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Your Gut. Your Health. Your Choice.

Dr. Al Danenberg Nutritional Periodontist
December 17, 2018




Your Gut. Your Health. Your Choice.


A few days ago, I received an email from Dr. L. N., a board-certified periodontist. She was excited to share her exceptional results after incorporating Protocols for improving gut health. The Protocols included eating nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods as well as taking spore-based probiotics along with accompanying supplements. She requested that I share her email, which I have included with minor edits. Her testimonial reflected her son’s success, her personal success, and her patients’ successes.


First and foremost, you are in control of your own health. Yet, you may not know what is necessary to get your mouth and body into tip-top shape. Many internal and external lifestyle changes are critical including stress reduction, restorative sleep, and efficient exercise. But there are two other factors that must be considered if overall health is the goal: (1) nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods and (2) a healthy gut.


I give my patients Protocols, which I created for a healthy diet and a healthy gut. I encourage my patients to share these Protocols with others. I shared my Protocols with Dr. L. N. in March 2018. She shared them with her son and her patients. She also used them for herself. Dr. L. N.shared her success stories in her email testimonial below.


Here is Dr. L. N.’s testimonial with a few changes. I removed her name and added some grammatical clarifications.


Good Morning Dr. Danenberg:


I was so saddened to read your post regarding your latest health challenge. I wanted you to know how grateful I am that our paths crossed when they did.


When I first spoke with you, my son was dealing with a severe, full body, red, bumpy and itchy rash while away at college. He had been treated twice with systemic steroids for this condition. I had suspected gluten intolerance or even celiac but was unable to get his family doctor to notice symptoms and order the correct tests. And in hindsight, my son became sick beginning as a toddler after a course of antibiotics for viral pneumonia. Last December, I requested a new family doctor order the HDLAQ2/ HDLAQ8 test to see if he carried the gene for celiac. And sure enough, he was a dominant HDLAQ2 gene type. His symptoms and this diagnosis for celiac were critical for me to get him out of his eating plan at college and find a safe kitchen for him in which to cook. He stopped eating gluten, but his symptoms did not improve and even seemed to worsen.


Next, I found a functional medicine practitioner in Portland, Oregon (near where he is attending college). She completed Cyrex testing for food sensitivities. We discovered he had 30 additional food intolerances including most non-gluten grains.


When he came home from his first year in college this past Spring, I placed him on your total gut healing protocol and added in Microbiome Labs’ Megaprebiotic and IgG 2000 as soon as those products where available.


I wanted you to know that my son’s skin is totally healed, and he is growing again!! His personality has also changed and reminds me more of how he was at age 2.


He says he never knew what clear thinking felt like, and he is doing well as a computer science major hoping to work in healthcare with neural networks.


I know time is precious,and I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate that you took your time to speak with me and share your knowledge about gut health.


In addition, I have implemented a periodontal healing protocol at my office including Megasporebiotic, Megaquinone, and Megaprebiotic. For patients who are interested in healing their disease from the inside out, I share the diet recommendations from your 30-Day Reset Diet. I am seeing some really promising improvement in cases who have been refractory.


I also had myself genetically tested for celiac and am a dominant HDLAQ2 carrier. I am off one BP medication and have reduced my statin dose to 2.5 mg every other day from 10 mg per day. I also am on the healing protocol that my son is on and look forward to seeing improvement in my cardiac health.


I hope you’re are doing well in spite of a very difficult diagnosis and time for your family.


Warm regards,’


Diplomate, Board of Periodontology



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1 Comment

  • Tracey Holekamp

    Thank you for the share! Wonderful!


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