About Don Tolman - The Whole Food Medicine Man
Hi I'm 'Cowboy' Don...
Over the years in the international media I've been referred to as Don Tolman, "The Indiana Jones of Wholefood Medicine", because of my 17 year quest that took me around the world in search of an ancient sacred meal called, Pulse.
Even though I'm widely considered 'an enemy in the camp' of the health care industry, ironically I'm invited in to share my perspective at medical symposiums all around the world.
It's interesting to me that so often when I get up in front of hundreds and even thousands of doctors, scientist and researchers at these events, the audience is freaked out by my renegade look, but pretty soon I am just about always receiving applause and even standing ovations.
And it's not because of "me".
It's because I'm all about cutting through the BS and bringing back the wisdom of our brilliant ancestors who understood the physics of nature around them and how it relates to being healthy and avoiding sickness and disease.
The vast majority of Doctor's visits are completely unnecessary, and in my opinion, are leading people down a path that is actually doing more harm than good.
The problem is that there is so much corporate interest and financial weight behind government backed "health care" - which also influences the media and the masses - that it's tough to see the truth unless you go searching for it.
And so for nearly 50 years now publicly, I've been all about helping people to wake up and consider a more logical, reasonable, common-sense path that I call, SELF CARE.
Self Care is everything because your health is everything.
And when you gain the knowledge and confidence to embrace the principles of health, you no longer live in fear and uncertainty because you realise that no 'credentialed expert' could possibly know more about your body than you.
Now, please don't get me wrong.
I do agree with about the 2% of work that the health care industry does, which is in the treatment of crises and trauma, immediately following accidents.
And I do realise that many experts within the medical world are very sincere about wanting to be involved in a career helping people.
The problem is that their training has been put in place by an industry whose primary global, agenda is the perpetuation and treatment of sickness and disease for profit.
For decades I've had the opportunity to be involved with doctors, medical groups, scientific researchers and to work with literally thousands of people around the world who have been failed by the "healthcare" system.
And it's through this process, that I’ve come to realise that about 98% of what the health care industry does, is actually doing more harm than good.
My purpose is to not only raise awareness about the pitfalls of “health care”, but to simply share the wisdom of self care that your ancestors wanted you to know.
From there, you'll have the knowledge and power to choose a path that's right for you and to even learn to heal yourself and live a happy, healthy, dis-ease free life.
What is Self Care?
Self Care is the simple understanding of the power and intelligence of the human body to prolong, heal and restore itself by supporting it with principles of life and health, not toxic, invasive medical drugs, procedures and treatments.
Self Care is an ageless wisdom that was harnessed by many ancient cultures, that allowed them to live long, disease-free lives.
I firmly believe that mother nature contains everything we need in the form of wholefoods, sunlight, water and our surrounding environment to ensure our health and longevity.
Despite messages that are mass marketed to the contrary (mostly funded by the pharmaceutical industry), it is my firm belief that health does NOT come in any type of bottle and that there is no such thing as a new miracle breakthrough treatment on the horizon.
If that were true, diseases like diabetes and cancer would not be on the rise and would already have a cure.
I’m thrilled that I’ve lived long enough to finally see the "Self Care Revolution" arrive.
It's simply a peaceful, grass-roots revolution where millions of people all around the world are waking up to and are embracing the wisdom of Self Care for themselves instead of relying on doctors and medicine for their health and wellbeing.
My quest and what got me going in all of this?
As an 8 year old boy, I’d heard a story that set my heart and mind racing. The story was about an ancient sacred meal called “Pulse”.
For a period of time I thought I wanted to become a neuro-surgeon but something kept me off that path. Eventually I embarked on a 17 year quest as a young adult into 33 different countries in search of Pulse. That crazy little meal was one thing, but it was the information I found in search of it that truly changed my life.
During my quest, I was granted special dispensation to meet the curators of certain museums, I experienced life amongst many different indigenous cultures and I was able to review ancient collections that were under ‘lock and key’.
Above all, what I discovered was the most priceless, observational wisdom from our ancestors about nature and it’s relationship to the human body and about health. I carried this knowledge with me and it’s what set me off on a mission for the rest of my life to share it publicly with anybody who was prepared to listen.
My message is simple and yet it’s the simplicity that causes many to ignore it when their health is in the balance. I’ve discovered that even when the answer is so obvious, most prefer to put their trust in expensive, complex solutions.
The “health care” industry thrives on complex solutions and on generating fear amongst the masses. All of this serves to fuel the ongoing mystery of disease, which in turn ensures that trusting consumers continue to pump billions of dollars each year into their coffers.
Even today, I’m regarded as ‘an enemy in the camp’ of the medical industry, and yet my discoveries in the field of whole food nutrition have ironically given me the opportunity to speak at some of the world's leading ‘health’ and technology organisations such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Health Research Academy at Cornell University in New York City.
For the past 25 years, I have traveled the globe as a public speaker sharing my message of Self Care to both live seminar audiences and through the international media. In the USA I have been a return guest on the Donahue Show, Entertainment Tonight and ABC Talk Radio and in Australia I have featured on Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Today Tonight and countless talk-back radio shows.
On several separate occasions in my life, I have completed extended fasts on both water and juices to experience for myself one of the brilliant ancient protocols for healing, restoration and extending life.
When it comes to taking care of your health, my wish for you is that you’ll simply seek the truth before just blindly handing yourself over to a credentialed expert. Do your homework - and then and only then, choose a path that seems logical, reasonable and right for you.
If you want to know more about the natural ancient wisdom of nature and how you can embrace the principles of Self Care using plant wholefoods, check out my Farmacist Desk Reference (FDR) I & II - Encyclopedia of Whole Food Medicine and Blog.
I regularly come to Australia and New Zealand, so if you're interested in seeing me live, check when I'll next be in a city near you for one of my events.