One of our BIGGEST Challenges

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By Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
By far one of the single biggest challenges I see for my clients and those that follow Depke Wellness are tied directly into food sensitivity. You may ask yourself, why is this such a significant issue when you do not feel this is a problem for yourself personally? The answer to this is simply this, if you have a food sensitivity it is approximately a 86% chance that you are almost completely asymptomatic to this. That is correct, most of you living with a food sensitivity do not even know this is a significant health issue for you. To define, when you have a food sensitivity, this will lead to inflammation in the gut. This inflammation will hinder you digestion, weaken your immune function and eventually blow out your adrenal gland function. Beyond this, since you have inflammatory receptors throughout your body, over time this will also lead to chronic inflammatory states and from there any chronic ailment known to man can develop. All because of a simple food choice. Yikes! I know this first hand. I am just about to turn 50 soon (very excited!) and I first went gluten free at 42 years of age. When I originally did this, I did not even think I had a gluten issue, I simply did this because this was what we were recommending to patients when I was working along side Dr Mercola in the Chicago area. At the time, I figured that if I was going to suggest that everyone do this, I should do the same. Low and behold, I found that I had a gluten issue. So for years, I focused on living a gluten free life with some small windows of time that I would eat gluten on occasion. Eventually I learned that even these small windows were an issue and gluten was completely eliminated, except for the accidental exposure of course. This all seemed to be fine but I still had some lingering personal health issues that it seemed impossible to find the root cause. Then came the Cyrex Array #4 Gluten Cross Reactive Food testing. This test addressed proteins that were similar in structure as compared to gluten that we could possibly develop and sensitivity to also. When this one came back, I then began to refer to myself as the cross reactive poster boy since I had about 17 different cross reactivities. Choices such as dairy, eggs, corn, rice, soy, coffee and all grains except for quinoa and buckwheat. This was a huge help for me to know that these foods were creating issues because ultimately, I wanted to get to the bottom of this. While this did help, there was still something missing that had yet to be addressed. The problem though, was the fact that I was ignorant of this “something missing.” Thankfully from there I was introduced to a company called Immunolabs and their Bloodprint panels. I absolutely love Immunolabs words which were taken directly from their website, “70% of chronic diseases are preventable. You could be eating a balanced diet and doing what you can to improve your condition, without suspecting that the very foods you’re eating are contributing to (or even causing) your problems.” I could not have said it better myself and the only thing I would add is that I feel they were potentially even a little low with their 70%. I actually feel that this is an even much bigger challenge by looking at my client base over the years. So how did Immunolabs help me and how can they help you? First off, when I did the cross reactive food testing, this only tested 27 different possible food sensitivities. This is absolutely correct though since they were only testing gluten cross reactive sensitivity. I needed and likely you need more than this. This is where Immunolabs come in. The actually have several different bloodprint panels, the BloodPrint154, BloodPrint115, BloodPrint88, BloodPrint Kosher and BloodPrint Vegetarian. Personally and professionally I recommend that BloodPrint154 because this assesses the largest amount of food choices. Take a look at the food choices of each test below. When you are ready to move forward in understanding the nutritional choices that you may be making that are hindering your health and happiness, call our office at (949)954-6226 and we will get your Immunolab test kit sent out to you. *Be sure to read beyond the test kits for more invaluable content. BloodPrint154
  • Alfalfa
  • Almond
  • Amaranth
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bean, Green
  • Bean, Kidney
  • Bean, Lima
  • Bean, Mung
  • Bean, Navy
  • Bean, Pinto
  • Bean, Yellow Wax
  • Beef
  • Beet
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Catfish
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Chicken
  • Cinnamon
  • Clam
  • Clove
  • Cocoa – Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Cod
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Crab
  • Cranberry
  • Cucumber
  • Cumin
  • Currant
  • Date
  • Duck
  • Egg
  • Eggplant
  • Flounder
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Goose
  • Grape, Concord
  • Grape, White
  • Grapefruit
  • Greens, Mustard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Horseradish
  • Lamb
  • Lemon
  • Lentil
  • Lettuce
  • Lime
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Malt
  • Melon, Honeydew
  • Milk, Cow’s
  • Milk, Goat’s
  • Millet
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Mustard
  • Nut, Brazil
  • Nut, Cashew
  • Nut, Filbert
  • Nutmeg
  • Oat
  • Olive
  • Onion
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Oyster
  • Papaya
