Dr. Danenberg is a periodontist. He received his dental degree (DDS) from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1972, and his Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Maryland, School of Graduate Dentistry in 1974. The following two years he was Chief of Periodontics at Charleston Air Force Base, and later had periodontal practices in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. Along with his active practice, he wrote and published from January 1990 through December 2001 “The Personal Report” newsletter, which was mailed quarterly to every periodontist in the United States. He currently sees patients in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina.
[02:00] – Early on Al new he wanted to work in the healthcare profession and started his periodontist career. He started treating gum disease and was doing everything in conventional dentistry.
[03:00] – Dr Danenberg suffered from a stroke 10 years ago and was told by his physicians that he would be on several medications for the rest of his life. Dr Danenberg didn’t want to live the rest of life taking medication so he started a journey to discover what was really happening to him.
[03:30] – Throughout all of his years of study he had only done 6-7 hours of nutrition. Dr Danenberg unsatisfied with his knowledge on nutrition commenced his study on ‘Intensive nutrition for health care professionals’.
[05:00] – After Dr. Danenberg completed the course he describes it as the beginning of his ‘resurrection’. He and his wife cleared out their pantry and got rid of all their processed food and made the commitment to buy organic, farm fresh healthy produce.
[05:48] – Since making the change to his diet Dr. Danenberg has gone from seven medications down to two which he only takes intermittently and is phasing out of.
[06:10] – Educating himself about nutrition has been great because he can now educate his clients and incorporate new techniques which in turn are healthy and more beneficial.
[06:50] – Since taking the course Dr. Danenberg has applied a new technique of using laser instead of cutting the gums, being as minimally invasive as possible.
[09:43] – The great thing about nutrition is that anybody and everybody can have access to it. You don’t have to do special training, buy expensive medicines etc. The body when given the right nutrients is exactly how the body should be.
[10:46] – If you eat real food you get exactly the nutrients your body needs without taking supplements and medicine.
[11:00] – Dr. Danenberg describes Paleo not so much as being about what you eat but what you don’t eat. Essentially the paleo diet is the way our ancestors lived no matter where in the world. Paleo is eating the food that is natural to your environment. It’s also not eating processed food, not eating tainted and toxic elements and not eating overly high carbohydrates.
[13:10] – Dr. Danenberg feels now that now more than ever he is really making a difference and touching people’s lives due to his new found knowledge on primal nutrition and lifestyle. Dr. Danenberg’s passion is to touch and heal one person at a time. He also loves educating his clients as the information is so basic and essential for our bodies.
[16:35] – There is so much science and evidence around how healthy our ancestors were because of their nutrition.
[24:38] – If you have a disease you can always improve, you just need to learn the right message. Dr Danenberg says that there are 4 pillars to your health, if one is not working then it topples over. The four pillars include: nutrient dense foods, restorative sleep, efficient exercise and reduction of stress. Danenberg says that if you can understand these 4 pillars of health you can start your life journey again.
Parting words from Dr. Al Danenberg
“It’s never too late”
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