This page used to be home to one of the most popular posts on my wellness blog. I recently decided to revamp it. Here’s why:
I was super excited about the medical medium way for a really long time.
It was uplifting, to be offered a potential way to heal myself that didn’t involve masking my symptoms with pills.
My experiences with “modern medicine” over the years have been all about being dished out pills that didn’t work, with zero discussions as to WHY I suffered from such extreme anxiety and depression.
I got tired of being told I had a chemical imbalance they didn’t know the source of, with little to no research being done into who I was beyond a 10-minute appointment.
When the medical medium wave hit social media I really connected with it.
Particularly the bits about some mood disorders being the result of mineral deficiencies or toxin overloads, which could be addressed by eating certain plant-based foods instead of pharmaceuticals.
I learned a lot through the medical medium.
I learned the importance of plant-based eating and how toxins in the food we eat can affect our health. And how some things we believe are healthy could actually be contributing to our ailments (natural flavourings – whoosh! That surprised me!)
I ate the way the medical medium suggested; I took all the supplements I could get my hands on.
I rode the wave for a long time and invested a lot of time and money, purchasing and pouring through his books, going broke buying supplements he recommended and preaching the benefits of his suggested way of eating.
I wanted so badly for Anthony’s message to be the answer – to be THE way to heal myself from depression and anxiety.
Until the day I realized it wasn’t.
In early 2019 I faced the truth: I was still struggling, a lot. Around that same time, I became hyper-aware of the medical medium’s marketing tactics:
- Heavy focus on suggesting supplements for sale on Amazon via affiliate links;
- Sending emails promoting products he claims directly in the copy to have zero stake in, yet linking to said products via obvious affiliate links;
- Zero accessibility – neither he or his team can be contacted. It’s like a brick wall of inaccessibility.
Something didn’t feel right.
An undeniable feeling within me came to the surface and it told me that this man’s intentions needed to be questioned because there was a good chance they weren’t what I thought they were.
Combine my intuition with the fact that I never experienced any degree of long-term healing via his food and supplement suggestions, and I had to pull the plug on endorsing him as THE WAY to heal from anxiety and depression.
I associate the changes I did experience with the focus on plant-based eating.
The medical medium endorses plant-based eating via a crafted and marketed message.
But Anthony Williams didn’t invent plant-based eating. Studies have proven that plant-based eating can transform your health – it’s nothing new.
That’s not to say his message hasn’t helped people. I know it has. But it fails to highlight key factors outside the realm of food and supplementation, which impact mental and physical health in powerful ways.
The medical medium sticks very close to covering topics he can never run out of things to write books about: foods and supplements.
But food and supplements aren’t the sole contributors to your health issues.
In following the medical medium way of eating I often felt confused and even a bit ashamed. I wondered what was wrong with me if this all-knowing spiritual healer who Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro say is the real deal couldn’t give me the answers to why I struggled so badly with my mental health.
Sick of feeling sick and ashamed, I decided to push his books aside for a while.
Through some synchronistic events, I ended up being introduced to the work of Alex March, a medical intuitive. I felt drawn to book a reading with her immediately, so I did. And when we chatted she was quick to share the source of my mental health issues:
Alex was able to articulate that while plant-based eating was important and necessary for the longevity of health, so was acknowledging the thinly veiled unaddressed trauma causing the depression and anxiety I was suffering from:
emotional and physical abuse from childhood.
Alex also shared that I had a HUGE buildup of candida and parasites that I needed to cleanse, like yesterday.
My body hadn’t been getting the nutrients it needed because the parasites and candida were eating up a lot of what I was consuming.
Parasites and candida also feed off dairy, meat and energy from trauma, hence the need to go plant-based full-time.
Parasites being fed by energy from trauma?? Whaaaatttt??
Think of the stress response process in the body, and what it pumps out when we keep trying to push down how we feel about the past. That’s a lot of fuel – a lot of dispelled energy. Something’s benefiting from it, but not us.
Having parasites and candida overgrowth impacts everything – neurotransmitter development, brain function, digestion. Everything is affected.
It’s really important to cleanse not only the physical self but the emotional self too – whatever is feeding those suckers needs to get dealt with.
Alex suggested cleanses I could order on my own immediately. No affiliate links were involved. She just shared the name of a website that sells products that have helped her and her clients (link to where I got these cleanses at the end of this post).
She also offered me some strategies for processing the trauma residing in my body, which has been helping me heal and feel less burdened by anxiety and depression.
Now – I would like to openly acknowledge that this is my journey. What I have found to be the answer might not be the answer for you. But I will say this:
Anytime someone is recommending products they make money off, without acknowledging that they are making money off them, you MUST question their intentions.
Misleading marketing copy is a red flag and a powerful insight into someone’s intentions.
Also, if something isn’t working for you, look elsewhere.
Yes, Anthony William has a gift. I’m not denying that. But something doesn’t feel pure about how he’s choosing to use it.
I’m not saying don’t investigate what he is sharing. Just be wary of his messaging, and know that there is more to healing than food and supplements alone.
What has worked for me:
- plant-based eating
- an alkaline diet, as disease cannot live in an alkaline environment.
- investigating hidden and not so hidden events from your past which may be affecting your physical health now.
- cleansing the body of parasites and candida.
- The services of a medical intuitive, if possible.
Check out Alex’s website. If you feel a push to book a reading with her, please follow it – the feeling is there for a reason.
Nothing is coincidental in life. N O T H I N G. 🌀
If you have Qs, reach out. I’d love to hear from you. And much love to you on your journey.
PS: I don’t make any cash from referring Alex. I just believe in the work she does because it helped me heal.
PPS: The cleanses I used were happy colon and happy gut from Alkaline Herb Shop. I also used (and continue to use) sea moss & bladderwrack to support my adrenals and thyroid, organs that go through the wringer when there’s chronic anxiety in the body.
PPPS: I don’t make money off the link to Alkaline Herb Shop.