Its been a while since I posted about my self-healing techniques and I wanted to update you on my new approach which I’m enthusiastically following.
It’s important because when I am fully healed and have marveled the medical establishment with my miraculous healing, you’ll need to know how I did it! 😉
Progress on the Paleo Autoimmune Diet
For the first 7 months of this illness, I was religiously applying my knowledge of naturopathy, supplementation and herbs and the Paleo Auto-immune Diet. But after a while I began getting a bit lazy with it. I had had many sessions of NAET – a technique which claims to clear intolerance’s to food and non-food items, and according to that I was free of most food intolerances. So I figured that I could now start reintroducing foods again. As I became more mobile and independent, traveling into London for hospital appointments, I began having the odd off-detox meal here and there, and soon got used to richer more exciting flavors. By August I think I had more or less abandoned paleo protocol and was eating normally. I just hadn’t seen enough improvement to continue with it. I was still fairly bloated and whilst I had good energy and concentration levels, my tinnitus and hearing was not improving.
So I delighted in the tastes of burgers, curries, chips and chocolate cake for a few months (not all the time!). But when I lost further hearing in October I started to re-question the impact of my eating habits on my health. Having studied Naturopathic Nutrition for two years I simply can’t be naive about the impact of food on health.
I was recommended a book by Anthony Williams called Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. The book has impressed me so much that I’ve now abandoned all former approaches in favour of this advice.
Anthony William – Medical Medium
Anthony William has had extraordinary psychic abilities since he was a child which enable him to know what’s wrong with the people he meets and what they need to naturally heal. This was just the man I needed to tell me whats wrong with me since nobody on this planet seems to have the faintest idea what happened to me.
In his book he confirms what I’ve always said – that there is no such thing as an autoimmune condition. Naturopathy teaches that the body does its very best for us at all times, it doesn’t attack itself for no good reason. He goes on to explain that many of the chronic long-term illnesses that plague people these days (e.g MS, ME, thyroid issues, hormonal issues, rheumatoid arthritis etc) are caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). He says that the virus has around 60 different varieties and can cause a wide range of symptoms – inducing vertigo and tinnitus.
The 5 stages of EBV virus in the body
Anthony explains how that the EBV virus develops and attacks the body.
Stage 1 – EBV lays dormant and causes no symptoms. It replicates itself and waits patiently for a period of stress in which to attack. This could be weeks, months or years and can also be caused by hormonal changes such as puberty, menopause and childbirth.
Stage 2 – EBV activates and turns into the virus Mononucleosis, which can show up on blood tests. The immune system does all it can to attack the virus cells and symptoms differ between people. At worse it can cause fatigue, sore throat, fever, headaches and rashes for many months. EBV creates an environment attractive to bacteria such as Streptococcus which creates its own set of problems, for example sinus, nose, throat and bladder infections.
Stage 3 – EBV makes a home in the liver, spleen, thyroid and/or other organs and can no longer be found by blood test. The immune system assumes it’s won the battle and stops seeking it out. For some, EBV can create problems even whilst it is nesting, by inflaming and enlarging the organs. This is the cause of thyroid disease. The virus also produces a range of poisons and it is these toxins which actually cause Lupus.
Stage 4 – When some sort of emotional injury occurs, EBV will take advantage and leave the organ/thyroid and move to inflame the nervous system. This causes all sorts of symptoms which is why so many people are suffering from unexplained illnesses. EBV latches on to damaged nerves keeping them inflamed causing issues like migraines, insomnia, night sweats, back pain, muscle pain, numbness…and here is the important part…he lists Tinnitus, Menieres Disease, Vertigo as resulting from this stage of EBV.
The theories in Medical Medium make sense to me. Since my 20’s I suffered with strep throat/tonsillitis (Stage 2) and it still happens now if I am stressed and tired. Also about 4 years ago my thyroid enlarged and became nodulated which correlates with Stage 3 EBV. When I asked the specialists why this happened they said “these things just happen” …and then they surgically removed half of it! Finally I understand how the virus would have activated to Stage 4 in February, since I was having an emotionally difficult period in a difficult relationship. I was pushing myself too hard and was ignoring my own needs for rest and recoup. In my case, it is possible the virus simply must have attached itself to the hearing and vestibular nerves.
