My Story

I am going to share with you part of my life and the reasons why they led me to study Health Coaching and Health Education.

I graduated as a medical doctor from the University El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. At the beginning, I thought that by being a medical doctor I was knowledgeable enough to be healthy, I took good care of myself by exercising and eating what I thought was healthy. Nevertheless, a few years later in December of 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer of my left vocal cord, which was already at stage three. At first I thought it was not true. I kept asking myself why would something like this could happen to me if I am a medical doctor, I didn’t smoke and I had “healthy” habits.

The first step was to begin with the traditional treatment which I started in January of 2007 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. The treatment consisted of six months of chemotherapy and 37 sessions of radiotherapy. During that time, I started to read about the relationship between the foods and cancer and immediately I started to eat organic foods. I got rid of all artificial drinks, artificial sweeteners, etc. Being a Christian, I put in GOD’s hands my life and my health. After three months into the treatment, well into the middle of it while I was praying, I received healing through GOD’s word. He told me through the Bible: “May you go in peace, your faith has healed you.” As confirmation that this was real, I asked the Lord to suspend the treatment. After praying, I found out that for medical reasons the treatment miraculously was suspended.

My interest to obtain more knowledge about the nutrition influence in the development of cancer increased even more and with enthusiasm I studied at the Institute of Integral Nutrition in Manhattan, New York, where I obtained my certificate as Health Coach. I then studied cancer and nutrition program offered by the University of Arizona (Integral Medicine Faculty), and additionally, I obtained my certificate as Health Educator at the Institute of Hippocrates, in West Palm Beach, Florida, where I am currently working.

It has been almost six years since I had Cancer and presently, I am in perfect health. I must point out that JESUS’ hands healed me and I have been compliant in keeping myself healthy. Thanks to my professional development and my personal experience, I learned that the best way to cure any illness is to prevent it.

At this time in my life, I dedicate myself to help people to reach an optimum health level through natural methods in order to prevent illness. Equally, if anybody has cancer or any other illness and wants to try different methods other than through the conventional or alopathic medicine, it would be a pleasure to treat them as well. At the Hippocrates Institute, which has 57 years of experience in the treatment and prevention of all kinds of illnesses, we treat people with natural foods, we implement a healthy life-style and provide alternative therapies.

If you would like to know more about me and my treatments, you could listen to me in the radio every day at 8:30 a.m., (Florida time – USA) via www.vivelastereo.com. You can also listen to me in the radio every Tuesday at 8:15 at Actualidad1020 Radio, the station in Miami is 1020 AM and in West Palm Beach is 1040 AM. Also, you can see me on YouTube through the program about anti-aging, the effects of the free radicals in the premature aging which can be found at:www.bellezaprofesionaltv.com, capitulo 3, parte 1.

In the program “Hechos y Cronicas,” which is being transmitted in Colombia every Saturday morning, you can find my testimony in the website: www.casaroca.org.

Lastly, you could read certain articles I wrote in the Magazine “Hechos y Cronicas,” which is being distributed in Colombia and Florida and also in the magazine Almavision, edition of August, 2012.