Please visit Optimize Paleo Podcast by Paleovalley to learn more about: Why Dr. Cowan became fascinated by the heart Why he believes plaque buildup does not cause heart disease (in most cases) What does cause heart attacks 90% of the time Why diabetes is evidence that we're wrong about heart disease What we can do to reduce our risk of heart disease The natural medication that everyone with heart disease (or who wants to prevent it) NEEDS to know about and where to get it What vagal tone is and...

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...

Sadly, the story of ouabain, the active ingredient in the plant strophanthus, is largely and somewhat mysteriously unknown. Few family doctors, internists and even cardiologists know of its effectiveness in treating and preventing heart disease and heart attacks, and it therefore remains unavailable to most heart patients.  A book written by German Naturopath Rolf-Jurgen Petry called “Ouabain: The Possible Victory Over Myocardial Infarction,” is a solution to this vacuum of information. However, it’s available only in its original German.  We’ve recently posted an article on our website titled “The Story...

Beginning Feb. 25, an exciting and free webinar titled The Heart Revolution will share information about the heart that is not usually widely available.  The organizers have assembled the leading figures in the world of heart disease and heart-disease therapy, in particular, the leading authorities on strophanthus/ouabain.  I am honored to be one of the presenters. If you are at all interested in learning about your heart or the heart of a loved one, please join us. To sign up for the free, online event, click here.  To purchase the package and get...

Listen to Dr. Cowan talk about what causes heart attacks on Wise Traditions Radio. http://wisetraditions.libsyn.com/59-what-causes-heart-attacks

he holiday season is generally not the time to inaugurate initiatives, but sometimes things just appear at their own time.  In addition to wishing everyone a joyful holiday filled with lots of family time, good food and creative introspection, I want to use this opportunity to send out the first “heart” newsletter. OK, let’s get to the important stuff.  With this newsletter I am going to introduce ideas and strategies that I believe are important to understand the heart and circulation as well as the treatment and prevention of heart disease.  ...