Nicholas Gonzalez

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Elio Martin Rivera Celaya, MD, is Chief Medical Officer of Hope Wellness Center (clinic website) in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. He is a conventionally trained medical physician with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience. Over the past fifteen years, he has also received cross-training in nutritional medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Monterrey, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and is certified in chelation, oxygen, nutritional, and magnet therapy.

Additionally, Dr. Rivera-Celaya is a pastor and founder of a non-denominational Christian fellowship church in Mexico. He has written several bilingual Christian books and is an international speaker. He has also founded several orphanages in Mexico, one of which is next door to Hope Wellness Center. His compassion for people is evident throughout his medical practice and ministry.

Steven Hines is the co-founder and head of research and development for Hope Wellness Center.  He has received extensive training in naturopathy and endocrinology, and has functioned primarily as a clinical consultant for Dr. Rivera over the past fifteen years. He is also a master herbalist and has more than 12,000 hours of training in nutritional biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology. His deductive reasoning skills are invaluable to the patients at Hope Wellness Center. Currently, he’s writing a book on gastrointestinal diseases and has co-authored a book entitled, The Road to Health which contains information on a gut-healing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal diet that has profound healing benefits for those with cancer.  Steve is also an accomplished musician and humanitarian.

About Hope Wellness Center

Hope Wellness Center takes a unique approach to clinical medicine. We treat our patients according their individual needs, instead of giving them “cookie cutter” treatments for their ailments.  Doctors in conventional medicine have given up on most of the patients that we see at Hope, but the word “incurable” doesn’t daunt us.  We aren’t discouraged when some say, “No one has ever gotten well from this disease.” Our patients routinely recover from life-threatening or supposedly incurable diseases.

Many people don’t realize that diseases which are considered to be incurable in one country are often successfully treated in another using different treatments.  For example, Chinese doctors successfully treat viral meningitis with intravenous garlic extract. German, Russian, and Cuban doctors use intravenous ozone to kill viruses of all types. In England, homeopathic medicine is used in lieu of vaccinations, and is also used to treat psychological disorders.  In Asia, acupuncture is sometimes used as the sole anesthetic during surgery.  Having a global medical perspective is critical for those who hope to recover from cancer and many other diseases. We adhere to that global perspective when treating our patients at Hope.

Hope has no allegiance to any drug company, machine, or latest gadget.  We keep an open mind—but also maintain a scientific filter—to find the best possible treatments for our patients.  We listen to them with a trained scientific ear, and in doing so,  are able to discern exactly what they need. Statements like, “My headache started right after I got some dental work done,” or “Ever since I started on that high blood pressure medicine, I just can’t sleep,” provide us with key insights that we pay attention to and use to determine the root of their problems.

Our core values at Hope Wellness Center include: listening to our patients, diligently searching for the latest research on all ailments, and earnestly seeking to find a cure for every patient.

What Causes Cancer

Cancer is caused by many things, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasmas, heavy metals, genetically engineered foods, trans-fatty acids, estrogen-mimicking compounds, and electromagnetic fields, as well as other environmental toxins and factors. All of these cause inflammation in the body, which leads to excessive cell turnover and a lack of blood flow to cells, which then results in hypoxia and cells that are starving for oxygen (or gasping for breath!).

When cells don’t receive enough oxygen, they must revert to a different type of energy production called anaerobic glycolysis.  This system is very inefficient because it requires 40 times more glucose than normal aerobic metabolism. It also produces large amounts of lactic acid waste.  When in a low-oxygen state, cells also produce signaling proteins called hypoxia inducing factors, which signal the brain to create more blood vessels in the area, in order to increase oxygen and meet the cells’ elevated need for glucose. The creation of new blood vessels from pre-existing blood vessels is known as angiogenesis.  Inflammation leads to cell hypoxia and angiogenesis, which ultimately leads to uncontrolled cell growth and cancer.

For example, 90 percent of people who develop primary liver cancer are those who also suffer, or who have previously suffered, from Hepatitis A, B, or C—diseases which cause chronic inflammation, and consequently, set the stage for liver cancer. Similarly, people who have smoked for many years develop chronic inflammation of the lungs, which leads to lung cancer. Men that have benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) and frequent urination (due mostly to infections and hormonal imbalances) have chronic inflammation of the prostate, which can lead to prostate cancer.  Fibrocystic breast disease causes chronic inflammation of the breast tissue, and so leads to breast cancer.

There’s an old saying, “Find the cause and the cure will be forthcoming.”  Inflammation is the cause of cancer, and is triggered by one or more of the factors mentioned in the first paragraph of this section: viruses, bacteria, fungus, mycoplasma, heavy metals, genetically engineered foods, trans-fatty acids, estrogen-mimicking compounds, and electromagnetic fields.

These factors then cause alterations in the genes that are responsible for cell cycle regulation.  The gene alterations are then what perpetuate cancer, rather than the initial triggering factors.  Once the genes have mutated, they must be normalized if the cancer is to be stopped.

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Order your copy of the book to finish reading this chapter. The following are additional sections contained in this chapter:

  • Testing and Treatment Approach
  • Controlling the Over-Expression of Estrogen Receptors on Cancer Cells
  • Restoring Proper Cellular and Immune Function with Electrolytes and Other Nutrients
  • The Relationship between Fungal Infections and Cancer
  • Anti-Coagulant Therapy
  • Inhibiting the MDR-1 Pump
  • Dendritic Cell Vaccines and Stem Cell Therapies
  • Dietary Recommendations
  • Detoxification
  • Balancing the Hormones and Neurotransmitters
  • Treatment Outcomes
  • Factors That Influence Healing
  • Roadblocks to Healing
  • What More People Should Know About Cancer Treatments
  • Our Greatest Challenge as Practitioners Who Treat Cancer
  • Dangerous and Ineffective Cancer Treatments
  • Inexpensive, but Effective, Cancer Treatments
  • How Family and Friends Can Support Their Loved Ones with Cancer
  • Final Words

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