The Medical Medium Protocol
So how to beat it?
There are so many people wanting an appointment with Anthony William that he pulls names out of a hat randomly each month. Whilst I’m waiting for my name to be pulled, I am wholeheartedly going to put into practice as much of the advice in his book as I can.
The aim is to
- Destroy the EBV virus through antivirals and not feeding it the things it likes anymore
- Detoxify chemicals and heavy metals – these feed the virus and make
- Re-nourish the body to reverse any deficiencies caused by the virus and strengthen body’s natural healing capacity
- Support specific areas of weakness such as liver, thyroid and adrenals
All this is done through diet, supplementation and herbs. He says it can take anything from 3 – 18 months to completely conquer the EBV virus and any chronic disease.
- Fried and processed foods
- Farmed fish
He is a big proponent of eating high quantities of fruit and veg and says that the health industry is wrong for suggesting that fruit sugar is bad for us.
He suggests that people will see fast results if they take part in a 28 day raw fruit and veg diet as an initial cleanse,. I don’t quite feel ready for that but will try to do it at least once a week, which he says is still beneficial.
In my case I’m eating about 70% raw and incorporating a bit of quinoa, buckwheat, legumes, nuts and seeds. Most days I follow it but I try not to be fanatical about it if I’m out with others for dinner or want something warm. Anthony suggests having steamed veg for dinner, including potatoes, if you need something warming.
My life is filled with juices, smoothies and salads! A pint of celery juice at the beginning of the day is an important part of the protocol. He also encourages lots of berries, asparagus, sprouts, spinach, lettuce, papaya, apricots, pomegranates, kale, sweet potato, cucumbers and fennel, which he says are powerful against EBV.
If you’re following the Medical Medium approach or would like more inspiration on how to create delicious raw food meals, follow my Raw Food board and other detox recipe pages on Pinterest here.
The book lists the most important supplements for different health issues. Below are the pills and tablets I’m taking.
I’ve put together a list of supplements available in the UK which meet the requirements of the protocol and are free from unwanted ingredients such as Citric Acid, flavors and animal products. The list is on a separate page so I can keep it up to date. These are the supplements he highlights as being particularly important, which I’m taking.
- Colloidal Silver
- Vitamin D3
- Natures Own, Manganese, Selenium, Chromium, Kelp, L-tyrosene
- Red Marine Algae
- Ester C
- Flax Seed oil
- B- Complex
- Vitamin B12
- Folic Acid
These herbs are very important for the detoxification process. Dulse is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever tasted, but fry it in coconut oil and it tastes of bacon! Bizarre! I make a pesto out of the herbs and then eat it with spiralised vegetable pastas. The rest all goes in a smoothie.
- Atlantic Dulse
- Hawaiian Spirulina
- Barley Grass extract powder
There are a variety of herbs recommended in the book depending on what your condition is. Somecan be taken in teas and others in a non-alcohol based extract. Anthony says in his book that using herbs with alcohol destroys the properties so its important to get ones extracted with glycerin instead. There is a list of where to get them here.
Here are some of the herbs I focus on taking
- Cats Claw
- Lemon Balm
- Plantain Leaf
- Licorice Root
- Nettle leaf
- Red Clover
- Star Anise
It’s quite a job to get all this into me every day but somehow I am managing and I must say that whilst it takes some effort, I do feel pretty damn good. I feel positive, energetic and balanced. My tinnitus has not been excruciatingly loud since I started except on one occasion and that lasted less than 30 mins. My hearing in my right ear seems to have raised back to pre-October levels….So WATCH THIS SPACE and I will let you know what happens next. I hope to be reporting back soon with MIRACULOUS IMPROVEMENT!
If you’re following the Medical Medium approach I’d love to hear from you. How do you manage to take all these items each day? What changes have you noticed? Any other tips and advice you’ve picked up?
I highly recommend the book to anyone with any chronic health condition. You can download the first chapter of his book for free at his website here or buy it through Amazon – Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal