The well-lived life


Dr Gladys McGarey, the mother of holistic medicine and a still-practicing doctor at 101, reveals her powerful secrets for how to live with joy and vitality at any age. She shares a counterintuitive approach to living a rich, full, and purposeful life that isn’t about conserving energy, but rather about spending it wildly.

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SKU: 9780241613023 Category: Tags: , Publisher/imprint : Michael Joseph
Page count : 256
Published on 25th May, 2023


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

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.

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.

‘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

“In this age of quick fixes and simplistic solutions to life’s problems, Gladys McGarey’s approach is just what the doctor ordered. Dr. McGarey speaks to rich and complex truths that will resonate with readers’ hearts and minds. 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 important work reveals how each of us can live our healthiest and happiest life by connecting with our true purpose. 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

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Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 14.4 × 2.6 cm