About Us - Our Story
Hi - I’m Jerry,
I’m the older half of the Tom & Jerry team, the short guy on the right with the grey hair and all the physical ailments :-) .
Here is a brief story of how & why Tom and I started Tom & Jerry’s Health food and the genesis of our first product; ‘Tom & Jerry’s Chocolate Tumeries’. Having recently turned 50, I was starting to hit a few speed bumps medically. A family history of colon cancer has been an issue I’ve had to deal with over the years, annual tests were starting to trend in the wrong direction (increasing numbers of polyps with each checkup - formal diagnosis is Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)).
To make matters worse, a routine exam into what was eventually diagnosed as shingles, uncovered that my blood had unusually high levels of a protein that indicated early stage Multiple Myeloma. The official acronym is MGUS, which essentially means that I’m on a quarterly program to monitor the levels of a marker protein, if it kept increasing ---> not good news. In addition, a lifetime of being active doing things like playing football, rugby, YMCA level basketball and recently recreational obstacle course racing was taking its toll, my hip was constantly aching as were my knees & back.
To put it mildly … I was really starting to feel my age.
In trying to figure out what to do, I searched the internet but was amazed that there is so little out there related to ‘preventative medicine; i.e.’ high impact things I can do proactively before disaster hits and matters turn into a life or death showdown. Living as healthy lifestyle as possible was the common denominator that cropped up repeatedly. I’m OK with plenty of exercise and various approaches to stress management, but deep down I knew there had to be more. I kept digging and found that one of the few area’s we can control that has a profound effect on our health is nutrition & diet. Broccoli & Red wine seemed like 'no-brainers' and were early wins … but when I stumbled upon the health benefits of Turmeric and when I did everything started to change for the better.
A huge difficulty I found with the whole food herb Turmeric - which I found to be much more preferable over processed extract of a compound found in Turmeric, Curcumin - was finding a way to work it into my daily diet on a consistent basis AND find a way to increase the ability of the body to absorb and metabolize the herb.
It seemed like I spent at least a year experimenting with ways to work Turmeric into my diet but found it real difficult to do, especially if you have been brought up with in America where curry is certainly not part of most people's daily diet (certainly not mine anyway). My research had uncovered the importance of taking black pepper, quercetin & healthy oils like coconut oil to boost the bio-availability of some of Turmeric active ingredients, but there was seemingly no easy way to consistently work this into my diet.
The solution it me one day sitting against a tree stump in the middle of the woods percolating on how to make these ends meet when it hit me to mix all these ingredients into a Dark Chocolate mix. It hit all the high points and might possibly be the healthiest chocolate morsel the world has ever seen. My gut told me that the simplicity of this idea was why it made so much sense. The riddle has been solved!
After a couple years of development and testing on myself and numerous friends and family, My son and I (Tom & Jerry) decided to form a company to bring the benefits of this unique combination of Turmeric, natural catalysts & dark chocolate to a larger audience.
You can order a one month, three month or one year supply right here on this website. If you do decide to experiment for yourself, be sure to read out FAQ, there are some instances where Turmeric might not be advisable. Other than that, please give it a try and let us know how it is working for you
Our mission is to help as many people as possible take full advantage of the health benefits of formulated Turmeric (Turmeric plus the necessary catalysts that super charge Turmeric’s bio-availability) by providing them with a bite sized daily chocolate nugget to help you proactively change your life for the better.
PS: Since starting with the Turmeric two years ago, my polyp counts have gone way down, protein levels in my blood stabilized and the chronic aches and pains that I thought were early signs of Arthritis have gone away -> This stuff works for me and many friends and family who have joined the program !