Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

On this kick-off webinar for our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice Webinar Series, you will be welcomed to the 6-part webinar series with a brief overview of the topics to come, while also receiving education in one of the most important aspects of clinical practice – assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress. Stress comes in a myriad of forms. With saliva hormone testing and proper intake, healing opportunities become available for reversing dysfunction and restoring an optimal stress response.      

Please join us for Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern.


Webinar Objectives:
i. Learn how the body’s stress response is the cause of numerous health problems and what can be done to optimize it;
ii. Understand the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis;  
iii. Learn hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction; 
iv. Develop a strategy for helping every person who comes to you for help, by fine tuning their stress response and developing ongoing prevention habits.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Tradition Naturopath
Depke Wellness



More information on the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments Webinar Series:

Hawthorn University is pleased to announce the special 6-partwebinar series: Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments.

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive treatment/health protocols. You will learn to select lab tests appropriate to your clients/patients, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding your clients/patients to recovery.

Each 90 minute webinar reviews a specific lab in depth, with case studies to get a feel for the sort of conditions that can be assessed using specific profiles, follow-up testing that may be necessary, and what outcomes can be expected, as well as the healing options that are often applied. This series is appropriate for Hawthorn University students, alumni, all healthcare practitioners, and the interested public.

Here's the flow of the series with a brief description of each webinar.

3/6/18: Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing
Assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress is one of the most important aspects of our practices. Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis, hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction and how to resolve it.

3/20/18: Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration
The lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances and recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances.

4/3/18: SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine. Learn to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem and develop an approach for recovering healthy function.

4/17/18: GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity
By using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention, become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis, and learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies.

5/1/18: Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair
Leaky gut – also known as intestinal permeability – is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases and identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut and how to restore homeostasis.

5/15/18: A Logical Sequence of Lab Testing
In the final webinar of the series, we develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people, and understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing.

These webinars will be available to the public for 10 days following each live event.  Student and graduates may find the recordings on their Student Portal under Webinar Archives with no expiration.