Domino Effect of Disease: The Mouth & IBD
Domino Effect of Disease: The Mouth & IBD
Peer-reviewed research is connecting the dots between food choices, inflammatory bowel diseases, and the bacteria in the mouth. There is a domino effect of disease I describe.
Alvin H Danenberg DDS

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Periodontal Disease Could Be Killing You
Periodontal disease could be killing you. It is often considered a causal factor for many chronic diseases. But you need to know the complete story – not just part of it. While periodontal disease could be a nidus for chronic systemic inflammation and spread of infection, this is only part of the...  Read More
Exosomes - Exciting for Dentistry
Exosomes are one of the exciting areas of healing research in the medical world. Exosomes are not new. They are extracellular vesicles, which were first described 30 years ago. The interest in exosomes today is that they are released from cells into the extracellular environment, and they can...  Read More
Newest News: Gut, Periodontal Disease, & RA
Dentists need to be aware; medical doctors need to be aware; patients need to be aware.  The newest news and research are uncovering an important truth. The truth is that a healthy gut and its healthy microbiome are critical for the avoidance of most – if not all – chronic diseases. And a damaged...  Read More
Vitriol In Healthcare
My Rant To my amazement, I have become the target of vitriol. Harsh and cruel lashing out. I have been called “stupid” and “ignorant”. My writings have been branded “rubbish”. And all this because I described the way I eat to stay healthy. Here is a link to my article that started this labelling by...  Read More
Kathryn Won the Battle But Not the War
Kathryn contacted me for a second opinion. Her problems are not unusual. She told me what she had gone through so far. It started when her dentist told her, “You have a gum infection, which is due to bacteria living under your gum tissues. Let’s kill these bacteria, and we’ll cure your disease.”...  Read More
Functional Dentistry - What If?
What in the world is “functional this” or “functional that”?   The term “Functional Medicine” is being used throughout the alternative medicine community. What if functional medicine could uncover the causes of most chronic diseases.? And now, there is a new term on the block – “Functional...  Read More
Dental Nutritional Counseling Program - "Evidence-Based"
I have been asked to share my in-office Dental Nutritional Counseling Program. I developed this evidence-based Program to be a continuing education course for dentists and hygienists. However, this Program is perfect for any healthcare facility. Also, any staff member could be trained to apply this...  Read More
I was interviewed by Dr. Noah DeKoyer on his Podcast, "Beyond Your Wildest Genes". The Podcast was published on 12/17/18, and we discussed my unconventional journey to fight my aggressive form of multiple myeloma.     Read More
Your Gut. Your Health. Your Choice. - Testimonial
 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...  Read More
How Did I Contract Multiple Myeloma: Risks for Dentists
I have asked myself, “How did I contract multiple myeloma?” This is a rare disease. For 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates about  will be diagnosed in the United States.  My oncologist tells me that there is no known cause of multiple myeloma. However, he is convinced that my current Paleo...  Read More
My Mortality
Recently, I was introduced to my mortality. Welcome to my world.  As you know, I have been spouting off about all kinds of healthy facts and anecdotal comments to make the quality of your life as best as it can be. For the last few years, you have read my thoughts – maybe ad nauseam. I have talked...  Read More
PEMF & MItochondria: 4-Month Follow-Up
I posted my original article, , on June 4, 2018. Please read my past post to get up-to-speed about my thoughts on PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field), mitochondria, and my investigation. In my article today, I report on my 4-month follow-up.   My Study As you know from my previous writing, my wife...  Read More
Dentistry in the Future: Conventional Meets Unconventional
Up until now, dentistry has been “conventional”. However, dentistry in the future may be quite different from dentistry in the past. In the future, I see dentistry broadening and deepening its approach of treatment. The conventional way of “doing things” may begin to embrace current unconventional...  Read More
Switch to Healthy
The big switch in on. It seems that many people want to switch to healthy. The big question is, “What is healthy?” While there are many ideas out there, it is a fact that over the course of human evolution, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory ways of eating have served societies the best. These plant...  Read More
Second-Half of Life
In July 2017, I wrote about Robert Browning’s poem, . This amazing yet esoteric poem describes the second-half of life. The first stanza of this 32-stanza poem reads: Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be,  The last of life, for which the first was made:  Our times are in His hand  Who...  Read More
Dr. Michael Ruscio Interviews Dr. Al Danenberg
I met Dr. Michael Ruscio at the Paleo f(x) meeting in Austin in April 2018. Michael suggested we do a Podcast together.  Dr. Michael Ruscio is a chiropractor, clinical researcher, and author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and...  Read More
Leaky Gut & Periodontal Disease And All That Jazz
Leaky gut, periodontal disease, and all that jazz (meaning all those bacteria) play an important role in chronic disease. The tube that courses through the body (called the digestive tract, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or the alimentary canal) is the initial setting for many chronic diseases that...  Read More
PEMF & Mitochondria: My Study of N=1
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy may be a game-changer when it comes to the health of our mitochondria.  PEMFs are low-frequency, pulsating magnetic fields with wavelengths that can completely penetrate the body.  They are supportive to the body’s natural functions. PEMFs are...  Read More
5 Questions to Help Your Patients Self-Motiviate
My hygienist came to me last week totally flustered. She saw a patient who was not taking care of her mouth – nothing new. But this patient has been seen in our office for a while. Yet, she was not taking the steps to help herself – she was not self-motivating.   Lacy I’ll call this patient “Lacy”....  Read More
“You will either step forward into growth or back into safety.” --- Abraham Maslow
  Abraham Maslow is one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. He lived from 1908-1970 and is best known for his “Hierarchy of Needs”. The hierarchy is made up of five needs: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. They are arranged in a pyramidal...  Read More
Non-Invasive Test for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
I’m going to discuss a unique, non-invasive test to determine mitochondrial dysfunction. But first, I’ll start with a discussion of mitochondria.   Mitochondria Mitochondria are the energy sources of the cell. They are embedded within the cytoplasm of our 30 trillion human cells. Some individual...  Read More
My Double-Blind Study
I get inspired about things to which others may just respond with a yawn. Well, it’s the geek in me coming out. For example, here is a study, which was published in July 2017, that gets me inspired – inspired enough to write a protocol for a double-blind study, which will be fully funded by a US...  Read More
Advice Given to Me
Do you like to get advice? I do. But, you must qualify the source. In this case, the source was questionable:    Read More
Dr. Steven Lin, a dentist from Australia, and I had a “fireside chat” via Skpe. Take 34 minutes of your time to watch and listen to our thoughts:   Read More
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