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Pea
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Pear
  • Pecan
  • Pepper, B/W
  • Pepper, Cayenne
  • Pepper, Green
  • Pepper, Red
  • Peppermint
  • Perch
  • Pimento
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pork
  • Potato, Sweet
  • Potato, White
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Rabbit
  • Radish
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Safflower
  • Sage
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Scallops
  • Sea Bass
  • Seed, Caraway
  • Seed, Dill
  • Seed, Rape (Canola)
  • Sesame
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Sole
  • Soybean
  • Spinach
  • Squash, Yellow
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar, Cane
  • Sunflower
  • Tangerine
  • Tapioca
  • Tea
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Turnip
  • Vanilla
  • Venison
  • Walnut, Black
  • Walnut, English
  • Watermelon
  • Wheat
  • White Fish
  • Yeast, Baker’s
  • Yeast, Brewer’s
  • Zucchini
BloodPrint115
  • Alfalfa
  • Almond
  • Amaranth
  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Bean, Green
  • Bean, Kidney
  • Bean, Lima
  • Bean, Mung
  • Bean, Pinto
  • Bean, Yellow Wax
  • Beef
  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Chicken
  • Cinnamon
  • Clam
  • Clove
  • Cocoa – Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Cod
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Crab
  • Cranberry
  • Egg
  • Eggplant
  • Flounder
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grape
  • Grapefruit
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Lamb
  • Lemon
  • Lentil
  • Lettuce
  • Lime
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Milk, Cow’s
  • Milk, Goat’s
  • Millet
  • Mushroom
  • Mustard
  • Nut, Brazil
  • Nut, Cashew
  • Nutmeg
  • Oat
  • Olive
  • Onion
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Oyster
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Pea
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pepper, B/W
  • Pepper, Chili
  • Pepper, Green
  • Perch
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pork
  • Potato, Sweet
  • Potato, White
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Radish
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Safflower
  • Sage
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Seed, Rape (Canola)
  • Sesame
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Sole
  • Soybean
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar, Cane
  • Sunflower
  • Tangerine
  • Tea
  • Tomato
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Walnut
  • Wheat
  • White Fish
  • Yam
  • Yeast, Baker’s
  • Yeast, Brewer’s
  • Zucchini
BloodPrint88
  • Almond
  • Amaranth
  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Bean, Green
  • Bean, Kidney
  • Bean, Lima
  • Bean, Mung
  • Bean, Pinto
  • Bean, Yellow Wax
  • Beef
  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Chicken
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cocoa – Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Cod
  • Corn
  • Crab
  • Cranberry
  • Egg
  • Ginger
  • Grape
  • Grapefruit
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Lamb
  • Lemon
  • Lentil
  • Lettuce
  • Lime
  • Lobster
  • Milk, Cow’s
  • Milk, Goat’s
  • Millet
  • Nut, Brazil
  • Nut, Cashew
  • Nutmeg
  • Oat
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Papaya
  • Pea
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pepper, B/W
  • Pepper, Green
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pork
  • Potato, Sweet
  • Potato, White
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Safflower
  • Sage
  • Seed, Rape (Canola)
  • Sesame
  • Soybean
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar, Cane
  • Sunflower
  • Tangerine
  • Tea
  • Tomato
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Walnut
  • Wheat
  • Yam
  • Yeast, Baker’s
  • Yeast, Brewer’s
  • Zucchini
Obviously the BloodPrint Kosher would eliminate non-kosher food choices and the BloodPrint Vegetarian would eliminate most animal based meat products. So why did I provide this information today? So you can get your butts out there and assess what nutritional choices you are making right now that are leading you down a path of chronic inflammation and chronic disease. I would like to share some inspiring quotes from one of the owners of Immunolabs, who be the way is and amazing man with high intergrity.
  • Are you on the right diet, but eating the WRONG foods?
  • Do you know which GOOD foods are BAD for you?
  • If there was just one food that was causing your symptoms, wouldn’t you want to know what it is?
  • 95 out of 100 people are suffering from Toxic Food Syndrome…Are you one of them?
  • When you sit down to eat a meal, how do you know which foods are right for you?
So I welcome you to visit the Immunolabs website and enjoy an amazing video about food sensitivity and grab a “boatload” of free information for yourself. And when you are ready to move forward in understanding the nutritional choices that you may be making that are hindering your health and happiness, call our office at (949)954-6226 and we will get your Immunolab test kit sent out to you. If you are anything like me, you will greatly appreciate this information, it could just save your life, as it has mine. Please let me know if you have any comments and/or questions by posting these below and I look forward to discussing your Immunolab results with you soon.

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