In 2008, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It was an aggressive grade and it had spread. I learned that in the view of conventional medicine, there was virtually a 100% chance that my cancer would become terminal, and that the only treatment known to stop it was a highly dangerous biological treatment that was effective about 10% of the time…within a week of my diagnosis, I made my way to Philadelphia…to consult with Denny.…I also completed the Strengthening Health Institute’s Intensive; and Denny’s wife, Susan, gave me a few cooking lessons in their kitchen.
Denny set up a personalized health program for me -primarily involving food, but also other facets of daily life. His recommendations are finely detailed, and, when I ask him, he explains their underlying theory. I consider Denny to be a creative American genius.
My cancer was initially treated with surgery and a course of chemo, which I was told I failed. I have not attempted the biological treatment and I have declined my oncologists’ recommendations for courses of other chemo. I have followed quite closely Denny’s recommendations for a narrow-band, healing macrobiotic diet.
My cancer did progress after diagnosis, but only minimally, and it was treatable by surgery. Today, seven years after diagnosis and seven years into Denny’s macrobiotic program, I have been cancer-free for four years. My oncologists consider this favorable history to be extremely unusual for my type of cancer, which was aggressive and metastatic.
At my annual check-ups, my internist marvels at how low my cholesterol and blood pressure are, and at the results of my routine blood tests. Friends and family tell me that I look many years younger than my 59 years, and I am certain that I feel more energetic than I felt 10-15 years ago, that my stamina is better, and that I am significantly more productive at work. I am more clear-headed and emotionally even-keeled than I ever remember feeling. No headaches, no stomach aches, no colds, no flu, none of the common maladies that everyone else I know suffers from.
It is clear to me that I have Denny to thank for all this.