More than 40 years before he started the global celery juice movement, Anthony Williams—or, as readers of his bestselling books know him, The Medical Medium—was serving up 16 oz. glassfuls of what millions now deem a divinely inspired herbal elixir in his efforts to bring healing to loved ones, friends, and community members. “I remember the first time I offered it in 1975 for a family member who had a back injury that wouldn’t get better—and she didn’t believe in celery juice, didn’t believe in anything,” he says. “I put the celery in one of those old, beat-up blenders, strained the juice, and within days her back was recovering for the first time.”
Williams has made believers out of countless others since his 2015 book, The Medical Medium, introduced the chronically ill and other health seekers to the otherworldly wellness wisdom that Williams, since age 4, says he has shared from a compassionate entity he calls Spirit. “I was in nursing homes at age 18, 19, sitting by bedsides offering Medical Medium information—which is Spirit’s advanced information given to me—giving people B back in the late 1980s so they could get out of bed. For families and doctors who I was working with, I’ve been in the trenches helping people out my whole life. I’ve dedicated my life to helping the chronically ill, providing them answers that they can’t get anywhere else because science and research hasn’t been up to par in mystery chronic illness—and making sure people have a chance to heal.”
Not that he hasn’t had a slew of vocal critics dismiss his medical findings—also outlined in his books on the thyroid and liver—as unscientific. But he believes that science and research will catch up eventually. “People still don’t know why the thyroid becomes inflamed or you get thyroiditis,” he says. “I am the first person to (say) that the Epstein-Barr virus gets into the thyroid. And now they’re starting to talk about it years later.” Williams also gives Spirit credit for revealing—35 years ago—lemon water’s now widely-regarded role in flushing and cleansing the liver. “There’s no science behind it. There’s no peer review studies. Yet the same naysayer who will say in an article, ‘Oh, that Anthony Williams; there’s no peer review study on celery juice,’ will actually say, ‘Put lemon in water to help the liver.’
“I hand-write entire books listening to Spirit,” he adds. “And I realize a guy hearing a voice is not the easiest thing to understand, digest, or trust. But you know what? It’s worked. It still is working. And the celery juice movement is a prime example of how the world’s changed from it.”
William’s newest tome, Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, offers an arsenal of medical and practical information to restore health in people suffering from over 160 illnesses and symptoms, including fatigue, brain fog, addiction, ADHD, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, SIBO, Lyme disease, eye problems, and acne. “This book talks about how to do celery juice right so that some people can get the best out of it,” says Williams, who chronicles the healing effects of celery juice’s “undiscovered properties,” chief among them a set of mineral salts that he refers to as sodium cluster salts. Celery Juice, he adds, “is really packed with Spirit’s best information.”
In terms of healing, why is it better to drink celery than to eat it?
Naysayers will say, “Oh, it’s a vegetable. Try other vegetables. Make sure you eat the fiber.” But celery is an herb. This is an herbal tonic. When you’re juicing it, you’re extracting the medicine from it. You don’t want the fiber. Of course you can eat celery sticks on the side and enjoy them in a crudité or salad. But celery juice is an herbal medicine in a larger quantity. It moves the needle like nothing ever has. So if you’re Keto, vegetarian, plant-based, vegan, Paleo—whatever you do, however you eat, however you plan on taking care of your health—you bring in celery juice and you have ailments, you’ll notice the needle move and you won’t even believe it. Because it is that weapon against chronic illness.
What types of celery juice success stories encourage your ongoing work?
There are people that deal with chronic spasms, like neurological tics and spasms in their throat where they can’t swallow or breathe properly, and they’ve tried every [remedy] for 10 straight years. And then they drink celery juice for two weeks and the problem goes away for the first time in their lives. Debilitating cases of eczema and psoriasis; uncomfortable cases of acne; things like severe fatigue and symptoms from Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s, and undiagnosed illnesses; and brain fog where people
can’t even function or work or drive—and celery juice has turned people around. Lives have been saved. It’s medicine for people who are struggling and think they have tried everything.
How does celery juice work as an anti-inflammatory?
The sodium cluster salts in celery juice kill off the bugs that are creating inflammation. Unless you’ve had a physical injury, every form of inflammation is caused by pathogens, by bugs. So when you eat wheat and a smart doctor says, “You’re getting inflamed from the wheat gluten”—why are you getting inflamed when someone else isn’t? It’s because you’ve got a bug that’s feeding off that gluten. Gluten feeds bacteria. Gluten feeds pathogens. Toxic heavy metals and other poisons and toxins we have in the body cause inflammation when bugs eat them. Bugs have to eat heavy metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, gluten, and dairy to create inflammation. Celery juice is minimizing bugs in people’s bodies.
How do sodium cluster salts work to heal the digestive system?
The sodium cluster salt enters the stomach glands—there are stomach glands, they create gastric juice—and it revives them because they become damaged as we’re eating other things we shouldn’t be eating over the years. When they become damaged, you lose your hydrochloric acid (HCI). Everybody gets low HCI. And then they can’t break down protein, the food rots and feeds bacteria in the gut—fungus, yeast, and mold—causing health issues. Celery juice enters the gastric glands, and sodium cluster salts bind onto poison from preservatives and other crap, and they draw out the poison. Then your HCl picks up, your digestion gets stronger, your bloating goes down, and you start getting your energy back.
Sodium cluster salts also enter the liver through the hepatic portal vein and start to replenish bile reserves. Strong bile breaks down fat, improves digestion, and stops people from gaining weight. That’s why people lose weight on celery juice.
Also, celery juice is able to rejuvenate damaged liver cells and help the liver produce new liver cells, so it’s basically refurbishing a liver that’s damaged from pharmaceuticals. And it helps to escort pharmaceuticals that are still in the liver.
What effect do sodium cluster salts have on the brain?
(They) also leave the intestinal tract—the duodenum, the stomach even— and enter the bloodstream via other avenues, eventually reaching the brain. Sodium cluster salts restore neurotransmitters that have been weakened and damaged. So people get brain fog removed. They start thinking better; the fog is gone; they start feeling stronger in the mind. It’s the ultimate electrolyte. There’s no other like it. It’s a complete electrolyte. That has to be studied down the road. It builds up the electrical impulse activity, which is electricity in the brain, making it stronger.
Why do you advocate cutting all fats by about 50 percent—while adding what you call “critically clean carbohydrates”—to support celery juice’s benefits?
Everybody’s on a high-fat diet, but it could be a bad fat. We’re raised on high-fat diets, we live on high-fat diets. We get sick and then we try to get a cleaner high-fat diet without realizing we’re just getting a cleaner diet but it’s still high-fat. And that diet works for people who aren’t that sick. The chronically ill have gotten off the standard American diet, many of them 20 years ago, and they’re still suffering. One of the reasons why is that their diets are still high in fat. When we’re sick, it’s good to lower [intake of] even healthy fats so you can recover your liver, so you can recover why you’re really sick. And then you can bring the fats back in a little bit as you go along. It’s not getting rid of them altogether. It’s about recovery for the chronically ill. We bring in more fruits, more leafy greens, even more steamed potatoes and sweet potatoes and winter squash, and you lower your fats and oils, you lower your olive oil and you lower your nut butters. For the chronically ill, you start recovering.