Jeff T Bowles
Best Selling Amazon Science Author with over 500,000 books sold.
About Jeff T Bowles
At first glance, you might think, why should I listen to Jeff Bowles about anything? He has no degree in any health field, in fact his only degrees are in real estate finance, a CPA, and an MBA from Northwestern University.
But what are degrees really? They are just letters behind one’s name, and a piece of paper to hang on the wall that suggest to those who are not educated enough or are too lazy to intelligently evaluate the degreed person’s knowledge in the particular field.
However with the advent of the internet, those days are quickly coming to an end as the public has at its fingertips all the tools and information it needs to actually determine if a degreed or non-degreed health consultant is for real or a fraud.
Just to keep you interested, I’ll jump out of sequence here and tell you about my first published science journal article that was published in 1998. I submitted it to the journal Medical Hypothesis based out of the UK, where the editorial board over its recent existence shared 5 Nobel prizes between the editors who included Linus Pauling, as well as several scientists knighted by the Queen of England and including Sir Karl Popper and Sir James Black. It was 7X longer than their allowed length limit of 10 pages. When I submitted it I had to tell them I had no degrees in science, and was not affiliated with any institution. They all read it and it was accepted “as is” for accelerated publication because they said it was extremely exciting and of major importance. Ok so much for degrees, the Nobel prize winners could not care less about one’s degree as compared to one’s knowledge and arguments.
In fact, in that first paper of mine “The Evolution of Aging-A New Look at an Old Problem of Biology, I was the first ever anywhere to predict that the post age-50 rise in Luteinzing Hormone (a reproduction related hormone) in women and men of 100’s to as much as 1,000% would be found to be the key driver of not only aging, but also Alzheimer’s disease. There was no evidence for this at the time except that ibuprofen use and smoking were both associated with a reduced level of LH, as well as reduced Alzheimer’s disease incidence-but this was all I needed as my theory pointed in this direction before I even stumbled upon these facts. Well it turns out that evidence started tricking in, and by the year 2005 a start up company named Voyager Pharmaceuticals spent $50 million testing Lupron in people with Alzheimers. Lupron suppresses LH. Well lo and behold it worked in a group of 50 women in a Phase II trial. Lupron injections prevented further decline from early Alzheimers while the control group declined 6 points on a special scale over the 6 month period it was tested. Finally in 2010 the US government’s NIH jumped on the bandwagon and described how giving patients anti-gonadotrpons (LH is known as a gonadotropin) directly reduced the amount of neurodegneration seen…see-
CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2010 Nov;9(5):651-60. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor system: modulatory role in aging and neurodegeneration.
Another crazy prediction I made in that 1998 paper was that aging would be controlled at the cellular level by the action of little proteins and/or molecules that cover up your DNA when you are young (like insulation on a copper wire) but are lost with age allowing expression of pro-aging genes that make you old and sick. I was mercilessly ridiculed for this prediction by the evolutionary biology community because it was well known at the time that aging could never have been selectred for by evolution because it prevented the spread of one’s genes! Anyway what happened? Yep- I was proven right again around 2010 when Stanford’s Thomas Rando published the first paper (after mY 1998 paper) suggesting that aging was controlled by epigenetics (just a fancy term for the proteins and molecules that act like insulation and cover your DNA): see-
Exp Gerontol. 2010 Apr;45(4):253-4. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2009.12.007. Epub 2009 Dec 23. Epigenetics and aging. Rando TA
So the bottom line is that I have done so much research that I was making correct (and outlandish) predictions about 12 years ahead of everybody else considering the problems I was working on. I think that gives me a little street cred to make up for my lack of official credentials-don’t youj?
Let’s get back to the timeline. Do I have a genetic propensity to do well in medicine and research? A quick look at my family tree reveals that my grandfather was a Stanford educated MD, Frank H. Bowles. And so were his three sons, Frank Jr., Joseph and William Bowles (my father), all Stanford educated MDs. So it obviously runs through my blood and veins, and I really cannot get away from it even if I wanted to!
I tried in college to get away from medicine and follow in my other grandfathers footsteps , a lawyer/real estate developer in St. Louis. And I made a good go of it. Getting a degree in real estate finance and passing the CPA exam and earning my MBA from the #1 MBA school in the country at the time, Northwestern University all by the age of 24. And I went right into real estate development in Chicago and stuck with it very hard for about 4 years and made quite a bit of money by starting my own company at age 25. But I felt something was missing and guess what, I want back to the University of Illinois to study biology with the specific goal in mind to find treatments for aging-related diseases and conditions. I guess genes are destiny after all! I took one class per semester so I could learn the material better than anyone else, and I set the curve in almost all of my classes by a wide margin which were full of very hard working premeds. They must have hated me!
I was about one class shy of getting my biochem degree and I dropped out! Why? Degrees were not important to me, I was after knowledge and results, and I was no longer learning anything I felt was as valuable as what I could learn on my own by reading medical journal articles at the Northwestern medical school library!. At this point I was fully retired from real estate with plenty of money so I spent the next 10 years working on my quest of defeating aging related diseases by often spending 7 days a week and 12 hours a day in the Northwestern med school library!
So yes, you can still ask what degree does Jeff Bowles have? And the answer is still none…but as you can see I have done what likely no other doctor or researcher has ever done. I have spent 10 years in a fever, working on the big picture, the big puzzle of all the studies done and reported by scientists and doctors to try to put them all together into the REAL BIG PICTURE.
You see doctors get an MD behind their name and you think they know so much more than you But what do they learn really? Years of med school, and then most of them are off to work to earn and not learn. What do they learn? Many years ago they would have learned that washing your hands before surgery was just quackery. And before that they would have learned that blood letting was cure for almost anything. In modern days they learn that everyone should stay out of the sun and use sunscreen because it can give you skin cancer ( this latest falsehood promoted by med schools has led to the many exploding epidemics we see in the population since 1980 such as autism, obesity, asthma MS, etc etc…). So, they get 4 years of some correct knowledge passed down to them along with knowledge that will in the future maybe laughed at as superstition and ignorance.
By avoiding medical school and being extensively self taught, I have developed into a medical consultant that harbors none of these superstitions or incorrect beliefs. There are very few out there like me, maybe just a handful.
But don’t let my lack of a medical degree put you off, I have consulted with many doctors who have followed my advice to cure various problems that they were unable to cure themselves with their medical training and Big Pharma’s drugs. More on this later..
How about research scientists? Should you unquestioningly follow their advice and results of their research studies? I think of researchers as producers of small puzzle pieces of a tiny portion of the big picture. Studies take so much time that almost all researchers devote most of their time to creating a few puzzle pieces and then putting them up for show an tell at research conferences. (“About” is incomplete)