For a bit over a year ago, I was seeking information to help with my health problems which made me incredibly miserable at the time. I had to cancel social events all the time, had no energy to do what made me happy and felt like nothing could ever make it better. I was struggling with my digestion, sinus problems, anxiety, lack of different vitamins and just felt really far from myself. None of what I had tried before had really made a big difference, so I was desperate for anything that could change my wellbeing.
If you haven’t heard of the Medical Medium (or Anthony Williams which his name really is), you probably will very soon. He is known to be able to receive direct information from what he calls “spirit”, which is a voice from a higher source that explains him what conditions different people suffer from, and what is going on inside their bodies. He has been a medium ever since he was a kid and was able to correctly diagnose his grandmother with a serious illness before the doctors or anyone knew. He explains why so many people today suffer from mystery symptoms and illnesses which don’t really have any explanation, why we are getting more sensitive to different kinds of foods, and that a lot of it is caused by the Epstein Barr virus. A few years ago I had mononucleosis, an infection that is caused by exactly this virus. Putting the pieces together, I finally understand that this is when my health started deteriorating.
When I started reading his first book, Medical Medium, I was a bit sceptical. How can we know that this guy is trustworthy, and is it just another health trend? I read the whole book in a few days, and was intrigued but still skeptical, being a person who always searches for fact-based and statistically backed information. With time and trying out his advice, I understood how and why his methods and tips really make sense. Among his supporters are Pharrell Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Kerr, Robert DeNiro, Liv Tyler, and Gwyneth Paltrow, and doctors such as Christians Northrup.
To not make this the longest post ever, I will give you some tips that I have picked up from Medical Medium, that have really changed my life!
The first, and probably most profound tip he gives is drinking 16 ounces (4-5 dl) of pure celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. The celery should preferably be organic but regular celery is better than nothing (just rinse it well). This simple but effective technique is known to help give you clearer skin, improved digestion, less bloating, sustained energy, better mental clarity, weight loss, and stable moods, just to name a few! Following Medical Medium on Instagram (as 1.9 million people do), you will see that people are healing from all kinds of illnesses, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, SIBO, constipation, chronic fatigue syndrome, blood sugar issues, migraines, acid reflux, high blood pressure, addictions, adrenal issues, gout, allergies, autoimmune conditions, and countless others, from drinking plain celery juice daily!
Read more about this here.
Cutting down on fat
He explains that a high-fat diet can be very harmful, which is contradictory to lots of the high-fat diets going around with people putting oil in their coffee and nut butter on every smoothie (which I used to do). He explains that diets high in fat and protein and low on carbs and fruit are lacking water. If you lose weight on such a diet, it’s actually you losing water. You might be dehydrating yourself, thickening the fat of your blood and starving the brain of glucose it needs from fruits and carbs to function well. Your liver also needs water to cleanse and, and the high-fat and protein diet prevents this. The liver also needs oxygen and water to take in nutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants).
He therefore recommends people, either the protein and fat is vegan (like nuts, soy, oils) or non-vegan (like chicken, cheese, eggs, milk) to cut down on fat to maintain a healthy liver and brain.
Read more about this here.
Don’t fear the fruit
I have to admit I had quite the fruit fear myself. I felt like I would get bloated by eating a small apple, and fruit quickly became something I cut drastically down on once my digestion started getting troubled. That’s very ironic to me now, once I’ve learned HOW to eat fruit (yes, there are some ways to digest fruit better) <3.
Fruit was originally looked upon as our most healing foods, but something has changed the past years. There have been numerous articles on how fruit contains too much sugar, and the high-fat and protein diet trend has taken over. So people have been told to reduce fruit order to keep your weight and stay healthy. Fruit are actually the most important food to eat when healing from disease. Not only do fruits prevent illness, they slow aging, kill off pathogens, and heal our bodies on a cellular level.
Read more about this here.
How to eat fruit better:
Main advice: Eat fruit by themselves or before a meal. They digest more quickly than other food so don’t eat them at the end of meals.
Melons should be eaten alone. They digest quicker than all other fruits.
Sweet Fruit: This includes low water content fruits like bananas, dates, custard apples and all dried fruit etc. They are best mixed with sub-acid fruits. The exception to this rule is melons because they digest very quickly and always need to be eaten alone.
Sub-acid Fruit: This includes semi-sweet fruits like mangoes, papayas, berries, apples, pears etc. They are best mixed with sweet fruit and acid fruit.
Acid Fruit: These are the more sour fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapples etc. They are best mixed with sub-acid fruit and fats.
Heavy metal detox smoothie
This smoothie (which actually is really good) is perfectly designed to include 5 key ingredients that work together to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate. Medical Medium explains that “heavy metals can be responsible for countless disorders and symptoms including Alzheimer’s, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, autism, bipolar disorder, numbness, tics, spasms, hot flashes, heart palpitations, hair loss, brittle nails, memory loss, insomnia, fatigue, migraines, and depression. These liver troublemakers are virtually everywhere. They are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans, batteries, metal cookware, pesticides and herbicides, old paint, and even the foods we eat.”
2 cups wild blueberries (I buy organic blueberries from Kolonihagen)
1 cup cilantro
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp barley grass juice powder (I use this from Piura)
1 tsp spirulina (I use this from Supernature, but Medical Medium recommends Hawaiian spirulina)
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse (I use this from Northern Company)
To get barley grass, spirulina and wild blueberry powder all together you can check out this package!
Drop a comment if you have any questions about the information or where to get any of the ingredients! <3