Sid Roth - This Doctor's Cancer Treatment Has Very High Success Rate
Sid Roth: My guest, Dr. Francisco Contreras, has a hospital that cures people with cancer who medical doctors have given up, no hope left. Next on this edition of It's Supernatural!
Sid Roth: Hello. I'm Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I'm here with Dr. Contreras. He says that with their alternative methods, in Oasis of Hope, a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico that people are living 30 to 35 years longer and people with incurable cancer the doctors have totally written off are getting cured. Dr. Contreras, sometimes there are people that would say, I don't want to live 30 or 35 years longer being a vegetable, being in a nursing home, because people are living longer.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: But not living good quality lives.
Dr. Contreras: I agree with you. Unfortunately, now that our lifespan is longer, we spend about 20 years of being sick and that's where it's no fun. But if you are enjoying life and you have a quality of life you want to go on forever. And that is what I'm worried about is providing quality of life for an indefinite period of time.
Sid Roth: So you're saying that when someone, by using your methods, someone can live 30 to 35 years longer, you're saying live 30 to 35 years longer with like it says about Moses, at age 120, his eyesight was fine, his strength was there. Are you talking about that?
Dr. Contreras: That's what I'm talking about and that's enjoying life. Otherwise then we start getting ready to go home. But if we can enjoy life for as long as we enjoy life, we want to be here, no question about it.
Sid Roth: Okay. Now what is the difference between what you do, and I can tell you as a fact, my regular medical doctor, actually I recently switched, but the person that used to be my regular medical doctor, I would bring up alternative medicine and he'd look at me like I was, there's a Hebrew word, meshuga, like I was crazy. So what is the difference between what you're doing maybe philosophically and what is normally done in medicine?
Dr. Contreras: What separates our hospital from many other hospitals in the world, especially in oncology is that we do not worry about the tumor itself, about the cancer itself. What we try to do in our hospital is provide our patients with resources for them to heal themselves, and that's just exploiting creation, exploiting how our body was built. We were built to heal ourselves. And the reason why get sick and we cannot recuperate health is because of lack of resources, resources at the physical level, resources at the emotional level, and resources at the spiritual level. As long as we take care of those three spheres of our lives and we provide our patients with resources, they're going to do much better than any of the other medical administrations that I can do to them. I'm not saying I never do surgery, because I do. I'm not never I never give them drugs, because we do, I'm not saying we never offer them any medical scientific venues because we do and they're good for them. But I can operate on a patient, I can remove the tumor. But the problem is that the tumor is going to come back because I didn't go to the root of the problem, which is lack of resources, and that is what has brought–
Sid Roth: Excuse me, you say lack of resources.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: What do you mean by that?
Dr. Contreras: Well most of us think that we were developed to eat just to entertain ourselves. But we eat to provide the specific nutrients that our body needs to function. For instance, a car, if you don't use the proper gasoline it's not going to function correctly. And most of us now are not putting in our bodies the nutrients that our body needs to function correctly.
Sid Roth: Okay. That's a totally different way of looking at things. I can tell you coming from a Jewish background I find great satisfaction and comfort in eating. I enjoy eating.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: I really do. So are you going to make it very uninteresting?
Dr. Contreras: No, no, no. I think that God has given us so many options to enjoy food. But the problem is that we are exploiting our new lifestyle, which is of convenience so that because it is convenient for me to go through a drive-thru and eat junk food and taste good. I am changing that convenience for taking proper care of my body.
Sid Roth: All right, what's wrong with junk food? What's it going to do my body if I eat junk food?
Dr. Contreras: One of the main things is what it doesn't do, which is it doesn't provide any of those nutrients that you need. It provides a number of chemicals, preservatives, because all the fast food is pre-cooked, chemically prepared before it's cooked. So it's not providing vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals in the amounts that our body needs.
Sid Roth: And if I don't have it in the amount my body needs, what happens to my body?
Dr. Contreras: Then we are going to get sick. And that's why most people now live up now to almost 76 years old, but 20 of those years are riddled with diseases.
Sid Roth: What is your medical background?
Dr. Contreras: I'm a surgical oncologist.
Sid Roth: And where did you study?
Dr. Contreras: I studied in Vienna. I did my five years of surgical training in the University of Vienna in Austria. And before that I did medical school in Mexico, and before that I did my pre-med in the United States of America.
