Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, just published, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). 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 numerous publications including Glamour, Time, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Men's Health, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 200 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 100 educational lectures around the country. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.

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, Calif., 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 award-winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet was recently turned into a national talk show. More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com.

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  • Thanks so much for the inspiring, educational and deeply thought provoking presentation you made this morning on Women’s Health in the Workplace.  As a constantly emotionally and physically depleted working mom with a very successful and highly stressful business that I juggle with the care giving of 3 small children under the age of 6 at home, there was so much that I took away from this morning that I literally cannot wait to get started!  I am motivated, I am committed and I have you to thank for the profound reminder of the vows I need to make to myself above all others that make their demands on me daily. Bless you.

    ~ Lesa Caputo, Brown and Brown Insurance

  • Super inspirational reminder of what we need to practice daily. Please pass on my comments and compliments and gratitude to our speaker!

    ~ HR Supervisor, MTD

  • Kathy approaches her lectures with the ability to relate very well to her audience. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about health issues, she has a great sense of humor which puts the audience at ease, and therefore more willing to hear and process her valuable information.

    ~ Michael Cervin, Journalist and Broadcaster

  • Kathy could even make pathology fun.

    ~ Jessica, former student

  • I wasn't sure what to expect but I learned a lot. Kathy made the lecture both fun and informative.

    ~ Leslie S., personal trainer

  • Besides keeping our readers informed on natural health and alternative medicine with her popular monthly column in BigBlendMagazine.com, Kathy Gruver is an excellent radio guest who joins us frequently on Big Blend Radio’s ‘Ultimate Living’ quality of life radio show. She not only provides our listeners with the information they need when it comes to keeping their health in check, but she is well-spoken, entertaining, and professional in every sense of the word. After listening to her speak, you will find yourself motivated about being healthy and excited to take care of your body!

    ~ Lisa Smith, Publisher at Big Blend Magazine

  • Recently I had the pleasure of hearing Kathy speak on the body and mind connection in achieving and maintaining good health. I found the presentation to be fascinating, educational and especially inspiring. She has a rare talent of including humor in motivating and inspiring your audience. I am involved with several groups that book speakers for seminars and other events and will be recommending Kathy to them. Thank you for such a powerful presentation, I immediately began replacing negative thoughts with positive ones!

    ~ Beverly Mineo, National Sales Manager Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA

  • On behalf of the Santa Barbara Northside Optimist Club, let me thank you again for speaking to our group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your talk on the mind/body connection and how we can all play a greater role in our wellness. Your ability to explain the sometimes complicated components of health including facts along with some humor is a rare quality. You did an excellent job in conveying the key elements that we all can benefit from knowing.

    ~ Michelle Profant, 
, Santa Barbara Northside Optimist Club

  • Great workshop! Lots of information I knew and lots that I didn’t. Very well presented!

    ~ Attendee at NAWBO SB, Wellness for the Working Woman lecture

  • Kathy Gruver has spoken to the National Association of Women Business Owner’s, Santa Barbara Chapter on Wellness for the Working Woman: How to Take Back Your Health and Slow Down the Aging Process. She entertains and educates and is a phenomenal speaker providing her audience with many ah-ha moments about their life and health.

    ~ Dawn Hampton
, President, 
National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara

  • Kathy Gruver's informative and fun workshop on Wellness and the Working Woman for NAWBO-SB was terrific.  Full of great advice on nutrition, balancing our lives as well as some easy exercises we can do throughout the day to keep us limber and well, it was a worthwhile and thoroughly professional presentation.  Thank you, Kathy.

    ~ Cathy Feldman, 
Program Co-Chair, 
National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara

  • Recently, the Global Perspectives on Stress class I teach at Antioch University in Santa Barbara had the pleasure of spending an incredibly enlightening, and inspiring afternoon with Dr. Kathy Gruver. Not only is Dr. Gruver a spirited and engaging speaker, but her vast knowledge of nutrition, natural remedies and holistic healthcare provided the students with valuable information and knowledge that isn't available in textbooks and standard college curricula. Dr. Gruver has the rare ability to weave animated anecdotes from her own life history and current practice, solid scientific research, and all with a large helping of humor. Hers is a presentation not to be missed!

    ~ Stuart S. Light, M.A., M.Ed., Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara

  • Factual, informative and wildly entertaining; Thought-provoking, yet simple; charaismatic Kathy Gruver is on a roll with a unique approach to current trends in Mind-Body Medicine. A speaker you must experience!!

    ~ Lili Schafer, Program Chair, Santa Barbara Yacht Club

  • I was privileged to sit in on Dr. Gruver’s lecture at the 2010 ANMA Annual Convention, ‘How our words affect our health.’ Her casual, confident speaking style combined with her signature sense of humor made for an informative and enjoyable presentation. Very knowledgeable. Examples from her practice were particularly helpful, and suggestions were effective and quick to implement. Easily one of the finest speakers on the natural health circuit, someone to watch with eager anticipation.

    ~ Steven Brynoff, ND, President Mediral Homeopathics

  • Kathy Gruver is an intelligent, well spoken and passionate woman who knows what she's talking about! It was such an honor to have her as a guest on our show. She was comfortable on camera, conversational, knowledgeable, and confident. She really helped us teach our viewers some important things they need to know that can help them tremendously. If you are looking for a great speaker, on camera or off- I highly recommend Kathy Gruver- you won't be disappointed!

