The Well-Lived Life

Gruff Talk Podcast: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Prescription for a Happy and Healthy Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman is an expert when it comes to aging your best. We were thrilled when she invited Dr. Gladys McGarey for an episode of her show to share her advice. Barbara’s show notes are below, and you can listen to the full episode here.

In this episode, the amazing Dr. Gladys McGarey, the “Mother of Holistic Medicine,” joins GRUFFtalk podcast host Barbara Hannah Grufferman to talk about her beautiful new book, “The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age.”

Dr. McGarey has spent her life pioneering the integration of traditional medicine with alternative therapies, and she shares with us her experiences and insights into the world of holistic medicine.

Dr. Gladys also talks about:

  • Why people get stuck and what to do about it
  • How she found her voice at the age of 93
  • Why it’s important to keep moving and how to do it
  • How she overcame dyslexia to become a leading voice in the field of holistic medicine

Dr. McGarey takes us back to her early days as a physician and how she became interested in alternative therapies. She talks about the challenges she faced when she first started promoting holistic medicine (like being called a ‘witch doctor’), and how attitudes towards it have changed over the years. We get to learn about her early influences, including the work of Edgar Cayce, her parents, and even a wounded elephant, and how they all shaped her approach to medicine.

This is an incredibly inspiring conversation with Dr. Gladys McGarey, as she shared her experiences, insights, and most of all, her wisdom. We know you will learn a great deal about how to live a life filled with health and happiness, no matter what your age.

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