An Open Letter To My Readers
– Preparing for Life’s Transition –

You’re reading this because I have moved into the transition from life to death. My amazing marketing strategist and friend, Jessica Norman, has agreed to publish this open letter.

For my followers, I sincerely thank you and appreciate your many encouraging comments throughout my cancer journey starting in 2018. You may not know it, but those comments often made my day many times over. I devour positive feedback. Yet as you know, I have had some naysayers exclaiming I was over exaggerating my condition and promoting lies that my way of eating was a healthy diet. Transparency has been my intention throughout this entire journey. I hope you can learn from my experiences and apply it to your own health and wellness.

My Cancer Journey is a Gift from God

After my diagnosis of incurable bone marrow cancer, I had the opportunity to learn and experience many lessons. I learned empathy, forgiveness, and the power of love and making memories. I also learned how to muster the power to meet a challenge head-on and overcome a dire prognosis of 3-6 months to live.

Everyone has read my story if they have followed my Blogs. I’ve lived a life of quality on my terms. Of course, there have been several severe setbacks for a variety of reasons. But I have climbed out of my abyss of depression each time and have moved onto thriving again and again.

The way I see it, I’ve negotiated “bonus time”. If I had done the conventional treatment, I wouldn’t have had these bonus years. I listened to my body and gave it what it needed to fight this cancer. Because of this, I was able to thrive. That time allowed me to connect with all of you, as well as spend precious time with my family and friends.

From day one of my journey, I decided to be completely transparent about what was working for me and what was not working. My desire was to share thoughts, experiences, and protocols that most people with serious medical diagnoses could never find. I wanted to provide the information and resources that many medical doctors don’t share with their patients or don’t even know themselves. I have maintained that our body is designed to heal itself if it is given what is vitally needs and if everything that could be toxic in any way is avoided. 

Life’s Transition

Our “moment of life’s transition” is when our soul leaves our body at death. 

This is a topic most societies shun. 

In the medical profession, we do almost everything to stay alive and keep our patients alive. We engage our patients to take care of themselves and teach a myriad of proactive steps to wellness. All this is done to be the best we can be as we pursue our journey here on earth. 

But all of us come to the end of our story. All of us must die. But how do we prepare for death? How do we make dying as beautiful as our years of living? How do our loved ones adjust? What happens after we die? 

Preparation for death is the ultimate moment that gets almost no attention but is experienced by everyone at some point in time.  Death must be a topic that is discussed openly and candidly before a person dies. Rarely is this done in our society today.

I shared a blog a while back with a personal story about my dad. You can read it in its entirety HERE, but the biggest takeaway is how to approach the transition from life to death. It’s something worth talking about and sharing with your loved ones. My dad’s situation was very different than mine. I feel fortunate to have shared this time with my family, friends, and all of you.

My Concluding Thoughts

I embrace death and dying as the beautiful end to one’s life journey. 

We come into this world alone, and we leave this world all alone. It’s not sad. It’s just the way it is. But the time spent in between these events defines us.

For the most part, we cannot determine how and when we will die. But we can control how we live. At any point in our life, we can make changes to improve our situation physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We can make lasting memories. We can affect many people by our actions. Material things come and go. Yet, the intangible and beautiful things in life are what really matters. Don’t give up no matter where you are in life. I am a perfect example of not giving up.

Eventually, the way we live our life and eventually prepare for death add up to the culmination of the amazing paths we travel. When the time is right, it is critically important for all of us to discuss death with our loved ones. We must express our fears, desires, and love that surround this normal passage of life into the spirit world. 

What comes after death is the subject of many esoteric writings and research. 

I believe that we are more than our physical body. After physical death, our soul exits our body. After that moment, we are not alone. I believe we are reunited with many souls that have been our guides and companions for eons. We enter our real home in the spirit world. This is where I am going, or this is where I am as you read this. It’s as natural as anything you can imagine.  

I share my thoughts about what to expect after death in Death – Preparing for the Transition. It was therapeutic for me to research and write this paper You may find this information helps you prepare for your life’s transition. It also might help others prepare for their life’s transition as well as help caregivers assist with a loved one’s transition. 

