Kathy L. Gruver, PhD, author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, shares information from her latest book, Body Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker. She begins by describing her journey towards a career in holistic health, from becoming a massage therapist to obtaining her doctorate in traditional naturopathy. She found that listening to her patients’ stories provided insights into their medical issues. She then discusses some of the mind/body therapies she finds to be especially effective. For example, affirmations can help us stay healthy during flu season and also in dealing with issues like insomnia. An effective affirmation for helping to prevent the flu, rather than saying I”m not getting sick”, is to say “I’m healthy and well. My immune system is strong and resilient.”
For good brain health, the brain can’t tell the difference between reality and fantasy, so we need to control our response to stress. Certain supplements can also keep us healthy, including vitamin and minerals including calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and D3, Zinc, natural antibiotics, and various homeopathic remedies.
Dr. Gruver discusses the benefits and how to do an “elimination diet,” one of the best ways to determine food allergies and sensitivities. For more information, please visit www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com