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The People Speak, 20/01/2015

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THE MOTHER OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE
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Gladys McGarey On Alternative Healing

GLADYS MCGAREY M.D.  - The Mother of Holistic Medicine speaks of both traditional and alternative methods of approaching health problems with live questions from the audience on everything from allergies to vertigo.

Guest, Gladys McGarey

Guest Name
Gladys McGarey
Guest Occupation
Physician
Guest Biography

DR GLADYS TAYLOR MCGAREY is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine.  Dr. Gladys, as she is affectionately known, is board certified in Holistic and Integrated Medicine and has held a family practice for more than sixty years.  She is the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, as well as the co-founder of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine.  She was the first to utilize acupuncture in the U.S. and trained other physicians how to use it.  

Dr. Gladys is a pioneer.  She has tirelessly pioneered work in holistic medicine, natural birthing, and the physician-patient partnership.  Among Dr. Gladys' innovations for natural birthing was the Baby Buggy Program founded in 1978, featuring a fully-equipped paramedical and emergency transport vehicle for home deliveries.  In 1970, she co-founded the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she and her former husband pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying the groundwork for the cultural shift of recent years that recognizes alternative and holistic medical modalities.  Her efforts worldwide continue to receive international acclaim.     

Dr. Gladys has written and lectured extensively.  She is the author of four books, "The Physician Within You," "Born to Live," "Living Medicine," and "The World Needs Old Ladies."  She continues to write numerous articles for health publications, both as a columnist and feature writer.  Her public speaking career bridges four decades during which she has shared the podium with Andrew Weil, Depoch Chopra, Wayne Dwyer, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and other notables who became her associates in the American Holistic Medical Association, which Dr. Gladys  had co-founded in 1977.  

In addition to co-founding the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, she also co-founded The Scottsdale Holistic Medical Group where she practiced with her daughter, Helene Wechsler, M.D., from 1989 to 2004. In 2004, Dr. Wechsler opened a new practice, Scottsdale Private Physicians, at 10900 N. Scottsdale Road, where Dr. Gladys sees patients one day per week.  She helps patients through difficult times with "life coaching," dream interpretation, and her own form of "Living Medicine."  Appointments may be made with Dr. Gladys by calling: 480-483-2374.

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey's work lives on through The Foundation for Living Medicine (formerly, The Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation), which has helped to expand the knowledge and application of holistic principles through scientific research and education.  Dr. Gladys and the Foundation are leading the charge to effect the paradigm shift in medicine that changes the current disease model to one that focuses on the individual and the wholeness of life.

The People Speak

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The People Speak has evolved over the years with many great guests who have been interviewed by some very fine hosts.

We are a 55 minute show airing every other Sunday between 5-6pm Pacific/8-9pm Eastern. The show features a guest interview from any number of realms of interest (entertainment, science, philosophy, healing, spirituality, activism, politics, literature, etc.).

The guests share their stories, lives, strategies, books, philosophy, films, music, or whatever it is they use as a vehicle for making a difference for the better.

The radio show name, The People Speak, is based on the idea of allowing our audience - the People - a chance to interact with the guests during the hour, and we take phone or text questions from them during the interview.

Past guests include such notables as Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late Howard Zinn, Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Kathryn Najimy, Oliver Stone, Jesse Ventura, Richard Belzer, Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, Scott Horton, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, George Galloway, Roseanne Barr, Ed Asner, Chevy Chase, as well as various reps from Amnesty International, UN World Food Programme, and many others.