My Wish For You

Take my learnings to heart. You don’t have to eat exactly like I did or follow my Unconventional Cancer Protocols to a tee. But know that many of us WILL get sick. Our loved ones will get sick.  But you’re not helpless. There are so many things you can do, even when the outlook is grim. Take it from me, not only did I outlive my prognosis, but I was also able to thrive during that time!

Pay attention to your gut health. Make dental health a priority. Eliminate things that you know are bad for you, even if the FDA allows them to remain in our lives or not.  

Making these changes to your daily life will help empower you to retain your good health for as long as possible. And take it from me, your health is the most priceless form of wealth. 

God bless,
Dr. Al


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  1. Dr Danenberg left an indelible mark on this world and he certainly made a mark on mine. Rest in peace dear friend and know your legacy will continue to live on. With much respect and live, Fran Horning

    • I am so thankful to have come upon Dr Danenburgs page. His philosophy aligned with mine and I was so happy to see such a brave man try and share what he KNEW to be true. His words will live on and hopefully change many lives. I will look for you in the spirit world ❤️

  2. Dr. Al, Godspeed. You will be missed.

    • I have so much enjoyed the readings of Dr.Al and have implemented some of these into my life. I am so thankful for this knowledge and how he always presented with compassion and passion. Blessings to your family as you grieve your loss and celebrate his life.

    • Dr Al,

      I’m left without words. I want to cry but I know how you didnt like seeing that when we had our video talks. You simply stated theres was no point to that and to enjoy life.

      I followed the protocol but you knew how expensive that was (lol). Anyway, youve left a impact on me for sure regarding grim times. Your move forward attitude is just what I needed. I dont want to be scared of death like you. I want to develop that that fearlessness. Thank you from the heart and my sincere condolences to your family.


  3. the world has lost a TREASURE of a human being!!!
    i will be crying for some time

  4. Al was an amazing individual–a teacher, scholar, author, healer, and motivator. A true Renaissance man, he learning was formidable across so many disciplines. Al was my friend and mentor. He was always exceptionally kind and helpful. I shall miss him greatly, but I take solace in remembering that he knew how to make the most of life. He also taught us all how to make the ultimate peaceful, graceful transition to the next life.

  5. Rest in Peace. Prayers for your family. Thank you for all you shared.

  6. Many thanks to Dr. Danenberg for sharing his journey with us to encourage and help many on the same or on a similar path. Prayers for his family as they will miss him.

  7. So very sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Al. How selfless and giving he was all the way through his journey has always been inspiring. Rest easy, Dr. Al. Love and Peace to his family 💜🙏🏻💜

  8. I felt so honored to be a part of Dr Al’s inspiring journey. So much love and light is flowing to his beautiful soul and to all who loved him. ✨ Rest In Peace, Dr Al, you will be missed.

  9. What a journey. What hope you inspired. What strength you and Mrs Al forged between you.
    Followed your steps from here in Scotland – dhachaigh sàbhailte mo charaid (safe home my friend)

  10. I am so sad to hear of Dr. Al’s passing. He is such a kind soul. I have learned so much about health from reading his blogs. He will be missed tremendously. Condolences and prayers to his family.

  11. Many thanks to Dr. Danenberg for his incredible wisdom and positive outlook on life. He left such an impression on me. Many prayers to your family.

  12. I was inspired by his writings and his journey. He won my admiration. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

  13. Rest in peace, you will be missed, kind thoughts to your family ❤

  14. Dr. Al was such an inspiration to me and I so enjoyed all of his writing. I learned so much from him and will greatly miss his e-mails. May your family be at peace and may your suffering be eased.

  15. Dr. Al set me on a course that finally allowed me to take my health into my own hands and thrive. I have been thinking about him now since his last post to us and thank you for letting us know that his struggles are over. Condolences to his family and to you. May he rest in peace!

  16. What a life’s journey Dr. Al has lived! He has shared and given us so much to think about. Thank you so much, rest in peace Dr. Al. Sincere condolences to your family.

  17. Thank you, Al, wherever you are now, for inspiring me to persevere in hard tasks in the face of a world that mostly encourages me to give up.

