Kathy Gruver, PhD

  • Host of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health
  • Alternative Medicine Cabinet
  • Santa Barbara, CA   
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Dr. Kathy Gruver is the host of the national TV show based on her first award winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Kathy was featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act in 2011 speaking about natural health and has just authored her second book entitled Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker. Her third book, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Medicine will be released shortly. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in countless publications including Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles. She has appeared as a guest expert on over 100 radio shows including NPR and has done over 60 educational lectures around the country. She has also served as an expert witness for massage negligence and ethics cases.

A recent winner of NAWBO’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards and nominee for the Gutsy Gal Awards, Kathy maintains a massage and natural health practice in Santa Barbara, CA, also offering phone and email health consultations. She has also produced an instructional massage DVD, Therapeutic Massage at Home; Learn to Rub People the RIGHT Way and is a practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet was selected as a winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards and a finalist for the IndyExcellence Awards and was recently turned into a national talk show. More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

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Expert Articles by Kathy Gruver, PhD

Anxiety and Stress

Manage and reduce stress by turning negative thoughts into positives

Healthy Immune System

Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health

Neck and Back Pain

Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage with a skilled massage therapist
Relieve neck pain and stiffness at the first sign of discomfort
Help overcoming and relieving lower back pain and sciatica

Fitness and Exercise

Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way

Joint Pain

Find relief for joint pain with help from multiple treatment options


Stay healthy and eat nutritiously in a high pressure desk job


Nighty night: Get a good night’s sleep with this expert advice

Colds, Flus, and Sickness

Beat the cold and flu this season with natural remedies

Tackling Family Problems and Conflict

How can families successfully manage their stress together at home?

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