infection. If hungry, eat tons of soup, healthy forms of protein, vegetables, and vegetable smoothies.
  11. Don't believe the old saying "starve a cold , feed a fever"
What about the flu?
  1. Actually the recommendations would be the same as above
  2. If you have complications or you notice the you are coughing up green phlegm spotted with blood, you may want to visit a doctor due to a secondary bacterial infection
  3. Also allow your fever to work. This is your immune systems tool to fight of your viral infection, so do not do anything to artificially lower this unless it is over 104 degrees
How about general support so you do not develop a cold or flu?

Let’s first look at the lifestyle aspect to improve your immune system function. Stress plays a significant role in challenging immune system dysfunction. I have seen stress over the years significantly lower white blood cell count and put countless individuals in a challenged state. One easy practice you can incorporate to improve your stress levels is to practice deep belly breathing. Take a deep breath through your nose while breathing down to the area of your belly button for a count of eight seconds. Hold that breath for four seconds and then forcefully release this breath while contracting your stomach muscles. This will allow for optimal oxygen supply to the cells in your body and understand that you cannot be stressed and take a deep breath at the same time. I would recommend 3-5 of these breaths each hour of your waking day.

Proper sleep cycles play such an important role in immune system function. Believe it or not this starts with good digestion and proper nutrition which includes the consumption of foods that contain the essential amino acid L-Tryptophan. This is then converted to Serotonin and eventually Melatonin, which is of utmost importance to initiate the high immune system response while you sleep.

Another way to impact your immune system is to support your lymphatic system. In my opinion, the best way to do this is by using a rebounder. You know…one of those little trampolines. Jump on this for at least 5 minutes per day and if you feel any health challenges coming on, rebound a couple of times per day. This is healthy and fun. You can also dry skin brush to assist your lymphatic system. Get one of those long handled body brushes and every day before you shower, brush your skin from the extremities of your body toward your heart. This not only assists the lymph but also your skin and kidneys.

Staying hydrated is also very important and often for those in cooler climates water consumption is reduced quite a bit at this time. Be sure to be drinking approximately one quart for every 50 pounds of body weight daily.

Let’s look at a way to assist your immune system and address it at the core. About 80% of your immune system function originates in your gut, so be sure to create a healthy environment in your GI tract. One powerful way to address this is to take a quality probiotic daily. Personally, I take a prebiotic/probiotic formula with amazing results. I have seen much success with this product in my family as well as with my clients.

One of the most supportive supplements for your immune system is a quality vitamin D supplement. I will also share that this supplement is best taken as a liquid.

While the recommendations for addressing the cold and flu naturally are definitely a benefit, the ultimate focus would be to keep your immune function high and fight this off before you become symptomatic. 

Enjoy the rest of your winter and please stay warm and safe.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2014 More Than Just Weight Loss - Week Four

Hello Everyone,

Congratulations for making it to the half way point of the program. There have been countless successes for most in the program already and many more to come.

Remember to cut back on protein consumption for the next three weeks and follow the recommendations on the webinar per Nutritional ID.

Here are the supplement recommendations for week four.

Continue with:
  • One teaspoon of Turmero and Resvero before breakfast and dinner
  • Two teaspoons of Ultra D before breakfast and dinner
  • Finish all gut supplements at the dose you have been using until they are gone
  • Add one packet of Hepato-Synergy before breakfast and dinner
  • Days 1 - 4 in week four add one scope of Clearvite as a shake or smoothie before breakfast or as your breakfast
  • Days 5 - 7 in week four add an additional Clearvite shake or smoothie before both breakfast and dinner
Thank you for your sharing and support on the blog. Creating this community is a big part of the program.

Wellness for the World,
Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Friday, February 7, 2014


by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath 

So why would I say "ugg" to constipation? Well, because if you are constipated "ugg" is exactly what you would feel like.

