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...

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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