“The medical establishment trains doctors to use explanations like this about mystery illnesses across the board. It’s a decoy to make patients feel safe, to feel like their healthcare providers understand what’s happening to them and why it’s happening, to feel like there’s a measure of control over what’s going wrong.” (Medical Medium, 71)
This week, I dive further into the book Medical Medium by Anthony William. If you missed last week’s post, you can read my thoughts on the book here.
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Basically, the premise of this book is that William can:
- Scan you with his mind to tell what mystery illness you have
- Offer wisdom based on messages from the Holy Spirit
- Definitively help you heal
Now, let’s get into it.
Medical Medium Part 2- “The Hidden Epidemic”
**Disclaimer: The author offers no citations for his information. It all comes from “the Holy Spirit.”
225 millions Americans have some form of the Epstein-Barr virus. We suffer from this medical condition and a) don’t know it and b) do not have all the facts.
William breaks down the following facts about the Epstein-Barr virus:
•Presents as fatigue and pain with no other cause
•There are 60 + varieties of EBV
•Causes many mystery illnesses (such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome)
6 groups of EBV
According to William (or, the Holy Spirit, I guess) each group is exponentially worse.
Group 1-oldest and mildest- noticed in 70s & 80s
Group 2- noticed in 50s or 60s (This is the type that medical communities “are aware” of. He speaks a lot about this in the book— things the medical community are or are not aware of yet.)
Next, Group 3- noticed around age 40- fully completes stage 4 (See graphic above)
Group 4- noticed at age 30- this can mimic PTSD, even for those who have not experienced trauma
Group 5- noticed at age 20- all of the above, and feeds off negative emotions-Commonly a misdiagnosis of Lyme’s disease
Finally, Group 6- noticed in young children- misdiagnosed as leukemia, viral meningitis, and lupus
Healing from the Epstein-Barr Virus
William writes that you CAN heal from these symptoms but it can take between 3-18 months depending on the severity of your condition, and how rigidly you adhere to his treatment plan.
So, if you have EBV masquerading as a mystery illness, what can you do?
Eat at least 3 of these a day: (listed in order of importance/efficacy)
- Wild blueberries (different from traditional ones. I found them in the frozen section!)
- Coconut oil
He listed more in the book, and also listed the reasoning behind each food.
Recommended supplements in order of importance/efficacy:
- Cat’s claw
- Silver hydrosol
- Licorice root
- Lemon balm
(Full disclosure: After reading this, I ordered cat’s claw and added wild blueberries, celery, and sprouts to my grocery list.)
This all sounds like me. Seriously, every word of the EBV section had me going, yasss queen and snapping my fingers.
That being said, no one reading this book should accept it (or this post) as a valid medical diagnosis. William himself has no medical training, and gets his wisdom from a voice in his head.
However, I am all about finding more natural solutions to my health problems. Yes, I take prescription medication. But we all know how many side effects they have.
If I can eat more fruit and take a couple supplements, and maybe feel a little better, then I am all about that. Eating more fruit isn’t gonna make things worse. (If we were texting right now, I’d use the shrug emoji.)
So, I’m gonna try it for the next 90 days. Eat more fruit (he recommends shying away from animal protein/dairy), take a new supplement or two.
What do I have to lose?
Admittedly, I do not know a lot about this illness, apart from Selma Blair’s very public struggle. But here are some facts:
- Around 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with MS each year
- About another 150,000 are misdiagnosed with it each year
(Again, this is William’s own information.)
He is adamant that the human body does not attack itself. He says autoimmune disorders are not a thing.
William says these supposed attacks are the work of pathogens instead.
He says that you CAN heal from Multiple Sclerosis, because it is another form of the Epstein-Barr virus.
So, how do you allegedly do that? He recommends the following supplements:
- EPA& DHA (plant-based not fish-based)
- Lion’s mane
- ALA (alpha lipoic acid)
- Barley green juice extract powder
From what I know about Multiple Sclerosis, I know that it is a very debilitating neurological condition that just gets worse over time.
I truly send hugs to whoever has it.
I do not know if the things he suggests can help. After all, I am not a doctor. But I do think, it is worth asking about. If MS is anything like my chronic issues, I know that the people that live with it are likely desperate to feel better.
They just want to get their life back.
Maybe this book can do that. Who knows? Definitely make a note to ask about some of these recommendations at your next appointment.
Be aware: many doctors are still skeptical of holistic medicine. I fully agree with William’s perspective on that. Do your own research as well, and listen to your intuition.
I’ve been tested for this, and luckily blood tests came back negative. I know how hard it is to live with.
According to William, 2.5 million Americans between 15-60 are affected by this. (More women than men.)
Doctors think its an autoimmune disorder (where the body attacks itself).
We all know how he feels about autoimmune disorders.
“ The medical establishment trains doctors to use explanations like this about mystery illnesses across the board. It’s a decoy to make patients feel safe, to feel like their healthcare providers understand what’s happening to them and why it’s happening, to feel like there’s a measure of control over what’s going wrong.” (Medical Medium, 71)
He says that the inflammation in your joints serves a purpose. It is there to protect you from EBV, which is really the underlying issue.
Healing from Rheumatoid Arthritis
Supplements recommended in order of importance/efficacy:
- Nettle leaf
- N-acetyl cysteine
**Also try hot/cold packs (cold 30 minutes, hot 10 minutes)**
The quote I included is very thought provoking.
Do doctors have a hidden agenda? Are they diagnosing you incorrectly as a scapegoat for their own ineptitude?
This section certainly gave me a lot to think about since I have often felt that was the case. (I’m in the process of getting a second opinion about some stress-related issues I have going on.)
Just keep this in the back of your mind: Do you feel that your diagnosis is accurate? Could your doctor possibly have underlying motivations? Are you comfortable really getting the answers to those questions?
Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditism
A little interesting info for you: Thyroid issues first cropped up during the Industrial Revolution. (Possibly due to the rise in toxic air quality?)
William says the treatment is super super antiquated, and 95% of cases are EBV in disguise.
One issue he brings up is that thyroid meds don’t actually help the thyroid. Just help the symptoms.
Another interesting point he makes is that people, especially women, feel thyroid symptoms even with normal test results. So that is something to be aware of when you are getting lab work done!
- Atlantic dulse
- Wild blueberries
- Hemp seeds
- Coconut oil
- Brazil nuts
- Spirulina (preferrably from Hawaii)
- Licorice root
- Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng)
- Lemon balm
- Vitamin D3
- EPA & DHA (plant-based, not fish-based)
- Bacopa monnieri
I like that he brings up the possible inefficacy of blood tests.
Yes, you can get a LOT of answers when you get lab work. But it is a fallible science.
Lab work can only detect what the technicians ask it to search for. So, if you are having thyroid symptoms, and they run a certain test, it is only going to give you back those specific results. It is not going to necessarily tell you what is causing it.
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Phew. This book was a doozy. I learned a lot of information that I plan to use and share and ask my doctor about.
This book is definitely a must read for all my chronically ill friends. Order it here: Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal
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