Thank you all for your amazing response to my “THEN & NOW” photo on Instagram! The way so many of related and were supportive touch my heart beyond words. Nothing outweighs the feeling of finally being able to shed some light from such a dark experience.
There were so many good questions in the comments and from my DM’s I wanted to address them someone that everyone could have access, here on the blog!
If you have personal questions you would like answered here, please DM me on Instagram at @beautifruitful.
Alright, let’s jump right in!
How do you get an appointment with Anthony William?
It was almost a decade ago that I had the chance to work with Anthony! I came across his website on a random google search and was a desperate seeker— so I gave him a shot! Back then the information that we have access to now was very difficult to access. Please do not fear if you are unable to get a session with Anthony. At this time I do not think he takes private consults. What he does now is work hard to get ALL the information you need out in his podcasts, books, articles, and circulating within the vibrant healing community on social media. Healing takes time. Please know that as you implement steps (although it may seem things aren’t working right away) your body IS working for YOU!
Link to blog, books, and more: www.medicalmedium.com
Do you eat grains?
While I was healing my skin I found it helpful to first cut out wheat (gluten-free). I did this for a while before cutting out ALL grain (including quinoa and millet). For me, cutting them out helped considerably. Every body will be different, so see what works for you by documenting the way your body reacts with and without them.
Quinoa and millet are in a gray area when it comes to thier food group classification. When I was healing my skin I did not have access to Anthony William’s work, which does cite them both as a grain. Instead, I was documenting reactions to foods. I naturally cut them out as they seemed to worsen things, but after about 18 months began slowly adding them back in.
SoundCloud link: Listen to The Truth About Grains
Is it normal to have detox reactions, or a worsening of symptoms from certain foods?
Yes! Before I knew that all fruits were actually very healing for me, I thought many were actually bad for me because I would notice things would get worse. Now I understand that these fruits were detoxifying and “stirring the pot” so to speak. I personally stuck to mostly foods that were gentle for me. This can happen with other healing foods such as garlic, onion, cilantro, etc. As my body got stronger I was able to tolerate an abundance of foods without any negative side effect.
How long do you rebound?
15-20 minutes every day! If rebounding is challenging for you, do what you can!! Even sitting it on it bouncing is better than not doing anything at all.
Is other exercise as good for you as rebounding?
After rebounding for quite a while I started adding in other forms of exercise. However, it’s my understanding that rebounding targets lympathic stimulation of all areas in the body that most other exercise does not. Rebounding is also low impact which makes it easy on the body. This was the one & only exercise recommended to me by Anthony William.
What brand is your rebounder?
The day Anthony recommended I rebound I went straight to the store to hunt for one! The only place I could locally find one was Walmart. I do not know the brand! This was almost 10 years ago, so I no longer have the box to check. However it was the only one they had and was around $30.
What diet and supplements helped you?
This is a REALLY big and REALLY important question! I have something super special I will be releasing for you guys to explain more about what supplements and diet helped me most in MY personal experience. Keep an eye out for this coming over the next few days, I can’t wait to share more with you guys!!
Should I go 100% Raw? Vegan?
In the beginning parts of my healing journey I did a few short raw cleanses & ate a vegan diet. I do believe all of this helped me heal as it naturally lowered my fat intake. Cutting out eggs and dairy also was substantial as they are known to feed pathogens that are causing acne.
At one point I did encorporate fish into my diet and seemed to do fine with that every once in while. I went back and forth on being vegan for quite some time — battling the “protein myths” — and finally felt safe without meat. In my experience eating SIMPLE meals was really the key. I will get into exactly what I ate and what worked for me in more detail in my little surprise I have coming up for you!
I got bad acne symptoms after a routine vaccine. Is it just a waiting game now?
To an extent it IS a waiting game, as it takes time to rebuild immunity after something like this happens. I had many doctors and healers suggest that this was also the root cause of what I was experiencing in my body as well. It takes time. But supporting your body through it is what matters most. As you give your body the support it needs it can recover much more quickly.
I am loosing hope. What can I do?
You are not alone! Please know this. This can feel like a long process but you will see progress as you put one foot in front of the other each and every day. Baby steps add up.
I struggled with this condition for about 5 years. Half of that was spent just discovering the RIGHT information. The other half (in reality it was a bit less— around 18 months) once I was consistently doing one thing, was spent actually healing. During this second half I made major leaps in my process as I had eliminated the correct foods, was being more patient, and started rebounding every day.
Thisnis an amazing read here that will help you gain more awareness of what is happening in your body: Healing Acne by Medical Medium
I will be back with more answers to your questions soon!
Remember that with persistence and dedication to your healing, you can heal! You can live the life of your dreams. I believe in you!
Let’s talk about RAW POMEGRANATE OIL!
I was turned onto this stuff from Lagoon Essentials by @astralmedicine who posted on how much it helped her recover from a dermatitis flare.
I had been looking for a good oil that would be hydrating but not too oily for my skin & hair (I have only used this on my face— it’s precious!) this winter and had to try it out!
About my skin & hair: all oils are TOO MUCH oil. They always have been. Coconut, jojoba, you name it— too much.
However! This gem. It really is precious!! I use very light amounts on my face & hair daily. I’m pretty much obsessed.
+ A little goes a long way
+ Doesn’t make your skin too oily
+ Doesn’t cause breakouts (in facts it’s best known at preventing them!)
+ Awesome for softening hair & frizz
+ Hands down my fave skincare product next to @liviglibations Best Skin Ever (if you know me this says a LOT)
- Pricey $$ however to press just 1 lb of this oil takes 500 poms!
- The smell is deep, pungent, earthy— but not in a flattering way! This took some serious getting used to. But, it’s a lot like Goldenseal. Once you see it’s the real deal you GO ALL IN & begin to love it (maybe it’s just me)
- The dropper easily leaks small amounts of oil so if you’re not super careful whatever you set this on will get oily too.
You can find this as a Medical Medium recommended product on his website www.medicalmedium.com
If you try this, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been!