Aug 7, 2018
Healthy eating might be
different than you think. In this episode of the Biofilm Factor,
Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. Alvin Danenberg. They discuss how
supplements, diet and vitamins influence our oral and gut health.
Their simple yet paramount recommendations can decrease your
chances of future diseases and can ultimately lead to an overall
healthier life. In addition, while discussing the oral systemic
link, Dr. Danenberg concludes that the true center of the human biofilm is actually the
gut. When are we going to realize that if we continue to eat
processed food and don’t take care of our bodies, our bodies won’t
be able to take care of us? For more on The Biofilm Factor, follow
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Bio for Dr. Alvin Danenberg
Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a
periodontist, nutritional expert and author of the book
Living. His work focuses
on the connection between diet and the health of the oral
microbiome. He graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental
Surgery and got his Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from the
University of Maryland. He is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and
served on the faculty of the College of Integrative
He can be reached on his
made Dr. Danenberg want to be a periodontist? [1:21]
connection that Dr. Danenberg made between periodontics and
- Discussing a double blind study conducted by
Johan Wolberg in Germany. [9:05]
key element of nutrition is constantly overlooked.
- Chronic disease is not normal; it is unique to
the modern man. [14:20]
is contaminated and over processed food continuing to increase in
the United States? [18:18]
if you have a healthy diet, your levels of stress can negatively
influence your gut and mouth biome. [20:30]
- Discussing the effect of Glyphosate in the body. [23:35]
microbiome and the influence of bacteria and plaque.
gut and oral microbiome connection starts in the gut.
there specific things we can do such as taking prebiotics or
probiotics, targeting specific bacteria or focusing on the food we
eat to improve our oral biome? [36:27]
Danenberg talks about his study called The Periodontal Disease
Control Study. [41:45]
you can make mitochondria healthy in the mouth, you are making
mitochondria healthier everywhere.” -Dr. Danenberg
- Is it
possible to get bacteria to integrate into an already existing
genome mutates slowly compared to the rate that bacteria can
are some things in grains and processed sugars that your body never
developed the enzymes to process. [57:30]
- Grains are a problem and should be eliminated
from diets. [1:02:50]
is K2 so important for the mitochondria? [1:06:20]
- Although free radicals can have a negative
effect, they can also kill bad bacteria. [1:16:00]
not take vitamin C capsules everyday. [1:20:40]
your Vitamin D in natural resources such as foods or fish oil.
- Juicing or fruit juices eliminate the benefits
from fiber and other key elements. [1:29:40]
are things that Dr. Danenberg use to eat that he thought were
were made to be hungry; starving actually improves the
there been consequences because of the long-term use of
is a connection between your blood pressure and killing the
bacteria on your tongue. [1:43:44]
need to be careful with the supplements you are taking and the
length of time you are taking them. [1:45:20]
there a standard way that a biofilm is made or can it be assembled
in different ways? [1:50:13]
bacterias are spore-like? [1:53:48]
Danenberg’s opinion on using lasers in dental work.
Nolan shares his experience with laser treatment.
- Ultimately, fuel your body correctly and pay
attention to your gut. [2:10:27]
Danenberg shares his opinion on who is the most underserved
population and the role of socioeconomics in access to dental care.
- Closing thoughts and information on Dr.