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Los Angeles, 11 March 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (Spanish/English) Draco Rosa/Recording Artist, on tackling cancer:

"I stopped everything I was doing in my life. A bunch of projects, I just stopped. I was like, 'I'm out. I am going to try and solve my problem. So I went to the bookstore, my iPad, I downloaded books on cellular memory. I just went crazy. I went to a convention, a longevity conference and that changed my life because that's where I met a nutritionist and that snowballed into all these things. The Burzynski Clinic, vitamin C, high dose vitamin C treatments that the Italians, Dr. Simoni was doing. The Germans were doing. Going straight into the tumor with high sodium ascorbate and sodium bicarbonate. I was fascinated about the whole alkaline. I was so nuts about it. I started doing all these treatments and combining them and I kept running into people and nurses that were very supportive. There's a world where some people say God, some people say spiritual, some say magic. Whatever it is your faith, your beliefs are, when you want to live I think that energy and that power and that force, something happens with this information. People come like angels, they come in to your life."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Draco Rosa/Recording Artist, on eating fresh vegetables from his farm:

"It does, we have wheat grass, kale, we have watercress, we have dinosaur kale, of course the papaya that we have had. But while I was there, everything was off the farm. It was strict, I was all about buckwheat, of course oatmeal and legumes, beans. Trying to stay clean, as clean as possible."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Draco Rosa/Recording Artist, on what he expects from doctors now:

"Because I always believe if you are a doctor, you are no use to me if you don't believe in nutrition then you don't understand how plants affect me on a molecular level. It's like, Eat what you want because I am going to give you a pill to keep you steady when in fact, hey buddy change your diet. You don't want acid reflex? Change your diet."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Draco Rosa/Recording Artist, on becoming passionate about nutrition:

"Then all of a sudden you're like, 'I'm in the wrong profession. You're like, 'Wait a minute, what am I doing? I should have been a doctor. I get this. You start learning. It's like anything. You dive deep into anything. You have the passion. Even if it's whether it's self-induced or there is something outside of you pushing you towards it. You are finally convinced you are finally becoming one with this. You find the solution and you are surrounding yourself with all of a sudden all these great minds."

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5. Behind the scenes clip: "Mas Y Mas"

6. Music video clip: "May Y Mas"

DRACO ROSA BEAT CANCER, THE HEALTHY WAY

For over a year, Puerto Rican singer Draco Rosa battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer in the stomach all while putting together his recent album, "Vida."

Rosa was diagnosed in April 2011 and soon found himself alone, facing mortality and losing a grip on his life.

"I stopped everything I was doing in my life," said Rosa. "A bunch of projects, I just stopped. I was like, 'I'm out. I am going to try and solve my problem. So I went to the bookstore, my iPad, I downloaded books on cellular memory. I just went crazy. I went to a convention, a longevity conference and that changed my life because that's where I met a nutritionist and that snowballed into all these things. The Burzynski Clinic, vitamin C, high dose vitamin C treatments that the Italians, Dr. Simoni was doing. The Germans were doing. Going straight into the tumor with high sodium ascorbate and sodium bicarbonate. I was fascinated about the whole alkaline. I was so nuts about it. I started doing all these treatments and combining them and I kept running into people and nurses that were very supportive. There's a world where some people say God, some people say spiritual, some say magic. Whatever it is your faith, your beliefs are, when you want to live I think that energy and that power and that force, something happens with this information. People come like angels, they come in to your life."

Draco Rosa spent much of his time on his farm he own in Puerto Rico where he grows coffee and an assortment of fruits.

"... We have wheat grass, kale, we have watercress, we have dinosaur kale, of course the papaya that we have had," said Rosa. "But while I was there, everything was off the farm. It was strict, I was all about buckwheat, of course oatmeal and legumes, beans. Trying to stay clean, as clean as possible."

Since he encountered this disease, Rosa explains that rules changed in the medical field while he was experiencing treatment. He said doctors are now required to have six months training in how nutrition affects humans and the medications they take. Since this change, Rosa admits he confirms first whether or not a doctor has received this training first.

"Because I always believe if you are a doctor, you are no use to me if you don't believe in nutrition then you don't understand how plants affect me on a molecular level," confirmed Rosa. "It's like, Eat what you want because I am going to give you a pill to keep you steady when in fact, hey buddy change your diet. You don't want acid reflex? Change your diet."

Draco Rosa became so passionate about health, nutrition and the human body that after a while, he began to second guess his career choice as a musician.

"Then all of a sudden you're like, 'I'm in the wrong profession. You're like, 'Wait a minute, what am I doing? I should have been a doctor. I get this," said Rosa. "You start learning. It's like anything. You dive deep into anything. You have the passion. Even if it's whether it's self-induced or there is something outside of you pushing you towards it. You are finally convinced you are finally becoming one with this. You find the solution and you are surrounding yourself with all of a sudden all these great minds."

"Vida," is now available for purchase.

 

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