The Stinky Tomato Test

 Greetings, everyone During the next few weeks, I will follow up on the list of changes I outlined in my previous blog post. The first topic is Miron jars because they’re a key feature of some of the new medicines on our online store, as well as to the new family business we are creating, Dr. Cowan’s Garden. Eventually, I’ll go into more depth on the various medicines we’re using. But, first, the jars.

If I were to tell you that simply by working with the color and thickness of a glass jar you could create an environment that not only prevents the degradation of whatever is inside the jar but also actually “energizes” the contents the longer they’re inside, you might have the same reaction I had, which was something like, “well, maybe, but I’m not sure I’m buying it.” I remember hearing about Miron jars years ago, and about how buried in the Egyptian pyramids were oils and seeds in deep purple jars that were still fresh. I had also heard more recently that certain famous people interested in skin care, health and beauty stored some of their food and water in Miron jars (Oprah and Gisele Bunchen are the two most prominent). But I thought the jars were really expensive, and I just wasn’t convinced they were worth it.  

     Then I read the Miron website and was particularly intrigued about their explanation of the new science of biophotonics, which is something like mapping the energy profile of various biological substances. The company claims that storing biological substances in Miron jars enhances the biophotonic profile of the stored substances. The reason is that the jars are engineered using color and thickness as the variables to screen out all but the UV-A and far-infrared frequencies from getting through the glass.   They claim that UV-A and far-infrared wavelengths not only do not degrade the contents, they also enhance their energetic qualities the longer the contents stay in the jar. The website suggested doing a tomato test to prove it to yourself. So, we did.

Here is the test. On August 29, 2015, we picked two nearly identical cherry tomatoes from the same branch of one of our cherry-tomato plants. We took them home and put one in a clear-glass Mason jar, the other in a similarly sized Miron jar. We put them on the kitchen counter, where they were exposed to some light and some heat, just the normal kitchen environment. Then, we waited.

After a few months (taking longer than either my wife, Lynda, or I expected), the tomato in the clear jar began to break down, get moldy and probably stinky (after a few times of checking it at this state, we didn’t really want to open the jar anymore). After four months, here is a picture of that tomato (on the right), basically now a moldy puddle.   Now, look at the tomato in the Miron jar after four months (on the left). It looks, feels, smells and maybe tastes (though that would ruin the test) as it did on Day One.   I now have the two jars at the office to show people, so if you want to see for yourself, come in any time we are open.

The results are shocking, really. As someone who saw it today said, “This is almost a miracle.” It has certainly made me think that if I want to ingest a biological substance that has sat in a jar for a long time (i.e., food, herbs, minerals), I would hope it was stored in a Miron jar.

This experience led me to search for companies that put herbal extracts, powders or foods into Miron jars. So far I have found two innovative companies, Raw Revelations and Sun Potion, and the third is Dr. Cowan’s Garden, which my family and I are starting ourselves to create vegetable powders to be used in cooking. I’ll know more over time, but it seems to me that if we want to take turmeric or rhodiola or any other herb, an organic or wild-harvested, properly processed extract stored in a Miron jar is the way to get the most potent product possible.   That is the first reason behind the switch to these products, with more information to come on future blogs.

Again, thank you for your interest in our practice, and I wish everyone a joyous and fulfilling new year.

With gratitude,

Thomas Cowan, M.D.