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...

A recent article in the New York Times about a study published last month in The Lancet, perhaps the most prestigious medical journal in the world, is no doubt creating a stir in the conventional-cardiology world. The headline was “Unbelievable”: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain. The study was actually the second of two very interesting studies published by The Lancet, both of which seriously challenge core beliefs and practices in modern cardiology. It was conducted in England, where, for the first time, the authors compared the chest pain of...

Hi, everyone.   As promised, I want to keep you updated about the reports we are getting from both my patients and practitioners who are using the strophanthus extract to treat heart disease.  In these case studies below, some details get technical, such as the evaluation of the blood test results, but even if you don’t understand the details, the gist of the story comes through. I am immensely grateful for and heartened by these reports.   As always, I encourage everyone to write to me at drcowan@fourfoldhealing.com with their experiences...

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Dan Shen, also known by its Latin name, Salvia Miltorrhiza, or its common name, red sage, is a perennial herb in the sage family.   In traditional Chinese medicine, Dan Shen is the single most important herb for treating angina and unstable angina and for preventing heart attacks.  I have been aware of this important herb for more than a decade and have followed closely the various studies done on its effects.  The range of effects is nothing short of remarkable.   In one study with patients with angina, 80 percent...

An explosion of recent research on beet-root juice has focused on the large amount of beets’ dietary nitrates, which are converted into nitric oxide (NO) in the blood and tissues.  NO is a key and ubiquitous messenger molecule in our blood and tissues. Its primary function is to target and eliminate pathogenic micro-organisms, relax and dilate the small blood vessels (capillaries), and stimulate mitochondrial function.  It is these last two functions that have garnered the most attention lately.    Conventional cardiology is well aware of the role of NO in...

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By Tom Cowan, M.D. Two studies published in major peer-reviewed medical journals within the past decade should be, in my opinion, major breakthroughs in the use of natural medicine in the treatment of chronic disease.   The first, published in The Journal of Cancer Therapy in 2011, showed that men with stage 4 prostate cancer who drank deuterium-depleted water had a mean survival time of 11.02 years as compared to historical norms of about 18 to 24 months.   The second study, published in the prestigious journal Medical Hypothesis in 2016, indicated...

Spring greetings, everyone. I would like to give you a short update on items we have added to our online store. First, however, I wanted to let you know about a very helpful website for those who wish to practice or use natural medicine. The website is greenmedinfo.com, and it is a compilation of studies on most of the major natural medicines in use today. You can search by either specific medicine or specific condition for abstracts of all the published studies on your subject.   This site makes doing research...