Hello, everyone. I wanted to invite you to check out a recent interview I did with Dr. Joseph Mercola, published last week on www.mercola.com, on the treatment of autoimmune diseases using low-dose naltrexone and dietary changes.  In the interview I share the rational and mechanism for this therapy.   Hope everyone is having a great summer. Best, Tom

One of the most crucial and often agonizing medical decisions people have to make these days, as well as one of the main reasons people consult with me, is whether to take statin drugs prescribed by either their family doctor or their cardiologist. Statin drugs are a family of chemicals that has been in use since the 1960s that work in the same way: They inhibit the action of the HMG- CoA reductase enzyme in the liver, which prevents the liver from synthesizing cholesterol, particularly the so-called “bad” cholesterol, LDL....

Click here to listen to a podcast did with Karen Jagoda explaining the story behind Dr. Cowan's Garden.    Best, Tom Cowan, MD

After a winter’s worth of work, my family and I are excited to announce the launch of our new family business, Dr. Cowan’s Garden, as well as the arrival of its companion book, How (& Why) to Eat More Vegetables. Here’s the short story of how they came about.   For years I have thought it strange that people (including myself) who are devoted followers of traditional or paleo-type diets regularly ate vegetables that didn’t even exist before the 1800s.   In addition, having read everything I could find on the actual...

Hello Everyone, Here is a link to my latest podcast, "What Is Low Dose Naltrexone?" with Eileen Laird of Phoenix Helix. This is a good podcast to listen to if you have an auto-immune disease. Best, Tom

A fundamental tenet of Anthroposophy, the philosophy behind Waldorf schools, biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophical medicine, is that the creative forces in the world work in a threefold manner. If we apply this idea to the plant world, we see that the plant consists of root, leaf/stem, and flower/fruit. In the human being, we can observe this threefold nature in a diverse number of ways. In the physical body, we see the round head or nervous system, the transitional chest/heart/lung area that is the rhythmical or circulatory system, and the spear-like...

Imagine you were a person who ate food every eight hours of every day for your entire life.   Such a schedule would mean you would eat right before going to bed, then again as soon as you awoke in the morning, followed by more food at eight-hour intervals. What might happen metabolically and hormonally to such a person? First, for your entire life, you would be in a “fed,” or anabolic, state. An anabolic state means you are producing the necessary hormones, particularly insulin, that signal you are “fed,” and...

Hello Friends, We had some issues with the last email that went out. If you weren't able to access the links for my last entry, The Stinky Tomato Test, please click here. In this notice, I recently did an interview with Hilda Labrada Gore on The Deeper Reasons Behind Why People Get Sick and want to share the podcast with you. Here is an alternate link if you don't have iTunes. Hope you are well, Thomas Cowan, MD

 Greetings, everyone During the next few weeks, I will follow up on the list of changes I outlined in my previous blog post. The first topic is Miron jars because they’re a key feature of some of the new medicines on our online store, as well as to the new family business we are creating, Dr. Cowan’s Garden. Eventually, I’ll go into more depth on the various medicines we’re using. But, first, the jars. If I were to tell you that simply by working with the color and thickness of...

Greetings, everyone. Welcome to our new website – and to updates about exciting changes happening in my practice and in my life. Some of these changes are long overdue, and some are unexpected but necessary. The overall goal is to create a more efficient and productive way of working together. Now, onto the changes.My intention is to write a weekly blog post, so I am going to use this first one to give you an overview of the changes. As always, if you have any questions, email me or contact the...