We had the good fortune of connecting with Joyce Gerber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joyce, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Actually, there was no thought at all…it was pure passion! From the age of 20, when someone I hitched a ride from brought me to my first health food store/restaurant, I was hooked! Within a few years, I knew that I wanted to share what I’d learned about nutrition, detoxification, and healing the body naturally with the world. I knew that I wanted that to be my profession, and from there, I chose the modalities I wanted to learn, and with whom I wanted to study.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been fascinated with the natural healing modalities used in functional medicine and naturopathy, and I have studied and used them extensively in my work. Using food as medicine is powerful and effective, Natural ways of detoxifying the body are essential, and I have experienced diseases reversing through using nature to heal us. It is so thrilling for me to have people tell me that they have gotten off their medications because they didn’t need them anymore, or that they have been able to cancel their surgeries! Something that sets me apart from others is my ability to help people implement information. Many people share information, but having people implement and utilize that information, and create an ongoing, healthy lifestyle is very different. I’ve created many ways to work with me; one is a very comprehensive 3 month program, “Extreme Health In 90 Days”, where I am guiding you, step by step, into an enjoyable, healthy lifestyle. It would have been very helpful if there was more focus and education about setting up a business, and marketing, advertising, and sales skills, but when I was studying, those topics were sorely lacking, so that made things more difficult. There was also no social media, so a lot of it was “learn while you earn”! What I want the world to know is that the “truth” of health and disease is the “terrain” theory, not the “germ” theory. In the terrain theory, if fish are getting sick, you change the water in the fishbowl, and the fish get well. In the germ theory, you leave the fish in the dirty water, and give them antibiotics. That doesn’t make any sense, and they keep getting sick! I am doing my best to spread the “good news” about the importance of our “biological terrain”. That is the message, and the mission, of “Health Is An Inside Job”. As a gift to your readers, I am offering a gift coupon of either $50 off any organic nutritional products, or 25% off of a nutritional program with me, as well as a complimentary 20 minute consultation. I can be reached at 310-980-7665. My website is: https://healthisaninsidejob.com/
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would eat in places like The Grain Cafe, Veggie Grill, Real Food Daily, M Cafe, Inn of The Seventh Ray, or Erewhon Market. We’d go to Topanga Canyon, we’d take drives to beautiful scenic coastline areas, go dancing, go to uplifiting musical events, and things like full moon gatherings, and Native-American sweats. If the Covid-19 lockdown wasn’t happening, we’d go to meaningful gatherings like Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays, and events at the Hammer Museum. I know that a dear friend of mine would be having loving, heart-connecting gatherings in her home, and we’d be there!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Dr. Bernard Jensen, and Ann Wigmore, two amazing pioneers in the world of natural healing.