    ~ Elizabeth Lozano, M.A., LMFT- The Holistic Success Show

  • When Kathy was on our show, she delivered information in an informative, detailed and straightforward manner that was easy to understand. Go Kathy! Well done!

    ~ Danielle Knox, Host of Lifetime Television's The Balancing Act

  • Dr. Gruver has a wealth of knowledge about the history of our most precious natural resource. Her smooth delivery allows audience members to relax as they are educated. The information shared on hydration, disease prevention and healing is invaluable. The manner of delivery inspires one to change, and to adopt the life enhancing aspects of water presented. Kathy spoke at the 2011 seminar, and was back by popular demand. Her intention to help people get on the right track towards good health comes through. And, she’s a delight to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Kathy Gruver to anyone wishing to engage an authoritative voice on healing.

    ~ Jill Klein Rone,Producer, Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

  • Kathy is a breath of fresh air! She grabs your attention and is energetic, fun and has a great sense of humor. Kathy was so popular at our Women's History Month event our employees begged us to get her back. Her instruction on stress relief really gives a busy, multitasking employee practical advice and tools. After both events, we still haven't had enough and hope to get Kathy back on another topic!

    ~ Erin Coon, Raytheon Women's Network President.

  • "Dr. Kathy Gruver was a speaker at the 2012 Women of the Green Generation Conference and delivered an insightful presentation about the health benefits of water. She is a true professional and has the ability to keep the audience engaged. I will definitely invite Dr. Gruver to speak at future WOTGG events."

    ~ Kris Willey, founder Women of the Green Generation (WOTGG)

  • Kathy Gruver has a lively personality that shines through when she takes the stage. She has "fire in the belly" when it comes to educating people on topics related to health, nutrition, naturopathic medicine --and alternatives to conventional western medicine --for preventing and treating illness and disease. In terms of delivery, Kathy brings anecdotal material from her practice as well as a sense of humor to make her topics accessible . Her training in acting allows her to remain cool under pressure, whether facing small or large audiences. I would recommend her for diverse groups, meetings and conferences interested in her area of expertise. In general, Kathy will be well-prepared and ready to discuss health-related issues in an engaging manner that will be relevant to her listeners' needs.

    ~ Lois Phillips, PhD "Women Seen and Heard" Seminars, Coach, Author, Conference Speaker 805.962.8083

  • I have known Dr. Kathy Gruver for 6 years through American Naturopathic Medical Association, a professional association for naturopaths, for which she is a speaker. The time I have spent with her has been a pleasure. Kathy Gruver relates well to diverse audiences with an above average level of professionalism. She is always well received by lecture attendees. Dr. Gruver has great interpersonal and communication skills. She would bring valuable talents and assets to any organization with whom she associates. It is an honor to provide a recommendation for Dr. Kathy Gruver she is a fabulous speaker.

    ~ Julie Morgan, ANMA

  • On October 14, 2012, as part of a Scleroderma Education Event held in Pasadena, California, the audience was treated to a lively and informative presentation by Dr. Kathy Gruver, author of 'The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.' Dr. Gruver provided tips on visualizations, affirmations and nutrition. Her information was backed up with current statistics and new ideas regarding wellness. For example, we learned there is music available which balances the left and right brain rhythms in a manner similar to meditation techniques - these CDs are often used in healing massage treatments. Dr. Gruver held a very meaningful discuss with the audience concerning vitamins and optimum scheduling, along with her recommendations. Dr. Gruver was able to hold the audience throughout the hour as she has a delightful sense of humor and was very open to spontaneous questions and comments. The group I sat with continued to discuss points from Dr. Gruver after her presentation and during the lunch hour - we were grateful for her dedication to wellness and jumped at the chance to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

    ~ Irene R, attendee, Schleroderma Foundation

  • I’m always happy to be in the audience when Dr. Kathy Gruver has the mic, she is one of the most dynamic and charming experts I ever seen. What a talented personality! Feel so fortunate that she is going to help us with the International Women’s Festival in 2013.

    ~ Patty DeDominic, founder Women's Festival

  • I always look forward to hearing Dr. Gruver speak at the American Naturopathic Medical Association Convention each year in Las Vegas. Kathy's talks are informative and entertaining. If I were to host a conference on Alternative or Holistic Medicine, Dr. Gruver would be the first speaker we secure for the conference.

    ~ David J, All Star Media

  • Dr. Gruver not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. She truly saved lives today.

    ~ Esther Fayson, Adult Protective Services

  • “Kathy, many thanks for your insights, high energy and engaging educational content for our recent Health Activist Summit. Your talk was a significant contribution and a big part of the event’s success. Many thanks for all that you do for the Healthcare community, you are truly inspirational.”

    ~ Bob Brooks, WEGO Health

  • “Kathy Gruver was one of the most popular speakers on the Evolving Conscious Health Community Cruise... and so helpful and easy to work with. Having the pleasure of hosting speakers like her inspires me to produce more cruise conferences!”

    ~ Lois Grasso, myholisticcruise.com

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