Detoxing with Food
Feb 01, 2019 01:45PM
By Marilee Burrell
Most people are dealing with an overburdened liver and don’t even realize it, according to Anthony William, aka the Medical Medium, author of the New York Times bestseller Liver Rescue. The symptoms are wide ranging—from weight gain and bloating to migraines, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, eczema and diabetes. The cause? Long-term exposure to toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides and plastics; Epstein-Barr virus or other undiagnosed pathogens; and high-fat diets.
The good news is that by helping this one organ heal, we can heal other areas of the body too, and avert potential health problems, William says.
Now many doctors and health practitioners are well versed in William’s work—often out of necessity, as they used it first to heal themselves.
Healing the Liver with Food
When Robin Miller, an integrative nutrition health coach and mental health counselor in Westchester, New York, teaches people about healing foods, she can use her own health journey as an example.
“I struggled with chronic illness my whole life, but three and a half years ago, my life was compromised to the point of not being able to work or spend quality time with my family,” she says. “I spent tens of thousands of dollars on interventions, many of which turned out to be based on incorrect information and actually exacerbated my conditions.”
Despite having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, Miller is now 95 percent symptom free. She credits William, saying, “I am now committed to helping others who want to be on this journey.”
The starting point, she says, is lowering fat intake and removing the “no” foods—they include eggs, dairy, canola oil and gluten—while introducing healing morning drinks like lemon water, celery juice and William’s smoothies, and healing foods such as leafy greens, fresh fruit, squash and sweet potatoes. (A detailed list can be found in William’s second book, Life-Changing Foods.)
Dr. Sherri Greene, a restorative physician in New York City, agrees. Among her top recommendations are reducing fat consumption (even “good” fats) and drinking 16 ounces of water with lemon first thing in the morning, followed 20 minutes later by 16 ounces of fresh celery juice, which has anti-inflammatory qualities, mineral salts and many other healing properties.
Voices of Experience
Greene says a liver-healing diet helped her manage chronic conditions that Western and complementary medicine couldn’t touch. Now she uses what she learned from William to treat her own patients.
“This information that he puts out in his books is life changing, and although it’s not a quick fix, it is the answer for mystery chronic conditions that keep the masses suffering and in pain,” she says.
Dr. Erica Sawers, a chiropractor and registered dietician in Fairfield, uses William’s methods to help people improve their health through targeted diet modifications, supplement protocols and lifestyle changes.
Like Greene, she has experienced the benefits of William’s advice firsthand, having used it to recover from depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, low energy, recurring sinus infections and hormonal imbalance.
“The Best Anti-Aging Secret”
Miller predicts that restoring the liver will become “the health priority of our generation and generations to come” as we face growing environmental and lifestyle hazards.
Greene calls William’s liver-healing diet “the best anti-aging secret ever” because it triggers healing in so many other ways too.
“The liver holds the key to the healing of so many physical, emotional and even spiritual challenges,” she says. “We don’t learn this in medical school, which puts many doctors at a disadvantage.”
For more information about Anthony William’s books and work, visit MedicalMedium.com.
For professional guidance in restoring liver health naturally, contact Robin Miller at 914-419-5256 or [email protected]; Sherri Greene, DC, at 646-849-6444 or DrSherriGreene.com; or Erica Sawers, MD, at 203-368-9990 or EricaSawers.com.