Sid Roth: You're very critical, even though you say you use drugs, you're very critical of many drugs, you're very critical of many things that traditional doctors do traditionally.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: What is going on in our hospitals? I hear about medical mistakes.
Dr. Contreras: Well now it's finally coming out into the public's eye the enormous failure that we are as doctors. And I say that with sadness and respect. Medicine, nowadays, has become the number three cause of death in the United States of America. Only cancer and heart disease kill most people than doctors.
Sid Roth: That's quite a statement. Did you hear that? Medicine, medicine is a cause of death, the thing that's supposed to help us. Boy, have I got questions and have you got questions. We'll be back right after – 35 years more quality life if you can take care of this wonderful vehicle called the body that God has given us. Be right back after this.
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I'm having such a fascinating conversation. I hope you come in and join us with Dr. Contreras. This second generation medical doctor has a bone to pick with traditional methods of medicine. I couldn't believe the statement he said. In the United States of America the number three cause of death, the third reason for death, the highest reason for death is medical mistakes. Actually, prescription medicine is the third reason for death.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: That's hard to believe. What about the, we have the FDA in this country. Certainly they...
Dr. Contreras: And I think they do an incredible job. The problem is, and this is not me saying it, okay. It was published in the JAMA, which is the Journal of the American Medical Association that 106,000 people die every year from correctly prescribed medications. A correctly prescribed medication is when I diagnosed you correctly, gave you the right medication at the right dosage and you took it correctly.
Sid Roth: Why?
Dr. Contreras: Because drugs are very, very dangerous. They're very potent.
Sid Roth: But when I go to a pharmacy they give me, in the United States, a sheet of paper that says these are the possible side effects and I know everything about it. Are you saying there might be something more than that paper I read?
Dr. Contreras: A lot more. A lot more. Three hundred years ago, a very critical man that I don't like very much, but he said something very true, Voltaire said the reason why doctors are such a failure is because they give medications of which they know little about against diseases of which they know less about to patients of which, of whom they know nothing about. That is the problem with medicine. You spend five minutes with a doctor, you give them a few tips and then you go out with a prescription, and that is very deadly. And so I feel that instead of giving medications to my patients, I need to find out what's really wrong with them. And basically what's wrong with most of us at this time and age is our nutritional status. And that's why we get sick.
Sid Roth: Tell me, I was reading in your book you talk about the basic cells and how they die and then they're replaced. Explain that to me.
Dr. Contreras: Well the cells are entities very similar to us and they are going to develop according to the elements that they get. For instance, we know that in America people are taller and probably better looking than in other countries because they don't have as much food. But the quality of food is also very important, not only the amount. And in America, for instance, you consume about 10 pounds of chemical preservatives per year.
Sid Roth: And what's wrong with 10 pounds of chemical preservatives?
Dr. Contreras: Well the only people that are worried are morticians because they're finding out that you never decay in your graves. But it's a very bad trait for you to stay in your grave fresh as a lettuce forever, but die young, all due to all of those chemicals, all of those chemical preservatives that you're eating.
Sid Roth: Now we export something that our scientists have told us is carcinogenic.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: It's called DDT. It's for fertilizers and we export this, and it's a poison, and then we import food from these other countries that has these poisons.
Dr. Contreras: It's still DDT. And DDT is an old one. But most of the new type of chemicals that are being used in agriculture are carcinogenic. Just look at the farmers and how they handle the pesticides as if they were going to the moon, because they're extremely toxic. And that is why the rate of cancer is so tremendously high in America. Right now in the United States of America half of the men will develop cancer in their lifespan.
Sid Roth: Half?
Dr. Contreras: Half. And 40 percent of women will develop cancer in their lifespan.
Sid Roth: Do you believe it has to do with what we're eating?
Dr. Contreras: It is completely related to our lifestyle. Two things: we eat the wrong things and we do not exercise. If we would change those two things the incidence of cancer will drop tremendously. And they don't cost anything, and you don't need to go to the doctor for that. So in my view, the biggest killer is not really doctors, it's ignorance.
Sid Roth: Now someone, a woman has a lump in her breast. She's worried. She goes to a doctor. They say, they do a test, it's cancerous. They take, they cut the breast off then they do radiation or chemotherapy. How would you perhaps differ from, that's the cycle that I see.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: How would your alternative differ from that?
Dr. Contreras: Well 25 years ago we stated that lumpectomy was a much better treatment than a mastectomy, and we were called quacks at that time. Now fortunately for women, more and more doctors around the world are doing what is called conservative surgery, where then conserve their breast because they only lumpectomies. Thereafter, if a tumor is small enough, my position is that we shouldn't do any radiation or chemotherapy.
Sid Roth: Why?
Dr. Contreras: Because they are both carcinogenic.
Sid Roth: Yes, but what I understand is they're worried about the spread of the cancer.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: And they do the test, what is that under the arms?
Dr. Contreras: The lymph nodes.
Sid Roth: The lymph nodes. And what if they do the test and they say, well it looks like it spread, our only option is chemotherapy or radiation?
Dr. Contreras: Well chemotherapy in very long studies has not proven to prolong the life of patients.
Sid Roth: So why do so many people take it?
Dr. Contreras: Unfortunately, especially in America, doctors are very tight-handed. They have to follow protocol and they have to do these things. We have found in our experience that when we change the lifestyle of our patients and improve their dietary intake, and especially if we are able to change their mental and spiritual status to that of doom and gloom to a positive outlook, then our patients live much longer than the ones that took chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Sid Roth: This is so different than what you hear in your average doctor's office. Let's find out exactly what he is recommending to eat. What would give us 30 to 35 years more quality life.
Sid Roth: Hi. Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I'd really like to find out who our guest is next week. Janie, who's on?
Janie: Sid, you'll be speaking to a Jewish man who is in high demand as a motivational speaker. He was very successful. He had a house in Hawaii surrounded by the ocean. Zig Ziglar wrote the forward to one of his books. But then one day he lost it all, and was on the verge of suicide. And then something supernatural happened in his life.
Sid Roth: Now was it true that this man studied in Israel in a yeshiva?
Janie: Yes he did because he thought at one time that maybe he would be a rabbi.
Sid Roth: I'm looking forward to this guy. Thank you, Janie. Dr. Contreras, just before the break, we were talking about chemotherapy. And what about radiation, this is done with cancer. What do think of that?
Dr. Contreras: Definitely. There are a number of cases where radiation therapy can be a blessing to a patient, especially when there are very, very large tumors, for instance, in the chest that are not allowing you to breathe and you need to reduce the size of that tumor in a very short time in order to save the life of the patient. But it has been proven that both radiation therapy and chemotherapy can only be helpful in that sense, reducing tumor mass fast, but it doesn't prolong the life of the patients. In fact, it destroys all quality of life.
Sid Roth: Now is it true that when doctors give a death sentence because of cancer to a cancer to a patient and they come to see you, and they've been given just weeks to live or months to live, 30 percent of them, five years later–
Dr. Contreras: Are still alive.
Sid Roth: Are still alive. What do you do with them that a normal medical doctor doesn't?
Dr. Contreras: I think that the main thing we do, first of all, is to sell them on the idea that they're not dying. Because when you...
Sid Roth: But they are dying.
Dr. Contreras: Well we're alive; we're not dying. Okay? They think that the cancer is going to kill them. You see, the stronghold of cancer is fear. That's the biggest problem that a patient has. And when there is no hope there is no endeavors.
Sid Roth: Physiologically, what happens to the body when there's fear and no hope?
Dr. Contreras: The immune system drops dead before you do.
Sid Roth: Isn't that interesting.
Dr. Contreras: And it's measurable. There are studies from universities here in America that show that, for instance, one minute of sadness and of anger will deteriorate the quality measurably of your immune system for six hours. One minute.
Sid Roth: Really?
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: So what happens if someone has a half-hour knock-down fight with their wife?
Dr. Contreras: Imagine or that you had your job–
Sid Roth: Or your boss.
Dr. Contreras: Then your immune system is always down.
Sid Roth: That's very dangerous.
Dr. Contreras: That is very dangerous. That's also one of the reasons why there's so much sickness in countries like this. So when you are able to help your patients emotionally–
Sid Roth: So, I mean, you said one side of the ledger is if you have the stress, what devastation. How about the other side of the ledger, if you are loved?
Dr. Contreras: The other side, if you are loved or if you laugh, one minute of laughter will increase the capacity of your immune system for 24 hours.
Sid Roth: That sounds better than vitamins.
Dr. Contreras: So that's what we start doing at the hospital. They have criticized us tremendously for sitting with our patients and just telling jokes and laughing, and singing. Music is another very important...
Sid Roth: Oh, I thought they were laughing at your singing.