    I will never forget watching this journey of the last five years. You really did get bonus time and it was because of your courage that it happened. Truly you are an inspiration.

  18. Many philosophers, theologians, etc. have expressed the idea that it is not enough simply to have lived well; one must die well, too.
    Well done, Sir; well done.
    And thank you.

  19. What a beautiful letter. Even though we only had one consultation before your diagnosis back in 2017 I believe. I learnt a lot from you about dental health. I will cherish that session for years to come. Thank you

  20. Thank you, dear Al~
    For sharing your love, honesty, vulnerability and wisdom with us.
    You did your best to leave an important legacy, and I believe you succeeded.

  21. With great sadness I learned today about Dr. Al passing. I have followed his blog for a few years since the day I found it while looking for some forms of solutions other than poisonous chemotherapy for my wife. My darling wife developed MM shortly after dr. Al.The alternative therapies worked for my wife. However, I was unable to help her with the other side of her disease brought by cancer. Psychological one! that nobody addresses and especially big farma
    Since my wife decided to use chemotherapy after other solutions did not provide expected results. We have seen some improvements but for a short time.
    I lost my wife about 6 months ago, much faster than I expected and I blame chemotherapy for that.
    I have cheered Dr Al and was hoping to see him thrive much longer…
    Today I would like to offer his family my deepest condolences and prayers
    Dr Al, may God have mercy on you, rest in peace

  22. Thank you, Dr. Al for being who you are and continue to be in the spirit world. Your words are wise and full of love. Love and light to your family.

  23. Dr Al, you will be missed greatly, by myself and many others. It was an absolute pleasure knowing you during your time here. You are a kind soul, and the world is now a little less bright after your departure. Rest in peace friend. Sending love to you and your family, from myself and the rest of the team at Enviromedica.

  24. What a beautiful amazing person! I’m so glad I did the consultation with him. Godspeed Dr. Al!

  25. Dr. Al, you will be missed greatly. Dentistry was made better because of all your insight and knowledge. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and so many others. Even in death, you continue to share your thoughts on the beauty of life and its necessary and gentle transition. May we meet again my friend.

  26. Rest in peace Dr Al

  27. A genuine sincere kind-hearted gentleman, very rare in today’s world. Sadly missed.

  28. godspeed and God bless.

  29. Dr. Al was so inspiring and his story made me understand how food is medicine. I have shared his book with several people. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed but his legacy will live on.

  30. RIP Dr Al, although we never met you have influenced my heath decisions positively and I thank you for that. I will try to pass along the invaluable information you have shared. I will

  31. Dr. Al, you will be missed. You helped many and I refer to
    your blogs often. Condolences to your family.

  32. Thank you, Jessica, for sharing Dr. Dannenberg’s last letter.
    Dr. Dannenberg taught me valuable life lessons while on his final cancer journey. I am grateful for his advice and teachings right up to the end.
    Only love and gratitude……

  33. There are no words in any language to express the profound sadness l feel to learn of Dr. Al’s death. What a delightful, wonderful human-being he was! He taught me & so many others about health & life & courage & love. I am so deeply grateful to this amazing & generous man.
    Dr. Al has positively impacted so many others & his legacy will live on. My sincere condolences to Dr. Al’s family & all who knew & cared for him.
    My prayers are for Dr. Al to know our Creator’s endless love & peace for all eternity.

  34. How very sad to read of Dr. Al’s passing. He and I corresponded during Covid several times. I don’t know many people more courageous and kind as you. Your family will miss you tremendously. We will all miss you, Dr. Al. Miriam from Connecticut

  35. Thank you for your love, intelligence, courage and faith. You enriched my life by sharing yours. Bless you and your family. GodSpeed Dr Al!!

