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Nutrition
is at the core of
everything your body
does for you.

From health to sickness,
from energy to lethargy,
from happiness to depression –
the necessary nutrients your cells
receive or do not receive affect
everything about you. If only one cell
in your body is deprived, it slowly affects
the rest of you.

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How should you
clean your teeth?
Let me count the ways!
When I was a kid
going to the dentist,
my dentist always told me
I had to brush harder.
What did that mean?
When my family moved to another city,
my new dentist told me totally different
things about brushing my teeth.
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Healing & Health
– 3 Documentaries –

Dr. Al Danenberg Nutritional Periodontist
February 18, 2019

 

 

 

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Who is leading whom? Is the medical profession taking the lead to educate people about healing and health? Or, are patients forcing their doctors to get educated or else? My answers are “No” to the former and “Yes” to the latter.

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Often, organized medicine has been reluctant to “look outside” the box. Most conventionally trained medical doctors are overwhelmed with the number of patients under their care. They are so busy treating the symptoms of sick people that they have little time or interest to explore the underlying causes of most diseases.

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I’ll come back to my original question, “Who is leading whom?” Who is taking the lead to bring the truth of healing and health to the public?

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My thought is that people are demanding answers from the medical profession. People who are sick; people who know people who are sick; people who don’t want to get sick – these are the folks who are pressuring medical professionals to educate themselves. These are the individuals who are getting the rest of the population to ask pertinent questions about their healing and their health.

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Demands from curious people are pushing open-minded investigators in the healthcare industry to do the research and report the findings. Other well-positioned people are taking these results and writing about disease prevention and exposing the fundamental causes of today’s chronic diseases. Still other entrepreneurs are producing webinars, summits, and documentaries to get the words of healing and health out to the masses.

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Let it be known that there are specific reasons why 60% of US adults have at least one diagnosed chronic disease[1]. Certainly, these people are not sick because they have a deficiency in a particular prescription medication! Chronically diseased individuals want answers to why they are the way they are and why they aren’t getting healthier from conventional medicine.

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Education

There are various means to educate the public – for example, the written word.

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I did a search on Amazon and found over 10,000 books published about “Disease Prevention” and over 1,000 books on “Healing Chronic Disease”.

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There also are medical papers to educate the medical community. When I searched PubMed.gov for “Causes of Chronic Disease”, I discovered over 400,000 published peer-reviewed articles from all over the world[2].

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Videos also are a great way to educate.

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Recently, I had a chance to watch three documentaries on healing and health on Netflix. I don’t agree with everything that is reported in these documentaries. Some “statements of fact” in these productions are blatantly wrong in my opinion. This “fake news” must be identified and discussed by healthcare professionals with their patients. But these videos can start a conversation, which is helpful and sorely needed.

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3 Documentaries

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HEAL

2017   1h:46 m   Director – Kelly Noonan

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HEAL follows three people on their high-stakes journey of healing.  This production describes their medical conditions and how their faith in God, faith in medicine, and faith in their bodies helped them to heal. Basically, connections are made between the human psyche and physical health.

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The video points out that we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film attempts to empower the viewer with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within. The essential toxic element that is common to most chronic diseases is the stress one places on the body.

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THE MAGIC PILL

2017   1hr:29m  Director – Robert Tate

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THE MAGIC PILL looks at the potential health benefits of a ketogenic (Keto) diet. A keto diet consists of primarily healthy fats, some protein, and very few carbohydrates. Most processed foods are not a part of a keto diet. Intentionally, a keto diet forces the body to use “ketones” as a source for energy rather than “glucose”. This documentary follows several people’s lives and how a keto diet has helped their medical circumstances.

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ROOT CAUSE

2018   1hr:15m    Director – Frazer Bailey

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ROOT CAUSE documents a man’s 10-year search for the underlying cause of his chronic illnesses. The film details the personal experiences of the film director Frazer Bailey (played by actor Ben Purser). In the end, a failing root canal in his upper front tooth may have been the source of chronic inflammation. The x-ray of the tooth in the documentary appeared to me to have a “periapical radiolucency“, which most likely is active infection.  The solution was to extract the diseased tooth, clean out the infection in the bone socket, and place an appropriate implant into the space.

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[1] https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/chronic-diseases.htm

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=causes+of+chronic+disease

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2 Comments

  • Lisa Hardilll

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Maria Isabel Azqueta

    Hi Dr. Dannenberg, I admire your firm decision of educating us. I cherish all your recommendations, and have put them unto practice. Perhaps you can help my new endevour, I am looking for probiotic suppositories vs pills.
    In the morning I find myself taking 8 supplents. Can you please shed some light?. Thank you maria

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