Dr. Al Danenberg ● Nutritional Periodontist
May 20, 2019
This may be one of the most important blogs I have ever written.
Many readers have asked me to get very specific about my current daily cancer protocol. Before you read my story below, you must be aware that I am including specifics of MY daily cancer protocol – 8 critical aspects including products and doses. You should not interpret my ideas or protocol to be the way you should approach or treat your cancer. I make no medical claims, but I will relate my experiences and my success to date. So far, the naysayers were totally wrong!
Review of my Journey
I started writing about my mortality on September 17, 2018. Two days later, I was blown away when I received my diagnosis. I learned I had an incurable form of multiple myeloma. The oncologists I contacted around the US told me what I had to do, or else I could die within 3-6 months. They wanted me to start chemotherapy right away. Basically, they would infuse my body with chemicals that were so caustic they would kill a bunch of healthy tissues.
Personally, I couldn’t rationalize the concept that I needed to destroy my immune system and other organ systems to attempt to pharmaceutically rebuild my body. Their protocols reminded me of some of the “miracle” drugs which were previously in the pharmaceutical marketplace but later pulled because they killed too many people. I questioned the idea to start treatment with known poisons to rebuild my body. It just didn’t make sense to me.
More confusing for me was that my oncologist confirmed that there was no known cure for my IgA Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma. Needless to say, I totally rejected the idea of infusing chemotherapy drugs and other caustic medicines into my body with the goal to “treat” my cancer without the ability to “cure” my cancer.
So, even if I accepted all the oncologists’ recommendations to start chemotherapy ASAP, treatment would offer no cure. Additional chemotherapy cocktails would be required until none would be effective any longer. The eventual cause of death would be from complications of this bone marrow cancer after it was unresponsive to further chemical treatments – which was inevitable!
In addition, while receiving chemotherapy treatments, I most likely would suffer a significant decline in the quality and dignity of my life. One of my goals was to maintain a quality of life until my time was up. Longevity means nothing to me if it isn’t coupled with quality and dignity, but I have had some setbacks.
On two occasions I experienced severe bone pain from malignant plasma cell lesions putting pressure on nerve tissues. Both times I accepted limited and precision radiation treatment to kill these specific tumors. Radiation was able to eliminate the pain without damaging adjacent tissues. I am still healing from the most recent radiation procedure.
I did quite a bit of independent research after learning of my diagnosis and prognosis. I studied many peer-reviewed medical papers published in PubMed.gov about alternative treatments for my cancer. My research turned up specific concepts and aspects that I needed to pursue. So, I started my search for an alternative healthcare professional to put it all together for me.
I searched for integrative professionals and their “protocols” to get my body healthy in a natural way by supporting my immune system. But I was disappointed. No one seemed to have the all-inclusive program that made sense to me.
Various medical professionals helped me put together “supplements” to support my body. But most of these professionals never addressed the importance of a healthy gut microbiome or concepts to treat my cancer as a disease of mitochondrial dysfunction. Also, diet and lifestyle were not priorities of most healthcare professionals whom I contacted. So, I had to create my own daily cancer protocol to assist my body in healing itself.
My Current Daily Cancer Protocol
I am a work-in-progress. My protocol is different today than it was when I began my quest for unconventual treatment. I tweak my comprehensive and integrative program as necessary.
All my research suggested that optimal gut health is one of the most critical aspects to possibly cure my IgA Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma. The second most critical aspect for me is strong bone structure since my disease has weakened my overall skeleton. Weakened bones allow for possible pathological fractures. Unfortunately, both of my setbacks were due to pathological bone fractures. And my overriding concern is that future pathological bone fractures could produce severe pain and could be my downfall.
Here are all 8 aspects including specific products and doses I use today:
#1. For my gut: I take 2 caps of Megasporebiotic, 1 cap of HU58, 1 cap of RestorFlora, 6 caps of MegaIgG2000, and 1 scoop of MegaPrebiotic mixed with 1 scoop of MegaMucosa in Pellegrino mineral water (all products from Microbiome Labs). I also take 1 cap of TerraFlora (from Enviromedica).
#2. To support my bone: I take 6 caps of OsteoVegan (from NuMedica), 6 tabs of Biost (from Standard Process), 2 tabs of Bone Complex with 2 tabs of Gotu Kola Complex (both from MediHerb), and 4 caps of Megaquinone K2-7 (from Microbiome Labs).
#3. To assist in killing cancer cells: I take 4 caps of Salvestrol Platinum 2000 (from Salvestrol).
#4. To nourish my cells: I take 6oz of Prodovite and 2 packets of N-Sorb (both from VNI Life). These provide minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, and enzymes in a unique liquid delivery system that enters cells quickly via sublingual and intestinal absorption. They appeared to affect the greatest improvement in the shortest period of time for me. Within only 6 days of taking Prodovite and N-Sorb daily, my Hemoglobin increased by 18% and my Kappa/Lambda Ratio decreased by 52%. (This research article published in May 2019 demonstrates how Prodovite is absorbed in cells immediately.) My oncologist was amazed. My facial color was better; I felt much more energy; and I was able to sleep in my bed lying flat for the first time in a couple of months. Please read my blog which I posted on May 1st about these new supplements and view my bloodwork results.
#5. To help repair my mitochondria: I use PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy using the PureWave full-body mat three times a day for 24-minutes per session at “Basis -5” setting.
#6. To provide optimal nutrition: I follow an organic, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory eating plan along with intermittent fasting. Here is the composition of my plate of food – (1) more than 50% is non-starchy vegetables, (2) less than 25% is pasture-raised or wild-caught animal products from nose-to-tail, and (3) less than 25% is a selection of seeds, berries, or starchy vegetables.