  36. I followed Dr Al for years after I heard him on a podcast. His story was so inspiring, I immediately signed up for his newsletter. Throughout the years of receiving his newsletters, every time one would hit my inbox, I became so excited to read it, I knew I was about to learn something new.
    I never consulted with him, but there were a handful of times I emailed him with questions and he responded faithfully each time.
    He was a man of courage, I also marveled at his ability to reach out to help others when he himself was struggling. Wow what an example.
    When he posted recently about his struggles with covid, I began to pray earnestly for him, and strangely yesterday he came to mind, I thought I wonder how Dr Al is? He is in a much better place, free of suffering.
    My heart goes out to his family because if I, someone who has had very little interaction with him feel sad, I can only imagine how his family must feel. Praying for God’s strength and comfort for you.
    You will be missed Dr Al, thank you for your example of how to live life to the fullest♥️

  37. RIP Dear Friend!

  38. Oh this is heavy news. What a beautiful soul Dr. Al was. His information and influence helped me to help my sister while she battled cancer and the cancer industry. She passed last fall but had a great quality of life for the years right up until the very end. Thank Dr. Al and staff. God bless you. 😭 🙏

  39. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  40. Al left a legacy on for all the world to find him there as well:

    He lived helping others thrive and cared to help so many, often for free, with his correspondence and care.

    Beautiful soul 🙂
    Much love goes out to his family at this time…

  41. Dr. Al was one of the most inspirational and miraculous people I’ve ever seen. The fact that he extended not just his life but his quality of life deeply affected me and many others. It was obvious his offer of assistance to anyone was from his heart.

    Godspeed Dr. Al. You’ve shown the world how to do it right. You will always be more than appreciated and very much missed.

    Deepest condolences to the doctor’s devoted wife, his family and of course, all the people who made this journey what it was.

    Rest in peace Doc. You’ve earned it.

  42. Dr. Al was such a light. I loved his words of wisdom, blogs, and podcasts. I learned so much from him, and he was so inspiring. Absolutely well done, and my deepest sympathies to his family.

  43. Thank you for all your work and effort. It has not been in vain. May God give strength to your loved one’s

  44. Wow! Very sad news😭 Much love and prayers and respect to you kind sir! You helped so many people! I bought a few of your books and handed them to some friends.. one whose name is also Al 💕

    Your blogs will be missed but the wealth of knowledge you left behind was a gift from the Lord to all of us through you!

    Thank you! 🙏🏼😭🙏🏼

    • Dr. Al, You won’t read these words, but you were an amazing inspiration to me, at the very least. You fought the valiant battle of a true warrior. I think many will learn from you. I think it safe to say that you left a legacy for your family and friends. Well done!

  45. Your kind, gentle, wise words and big heart have helped me remain positive and cheerful in the face of life’s challenges. Thank you for all the love you’ve shared with the world.

  46. Such a happy-sad moment. I am over-the-top happy for Dr. Al who is now free from his earthly body but oh, so sad for his friends and family who are missing him terribly. For some time now, I have had “Al D” on my mirror and prayed for him throughout my days. He was a true warrior in every sense of the word.

  47. So sorry to see Dr Al go. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a true inspiration, I so appreciated what he share with us on his journey. He touched many lives.

  48. What a courageous, gracious soul you are, Dr Al. May you Rest in Peace knowing you helped so many people!

  49. thank you Sir, for a journey well travelled, a life well lived and your wondrous ability to share it throughout it all. I believe you are now one with the Universe!

  50. Dr Al, you were such an incredible role model in how to deal with true adversity. Thank you for being such a caring, loving and authentic human being during such a difficult period in your life. We will all miss you but are comforted that you are no longer suffering

  51. Jessica, thank you for sharing this. My deepest condolences to you and your family. He is a great man.

  52. You will be missed Dr Dan! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 for your family! Your BFD and BCD family will never forget you ❤️

  53. Dr. Al was an amazing person. He was so kind. He helped me a lot during my consultation with him and I am grateful. I really will miss reading his blogs.

  54. We met on zoom a couple of times. Those of us who are still here will really miss him in this life. As much as Dr. Al was inspirational in natural healing, it was his spiritual ascent that inspired me and many of us who followed his healing journey of amazing teaching. . May Hashem, our creator embrace his neshama (soul) on his next karmic journey to a higher place.
    Thanks for guiding us and caring about us.
    May his memory be for a blessing to all his loved ones.

