The Well-Lived Life

The Well-Lived Life

A 102-Year-Old Doctor's Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age

Summary

In 2024, discover the six secrets to health and happiness at any age from the woman who knows better than anyone

'Astonishing. Contains so many lightbulb moments it could power the national grid. Truly one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet' ELIZABETH DAY, How To Fail podcast

'You will love the stories, you will learn how to honour your health and your body, and in the end, you'll love life that much more. Dr Gladys [...] writes one of those rare gems of a story that teaches as much as it inspires' Dr Edith Eger, New York Times bestselling Author of The Choice and The Gift

'Her advice is invaluable' i
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There's really no one quite like Dr Gladys McGarey.

Age 8 years old, she met Gandhi in India who instilled in her life lessons about love.

She began her medical practice at a time when women couldn't own their own bank accounts, and accumulated thousands of patients.

At 85 she travelled to Afghanistan to teach rural woman safer birthing practices, resulting in a 47% decrease in infant mortality rates in the area.

Dr. Gladys McGarey revolutionised holistic medicine. Now, aged 102 and still practising as a doctor, she shares her powerful secrets so you can live your own life with joy, vitality and purpose at any age - just as she has.

In a voice that is both practical and inspiring, Dr Gladys shares life-changing stories of miraculous healing from her thousands of patients of all ages, as well as her own experiences as a mother of six, and her survival of both heartbreak and illness, as heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Dr. Gladys will change the way you think not only about health and healing but what leads to a life filled with joy and satisfaction.
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'I want everyone to pick up this book and read it. [Dr Gladys is] an inspiration to me and to many people in the world' Deepak Chopra

'Incredibly insightful. Very special. Full of wisdom. I can’t think of a single person that this book won’t help’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee

'If you want to know the secret to living a truly good life then I don't imagine there's anyone you'd be better off hearing from' Jane Garvey, Times Radio

'Amazing. Leaves you feeling like you've taken something away. This book is moving as well as being filled with practical wisdom. Beautifully written' Nadiya Hussain

'Refreshingly simple and practical. The good doctor's sound advice feels achievable, and readers will feel inspired and energized' Booklist

'Dr. Gladys is a global pioneer who has helped transform our very definition of health and healing. Her extraordinary book will offer millions of readers the simple yet revolutionary secrets to discover true health and happiness at any age' Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of Young Forever and The Pegan Diet

'Gladys McGarey's approach is just what the doctor ordered. She inhabits the real world where body, brain, and spirit are inseparable, and her century of wisdom is infused with science, medicine, and soul' Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and New York Times bestselling author of The Good Life

'Dr. Gladys is as illuminating as she is engaging. Her combination of medical knowledge and lived experience will be an empowering guide for legions' Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women, Food, and Hormones

'Truly one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet' Elizabeth Day, How to Fail Podcast

Reviews

  • Astonishing. Contains so many lightbulb moments it could power the national grid. Truly one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet
    Elizabeth Day, How To Fail Podcast

About the author

Dr Gladys McGarey

Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D., M.D.(H) is internationally recognised as the 102-year-old Mother of Holistic Medicine and who now offers Life Consultations.

In 1970, she co-founded the American Holistic Association in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying the groundwork for the cultural shift that recognises alternative and holistic medical modalities.

She still lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and shares a medical practice with her daughter Helene Wechsler, MD. She currently has a life coaching practice, maintains a healthy diet, and enjoys a good piece of cake now and then as well.
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