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 amusing, weird, or off-putting, or maybe somewhere in between – with its 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.
Anthony William's Available Material
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?
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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
Including his books, 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 Thyroid Healing on Amazon
- 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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Well, gee, it would be a good idea to do a follow up to reveal how your 28 day cleanse went. That would give us all valuable insight to validity of the protocol. Please tell!
Hi Sasha, I believe it felt good, and improved my digestion/bowel movements… but it was VERY expensive, about 150% at least of my normal grocery expenses.
I did not read the book but read about what to eat if you have a hypothroid on Facebook. I wrote down what to eat and mostly what not to eat. I have lost twenty pounds in less than three months. I was skeptical at first too. I had nothing to lose. I have struggled for almost thirty years with my weight.i did not exercise or stave myself. I am amazed. I’m interested in what it will be like in six months.?
I had an almost non functional thyroid. Felt super tired and couldn’t do much, foggy head, no energy, tired tired tired.
I lay down on the couch in the middle of the day while we were minding two playing, yelling, laughing out loud grandchildren – and fell asleep for almost two hours.
The GP said I needed medicine. I wanted to try this diet I read about first because it appealed to me.
So I started the 28 day Heavy Metal Diet Anthony William describes in his first book, chapter 21. After the first week my foggy head cleared up. I had been tired for more than a month. In the second week my energy came back and after that I lost weight as well and I could see by my bowel movements that it changed considerably. I felt so much better!
I still drink green smoothies and eat lots of fruits and veggies during the day, grazing every one and a half hour. We like to make a salad and look up what good we are eating, it is nice to be aware of that and have the feeling of taking good care of our bodies.
After the diet I went back to get my blood tested again and the scores were back to normal!
My GP said when I asked him what he thought of that: I am not educated like that. Yup.
Most medical schools present most of the time most information about…. medication! Pharmaceutical industry is big into that. Good to know before you take your medicine that there might be other ways!
And it is up to each of us, each has his own life to manage and his or her own choices to make. I made mine and it worked!
So why not work together on this?
I still don’t know if Anthony Williams is to be trusted or not. A lot of his advice is sensible: eat more vegetables and fruits, and if you are sick (actually: if you have Epstein Bar virus or herpes viruses), no dairy, no grains at all. He seems to strongly favour raw food. Yo me, he is just a dedicated veganist, who found a terrific method to get his books on the NYT charts, because of his claim to speak to the “Spirit of the Most High”, whom he calls the Spirit of Compassion in other instances. I personally bought his first and his second book. After three days of beginning the day with mashed celery (I did not have a juicer so I just put the celery in a blender and made a sort of celery puree) I had terrible cramps, that got so bad that I needed to go to hospital. It turned out to be pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys, dangerous) and I had to take heavy antibiotics, since you cannot play around with kidney disease. This was the end of trying to ‘juice’ celery first thing in the morning. I now drink lukewarm water with half a lemon squeezed in, with better results.
Raw food smoothies are not good for me, too cold – I do better with warm cooked or steamed food, like vegetable soups. That is one of my objections against his diet advice, it is too much ‘one size fits all’. Humans are different physical types, whether you use the ayurveda Pita-Vata-Kapha typologie or the fourfold Western one: fire-earth-air-water types. Another thing that makes me slightly suspicious: he never tells anything else about this grandmother story than what is in this video clip. He never mentioned if she died not long afterwards, or if she got cured because of early diagnosis. When you tell a real life story from your youth, you don’t always tell it the same way, you sometimes add something you did not before, etc.
Then this claim that his knowledge is “lightyears ahead of conventional medicine”. I checked and contra-checked some of his claims, e.g. about thyroid disease, and found that medical science already suspects that viruses might play a role – even my young and not particularly brilliant family doctor in the Netherlands said so when treating me. Researchers are just not so sure as W. is, that EBV is the main culprit (or different herpes viruses.) I am skeptical too, that EBV or Herpes viruses are the cause of almost all so=called mystery diseases. It seems too facile.
Dr. Christine Northrup, well-known feminist gynecologist who went ‘alternative’, is one of the people who recommends Anthony Williams. She was very much in favour of ‘bio-identical hormones’ for women in or pas menopause. But W. is not at all in favour of bio-identical hormones, he prefers natural aging, and supporting yourself with optimum food and supplements.
In short: I still don’t know if Williams is the real deal. I recognize that he is very good in marketing his books. That they contain a lot of valuable information. that he is a good writer with a sense of humour as well (“some people need to eat some meat or salmon to know that all is still well with the world”.) But decades ahead of its time?….
Thanks for sharing your experience. I agree that it’s hard to know if he’s the real deal. As I say with all things health, it’s so personal, and sometimes the only way to really know if something’s going to be right for you, is to do a self experiment.
It’s really impossible to know if he’s a scammer or not at this point, but I like to believe he’s not for now. I know his advice has helped quite a few of my friends personally, so whether or not from “spirit” that’s got to count for something.
If you go to a good Alternative medicine doctor, they will tell you some of the same helpful hints that Anthony William does.
If these help people, then that’s great – but him trying to pass this information off as purely his own is ridiculous.
There are other parts of this book which are more dangerous. The human body does indeed attack itself, and this is behind many rheumatological disorders. Often patients need medications from doctors like Rheumatologists – not simply a diet change or supplements.
Also, start looking for testimonials of people who have actually seen him. You’ll find lots of complaints. In one case, the patient died due to his poor “treatment”.
In conclusion, there is some helpful wisdom in this book as far as medical suggestions. But I ultimately believe this guy is a con artist, out to make a buck by repackaging Alternative medicine as teachings from a Spirit
Well said Amy.
Caroline Myss PH.D a medical intuitive speaks about healing and has been around forever, is way deeper and knows her stuff because she has been educated in the field. Her books “Why people don’t heal and how they can”, “Anatomy of the spirit”. Any alternative medicine practitioner, functional medicine doctor or holistic or integrative health coach can will give you the same advice but is way more knowledgeable and has proper training in the field. TCM and other holistic ancient therapies will speak of the natural healing modalities. These are all things that are know in the holistic and natural healing communities. Most people are not aware because they are not in the field. His niche is that he is a medium and he has good PR and marketing people. Totally agree with Amy he is trying to make money by repacking alternative healing/medicine as a teaching from spirit. Sorry not buying it. Nothing new in that book that I have’t heard in the alternative healing/ medicine community. As a matter of fact it is dangerous because he has no training in the field.
Heard about this guy from a co-worker. I am a nurse paralegal- I do medical research on various topics and diseases daily. One problem with the suggestions made by this person, is that he markets to people who generally do not have a science/medical/nutrition background, so it is difficult to determine whether or not this is nonsensical. I do know that the scientific method is one agreed upon by most rational people since various opinions can be tested by others. The fact that his opinions can’t be tested and that he is making money from same, causes me to be very skeptical. PS: Edgar Cayce did not make money off his predictions; for me, that adds credence.
Because of Anthony William I was able to liberate from thyroid meds after 18 years of doctors getting absolutely nowhere. I healed a many so-called ‘autoimmune symptoms’ and I’m feeling great. It’s so sad that science is so behind on this.
I am applying his suggestions. In fact, you don’t need to believe or not. Simply take the foods he recommends, avoid the ones he does not recommend.
As a test, simply.
It does not hurt (usually, if you are not allergic to the stuff he recommends).
It’s not like he’s suggesting to take drugs and do fasting of water and food for months, nothing dangerous.
One thing I did was: I had apple allergy for years. I love apples, but apples burned my tongue. I had nothing to lose, so I said: ‘angel of harmony, please make apples in harmony with my body’.
Next day, I took a bite, no burning.
I waited another day, and ate 1/4 of an apple, no skin, no burning.
I was still afraid of apples, so I kept eating bits of apples daily, but noticed no burning.
Then one day, I ate the whole apple, no skin though (too afraid to try skin), and no bad reaction!
I did not believe in any angel, to tell you the truth. I simply said the sentence.
How can a coincidence happen this way? I mean, I love apples, but could not eat them for at least 3, 4 years!
Another thing that burns my mouth are pears, pomegranate, kiwis. I’ll try with them too!!
No one needs to believe on anything to try his suggestions. I did not. I had tried ALL sorts of diet, fasting, avoidance of food in the past.
I discovered on my own, that milk products and gluten / grains did not good to me and had stopped these before I read William’s book.