#7. To control pain: I currently only use 600 mg of ibuprofen every 6-8 hours as needed for pain. I personally have not had success with cannabinoids.
#8. To strengthen my body: I walk about ½ mile outside when I can. I will increase this distance slowly. Also, in my home I stretch and perform core exercises daily and perform some light bodyweight exercises several days a week.
All along, the naysayers predicted I should have died months ago. They were wrong. However, I had two setbacks, which I mentioned earlier. For the most part, I have enjoyed a quality of life for the last 8 months with no signs or symptoms that my time on this earth is coming to an end.
I am delighted with my unconventional treatment program. The only changes I would have made earlier would be to (1) consolidate the redundant supplements I was taking at the start of my daily cancer protocol and (2) include Prodovite and N-Sorb supplements at the outset.
Let me emphasize that I am a realist. I know this cancer may kill me. I am not in denial. But I want to make my remaining years as productive and meaningful as I can. My desire is to “give back” and “pay it forward”.
If you would like, you can follow my journey as I deal with my bone marrow cancer by reading my blogs. Here is a chronological list of links to my articles:
https://drdanenberg.com/my-mortality/ September 17, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/i-have-aggressive-multiple-myeloma/ September 24, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/my-bucket-list/ October 1, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/my-health-plan-to-fight-multiple-myeloma/ October 8, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/pemf-my-multiple-myeloma/ October 15, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/quality-life-with-dignity/ October 22, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/multiple-myeloma-my-unconventional-fight/ November 5, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/how-did-i-contract-multiple-myeloma/ November 12, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/the-fight-of-my-life/ November 26, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/i-am-open-minded-but/ December 3, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/its-not-about-me/ December 10, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/im-grateful-for-life-6-personal-thoughts/ December 31, 2018
https://drdanenberg.com/my-mind-is-abuzz-dreams-meditation-depression/ January 28, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/im-thriving-my-3-cancer-killers/ February 11, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/a-bizarre-thing-happened-appointment-with-oncologist/ February 25, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/i-eat-meat/ March 4, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/i-had-a-setback/ March 11, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/famous-vs-relevant/ March 15, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/i-said-i-was-a-wuss/ March 25, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/cancer-tx-complications-gut-health-mouth-ulcers-honey/ April 1, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/my-withdrawal-from-oxycodone/ April 15, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/i-didnt-die/ April 29, 2019
https://drdanenberg.com/my-bloodwork-results-4-23-19/ May 1, 2019
Thank you for sharing your journey. Would be good to find an alternative to ibuprofen,maybe curcumin with boswelia(Curaphen ES by Euromedica).
Dr Al, I have followed your journey with great interest as I have been travelling my own road with cancer in the same time period as you. Mine is not nearly as imminently life-threatening – Stage 1C ovarian cancer – but I too went down the rabbit hole of research and took my nutrition knowledge to heart in devising my own treatment plan. I chose to do conventional chemo as recommended, Taxol/Carbo 6 treatments q 3 weeks, but I accompanied that with a strict keto diet and 72 hour fasting periods around each chemo treatment. It worked amazingly well to protect me from the side effects of the chemo. Like you, I am blogging about my journey to help others find out about these powerful interventions that can accompany and augment conventional treatment. You can visit my blog at http://www.marthatettenborn.com. Thank you for the detailed synopsis of your approach. All the best in your journey…
Thank you for sharing your journey with us Dr. Al! You will be in my prayers…
Dear Dr. Danenberg,
Thanks for your ongoing sharing of your experiences. Your way of paying forward has started well before your diagnosis in articles you shared in the Well Being Journal for instance.
I think you are making so many good points, and I can relate to some of them very well just because I had a ‘brush’ with Lyme disease. This, like probably all diseases, needs to be addressed on the individual basis, and that basis changes with time. I fortunately understood this ‘instinctively’ and adjusted my protocols according to my body’s responses. I also knew from the get go that the basis for my recovery lies in the gut. When the nice ER doc served me with my diagnosis and the promise of healing though a 3 week antibiotic course, I knew I had to help my gut even more than I already did. Together with symptom-based herbal and supplemental interventions, fortunately did the trick for my situation; I doubt the antibiotics alone would have led me to the resolution of all my symptoms; even though my approach took 2 years to make me symptom-free.
I wish more doctors would be trained to guide patients through the jungles of pathologies. And even more, that our health care system would emphasize prevention and preservation of health instead of focusing on treating diseases alone.
Bless you Dr. Danenberg and everybody.
Dr. Danenberg, I have always believed Minerals were the key to life. Your improvement with these supplements does not surprise me. You are in my prayers, notify me if you have any questions. BLessings, A Votre Sante
Dear Dr Al,
You are a mentor and a blessing to my life. I don’t have cancer but your book and personal phone conversation with me have meant a lot to my dental career and my health. God has a plan for you and it is unfolding before our eyes. Philippians 4:6 @Worry about Nothing and Pray about Everything
Dr Spiker Davis
I just watched a documentary series by Ty Bolinger called the Truth about Cancer. He also has another series about how they are treating cancer in Asia and India. Both of these series are excellent and offer a great deal of alternative treatment options to consider. Highly recommend!!!
I would add butter to the diet to repair cell membranes and for vitamin A supply in natural form, vitamin D3+K2 in oil to repair bones, and lots of potassium. Zinc chelated is very helpful as well. From my successful melting tumors experience. Good luck and strong health to you! Let me know if I can help!