Dr. Al Danenberg ● Nutritional Periodontist
October 8, 2018
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.
It’s so good to arise to more news of your activities and continuing blessed determination, my friend. This week I’ll be walking on the other side of the continent and, if finding myself looking for a reason to quit, thinking of you taking your walks. Keep on keeping on, Dr. Al!
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Thank you for sharing this….keep on, keeping on.
Have you considered fasting? I’ve always understood that fasting is the most direct and powerful way of allowing the body to heal itself.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share in your amazing and courageous journey
Just one question. You mentioned walking outside. Are you walking barefoot? You know, grounding, the earth is a big electron donnor.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Being able to having monthly blood tests so you can monitor your progress and make tweaks, if needed, to your alternative treatment plan sounds very beneficial!!
Have you checked out Ty Bollinger and his ‘Truth About Cancer’ docu-series? A no-cost showing starts Oct 9th. Two other resources that may be worth looking at are Chris Wark’s site and the Cancer Tutor site. I don’t know much about the latter but read it takes no ad money and sells no products.
May your health plan + your positivity + your peace = your ideal outcome.
Hi ? Dr D hav u researched a website called the BX protocol?Check it out.
I plan to watch your journey and pray for your success. This is particularly frightening for me as I have been told by an oncologist that I have “smoldering” multiple myeloma. There plan is to watch and wait. I am terrified and would love to add the supplements; however, I am in a clinical trial due to an autoimmune condition attacking my liver and am not allowed to take much of anything. Guess I will focus on the diet piece for now.
Thanks to everyone who posts resources and positive comments. They are so helpful for people like me.