Dr. Gladys' Articles and Books


This is the captivating story of centenarian Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey, the Mother of Holistic Medicine, as she takes us on her personal journey to evolve her own paradigm shift into Living Medicine. Filled with wisdom derived both from and for her physician colleagues and patients, this book serves as an introduction as well as a guide to what it takes to create true healing and individualized well-being.

Dr. Gladys has long been a medical visionary and pioneer. It’s no coincidence that her vision led her to cofound the American Holistic Medical Association over forty years ago. Out of her personal experience and understanding that life and love are the true teachers and healers, Dr. Gladys has once again given birth to medicine’s next evolution—Living Medicine. She helps the reader glean the roots of medicine’s past and glimpse what’s possible in its future from the perspective of practicing her craft for over eighty years. She teaches us what it means to “age into health” and shows us—by example—how to do it.

Those who read the first edition of this book, which is truly her signature work, will likely be surprised and amazed by how much she has grown since then. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow along with her on this journey and get a taste of what’s to come in this field.

To heal the broken disease-care system we now have in medicine requires the wisdom and experience of teachers like Dr. Gladys. Aspiring young medical students, as well as residents across all medical specialties, will do well to heed her wisdom as they embark on their unique and individual career paths. Readers of all ages, nationalities, faiths, and creeds will find this fascinating book hard to put down. Lives will be changed as a result, just like “once you’ve seen the cow’s face in the ink blot, you can never go back and not see it.” Reading this book will leave you inspired and looking forward to whatever Dr. Gladys does and discovers as she begins her next one hundred years!

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Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey is internationally known for her pioneer work in alternative medicine. Dr. Gladys, as she is affectionately known, says it is not about killing off a disease, but instead, it is about seeing the patient as a whole person. She believes that the practice of medicine has become a war against disease, a killing machine.  Rather than building life,  we are destroying it. Her premise is that we must change our focus from killing to living. As we support the living process in a person, life itself brings about the healing that the person needs. Our job as physicians is to work and support the 'Physician Within' each of us. Then, living medicine becomes our dwelling place.



Dr. Gladys gives a speech with Greg Reid, founder of The Secret Knock 



The following is a listing of articles that Dr. Gladys has written for Venture Inward, the official magazine of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.).  Venture Inward is a bi-monthly magazine that is published for the members and affiliates of the Edgar Cayce Foundation.   Venture Inward seeks to inspire, challenge, and expand human awareness in spiritual development, mystical experience, philosophy, parapsychology, and holistic health.  Click on the articles below to read them:

Wellness and Holistic Life

Planting Our Souls

Focusing on Health, NOT the Disease

The Choice for Pregnancy

Our Body Is the Temple of the Living God

Every Cell Has Regenerative Consciousness

Facing Hard Times Gracefully

‘Fire is Ever Ire’

The Journey from Head to Heart

Karma Is Just Memory

The Kurpe and Sickle and the Silver Cup

Letting Our Soul Shine

The Healing Power of Love

The Rhythm of the Rocking Chair

Why Did the Shirley Temple Doll Become Barbie?

To Know Ourselves



                                             Dr. Gladys and Foundation CEO Rose Winters