Posts Tagged ‘alternative treatments’

Dr Robert Eslinger, Director of the Reno Integrative Medical Center, to be Next Guest

Sunday, March 10th, 2013


My apologies for the changes over the past week. I now have my computer back and hopefully, postings will continue as before. Dr Elsinger will be my next guest.

Doctor Robert Eslinger, D.O., H.M.D.  or Dr. Bob, as he is  fondly called, finished his formal medical training in 1978. He has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. He is certified in Family Practice, Osteopathic Manipulation and Homeopathy.

For 13 years before coming to Reno he was the Medical Director of the Medical Center in Cascade, Idaho. Before concentrating in the area of Alternative/Integrative Medicine, Dr. Eslinger developed a broad background in traditional medical disciplines. Everything from being stationed on a remote Indian reservation in the Public Health Service to private practice and years of working in clinics and ER’s has set him on a lifelong quest to find what works for his patients.

He presently focuses on a specialty in the field known as Biological Medicine, which combines classical treatments with modern technology.

Dr. Bob was appointed by the Governor in November of 2008 to sit on the Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners for the State of Nevada.

Dr. Bob is a compassionate physician who takes time to listen to his patient’s needs and offers an abundance of life experience to his practice.

Guests for Saturday on the Holistic Health Show are Carmelina Vargas and Tamara St John (both breast cancer survivors).

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

My guests for Saturday are Carmelina Vargas (left) and Tamara St John.  Both are breast cancer survivors.

My first guest, Carmelina Vargas is a singer/songwriter, warrior against cancer and aspiring author. The daughter of a merengue musician and born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, she now lives and works in New York City.

Carmelina first appeared on the national music scene in the summer of 2008 with the release of her first single Mueve Las Caderas,” a rhythmic modern Pop/R&B track infused with a tropical style. ASCAP Latino highlighted Carmelina’s debut album titled “Morena” (Morena Records, June 9, 2009) as one of the most anticipated albums of the coming year.

As things were heating up for Carmelina, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After undergoing surgery and treatments, and being true to the fighter and positive spirit that she is, Carmelina returns to her music and her fans as a survivor. Using her music as a platform, Carmelina actively promotes breast cancer awareness through performances at numerous events for the American Cancer Society and her endeavors received national recognition from Congressman Charles B Rangel of New York’s 15th District.

Carmelina’s survivor story, professional accomplishments and musical talent have been featured on  New York Socialite Examiner, Corrientelantina,.com,, and artist of the week on Reverbnation, as well as in the pages of DTN Magazine, El Especial Newspaper and Metro International.  At the end of her interview we will hear her latest song “Alegria” or joy released July of this year.

My second guest, Tamara St. John holds a Masters in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at two universities in Southern California.  After finding Breast Cancer in 2009 and healing it using only alternative methods;   Tamara started her business “Alternative Health Solutions” with a website address at and a facebook page at

She has been featured on various radio shows; such as, The Robert Scott Bell Show, Homegrown Health with Joni Cox, and Dr. Judy Seeger’s radio show, amongst others.  Tamara is also a published writer, having written for Nutricula magazine online.  She also currently conducts consultations with those who want motivational support with the alternative Cancer plan she created; “Defeat Cancer Now.”  Tamara is currently writing a book about her cancer battle, the alternative methods she used, and her structured plan to defeating Cancer now.  Her motto is; “You Can Achieve Optimum Health through God’s Pharmacy.”

Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar to be Guests on the Holistic Health show

Sunday, March 28th, 2010


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Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar will be guests on the Holistic Health Show this week. Its tax time and that is very time consuming for me. Thus, I must repeat a previous show that I hope you will enjoy. On the following show I will resume my back pain series.

Dr Contreras is the Medical Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope where they have treated over 100,000 cancer patients since opening in 1963 and have an active research program on effective interventions for different cancers. He is recognized internationally as a cancer expert who combines conventional and alternative treatments with emotional and spiritual support. Currently he oversees the treatment of 400 cancer patients annually.

Dr Contreras graduated with honors from the prestigious School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and continued studies at the University of Vienna, Austria where he specialized in surgical oncology and again graduated with honors. He received personal instruction from his father, Dr Ernesto Contreras, who was a pioneer in alternative medicine. Dr Contreras lectures frequently at Universities and Conferences throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He has authored 12 books on cancer including The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Fighting Cancer 20 different Ways, Dismantling Cancer, and his recently published Hope, Medicine, and Healing. More information is available at

Dr Donar graduated summa cum laude with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is board certified and licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in Connecticut. Part of her education took place in Switzerland where she worked with patients having cancer and other acute and chronic conditions. She also completed an extern program in New York City at Callen-Lorde community Health Center where she worked with allopathic physicians who specialized in HIV/AID’s health care.

Dr Donar is the former Medical Director of the supplement manufacturers, Heartguardian, located in Princeton, New Jersey. Currently, she is in private practice working with clients with chronic health problems and lectures locally on prevention and treatment of diseases using biological medicine and clinical nutrition. She has written articles for magazines and been a guest on Tribecca Radio. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic physicians. More information is available at

I will also talk briefly about my lung cancer experience 36 years ago when I was given 6 months to live by traditional cancer specialists and consequently chose an alternative approach to successful treatment. My focus will demonstrating the holistic approach I used that involved physical, mental and spiritual aspects.

Dr Geronimo Rubio, Dr Adam Perlman, and Ms Carolyn Gross Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Guests interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie, host, Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio ( Station 3 on Saturday were Dr Geronimo Rubio (left), Dr Adam Perlman (right), and Ms Caroline Gross.

Dr Rubio is Medical Director of the Rubio Cancer Center and his biography was presented earlier. More information is available at Dr Rubio discusses his use of immunotherapy and other alternative therapies in successfully treating various types of cancer.

Dr Perlman is Director of Integrative Medicine at St Barnabas Health Care System and Medical Director of the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. His biography was presented previously. He discusses the integrated approach to cancer treatment that is used at St Barnabas and that is a model of care combining traditional and altenative therapies.

Ms Carolyn Gross was diagnoses with stage 3 breast cancer in 2003 and was treated successfully by Dr Rubio with immunotherapy and alternative therapies. Her biography was presented earlier and she will talk about her treatments.

The interview follows and is also on iTunes. If you wish to have this mailed to you, please sign up on another page on this site.