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Boost Your Immune System with Laughter No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras IN A SERIES of studies at Loma Linda University in California, researcher Lee Berk discovered that watching a comedy video can strengthen your immune system in very measurable ways. Just as stressful emotions such as grief and anger can suppress your immune system, positive emotions such as laughter can have the […]

Red Wine: Here’s to a long Cancer Free Life 5/5 (1)

RED WINE is an important component in Mediterranean dietary traditions. Its considered the explanation of the French paradox that coronary heart disease in France is the lowest among industrial countries, despite the high incidence of risk factors such as smoking, a high-fat diet and the lack of exercise of its citizens. Longevity among the French […]

Mediterranean Diet No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras     A MEDITERRANEAN DIET is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, olive oil and red wine (or red grapes or grape juice). You can also obtain the same effect through supplementation, as we will discuss later. There is no doubt that eating a diet rich in fruits and […]

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 […]