Dr. Al Danenberg ● Nutritional Periodontist
October 8, 2018 [printfriendly]
I am forging ahead. I am on my unique path to get healthy.
Recent medical research suggests that cancer is a mitochondrial metabolic disease. I have elected to treat my bone marrow cancer by primarily using therapies that may improve my body’s healing power.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my approach to fight my cancer. In that article, I emphasized that my plan may not be ideal for you. This is my personal plan for my specific disease.
With the assistance of an integrative medical professional, I expanded my health plan to include additional supplements. My journey could be interesting, and I want to update readers and share my progress. So, here is my updated health plan to fight my aggressive form of multiple myeloma.
I have been eating a Paleo-type diet for over five years. Now, I am making some significant tweaks to it. These tweaks are designed to help build up my body’s defenses, decrease chronic inflammation, and starve the cancer cells as much as possible. My new Paleo-modified eating plan avoids all dairy, nightshades, nuts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, and practically all fruit. The only fruit I get is one serving of berries a day.
My goal is to aggressively attack my bone marrow cancer by supporting my body to heal itself. So, I am adding many nutritional products to the supplement list I shared in my article from two weeks ago. The new supplements include various enzymes, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, immunoglobulin concentrates, herbal products, and others.
These additional supplements should help strengthen my immune system, reduce chronic inflammation, potentially attack the malignant plasma cells, and assist in the repair of healthy bone.
Radiation Therapy: Because of severe bone pain in isolated areas, I have elected to have site-specific radiation therapy to reduce the pain. My radiation treatment was directed at my sternum. After the first week of treatment, my pain has significantly decreased. The only downside to this is that my wife says I glow in the dark. Ha! Ha!
PEMF Full Mat Therapy: I wrote about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy in several of my posts: HERE, HERE. The current peer-reviewed research suggests that this treatment could improve the electrical potential of mitochondria and enhance the utilization of oxygen by cells.
Exercise: My exercise routine is greatly compromised at this time. However, I try to walk outside as much as I can. I used to walk about 5 miles a day – not so now. But, my goal is to walk as much as I can without overdoing it.
I start my New Health Plan this week. So, I do not have data to report on these new tweaks. However, I have followed the protocol I discussed when I was first diagnosed with IgA Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma on 9/19/18.
My oncologist will take new blood work every month to determine how I am progressing with my alternative regimen. These tests could confirm if my health plan to fight my aggressive multiple myeloma is successful or not. I’ll be reporting on these results regularly.
Certainly, I would like to kick this cancer. But, I am a realist. I am OK with the outcome. I am comfortable with where I am in life, and I am at peace with my destiny and my mortality – whenever that might come.