Monthly Book Review – Anthony William – Medical Medium
Like myself, you may have come across this Anthony William fellow, and heard the basic outline of his story and the concept of his role as the “Medical Medium” and fairly quickly dismissed him as a “quack”. That was my mindset when I first heard about him from a friend, and did a further Google search on him.
However, based on the recommendation from the same friend, and his pre-warning that he does indeed look very “quackish” when you first delve into his story and identity, I was willing to give him a bit of a chance before total dismissal. After all, I was still experiencing really bad fatigue and a host of other symptoms, and maybe his book which mainly delves into the area of chronic mystery illnesses would help.
Here's a quick overview of the different sections of this book review:
An Introduction To Anthony William and his Work
A Quick Discussion On The Whole “Medical Medium' Thing
What I Personally Got From This Book
Useful Related Resources
Discussion On Medical Medium and Anthony William's Material
An Introduction To Anthony William and His Work
Firstly, a quick note – I'm usually of the mind that it's better that the information that I write about related to health and wellness has some kind of scientific basis where possible.
The last thing I want for this site is for it to become just another “health gossip” spreading machine, which spews forth even more harmful misinformation across the internet. There are already enough of these kinds of sites all over the place, as I'm sure you've seen…
That being said, as you may already be aware, or as you will become aware of very shortly, when it comes to the work of Anthony William, it's hard to reference things to the same degree (it's a little hard to reference ghosts, spirits, and other phenomena).
Anthony is quite open about this in his book, and my state of mind during the time of being introduced to his ideas whilst reading his book, was simply to try and keep an open mind. After all, I was still looking for some kind of answers to my own suffering…
Anyway, onto the introduction.
You might think of Anthony William as similar to a modern day Edgar Cayce (wikipedia description). When he was 4 years old, he started hearing involuntary audio dialogues (NOT thoughts, but like having someone talking in his ear directly) regarding people's health status.
It started with his Grandmother the first night it happened, when the voice now known as “spirit” correctly diagnosed her with lung cancer by commanding little Anthony to speak aloud “grandma has cancer” whilst the family was eating their dinner that night. X-rays later confirmed this amazing out of the blue insight to be true.
Here's a video that William has posted on his website as a promo for his first Medical Medium book, telling the story of how he first experienced his special ability:
(if you had the same reaction as me, you might have found that video either somewhat weird, or off-putting, or maybe somewhere in between – with it's kind of cheesy portrayal, and corny creepy background music)
As William tells us in his book, soon this new found “ability” became a very much constant experience, and everywhere he went, he'd be given a detailed description of the health status of those around him.
It didn't matter if it was complete strangers in the super market, on buses, etc. He was relentlessly given this information. To cut a longer story short, it took him many many years to accept this, and come to terms with his gift, which he quite often saw as a curse.
In fact, apparently according to William, only a few people each century are given this ability to receive this information through “spirit”, and quite often they commit suicide, as it's just such a difficult thing to live with, as you can probably imagine.
The book is divided into sections which break down firstly WHO Anthony William is, and his story of how he started receiving this information, and then the much longer story of how he came to terms with this extraordinary ability over the years.
This journey towards acceptance took him 20-30 years it seems, for him to finally get to the place where he is now, seemingly comfortable with his role, and taking 100% responsibility for his gift.
I must say that Anthony's writing, especially in the first section where he tells you his story, is exceptional, and very well written. I actually was in tears at one point reading his story, at the point where he nearly gives up, and comes close to death… I won't ruin it by saying anything else about that particular part, other than it's great reading, and really helps you identify with his story.
Most of the sections that come after the introduction and Anthony's story are focused on specific types of chronic mystery illnesses, as this is really the main focus of this book. The list of Chronic mystery illnesses that Anthony addresses in Medical Medium are as follows, broken up over parts 2 & 3 of the book:
- Epstein Barr Virus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
- Type 2 Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Shingles – True Cause of Colitis, TMJ, Diabetic Neuropathy, etc
- ADD/ADHD & Autism
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause
- Lyme Disease
After the focus on the different types of mystery illnesses, the next part of the book focuses on what one can do to begin the healing process. Anthony has then included a great chapter on gut health, a chapter on avoiding toxins, then one on all the foods that are bad for us and to be avoided (things like corn, soy, MSG, etc) some of which you'll probably already have heard about, and others which you probably won't have. Then there is a chapter on all the ridiculousness surrounding the idea that fruit is somehow bad for us, titled “Fruit Fear”.
