After witnessing the rise of oil pulling and bulletproof coffee firsthand, we didn't think anything could shock us in the holistic health world. That is, until we were introduced to celebrity medical medium Anthony William by way of Goop. Described as "otherworldly" by Gwyneth Paltrow, William channels the voice of a divine force called Spirit to identify the mysterious root causes of his patients' health and wellness issues. Ahead of the November 8 release of his next book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods, William has revealed his top four "wonder foods" in an exclusive interview with Goop. In his own words, this is why apples, celery, raw honey, and ginger hold the power to heal both your body and mind:
"Never underestimate the power of an apple. This fruit's anti-inflammatory properties make it a top pick when you're faced with practically any illness. Encephalitis (brain inflammation), IBS (intestinal inflammation), and viral infection (which can result in nerve inflammation) are just a few conditions in which apples can play the critical nutritional role of calming your system by reducing viral and bacterial loads that create inflammation."
"Celery is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods, because it starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. While celery may seem to some like a bland, boring food, it is anything but. In addition to the above, celery improves kidney function, helps restore the adrenals, and can even bring ease to one's mind and thought patterns, with its mineral salts feeding electrical impulse activity and supporting neuron function, which is key if you suffer with ADHD, brain fog, or memory loss."
"If you feel out of touch with miracles, then reacquaint yourself with honey. Unprocessed honey in its raw, living form is nothing less than a miracle from God and the earth. Honey has saved human life during drastic times of starvation, and it will become critical again in the future as a food for our survival. You don't need to be in dire circumstances to benefit from honey, though. Take a moment to think about what this wild food really is: nectar. It is liquid gold that can turn your life around."
"In this world, we live by reaction. Ginger is one of the most important tools for giving ourselves respite from a reactive state. Ginger is the ultimate antispasmodic. A cup of ginger tea can calm an upset stomach and relax any other areas of tension for up to 12 hours. Rather than acting as a nerve tonic, it acts as a tonic for the organs and muscles, telling the body that it can let go, that everything is under control."
Head over to Goop for the list of illnesses each food can cure, and share your thoughts on William's wellness approach below!