If you have an illness that your doctor finds challenging to define, diagnose, and treat, you may have what Anthony William calls a mystery illness. You may struggle through your life, knowing that you have a problem, and suspecting that your doctor is incapable of helping you. If this sounds familiar, you may be interested in Mr. William’s book, Medical Medium. He began helping people as a medical medium at age four when he was visited by a being that identified himself as “the Spirit of the Most High,” saying there is no spirit above him but God. The Spirit explained that he’s the “living essence of the word compassion,” and that compassion is the understanding of suffering. The Spirit goes on to tell him that on Earth, he speaks to no one but Mr. William. From that point on, Mr. William hears Spirit tell him about the health of everyone he encounters, and what each person can do to regain his/her health.
Spirit tells Mr. William about a person’s physical health, soul, heart, and Spirit. These four aspects work together to bring a body’s health; they don’t function alone. Medical Medium focuses on mystery illnesses. Specifically, the book addresses Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia, adrenal fatigue, candida, migraines, shingles, colitis, TMJ, diabetic neuropathy, ADD/ADHD, autism, PTSD, depression, PMS, menopause, or Lyme disease. Medical Medium is intended to reach the millions that have such conditions and need help to cope and recover. He can’t have sessions with everyone, so the book is a lifeline that he throws out to broaden the reach of Spirit.
He quickly sets the record straight on autoimmune disease. “The body doesn’t attack itself.” There are many times throughout the book where he explains what Spirit tells him about the way an organ works or why a treatment will or won’t work, citing evidence which he acknowledges is unknown to science –but understood by Spirit. It’s either very cutting edge or fictitious; you decide. It’s clear, however, that he understands those who are sick. He says unequivocally that your illness is not in your head, and that “you are not to blame for your illness. It’s not something you manifested or attracted. It’s not your fault. You certainly don’t deserve to feel unwell. You have a God-given right to heal.”
As it examines each mystery illness, Medical Medium may briefly mention conventional (ineffective) treatments and what allopathic medicine thinks is going on. Then, it explains the true cause of the illness, according to Spirit. For each condition, it recommends healing foods, herbs, and supplements; it may also recommend foods to avoid.
There are sections devoted to gut health and reducing heavy metals. There is a chapter dedicated to what not to eat that may validate dietary decisions that you’ve made, or it may show you an easy way to improve your health by simply avoiding certain foods or supplements. You’ll also find a jump-start detox for those who need intense help immediately and a spiritual section. You don’t often see that in a medically oriented book, but Medical Medium sees it as a viable part of healing. It presents several meditations and recommends healing activities such as taking up a creative endeavor or gardening, among others, because your soul needs care, just as your body does. Last but not least, he talks about effective ways to request spiritual help in an accessible way.
I’ve tried some of the recommended therapies in Medical Medium, with good results. I tried some of the supplement recommendations for a year, and my health improved. Trusting more in the book, I then took up some of the more extreme dietary changes (restrictions) that I had been unwilling to make before. My health improved measurably, and I had more energy. Medical Medium is an easily read book that is nonetheless information-rich. I recommend this book to anyone who has a mystery illness or has a loved one that they want to help. I give this book five stars any which way you look at it. It’s easy to read and understand, despite discussing complicated information.
I received no compensation for this review; I just wanted to share my thoughts on this book.