These Stalwarts Not Only KillPathogens, They AlsoSupport Immune Function       By Tom Cowan, M.D.As we are in the midst of the annual cold and flu season, I want to share the basic plan I use to support my patients during this time. It includes three supplements I use for people of all ages when they feel an acute illness coming on.  First, it is important to remember that even though it is common to blame all acute illnesses on microbes, fundamentally, viruses and bacteria are scavengers in nature.  Bacteria digest debris in...

  The Magic Formula That Works for Me:Magnesium, Sulfur and Red Light By Tom Cowan, M.D.I want to wish everyone a peaceful and joyous new year, and to thank you for the warm responses to my books and other writings.  I often say I have the privilege of having the best patients and the warmest support network anyone could possibly ask for.The holiday season is a time for reflection and inward focus for many.  We also share time with friends and family and set goals and plan direction for the...

Vaccines are a controversial topic. Some say that they are effective; others disagree vehemently. Please listen to the Wise Traditions Podcast to learn how vaccines provide short-term, but have long-term consequences for our health.

Vaccines, Autoimmunity and Childhood Health August 17, 2018 Hosted by Susan Downs, MD [itunes] Guest Information Thomas Cowan, MD Episode Description Over the past 50 years, rates of chronic illness, learning disabilities, and allergies in children have exploded--1 in 6 children has a diagnosed learning disorder, 1 in 50 has autism attributes these rising numbers to the US current vaccination policy. In his new book, Vaccines, Auto-Immunity, and the Assault on Childhood, Dr. Cowan shows how childhood illnesses, which help children to develop a robust immune system. With vaccines, the...

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...

Listen to Dr. Cowan talk about diversifying your veggies on The No Diet Podcast | Beneath The Label! By Mark Ritz

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...