I do think his suggestions fit my body well!
I bought the Thyroid book recently. I have dealt with thyroid issues since college, with long periods of reprieves. I will be 60 soon, not a big eater at all and I do Spartan races, half marathons, etc and still do.
My history: in college I went from 105lbs to 165 in two months, happy to depressed, etc… nothing stopped the weight and no I wasn’t eating wrong or not exercising. I quit the next year, came home and the weight rapidly dropped and so did the dark mood. Fast foreword to age 40. Severe case of Mono. At age 45 I suddenly shot up to 167! No reason, thyroid was fine, so they told me. Age 50 on thyroid meds. Weight back to 120. We also followed Jillian Michael’s diet. Two years ago we moved and I lost access to most organic and non GMO food. Bam! Now I’m at 162, tired, etc… normal thyroid! Lol! The worse thing is I hurt and where I hurt, nothing is wrong. I really don’t care what this guys credentials are. Yes, odd! But, EB does not go away. I was told it could return throughout my life. Eating differently apparently has a huge effect on me at least. I will most likely combine Jill’s diet (backed by research) with his detox as I am not vegan and don’t plan to be. If something works, what does it matter on credentials. My internalist and orthopedic man have done nothing to solve my fatigue, pain, or let’s gain 10 lbs spontaneously. I’ll try it and repost in a month or so.
Having just read Thyroid Healing, I searched for a blog such as this one for alternative opinions on Anthony Williams. And I found them. Thank you all, especially Nick Earl, for this blog review
As a believer in extra-sensory perception, I don’t doubt William’s story from his childhood and his lifelong gift. What I do doubt is his recommendations without citation
to research. Yet, even on that “can of worms”, or more apt, “cage of mice,” I am equally skeptical.
I am health-conscious but have had several bouts of acute and chronic illness since childhood that I’ve always considered independent episodes. Almost all are related to the herpes virus according to Williams. I find this theory useful and hopeful enough that I am willing to give it a try. This, from a 71yr old woman who is unwilling to attribute increasing daytime fatigue, chronic sinusitis, brain fog, and osteoarthritis to “aging,” as if living this way in a slow march to the grave is my only option.
Sorry naysayers! We’re all in in this house.
I read his book in February 2017 and within 2 months I added fruit to my already healthy diet, 16 oz of Celery Juice each morning, and Cat’s Claw. That’s it. No other changes. As a result of these simple changes I no longer have Hashimoto’s, no daily sinus congestion, and no chronic fatigue (the type that keep me in bed for over 2 years.)
I am one of the lucky ones because it worked! And so are the 47,000 others that I now communicate with on a dedicated Facebook page.
I don’t deny that people can get better with his suggestions. However, this doesn’t make him psychic. Since this information (including about EBV) is already out there, he could have simply repackaged it.
This man is dangereous. He has no medical training what so ever. He gives false advice and put peoples health and life in danger. He is smart though. Information about veggies etc. is already studied and delivered by real scientests. He just pick and choose and takes credit for that. He claims he only wants to help people and charge 500 dollar for 30 min phone consult. Everyone has Epsteinbar and gets the same advice. He leads his flok of cheep and rules like a cult leader. It is a cult. His small followers kisses his but and believes everything he says. He turns people into having a eating disorder.
I followed his advice for 6 month and now suffer for severe anemia. He has created a cult of “US” and “THEM” – THEM are the “haters”. Thats what they call all of us who reviel his bluff or ask questions. If you ask question in one of his followers groups you will not get an answer or you will be eliminated and you message deleted. Everyone is sickly occupied by their body and everything cirkle arround food and no gos. Its mass mindcontrol.
DONT BELIEVE IT. Btw all of his supplements – only what he suggests is linked from his website – all affiliate. This is a milliondollar industry for him. He’s really bad news. Don’t get entangled in his sick mind and cult.
It is not his science or study that shows what veggies/fruit/herbs does for us. He takes credit for it. He just sells it well. You are lucky. Not all are lucky. No one is the same. Advicing me to stop eating egg, chicken, bread had devastating results.
