Kathy Gruver, Owner of Healing Circle, Author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet Shows People How to Take Charge of Their Health Naturally to Lower Health Costs

Health is in the hands of the people. It is possible to regain health and wellness without having to rely solely on Western Medicine. Author Kathy Gruver tells you how in her new book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.

Santa Barbara, CA, January 10, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Few medical professionals will deny it. Modern medicine is more expensive than ever and as a consequence, more people are interested in alternative medicine than ever before.

Kathy Gruver, Doctorate in Traditional Naturopathy and author of the new book The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, says, “We can’t control what is outside of us, but we can change what we think and what we eat, and we can be healthier and stronger. It’s very simply an educated decision we must make for ourselves.”

Ms. Gruver says that eating naturally is a conscious choice. “The things that we consume everyday are making us fatter and sicker. If we eliminate the fast food, the soda, the MSG, and the GMOs, (genetically modified organisms)”, she says, “we can reclaim our health.”

Mainstream medicine is usually needed when things go really wrong. Are there times those things are needed?

“You betcha,” she says. “but we’re too reliant, too hypnotized by the quick fix and the happy bouncing egg advertising the newest drug on TV. We underestimate our own power to avoid health problems.

“Take charge of your own health. Make the decision to stop eating artificial foods, to lose weight, exercise more, and you will have more energy and be ill less often”.

Here are some quick tips from The Alternative Medicine Cabinet:

If you’re suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, constipation, sleep or mood issues or PMS, Magnesium might just be what your body needs.

If you have sleep issues, B vitamins can help, but don’t take them too late in the day as they can cause sleeplessness. Adding Melatonin or L-Tryptophan can also help, but don’t take L-Tryptophan if you are on special drugs for depression.

And something she's learned in her practice, Healing Circle Massage is that you can't beat maintainence for health. Regular exercise, massage, yoga, whatever you enjoy is key to a long and healthy life.

Gruver says that the best thing people can do is to eliminate the following things from your diet for better health: MSG, artificial sweeteners, GMO foods (corn, soy, cotton), artificial coloring and flavoring, soda, milk, wheat, high fructose corn syrup and processed foods.

“It might seem like a challenge, but the rewards are worth it,” she says.

Headaches, depression, asthma, skin conditions, allergies all can be caused by the toxic chemicals in artificial foods. A lot of the problems people have can be remedied with fasting, a change in diet and cleansing.

One of the biggest quick fixes people can make to feel better every day she says, is to just add more fiber to add more health.

Ms. Gruver says that people have problems with repetitive stress injuries because over time our bodies have become weak.

“We rely on machines and computers for so much of what used to be done with old fashioned elbow grease. I’m not saying I want to go back to the days of wringer washers and push lawn mowers, but if we can increase our physical activity rather than sitting in front of a screen, our bodies and minds will be healthier and less apt to injury.”

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet
By Kathy Gruver

List $11.95
142 pages trade soft cover
ISBN 978-0-7414-5903-9

For more information visit www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet describes natural remedies that are available to help decrease dependence on medication and surgery.

Kathy Gruver maintains a practice in massage and traditional naturopathy, Healing Circle Massage, in Santa Barbara, California. Gruver has been featured as an expert is numerous publications including Massage Magazine, SouthWest Blend, Discover, First for Women, SB Fitness, The Holistic Option, Bottled Water Web, DermaScope Magazine, and Pacific Coast Business Times. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows covering topics such as back pain, mind/body medicine, healthy pregnancy, homeopathics, nutrition, herbs, patient advocacy and massage for wellness. Healing Circle was voted a Best Practice by Massage Magazine, two years in a row.

Kathy will be appearing as a guest author on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act on March 1, 2011 to discuss natural health and The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.

She also produced, directed and hosted an instructional massage DVD, Therapeutic Massage at Home; Learn to Rub People the Right Way.

Review and promotion copies, cover and author photography, and interviews available upon request.

Contact: Kathy Gruver Tel: 805-680-1984 Email: healingcirclemassage@hotmail.com


Review and promotion copies, cover and author photography, and interviews available upon request.

Kathy Gruver
Kathy Gruver
805 680 1984