After this there is a chapter where Anthony introduces us to his 28 day cleanse (which I am actually currently trying as I write this, day 5 so far! – might write a separate entry on that at some point). The cleanse is pretty much a hardcore raw/vegan diet, and may not actually be new to many people, but like myself it was something that I hadn't actually tried, and therefore with Anthony's discussion on all the benefits of it, I was willing to try it out.
Coming towards the end of the book, there's a chapter about meditations, which is quite different from the usual stuff you would expect to find on the topic, as Anthony likes to recommend that people fine more unique ways to get in touch with their deeper self, such as watching bees pollinating flowers, etc. I was intrigued by this chapter I must say, though I've yet to take any of the advice and use it.
After this, at the end of the book basically, there is a chapter titled “Essential Angels” which describes how to call on Angels, and get their support. Again, this is where the skeptic in me became activated, but I tried to let that go, and at least read what he had to say about it. After all, I'd come this far… 🙂
The final chapter in the book is basically just a call for us to have more faith, and quickly discusses how this is one of the main problems with us humans, we need to learn to keep the faith!!
A Quick Discussion On The Whole “Medical Medium” Thing
Listen, to be really honest with you, at this point I'm still not sure if Anthony is the real deal. A lot of his information seems to be correct from further research, and he has some very “valid sounding” ideas, however until I have actually received some level of benefit and made some good progress with my own stuff from following some of his advice, then I will remain on the fence as to whether all this is a bunch of nonsense, or he is actually is legit.
Personally I'm quite open minded in most cases, and although I PREFER to see studies, etc backing things up, especially in the world of health and well being (as there is so much rubbish out there, which people more or less have just made up because it sounds good or they want to believe it) I do believe that we really don't know everything, and it would actually be quite arrogant to assume that the knowledge we have now is even close to 100% of the truth.
I don't want to indulge too much in cliches, but humans did believe that the Earth was flat for a long time, and how ridiculous does that seem to us now?
What I Personally Got From This Book
As mentioned, I've still not decided if I believe all this stuff yet, as it's pretty on the edge of my belief system at the moment (I've never really believed in Angels etc necessarily in the past, while I do believe that there's certainly more than the physical for sure).
That being said, his advice on Adrenal Fatigue is something that I've begun to take to heart and experiment with. He has one piece of advice which mentions the idea of “grazing”, which is basically eating every 90-120 minutes, with the idea being that it takes the pressure off of your adrenal glands to provide you energy, and this in turn allows them to heal over time.
I DO seem to have noticed more energy since doing this, although it's a little early to say if it's definitely this, as is always the case in life, there are so many variables going on all the time, which could be impacting the way one feels.
However, I have high hopes at this point, and I will continue to experiment with his ideas about Adrenal Fatigue, and am also starting to try a few of the supplements that he recommends for EBV, so far just the Monolaurin, Licorice Root, and Cat's Claw supplements to begin with.
Useful Related Resources
Anthony William has a bunch of great free audios, and videos floating about the place. Here's a list of some of his best related resources that I've been able to come up with so far:
- Medical Medium Hard Copy on Amazon
- Medical Medium “Life-Changing Foods” Hard Copy on Amazon
- Medical Medium Free Podcasts On Soundcloud
- Paid Medical Medium Radio Show On Hay House Radio (free trial account available)
- Youtube Interviews/Podcasts Featuring Anthony William
I think the main point that I can make here is that it's really important to have an open mind to new ideas, as far out and foreign as they may seem upon first introduction. I found it difficult to swallow the whole “spirit told me about grandma's lung cancer at just 4 years old” thing too, but after reading the book, I'm much more open to the fact that it could indeed be real.
After all, Anthony William is called upon by many health professionals and Doctors around the world for help when they have no clues as to what's going on, and has helped a lot of high profile people including Gwyneth Paltrow, and Naomi Campbell.
I definitely think this book is worth a read, especially for those of you who are suffering from something like Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or any other of the ghastly chronic illnesses which are becoming all too common in this day and age.
Discussion On Medical Medium and Anthony William's MaterialWhat about you? Have you read this book yet and if so what are your thoughts about it? I'd also love to hear your feedback if you are someone that's not yet read the book, but has maybe just come across Anthony's material and have your doubts (as I did).
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