  55. Over these past few years I’ve felt like Dr. Al was a personal friend. I followed his journey, and learned from him. I pray for peace and comfort for his loved ones as they adjust to his absence here, knowing he is there waiting for them when their journey is over. My one request of the family would be this- please leave his blog up, his teachings and journey accessible. I feel certain that even from the other side, Dr. Al’s wisdom will enrich and even save lives. I know that if I were ever diagnosed with cancer, I would be back to learn and apply his protocol.

  56. Thank you, Al and Jessica. 🙌🏻❤️

  57. Thank you, God Bless and Godspeed ❤️🙏❤️

  58. Rest in Peace Dr Al. You were an inspiration and so generous to share your learnings with the world.

  59. Thank you for your contribution to supporting others with their health. Much love and strength to your family.

  60. Thank you so much Dr Al for all your courage and wisdom. I have faithfully followed your blogs since I heard you on a podcast a few years ago. I will miss you. I often repeat your phrase “Forge forwards with your greatness”

  61. I was so sad to hear of Dr. Al’s passing, but I also know through all of his writings that he made the most of the life that was given to him. I always looked forward to his blogs not just for his wisdom, but because his inspiration was so contagious, and we need more of that today. What a kind soul he was and what he gave to the world can never be taken away. I also witnessed the tremendous love he had for his wife when she was sick. Blessings to Dr. Al’s family….he is greatly missed.

  62. RIP Dr Al, your enthusiasm and smile was infectious.
    I will miss your blogs and updates.
    Rest easy

  63. I am so sad and sorry but so glad to have received his blog information. Vale, Dr. Al.

  64. My love and prayers are with Sue and his family. <3

  65. Thanks Dr Al, you have done your best. Thanks for touching so many people with your wisdom and kindness. Thank you I learnt a new level of fearlessness from you. Condolences to your family. Rest in Peace, great one!

  66. I will miss Dr. Al’s blogs. He was such an inspiration! I loved his passion for life and his absolute determination to live it to the fullest!
    Even though I never met Mr. Danenberg, I will miss him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.🙏

  67. Some people teach us how to live and others teach us how to die. Dr. Al – thank you for both.

  68. You fought the great fight .. enjoy the next journey 🙏🏼

  69. Rest in peace, Dr Al.

  70. Thank you for caring till the end>

    • ~•♥•~ 

  71. RIP my friend and fellow health warrior. Another great one who takes a disease and turns it into a healing journal for society to learn from…at least those who are listening, and there are many of us.

  72. Thank you so much. I will always remember you and your writings.

  73. Dr. Al you definitely left your mark in this world. Grateful for all you’ve shared with us. Praying that God will comfort and heal those who loved you dearly.🤍🙏🏾

  74. Dr. Al was such a kind soul to me when he filled in for my dentist who was on vacation. I had neglected my dental health due to depression and held back tears in the chair. He was so kind and understanding. I was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years later and stumbled upon his comments in a cancer Facebook group. Following his journey has been such an inspiration of hope. I am so grateful to this man for being a torchbearer to light the way for me. My sympathies to his family.

  75. The news of Dr. Al’s death, though not a surprise, came too soon, and was profoundly felt. He was a truly great man: loving, giving, generous with his knowledge and time–a loss to all of us who gratefully followed him and prayed for him and his family as he shared his journey with us–such an inspiration! He will be sorely missed. My prayers continue for his wife and family. May Dr. Al’s legacy bring then joy and comfort!

  76. Thank you for the gift of your life, dear friend. You encouraged us through so many years of building our company. You gave us countless confirmations that our research was on point despite not being acknowledged by most of the conventional dental community.

    You will always be a hero and a warrior to me, Dr Al.

    Thank you for showing us that one can maintain a noble spirit in the face of death.

    I recall you sharing in one interview we conducted with you the following idea…

    “We’re all going to die. Those of us who know what we’re going to die from have a leg up on the rest of you.”

    Think about the mental frame necessary to have that stance?!? That’s courage. I’m reminded of the quote from Helen Keller, “To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.”

    Thank you for being an example of courage and free spirits in the presence of fate. You will always be the only person I’ve met who ‘recovered from hospice’ 🙂

    I’m confident that you are smiling looking back at your life here on earth.

    Bless you on your journey Al.

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