Everything in my external life seemed to be routine and normal for an American growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s — except that no matter where I turned, science and educational systems just didn’t seem to make sense to me. I set out to find both answers and questions that did make sense, that fit the observations I was experiencing right before my eyes. This seeking became a life long quest. I just kept following my ideas, and eventually I learned to follow my heart.
To my initial surprise, following my heart led me to a conception of science, medicine and the world at large that was radically different from anything I was taught in school. My ideas, such as the heart is not a pump, blocked arteries are not the main cause of heart attacks, vaccines are ineffective and unsafe, cancer is not a genetic disease, and the “war on cancer” has been an utter failure, have been the subjects of three of my books.
Recently, because of current events, I turned my questioning gaze on the widely accepted theory —so accepted that it now lives in our culture as truth — that germs (bacteria and viruses) cause disease. I encourage all of us to explore the concepts and ideas that govern our thoughts and even our lives. Subject them to rigorous questioning, keep exploring whether they ring true. My wish is that my work and this website can guide you in this search.
It is my sincerest wish and expectation that we all will forge a new world together — a world that is clean, safe and governed by joy instead of fear, one that meets the true needs of all living beings. This is the world I want for myself, my children, my grandchildren, all people, animals, plants and microbes. Join me in remembering the way the world can be, if we only learn to see clearly.
Thomas S. Cowan, M.D., attended Duke University, graduating in 1977 Summa Cum Laud with a degree in biology. He then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, Africa, from 1977 to 1980, teaching gardening in a secondary school. It was in Swaziland where he encountered the work of Weston Price and Rudolf Steiner, two of the greatest influences on his career. After the Peace Corps he attended medical school in his home state of Michigan at the Michigan State College of Human Medicine. After graduating in 1984, he did an internship in family practice in Johnson City, New York.
From 1985 until 2019. Dr. Cowan had a general medical practice, first in upstate New York, then for 17 years in Peterborough, N.H., and for 17 years in San Francisco, until his recent retirement from active practice. He formerly served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and was a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He continues to serve as its vice president.
Dr. Cowan has given countless lectures and workshops throughout the U.S. on a variety of subjects in health and medicine. He is the author of six books. Five of these books spent time on the Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble bestseller lists, and each was ranked No. 1 in their respective categories, often for many months.
In the past five years, he launched two businesses along with his wife and two sons. The first, Dr. Cowan’s Garden, sells high-quality vegetable powders and kitchen staples; the second, drtomcowan.com, distributes information, hosts his popular webinar series, and sells many of the products he has used personally and in his practice.
Dr. Cowan lives with his wife, Lynda, on rural farmland in Upstate New York. He has three children, one step-son and six thriving grandchildren.