There is one important fact discuss at the beginning here and that is to define constipation. Most people think that one bowel movement per day is actually healthy. Guess again. One bowel movement per day is actually still constipation. Understand that the time frame from when you eat your food to the time this food exits your body, should occur in 18 hours or less. So with that said, one bowel movement per day will hold the residual of approximately six meals in your digestive tract at all times and most of this would be impacting the colon. Even if you are moving more than once per day but your movements are arduous while releasing small "ball like" waste, this would also be constipation. Also recognize that it is not unlikely for those with constipation to cycle back and forth from constipation and diarrhea. To go one step further, if you would like to reach optimal bowel movements, you would have one shortly after each meal. If this seems unreal to you, think about an infant. Feed a baby, poop, feed a baby, poop. Get it?

While this is not always the favorite subject to discuss, this is often invaluable information to have.

So what's the big deal if your constipated? Some may feel that this is going to release in good time any, so why should I be concerned?

That's a great question that needs to be answered.

The big challenge here is tied into toxicity in the body. First understand that your liver is the body's primary organ of detoxification but does not have an exit out the body. Your liver actually dumps toxins into your colon for eventual but relatively swift removal. This is of course if you are actually moving your colon optimally which would be a minimum of two health, easy bowels movements daily. 

Now if the colon is not moving optimally, there are some real challenges and here's why. The colon itself is designed to be a transport unit and not a storage unit. The walls of the colon are permeable and if residue and toxins remain impacted in your colon for too long, or one bowel movement daily or less, you will then reabsorb the toxins and residue from your colon into the tissue and eventually back in your blood to be disbursed throughout your body. 

I understand that this sounds like an issue in itself, but there's more. Let's look deeper at what's going on in the liver. When toxins go through the phase I liver detoxification, these toxins are converted from a fat soluble form into a water soluble form so they can easily be released into your colon. When this conversion occurs the toxins are actually now more toxic than they were in the first place. This issue of course is if your living with constipation. If you are these "more toxic" toxins are reentering your body, getting into your blood and wreaking havoc on the cells of your body.

I trust that this is enough information to motivate you to reach the goal of two or more healthy bowel movements per day. So how do you do this if you are a one or less person? 

Follow these tips and you are likely to see improvement in your bowels movements.
Welles Step (squatting bench)

  • Drink one quart of water daily for every 50 pounds of body weight
  • Take two of your Depke Wellness Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula every morning
  • Chew your food thoroughly
  • Take one Depke Wellness Prime Enzyme Support with each meal 
  • Do not consume cold water with your meals and keep water with meals to 6 ounces of tepid water
  • Get out and move even if this a 20 minute walk daily
  • Use a squatting bench to assist in proper alignment of your colon while releasing
  • Slightly steam your vegetables
  • Increase vegetable consumption
  • Add some berries or apple
  • Look at the possibility of low back issues, specifically L4 which is tied into colon health, knee pain and headaches
  • Deep breathe prior to meals so you can eat in a relaxed state
If you follow these tips, it is likely that you will improve the flow of your colon and live a less toxic life.

If you follow all of these recommendations and you still find yourself constipated, this would be a time to look into either coffee enemas or colon hydrotherapy with someone that is an expert on this level.

Enjoy your healthy bowel movements!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

2014 More Than Just Weight Loss - Week Three

Welcome to week three of "More Than Just Weight Loss" week three. Week two is typically one of the most challenging weeks on the program and this showed for a few participants. This is most often due to those fighting some type of pathogen in their gut that typically have been there creating havoc for some time. Unfortunately, these pathogens go undiagnosed and lead to a host of physical and mental/emotional health issues. Thankfully this is being addressed for you right now.

Week three is a continuation of the gut support phase with of course the continued anti-inflammatory and immune support.

This week we will also discuss possible reactivity withing your allowable foods to assist you in fine tuning your diet and/or working through some trouble spots for yourself personally. With this said, be sure you watch this weeks webinar for directions on use of this updated food list.

Also be sure to incorporate the Nutritional ID percentages and preferred foods in your diet but remember, the allowable/avoidance food list trumps your Nutritional ID.

Week three supplements are the same as week two.

  • Tumero - 1 teaspoon twice per day
  • Resvero - 1 teaspoon twice per day
  • Ultra D - 2 teaspoon twice per day
  • GI Synergy - 1 packet twice per day
  • Strengthia - 2 capsules twice per day
  • Repairvite - 1 scoop twice per day
I am excited for you to move through the gut support phase this week and continued success for all.

Wellness for the World,