As I describe in my new book on cancer, Cancer and the New Biology of Water, virtually ALL of the natural cancer remedies work directly on the watery environment in our bodies and in our cells. One of the most prominent and well-researched natural substances for cancer is the turmeric rhizome.
Hundreds of studies show how turmeric and its main flavonoid, curcumin, protect us against cancer. Most of them miss the simple fact that one of the main things that distorts our intracellular gels and therefore produces a distorted intracellular and intranuclear environment is the introduction of toxins into our tissues and cells. Turmeric has the well-documented ability to detoxify our cells because of its ability to stimulate the flow of bile out of the body. The bile is the carrier of these toxins to be excreted, so more bile flow means fewer toxins in the body. This is why turmeric is such a foundational medicine for all of the disease conditions that result from cellular toxicity — basically, almost all diseases.
As I have repeatedly stated, the best way to use turmeric is to eat it as a food. This means using the best quality turmeric, such as our Turmeric Powder, which is grown on small, beyond-organic farms on the island of Maui and stored in Miron jars to protect its energetic qualities. Dissolve in ghee or coconut oil as the base for cooking meats and vegetables. A small pinch of black pepper added at the end also improves absorption. Turmeric is most effective when used daily and in significant amounts, at least 1 teaspoon a day.
Tom Cowan, M.D.
For many of us, our relationship to food is a never ending journey. Sometimes to move forward one finds themselves looking back. For bread and specifically the grains used to make it I find that the best results are indeed found in reflection. It is sometimes true that modern ingenuity has value for us, but that is usually only when paired with ancient wisdom. For grains, that wisdom is in the ancient varieties that have been grown for thousands of years.
During this time of relative uncertainty, we have decided to renew our commitment to gardening. Dr. Cowan’s Garden was originally a place, located in Napa Valley on a plot of land generously donated by a friend. It embodied our ideals and was a sanctuary for growth and learning.
The garden was our muse for new product offerings and for improving existing ones. The garden kept our ambitions grounded to certain fundamentals, as the practice of gardening can be challenging.