Healthy as I may strive to be, digestion – namely gut issues – have been a real chore.  So when I picked up a copy of Anthony William’s book, Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Heal Them, you can guess what topic I immediately dove into.

For those new to William, he’s not your average medical healer.  For starters, he holds no medical degree.  But despite this, he’s regarded as leading force in the health world, winning praises for his ability to help thousands of people heal from aliments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated by doctors and specialists.

What’s his magic? William’s healing power comes from listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of one’s pain or illness, and what they can do to resolve it.

How cool is that?

From chronic fatigue to infertility to Lyme disease, his book captures his divine knowledge and wisdom for addressing so-called ‘mystery illnesses’ that traditional medicine has failed to cure and/or acknowledge.

“The truth about the world, ourselves, life, purpose—it all comes down to healing,” He writes. “And the truth about healing is now in your hands.”

Back to my leaky gut…

According to William, I don’t have one.  That is, I may have digestive issues such as bloating, but it’s not because my gut is ‘leaking’, but rather due to low levels of hyrdrochloric acid in the stomach.

Without adequate acid, food doesn’t digest properly and begins to rot in the intestinal tract.  This rotting produces ammonia which shows up in the form of anxiety, fatigue, skin problems and restless sleep to name a few.  In a nutshell, he says:

By rebuilding our hydrochloric acid levels (via supplementation and diet), we can strengthen our digestive system to not only eliminate our ugly symptoms, but to increase the absorption of the nutrients in our food.

Along with taking hydrochloric acid capsules with meals, William is a big promoter of celery juice for gut health healing and repair.  And why I’m now drinking it as often as I can.

According to William, consuming celery is one of the easiest, most effective ways to alkalize the gut as it’s naturally reach in bioactive sodium.  Its also very rich in enzymes, and raises hydrochloric acid levels.

Often considered an internal cleanser (and let’s be honest, a calorie-free, munch-on-anytime food), celery is not only a super-food for the gut, but can help alleviate other symptoms related to mental wellness, such as ADHD, brain fog and memory loss.

Since juicing celery daily (as well as adding to smoothies or just munching on it before meals) I’ve noticed huge improvements with my energy and digestion.  So much, I now crave its fresh taste and look forward to drinking it whenever I can.

How to make celery juice:

Simply take 1 bunch of organic celery and run it through a juicer.  If you don’t have a juicer, add the stalks with a bit of water into a blender such as a Vitamix or Nutribullet.  Drink as is, or you may strain it.

When to drink: Ideally, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Along with celery juice for gut health, William also recommends staying away from inflammatory-causing foods such as eggs, soy, gluten and dairy.  You don’t say.