Dear friends,As some of you may have heard, I have another book published by Chelsea Green that is about to launch on Amazon and other sites. The title is “Vaccine, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness.” Its central thesis is that during the past 60 or so years, we have dramatically changed the way we understand and therefore treat childhood illnesses. Previously, it was generally understood that, even though occasional dangers were involved, goingthrough a childhood illness was a kind of rite of passage. Expressed in more medical...

Cardiologists are recognizing a growing trend:  More and More Women With Heart Disease Have 'Clean' Arteries By Tom Cowan, M.D.   One of the best things about writing a book is the feedback you get after the book is published.  In many ways, one’s education really begins after writing the book, rather than before.   In the past year and a half, about every other week, I do a “practitioners” call, in which we spend about 15 to 30 minutes talking about heart disease and strophanthus.   As many of you...

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They range from bio-photon (light) therapy to liposomal Vitamin C & hemp oils  By Tom Cowan, M.D. Soon after I moved to California, almost 15 years ago, I received a notice saying that all physicians in California needed to take and pass a course on pain management to renew their license.  The motivation behind this initiative, we were told, was that pain syndromes were left unrecognized and inadequately treated in the U.S. to an alarming degree.  We were told that because of new drugs, physicians now could see to it that...

Credible Studies Reveal Surprising Findings Millions take aspirin daily for their heart — at their risk? By Tom Cowan, M.D. A few weeks ago, a patient, who came to me to discuss possible alternative treatments for his heart, said that he was completely against taking cardiology drugs, and that all he used was one aspirin a day.  I have heard similar comments from other patients: “My cardiologist practically begged me to take aspirin,” or, “No, I never take drugs of any sort, only the one aspirin per day." Generally, I let these comments slide...

      Forward by Thomas Cowan:     A few years ago I saw an interview with the famous basketball player Kobe Bryant in which he was asked to reveal the secrets of how he remains so strong and fit in spite of his advanced age (for a professional basketball player) and length of time he has been a professional basketball player.  While his answer included the usual tributes to hard work and dedication, at some point he said a big part of the reason was his daily consumption of...

Brain, Heart & Liver Health Depend on This Nutrient Getting the CoQ10 to the Cells' Mitochondria Is Key By Tom Cowan, M.D.   I first heard about CoQ10 around 25 years ago when I read a study published about four women with metastatic breast cancer whose cancer disappeared after they took large doses of CoQ10 (about 1200 mg per day). At the time, the role that the mitochondria play in human disease and the role that CoQ10 plays in protecting the mitochondria were just becoming widely known.   Mitochondria are...

Title: California Wildfires: Are You Allergic to the Wildfire Smoke in Your Air? Every year in the United States we are faced with a devastating and unwelcomed season of wildfires in the Northwest regions. As years progress, wildfire season has become more and more destructive with millions of acres destroyed in the regions affected. From January to October of this year, more than 50,000 wildfires have impacted over 8.5 million acres in the United States. And just when we thought that wildfire season was behind us, the fires continue to...

Derived from Horsetail,Silica Is an Important Chelator of Aluminum It also improves joint function, collagen formation and hair and nail growth By Thomas Cowan, M.D.Greetings for the new year! As this is my first blog of 2018, I want to start by thanking  you for your support and interest in my work during the past year.   This year promises to be even more exciting as we hope to roll out a number of new initiatives, products and, in a few months, my next book.  In addition, the heart documentary I...

My Lifelong Quest to Find My Voice Is at a Crossroads In Search of a Heart-Centered Medicine and Society Whenever we look back on our lives, we can often clearly see patterns and themes.   One theme for me has to do with expression. During my first seven years of life, I had a horrible stutter and speech impediment and rarely spoke at all.  In my teenage years, once the speech troubles had cleared, I had the feeling (and occasionally was told by a teacher) that it seemed as if I...