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Meet Our Farmer Mike Benziger: We Promise, You’ll Be Inspired

Meet Our Farmer Mike Benziger: We Promise, You’ll Be Inspired

November 06, 2019

Today we are thrilled to present the first in a series of videos of the farmers who grow our vegetables. This one features biodynamic grower Mike Benziger of Glentucky Farms in Glen Ellen, Calif., and it captures the essence of the reason we founded Dr. Cowan’s Garden. 

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How to Prevent Colds and Flu in the Winter (It’s Not What You Think!)

How to Prevent Colds and Flu in the Winter (It’s Not What You Think!)

October 28, 2019

When I was a teenager and first being “groomed” to be a physician, I heard from my parents’ physician friends that the reason winter is the “flu season” is that people are indoors more, so the flu germs are more easily transmitted.  Through the years, this assertion has become almost dogma.

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How the Food Is Grown or Raised Is Everything

How the Food Is Grown or Raised Is Everything

October 14, 2019

These days, there is endless talk about what people do and don’t eat.   This person doesn’t eat wheat or gluten, the next doesn’t eat dairy products, while the other one doesn’t eat anything from an animal, and the final one doesn’t eat anything from plants. 

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The Amazing Array of Sea Vegetables’ Health-Giving Properties

The Amazing Array of Sea Vegetables’ Health-Giving Properties

October 07, 2019

Sea-Vegetables Powder is one of the powders I use every single day.   I put about ½ to 1 teaspoon in our morning soup right after I turn the heat down as the broth comes to a rolling boil.  Generally, when people talk about the benefits of eating sea vegetables, they focus on their rich source of iodine and minerals. Although that is certainly true, it turns out many other reasons exist for consuming a variety of sea vegetables every day. 

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Our New ‘Vintage’ Pepper Salt Is Made Mostly of Biodynamically Grown Peppers

Our New ‘Vintage’ Pepper Salt Is Made Mostly of Biodynamically Grown Peppers

September 30, 2019

Happily, our Pepper Salt is back in stock.  Pepper Salt is actually the second vegetable powder I ever made (the first was Tree Collard Powder).  It was in the early days of the Napa garden, and our friend John, who started the Napa garden, was in the process of harvesting his collection of peppers at the end of summer.  

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Cancer and the new biology of Water

My New Book on Cancer Unabashedly Addresses, ‘What Is Life?’

September 24, 2019

Perhaps the central thesis of the book is that water is the carrier of what could only be called the “life force” of living systems, and that one of our most dreaded diseases, cancer, is a direct consequence of a disturbance of this life force embedded in water.

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The Connection Between Cancer, Intracellular Water and Turmeric

The Connection Between Cancer, Intracellular Water and Turmeric

September 23, 2019

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

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ashitaba plant

Ashitaba’s Powerful Flavonoids Help Our Bodies Clear Dead Cells

September 16, 2019

I woke up today to a wonderful post about the amazing ashitaba plant.  I particularly appreciated the compilation of research showing the health benefits of ashitaba for such diverse conditions as tumor formation, the proliferation of cancer cells, Alzheimer’s disease and liver disease.

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Our Dandelion Powder Contains Both Leaves and Roots

Our Dandelion Powder Contains Both Leaves and Roots

September 09, 2019

Dandelion Powder goes to the heart of what our business is all about for two big reasons. First, as I explain to all the visitors to my Napa garden, I am attempting to grow a medicinal food garden. In other words, I am attempting to live the dictum “let thy medicine be thy food.”

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Let Your Wisdom Be Your Guide When It Comes to Food

Let Your Wisdom Be Your Guide When It Comes to Food

September 05, 2019

I’m happy to announce that The Inner Wisdom Eating Summit: Finding a Healthy Relationship With Food in a Disconnected World starts September 20. 

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Rainbow Swiss Chard Is Full of Disease-Fighting Polyphenols

Rainbow Swiss Chard Is Full of Disease-Fighting Polyphenols

September 05, 2019

Swiss chard, otherwise known as beta vulgaris, is the same plant as the common beet.  Historically, beets have been selected and bred for their colorful and flavorful roots, whereas Swiss chard was selected and bred for its leaves.

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Preserving Garden Abundance, Part II: Herbal Blends, and Your Garden in a Jar!

Preserving Garden Abundance, Part II: Herbal Blends, and Your Garden in a Jar!

August 27, 2019

As we approach the end of summer, garden abundance is upon us and will last only a short time.  One of the keys to a healthy diet, one that is rich not only in nutrients but also in flavor, is to take advantage of the harvest when it is most robust.  This is when garden produce is highest in nutrients, and, for those without gardens of their own, when fruits and vegetables are cheapest at the farmers markets.

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