Welcome to our Living Medicine community. Our MISSION is to build a healthier world by encouraging individuals to follow their own Living Medicine Path.

What is Living Medicine?

The term, “living Medicine,” is based on the ancient Native American definition of ‘MEDICINE,’ which means ‘LIFE.’ Therefore, the term, “Living Medicine,” translates to “Living Life.” It is the process of living one’s life and following one’s individual path to Wholeness. Specifically, our lives represent a journey that each of us is taking in order to be WHOLE—emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Living Medicine is the name of that journey.

By consciously ‘Living’ our lives and ‘Listening to the Physician Within,’ we are practicing the ‘Medicine’ that we need for growing and healing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Paramount to the Living Medicine approach is the fundamental ideal that Love and Life are the true healers. Living Medicine recognizes each individual as a WHOLE Spiritual Being who creates their own recipe for living life and who does best when following their own unique path. It empowers each individual to take charge of their own life by consciously working with the Physician Within.

From an individual health perspective, Living Medicine is about looking at the WHOLE person, rather than just treating a disease. We may still work with a disease process, which could require drugs and surgery, but the emphasis would be on being whole and alive while doing so. This way of practicing medicine is a living, organic process that changes as each individual grows and evolves. 

Dr. Gladys

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. Read more about her incredible story.​


Dr. Gladys has a new book! "The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor's Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age."​

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Natural Birthing

Birth Perspectives Related to The Well-Lived Life

Secret 1: You Are Here for a Reason
In Chapter 1 of The Well-Lived Life Dr. Gladys discusses “finding our juice,” that is, finding the will within us to live and finding that purpose for which we were born.

Natural Birthing

Music Therapy Helps Premature Babies

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