Category Archives: Prevention

Change the Way You Eat No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras   If you are like most Americans, you pack your plate with piles of processed carbohydrates, too much refined sugar, load of saturated fats and pounds of heavy red meats. Such dietary habits are cutting short our life span. Looking to the Japanese would help us westerners. A diet of fresh […]

You Become What You Eat: Nutrient Starvation and Obesity No ratings yet.

  by Dr. Francisco Contreras Can a person’s diet accelerate aging? The answer is absolutely yes. Your body functions by depending upon a steady supply of nutrient proteins and other substances needed to keep you going. Although some of the elements are produced internally, most of them are obtained from the food you eat. In […]

New and Effective Use for Chemotherapy No ratings yet.

Effective Use for Chemotherapy By Dr. Francisco Contreras How do we use chemotherapy at the Oasis of Hope? Chemotherapy is an anti-cancer therapy that uses cytotoxic drugs to kill cancer cells. There is an incredibly vast array of cytotoxic drugs and an infinite number of ways of combining and administering them. The precise treatment administered will […]

Stage 4 Cancer Treatments 5/5 (2)

How We Give Hope to Stage Four Cancer “The cancer has progressed to Stage Four.” This daunting prognosis is usually followed by, “There’s nothing more we can do.” But is it really time to throw in the towel and say “I give up. You win”? The truth is, although stage four cancer is a daunting […]

Learn Visit Decide No ratings yet.

Learn, Visit, Decide: Complimentary 2 day Diagnostic Exam  Prior to any cancer treatment, many of our patients visit Oasis of Hope for diagnostic physical exam. Each patient receives a complete review of their medical history, diagnosis (if necessary), their case discussed in a medical session, and is be offered treatment options by Dr. Francisco Contreras. Services […]

Conventional vs. Alternative Cancer Treatments No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras. In conventional medicine, the focus is the disease: In alternative medicine, the focus is the patient. Let’s discuss conventional cancer treatment first. The goal of conventional oncology therapies—chemotherapy, radiation and surgery—is tumor eradication. Each of these three interventions can be extremely effective when used properly. In many cases, any one of […]

Importance of IGF-1 in fighting cancer No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Throughout most of the twentieth century, age-adjusted death rates for many of our most common cancers were vastly lower in much of the Third World than in comparatively wealthy industrialized countries such as the United States. These types of cancers thus became known as “Western cancers.” They include cancers of the […]

Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras Silymarin is a disease-fighting agent derived from milk thistle. Several studies have shown that silymarin is a very strong antioxidant, capable of scavenging both free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which results in a boost to cellular defense mechanisms. For the last twenty years, scientific researchers have also been studying the cancer […]

Immune Stimulation Therapy No ratings yet.

New alternative treatments  include a number of agents that can aid the immune system’s ability to attack cancer by optimizing the function of natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes. NK cells have the potential to kill a broad range of cancer cells, whereas cytotoxic T lymphocytes target cancer cells that express specific proteins […]