INTERVIEW: An interview with Dr Alvin Danenberg

Author of the book “Crazy Good Living”, Dr Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been in practice for 44 years. Dr Al was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. In this fabulous interview with him, he shares his story, protocols and ups and downs. This really worth a listen, particularly for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Dr Al also talks about an important continuing education programme he has developed for dentists.  This provides a Certification in Biological Nutritional Dentistry and is offered by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. If you enjoy what Dr Al has to say, please share this with your dentist.

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Part One

How he became interested in ancestral nutrition and lifestyle following a stroke.
Developing his unconventional cancer protocols
The importance of gut function for mitochondria health
Genetics loads the gun; epigenetics fires the bullet
Paleomedicina research:

Part Two

The glucose connection with cancer
Diet and the gut work together and affect the mitochondria in cells
Glucose creates problems with insulin and fat, messes up the gut barrier and microbiome
Fat to protein ratios and why these are important
Why our guts are designed to digest animal products and absorb their nutrients
How the anti-nutrients in plants may negatively affect our health
Ancestral health and what research can tell us
Is fibre necessary for good health?
The side-effects of chemo-therapy drugs
The benefits of manuka honey
Toxic elements in our diet
Gluten and the DNA connection

Part Three

Different types of diets
Seed oils, flour, sugar and salt

Part Four

Gum, teeth and mouth health
Bleeding gums and gut bacteria connection
The benefits of honey to clean the teeth
Healthy gut to get a healthy mouth
Home teeth whitening and oxidative stress in bloodstream, health hazard
Baking-soda as a tooth whitening strategy

Part Five

Talking to your Dr about your cancer and lifestyle protocols
Healthy gut is required for immunotherapy to work
He is available by email and for online consultations

Part Six

Dentists can see all kinds of issues in the mouth that are windows to other problems
On the front line to make diagnosis; can see inflammation and other problems
Certification programme that is offered by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. Certified Biological Nutritional Dentist – provides continuing educational credits. Has never been done before
Where to find Dr Al

Part Seven

There is hope when you get a diagnosis
Do your research
There are many things you can do to improve your quality of life
Be motivated to work on your own body, don’t leave it to the Dr’s
The Importance of support
Dealing with the pits of depression

Final thoughts
Motivating, kid’s health
Struggling to get off the processed foods

More about “Dr. Al” Danenberg
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Certified Primal Health Coach

“Dr. Al” Danenberg is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years. He incorporated ancestral nutrition & lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease. In September 2018, he retired from the practice of treating individual patients. However, he still consults with patients by phone, Skype, or Zoom regarding nutrition, lifestyle, oral and overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut.
Dr. Al received advanced training in evolutionary nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. In June 2014, he received his Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) designation as well as his certification as a Certified Primal Health Coach. In 2015, Dr. Danenberg was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. Then, in April 2017, he earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional” from Kresser Institute. In July 2017, Elektra Press released Dr. Danenberg’s book, “Crazy-Good Living”, which is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle.
On April 14, 2020, Dr. Danenberg was appointed the Chair of the Periodontal Committee for the IABDM. He also created the Certification Program for Biological Nutritional Dental Professionals offered by the IABDM.
Dr. Danenberg can be contacted from his website –

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