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How To Get Well and Stay Well: 6 Healthy Habits We All Need To Know with Dr Gemma Newman

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  January 24, 2024

What is it that really makes us healthy? Is it regular trips to the doctor, a swift diagnosis, and medicine when we need it? Or do we need a more holistic approach? Today’s guest believes it is the latter. 

Dr Gemma Newman has been a family doctor in the NHS for 20 years. She is regularly invited to speak and teach all over the world and is incredibly passionate about treating body, mind and spirit as one – and this forms the basis of her brand new book, Get Well Stay Well – The Six Healing Health Habits You Need To Know.

Like me, Gemma increasingly found that her conventional medical training wasn’t yielding positive results for many of her patients – so she decided to take a more open-minded approach, studying nutrition, psychotherapy and a range of other holistic methods and combined them with her conventional medical practice. And, very soon, she began to see radical transformations in the health of her patients.

It’s this holistic method that Gemma explains in our conversation today, using the acronym GLOVES – which points to six key areas of life we can address if we want to get well and stay well. They’re ways of thinking, being and doing that should be front and centre in our lifestyles, and, of course, we discuss them all during our conversation together. 

Crucially, Gemma, believes the first step in any effective, lasting behaviour change is finding self-compassion, and her approach will help you trust your inner wisdom, feel more in control, and stop outsourcing your wellbeing to the doctor’s surgery. And in a world where ‘wellness’ often comes with a hefty price tag, her suggestions are all free.

Gemma writes and speaks from the heart and I think you will really enjoy this conversation.

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The Plant Power Doctor: A Simple prescription for a healthier you

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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP