Dr. Al Danenberg ● Nutritional Periodontist
February 25, 2019
I had my follow-up appointment with my oncologist a couple of weeks ago. At my previous visit, he changed the frequency of my regular visits. At that time, he told me he only needed to see me every two months. The reason – my blood work has been stable, and a few specific tests were actually improving. But something bizarre happened while speaking with him at this most recent meeting two weeks ago.
But first, here is a recoup of my journey.
My Diagnosis & Journey
Most readers know I have an aggressive form of incurable bone marrow cancer. When I was diagnosed with IgA Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma on 9/19/18, I had difficulty breathing, severe rib pain, and overall lack of energy. My oncologist gave me 3-6 months to live. The diagnosis broadsided me. Wow! Given this shocker, what would you have done?
I rejected conventional chemotherapy for reasons I discussed in previous blogs. I did accept immediate treatment for my acute pain, and I immediately began my journey to find alternative long-term therapies.
Within a couple of days of my diagnosis, I launched my research, made some professional contacts, and formulated an extensive alternative protocol to treat my disease. I adopted an extremely positive but realistic attitude. Currently, here is my healing plan:
- I eat a strict diet excluding sugars, carbs from grains and legumes, processed foods, GMOs, and any chemical additives.x
- I do intermittent fasting.x
- I take a variety of supplements to support my immune and detoxification systems, to help target cancer cells, and to assist in bone metabolism. These supplements are tweaked every 3 weeks.x
- I support my gut bacterial health and my gut mucosal layer with spore-based probiotics and various prebiotics to enhance the health of my gut.x
- I use Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy three times a day with a full-body mat to repair my mitochondria, which become dysfunctional with all cancers. I have posted specific Blogs on my website about the benefits of PEMF Therapy. (HERE, HERE, HERE)x
Bizarre Thing Happened
Back to my recent appointment with my oncologist.
A couple of weeks ago, I had my exam as scheduled. To my doctor’s surprise, my lab results continued to show stability of this disease. As a matter of fact, my “kappa/lambda light chain ratio” was significantly improved.
But during my visit, my oncologist made a turnabout. He suggested that I probably did not have an aggressive form of multiple myeloma.
Could it be that all the extensive tests I had to endure and my intense pain – all before my diagnosis – were not significant for, or pathognomonic of, aggressive multiple myeloma? Did my oncologist make a misdiagnosis? I don’t think so! I think something bizarre was happening. I was getting better as a result of my alternative protocols, which my oncologist had never witnessed before.
Luckily, he didn’t tell me to stop what I was doing. If he would have told me to stop, I would have walked out of his office, never to see him again. But he encouraged me to continue with my plan. (Really?!) He even requested copies of the peer-reviewed articles I had researched to select my alternative path.
My next follow-up with him is April 2nd. Just before that appointment, I will have a new MRI to give my oncologist and me some clues about how things look inside of me.
Let me tell you this. I don’t know what will happen to me moving forward. But I know this to be true. What I have been doing up until now has made me feel so much better. My quality of life is real; my attitude is contagious; and my personal experiment of N=1 is moving along impressively.
Wonderful report and inspirational.
Fantastic news! I suspected this might happen for you… Very impressed that your Oncologist seems to be opening his mind! All the best going forward!
Such wonderful news, Al! I am also travelling through cancer treatment right now as an N=1 experiment. I had a Stage 1C2 large ovarian tumour removed from my belly in Fall 2018, ruptured in situ because nobody realized it was cancer. I am having chemotherapy because of the rupture, but am using a ketogenic diet and therapeutic fasting (72 hours per cycle) to manage side effects. The results are rather stunning. You can follow me at https://www.facebook.com/Powerful-Beyond-Measure-Using-Nutrition-to-Journey-through-Cancer-362100501250902/ or at http://www.marthatettenborn.com
It is so empowering to know that our bodies have the innate knowledge and tools to self-heal. All the best to you in your journey. Thanks for sharing it so openly.
Such encouraging news! I am so happy for you!
And, I will continue to pray for you in this journey.
~ Blessings abound!
Al, way to go! Keep up the fight! I read your updated and they keep me motivated to tackle my own challenges. You’re a beacon of courage and hope!
I wonder if hydrogen-infused-water would help.
This is fantastic, Doctor Danenberg!!!!
Your experiment of N=1 is running wonderfully! I am happy for you and everybody who might be in a similar situation – they just need to hear the message that standard treatments and Doctors’ ‘verdicts’ often have nothing to do with a body’s capacity and willingness to heal.
I hope experiment of N=1 will continue to amaze us as well as your oncologist, who thankfully seems to be interested in what can be done other than what he’s been taught (he just also needs to inform himself about the nocebo effect).
Many blessings and thanks for sharing!
I love you I don’t know you! You are my hope in a dark world of oncology and negative prognosis!
I am beyond grateful to be following your advice! We will heal completely one day and God is leading the way!
Wow that’s wonderful news Dr. Al! Keep us all posted on your continued healing progress.
This is so awesome! I am so happy for you!
I did not have cancer, but I suffered with short term memory loss for 22 years following a T.B.I. from a car accident that left me in a coma for 13 days. I started meditating after 10 years and did so believing this was the only hope of healing I had. Ten years after starting my practic,e I experienced a “healing” vision while at a silent retreat and my memory was restored!! I went from having to write myself notes to “turn off the stove” or “move clothes into dryer”, and setting timers so I would actually see the notes, to not having to write myself notes for anything!
I believe there is a power in the Universe and it is also in each one of us. Tapping into this power, daily, was the key to my healing. Louise Hay wrote a collection of books all about how the body heals itself. She was a very wise woman.
This is fantastic news on both a personal level for you as well as professionally for your oncologist!
May you continue to reap the benefits of your research and protocols. Thank you for sharing your journey and insights with your readers. I look forward to reading about your next appointment.
Long-time reader, first-time commenter,
Terri Carman, RDH
Yes! I love following your story!!! You will beat this thing and move on with your life.
Amazing Al! Keep it going!! You are a true inspiration.
Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those who are already doing it, right? You sure showed conventional medicine who’s boss!!