Dr. Contreras: Both. But that's what we do. We get together with our patients and we start changing their attitude.
Sid Roth: How important is attitude compared to even the nutrition, what you're taking in?
Dr. Contreras: I think that attitude and nutrition are the most important factors in our life, probably attitude even more than nutrition. But if you don't put the right stuff in your body, it's not going to work, it's not going to function. You first have to do the natural for God to do the supernatural.
Sid Roth: So all right. You take care of the emotional side. How about the physical side, what do you do?
Dr. Contreras: The physical side, of course, we're going to use nutrition. We are going to use anti-tumor agents. But there are plenty of natural anti-tumor agents that don't have to destroy the quality of life for the patient. You don't have to be vomiting all the time. You don't have to be losing your hair, feeling terrible. There are natural anti-tumor agents. Vitamin A, for instance, is a very powerful anti-tumor agent, has been criticized tremendously. It's a completely natural anti-tumor agent.
Sid Roth: But the attitude that we have here in the United States is it's quackery, from the newspapers.
Dr. Contreras: Unfortunately, from the newspapers and everything, but there are a number of studies around the world that show that it has value. You see, the problem is that a lot of people say that we say it's the cure for cancer. It isn't. It just has value and it should be in your arsenal against cancer. And another very powerful, powerful anti-tumor agent that we use at the Oasis of Hope Hospital is prayer. As I said before, we can only do the natural, but God will do the supernatural. And I strongly believe in my heart as a surgical oncologist that we are experiencing miracles that when your attitude changes and then you have the hope, God will do miracles in your life.
Sid Roth: I'm going to put you on the spot right now. I want to know what you eat. What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, basically?
Dr. Contreras: What I recommend to everybody is to stick to the foods pretty close to how God put them on this earth. Fortunately, in America now the fastest growing business is the organic food, meaning that it's food that's not manipulated, beef as well as vegetables. And for you to consume...
Sid Roth: So you're not a complete vegetarian.
Dr. Contreras: I'm not a complete vegetarian, but I eat little meat.
Sid Roth: That's different than what I hear a lot of alternative people say.
Dr. Contreras: I will recommend most of my cancer patients to be vegetarian. Why? Because cancer will take advantage of that animal protein more than of the vegetable protein. But for the rest of the population just make sure that your amount of vegetables is much, much higher, three to five times higher than the amount of animal protein, including everything, and that it's organically grown because it's really the chemicals that they're putting into the animals and into the food that's killing us, and that way you will be able to live those 30 years longer just by changing your nutrition and doing exercise.
Sid Roth: Why does the government allow chemicals to be put into our food that's killing us? I'm using your quote.
Dr. Contreras: Yes.
Sid Roth: Why?
Dr. Contreras: Because it's money. The organically grown foods are going to be attacked more by bugs because they're wholesome. As a rule of thumb, if you put food somewhere and bugs don't eat it, you don't eat it either.
Sid Roth: You know something, you could scare a lot of us. It's almost like everything out there is carcinogenic.
Dr. Contreras: Of the million elements, chemical elements that are around us and at least in every room there's about 173,000 chemicals, more than 60 percent of them carcinogenic. That's why there's so much cancer. But the ones that we put in our bodies are the most important. So buy organically grown food.
Sid Roth: Unfortunately, our time is out, Dr. Contreras. Thank you so much.
Dr. Contreras: You're very welcome.
Sid Roth: But did you hear something that he said? Fear is one of the biggest enemies to your body, working the way God created it to work. The Bible says God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. I say to you that fear is an enemy and you do not have to play games with an enemy. The Bible says, "Resist the enemy or resist the devil and he will flee as in terror". So the next time you have a thought, I'm going to get cancer, I'm going to get a heart problem, I'm going to get – any of these thoughts that are bombarding your mind all the time, stop those thoughts. You say, how can you stop them? Resist. Fight it as if it's an enemy, as if it was someone coming to you with a knife in their hand ready to stab you, you're going to resist. Resist the enemy, and there's only one name you can resist the enemy in, and it's the name of Jesus that every knee must bow and every tongue must confess. I have found this to be truth in my life. The name of Jesus is bigger than any weapon formed against you. Come to know the God of love, not the God of religion, the God of the Bible. He's a God that loves you and is putting supernatural, I can feel it, peace inside of you. You resist that fear and stand, and watch the salvation that's the deliverance of God. He's real and he loves you, and there's a purpose and destiny for your life.