There aren’t many books that I can save have changed my life. 1) The Bible, 2) You Are What You Eat by Gillian McKeith and 3) The Medical Medium by Anthony William.
The bible has changed my life for the obvious reasons. In 2006 I read You Are What You Eat and this was my first exposure to clean eating, clean living, and debunked everything I thought I knew about health through portion control, calorie counting, and dairy consumption. Of note, I suffered from migraine headaches for 10 years, and as soon as I eliminated dairy from my diet they disappeared.
Since my 2006 exposure to the healthy truth, I have engrossed myself in literature regarding the use of food as medicine, and most recently read The Medical Medium. The problem is that so much of this literature has been trendy, fashionable, misguided, and not completely the cure for me. I’ve done low calorie via a calorie tracker (before I read You Are What You Eat), gluten free (GF) with GF products, Paleo, and vegetarian with “healthy” grains. All have resulted in some improvement but I always felt some kind of deficit…something still missing. The signals came in the form of heart burn, fatigue, grogginess even after sleep, afternoon crashes, brain fog, word finding problems, headaches, allergies, and viral and bacterial infections. Right now, these are the things that define “health” for me (and yours may be different, feel free to make your own list!):
- Good sleep
- Vigor after a good night’s sleep
- Mental clarity
- A healthy weight
- No more allergies
- No more bacterial and viral infections
- Positive mood and outlook on life
Whilst in deep prayer (after a series of streptococcal throat infections), I begged God “Please, please, please just tell me what to eat to be healthy.” He showed me hands digging into the earth. He impressed upon me to eat simply what he planted on the earth. He also showed me a large pasture with one small donkey. This told me that animals are here if needed, but to limit it. I also got the strong urge to start juicing and meditating.
The Medical Medium has been a huge validation! Along with my dietary struggles, I’ve often struggled with the traditional medical model. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I see client after client fight a losing battle with chronic illness despite medical diligence. If you are suffering from a chronic illness, have faith that your body can heal, and you deserve this. Read this book. Do not harbor anger toward practitioners because they are trying to help the best way they know how but there may be something they aren’t thinking about or missing. Here are a couple of highlights from the book (I have paraphrased from my understanding of the content):
Chronic illness should really be called Mystery Illness because modern medicine cannot fully explain or cure it.
The body does not attack itself, it attacks invaders. The word autoimmune is misguided, your body is fighting for you, not against you.
Viruses mutate at an extremely rapid rate and are poorly understood, leaving the medical community perplexed at best.
Thank God for medical advancements that have allowed physical repair of the body when necessary.
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and heavy metal exposure/toxicity is often the root cause of all chronic illness NOT bacteria or Candida. Bacteria and Candida are the messengers telling you something viral or metallic may be deep seeded.
It is best to avoid all dairy products, eat organic when possible, eat abundantly in the form of fruits and vegetables, some seeds/nuts/legumes may be okay (these are based on individual needs), drink celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach, and use only very clean oils like coconut oil (see the book for details).
Sugar from honey and fruit are good. The thing that makes them difficult to digest is when they are paired with or eaten after the over consumption of meat, protein, and carbs.
Adrenal fatigue, migraines, PTSD, anxiety, depression, all abdominal/gut illness, progressive neurological decline and a host of other diseases may be effectively managed or cured with food.
Menopause should be celebrated as it is an end to aging. With good food choices, you can celebrate!
The gut is a spiritual organ.
Call out loud upon angels including the unnamed angels. Have faith in God and that the angels are here to help you. They can and will come.
You can find The Medical Medium by Anthony William at www.Amazon.com! I HIGHLY recommend it!
Love and Health,
Alternative PT Fort Worth