Exploring new ways to heal chronic, misunderstood illnesses was the focus of Anthony William’s first book. Now, with the publication of his second book, William delves into the inherent healing powers of food. He identifies four super foods—apples, celery, ginger and raw honey—and explains just what makes them such powerhouses of healing.
Here are the four foods at the top of William’s list:
Anti-inflammatory properties make apples a top nutritional weapon against practically any illness. Apples can calm your system by reducing the viruses and bacteria that inflame your body. They fight IBS, or intestinal inflammation, and viral infection, which can lead to nerve inflammation.
The reputation of apples as a true brain food can be traced to phytochemicals, which feed neurons and boost the brain’s electrical activity. Apples with red skin encourage weight loss. Their pigments offer anti-obesity properties and compounds that increase digestive strength.
Apples are excellent in healing digestive problems. The pectin in apples turns this fruit into the ultimate colon cleanser. Pectin collects microbes as it moves through your gut. It eliminates from your body putrefied, impacted protein and debris that lingers in intestinal pockets and feeds harmful bacteria such as E. coli and C. difficile.
Celery is anything but a boring food. Its attack against the pathogens that are often the underlying causes of inflammation makes celery one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory fighters. Celery fights inflammation by starving unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses in the body. Then celery carries their toxins and debris away out of the intestinal tract and liver. Celery also improves kidney function.
At the same time, celery helps good bacteria thrive. This herb provides the most powerful way to alkalize the gut because of its high level of bioactive sodium. Celery also raises the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests easily and doesn’t linger to putrefy.
This wonder herb restores the entire digestive system and helps prevent a range of gastrointestinal disorders.
William calls ginger the ultimate antispasmodic in calming stress-related illnesses such as adrenal fatigue, acid reflux, sleep apnea, spastic bladder, insomnia. It soothes digestive issues such as spastic colon and gastritis, and it relaxes chronic muscle pain.
Stress releases lactic acid into the body, and ginger can wash excess lactic acid from muscle tissue into the bloodstream and away.
A cup of ginger tea acts as tonic for the organs and muscles by telling the body that it can let go of stress. One cup can soothe an upset stomach and relax throat muscles that or tight from speaking for up to 12 hours, according to William. Ginger also helps relieve tension headaches.
Don’t mistake the sugar in unprocessed honey with the sweetener you find in table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Unprocessed honey in its raw, living form offers amazing health benefits.
Honey’s sugar is highly absorbable and provides B12 coenzymes that make it one of the most powerful brain foods we know. Raw honey repairs DNA and is extremely high in minerals. Our immune systems are constantly adapting to whatever microorganisms we encounter—and raw honey is so important for supporting immunity.
Honey in its raw form assists your body as a strong first line of defense against infectious illness. If weakened immunity has left you susceptible to catching colds, flus, stomach bugs such as norovirus, or food poisoning, raw honey can be your secret weapon in fighting off pathogens. Its properties also make raw honey a strong anti-inflammatory as it inhibits pathogens releasing toxins that elevate inflammation.
To read more on fighting ailments from anxiety to Lyme disease with food and incorporating these super foods into favorite recipes, read Healing Food From The Medical Medium.
His book is available from Amazon at: Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.