If somebody had told me I would be listening to a medium about health this time last year I would have thought they were crazy. But now I have founf=d him I am so happy. I knew when I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition that it wasn’t right that my body was attacking itself. I instinctively changed my died to WFPB and immediately found improvements. I treated myself for H Pylori as I did a home test and was positive for antibodies – thgis led to further improvements. My blood test revealed I had EBV antibodies from a previous infection and I previously had shingles as a child. I absolutely believe the aurtoimmune conditon I have is related to shingles and that EBV is also working with it in my body. I believe that Anthony is showing me the root cause and how to deal with it. I feel empowered and am so grateful. I don’t know where his information comes from but I am very scientific as well as instinctive and I know that I believe his information. I wish everyone health and happiness.
I am 3/4s of the way through this book and trying to keep an open mind the whole time. My daughter suffers from many issues relating to Lyme, Bartonella, Panic and Depression. Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds only made her worse. My gut keeps telling me she needs lifestyle changes so I was intrigued by the reviews. So much of his writing makes sense to me and I believe the advice, as stated before, is basically eat healthier and nothing new. However, when I got to the chapter of Lyme, I was disappointed. I would love to think it is not caused by ticks – particularly since I am plucking them off my dogs every summer and finding them in my house. His chapter described me to a tee, all the symptoms, doctors, normal test results, yet I was suffering. I finally went to a Lyme doctor. Thank god I did. He misrepresents the treatment to worsen the symptoms and cause terrible damage. I HAVE experienced a Herx reaction. I can also tell you with the proper treatment which consisted of pause, recover, and start again on a lower dose at a slower speed – My symptoms abated and I could function again. The Herx was controlled and my treatment adjusted because I had a good doctor. Antibiotics worked! This alone, makes me doubt other claims he is presenting.
Thank you for chiming in Heather, it’s comments like yours that help make this page even more helpful to others! 🙂
I have been told that I also have Lyme to some degree, would you mind sharing the Doctor whom you’re working with? Maybe I can find someone similar in Australia.
Yes, these days I believe that William is probably a scammer, it’s all just too simplified, and he’s rehashed already available information. It’s not that none of his information will be helpful to some, of course it will, but that’s more a case of common sense being helpful when applied to the right situation I think.
Anyway, thanks for your comment Heather!
I have a chronic autoimmune disease – Psoriasis and bought this book to find some useful info about treating it – the book has no info on this topic. I agree with those that say he is doing a good job of repackaging medical info/common sense info. I wish he would go into more detail about the people he helps – much the way Edgar Cayce did in his readings. If doctors are turning to him for help diagnosing patients can he be a hoax? Robert DeNiro even uses him. Skeptical but hopeful.
Yeah who knows Kelly? I still stick with my opinion as stated in above comments. Just because someone is popular with famous people doesn’t really give them any credibility in my opinion… How do we know Robert De Niro isn’t a complete nutter too? (though he’s certainly a great actor) We really don’t. As I said before, it’s good that some people are benefiting from his information, but it seems far too simplistic to me, and is simply mostly rehashed info mixed with sceptical and often very hyped up versions of the truth on various things like “his” celery juice cure. That being said, I’m very open minded, and I will give almost anything a shot. If it helps you, then keep at it!
I read all of this blog with great interest. I am open minded, yet rely on scientific method since that is the best we have. However, unfortunately our medical system is not based on the scientific method alone, it collides with the self interests of the providers, the profit-driven medical industry that providers are trained in and operate in, and of course the profit-driven pharmaceutical industry. Seems to me that the big problem is that we have no organized collective to finance independent studies using the scientific method to study natural remedies such as diet. As individual consumers, we are each interested in our well being. But it takes effort and energy to figure out what is best, and as individuals we are not equipped to carry out such studies. We are in some sense innocent victims of the food system in which we are imbedded – we go to the store and buy what is on the shelves, often motivated by what tastes good or fits our wallet. Food manufacturers have a whole science behind finding the foods that will trigger us to want more, and that will maximize their profits. Take caffeinated sugary beverages – they are cheap to produce, trigger our reward centers in our brains, are shelf stable, and have a very high profit margin. I would argue that these beverages, and many other products that are sold, are not even “food” they are consumables that crowd out real food and clog and harm our bodies. What I am saying is that we are living in a system where the medical, pharmaceutical, and food industries and even the natural food and supplement industries, are profit driven rather than health driven. Even people who may want to help us – authors like Anthony William – may be influenced by a profit motive which can interfere with getting to the truth. What we need is to apply the rigors of the scientific method to understanding what ails us and evaluating the potential remedies. The problem is that there is no pay off if the remedies end up being eat fruits and vegetables, except maybe those producers. The incentives in our systems should be geared to health not profit. Sometimes though, what is healthy ends up being profitable, and so some people may be helped by Anthony William. To those of you who have been helped, Hooray! I think Nick’s final position is the right one: Anthony is probably a hoax when it comes to getting his information from a spirit. And he has no doubt repackaged old ideas. But in spite of this, he may be helping some people. Just don’t swallow everything he says as gospel truth. I may try a couple of his suggestions, but I will do so using a bit of caution, not doing anything that might cause serious harm. For example, adding more fruit seems harmless enough.
I have explored some of his suggestions and have done a cleanse with one of his trained practitioners. Having been in a cult in my past, I have been quite triggered by the way the information and recommendations are presented as truth, and as the only way. I have raised some questions and challenged the practitioner, and the response is quite reactive to defend what Anthony William says- treating it as 100% truth. This is hard to digest, no pun intended. or yes, intended. I have received value from some of the things- lemon water is something I knew of previously, celery juice feels good to me but not religiously every day as recommended. I enjoy the detox smoothie but again not every single day. What concerns me is the way that I have learned that any critical feedback or questioning gets instantly deleted on the Medical Medium fan pages. This is a sign of information control, and it’s a red flag. That said, if some have become well from following this rigid more raw, more fruits diet, then take what serves and leave whatever doesn’t behind.
Excellent comment Mary Ann, thanks so much for adding your thoughts! Yeah, it’s not the information that he’s putting out there (not that most of it is original by any means) but it’s the hardcore stories woven into how he came to believe these things. The fact that you got the “culty” vibe and that information is being shielded if it’s not what they want is very very eye opening, and doesn’t surprise me at all.
Thank you for adding this, I believe this page will help a lot of people make a better and more balanced decision regarding following his information. Again, a lot of it is harmless, and a lot of it will help people, but it’s the way it’s “packaged” that concerns me. Also he always goes on about how he doesn’t try to make money off supplements, which is just such pure BS as his “supplements” page is all direct amazon affiliate links. I make money to reimburse this website with Amazon links too as you can see in my articles, but to blatantly lie and say that I didn’t would be a little worrying…
Anyway, thanks for posting!
I have all three of his books. to make a long story short, I have been health conscious for over 40 years. He is only saying what we all should have learned as kids from teachers, parents and grandparents. secondly, if you don’t have a major illness….ep. barr, ms., heavy metals etc… eating well will cure you. If he was legit…he would have informed the drug industry on what vaccines etc.. we need for ep. barr specifically. I take $$$$$$$ worth of vites and herbs and am no better than when this was first noticed..about 13 years ago. I even tried to stop the synthroid (thyroidectomy) and I almost died. I feel the only way to treat or cure major illnesses is if the drug co. have the right Rx.
To all these people saying the info is rehashed – Anthony William has been preaching the same things (some of which are just now coming into main stream – like the dangers of gluten and grains) since the 80s. Tracing “autoimmune diseases” and most chronic illness to herpetic family viruses (Epstein-Barr Virus, Shingles) – that’s the basis of 90% of his teachings. If that were widely accepted in alternative or conventional medicine, we would be better off. At this time, it’s not, but hopefully the medical community will catch on. Another piece of info you can’t find anywhere else – by far the most potent probiotics available anywhere, that stimulate the production of B12 in the gut, are found on fresh, unwashed produce. Grow some of your own garden or befriend a farmer. I know many people who have healed very difficult conditions (lupus, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, depression) with his advice.
Thanks for your input Ray, I still agree that some of what he’s saying has value there’s no doubt about that. I just wonder about his motives and whether he’s doing it for right reasons. When you have a story that you’re in touch with Angels, etc, and then you make a lot of money in the health business via selling affiliate products, etc, it really kind of just doesn’t sit right with me… (on this site, I’m very open that I make money as an affiliate if people click through and buy stuff via my links, as it’s how I support my process of getting healthy trying new things to overcome chronic fatigue and other issues I have) I also think he over generalises a bit for example saying pretty much everyone has EBV, etc.