What I Eat In a Day After Being Inspired By ‘Medical Medium’
Giving up foods we love can be rough and creating a new mindset and routines around food can be tough!
And this is exactly what newcomers to the Medical Medium community discover.
Many people who are just starting to jump into eating as Anthony William describes in his Medical Medium books, radio shows, and blog are always interested in what eating this way looks like for those who have been on this journey for a while.
And so in this post, I’m going to share with you what a typical day looks like for me food-wise and hopefully spark some inspiration for you!
Remember, everyone’s healing journey is different. My unique combination of health challenges likely won’t match your unique combination of health challenges. So food for us may look different.
I’m a big proponent of eating intuitively so regardless of this example I’m providing, I encourage you to listen to your intuition.
For those of you not familiar with Anthony William’s work, eating this way has completely turned my health around. I talk about my healing journey more here. Between his 4 books, his radio shows on Hay House Radio & Soundcloud, and his extensive blog posts on his website, this way of eating was inspired by all of those resources with which I have personally experienced remarkable results!
To preface, I had no problem giving up meat and eggs right from the beginning. I transitioned from Paleo so I was already off grains. I just had to eliminate some MSG hidden in the forms of “natural flavors” and let go of my once beloved coffee. I also chose to give up chocolate. My transition time was about 2 months into how I eat now.
I’ll also include my self-care and exercise in here because these routines are tied together for me.
My Food Routine
Upon waking: 24 oz water with 3/4 of a lemon and honey. (He recommends 1/2 of a lemon in 16 oz of water so I kept that ratio)
20 minutes later: 24-32 oz of celery juice
30 minutes later: Another juice (most of the time) such as apple and cucumber or orange & grapefruit. (I would juice more greens, but I don’t have a very good juicer and greens such as kale and cilantro go right through it).
Morning Self-Care: Either Yoga, gentle exercise, qigong, or meditation (sometimes a combo)
Mid morning immediately following self-care: Heavy metal detox smoothie with some other fruit added in such as pitaya, cherries, or craberries. Followed by whatever hearbal tea is in my rotation (today is the anti-pesticide tea recipe.)
Morning Snack: Sometimes more fruit before lunch such as some pineapple, an apple, or papaya. This should include some mineral salts such as celery or greens, but hey, I’m not perfect!
Lunch: A nice BIG, overt fat-free salad. This will often vary to keep things interesting. On a bed of greens such as spinach or bibb lettuce with cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, sprouts or microgreens, red or green onions, and dulse flakes for saltiness. And one of my favorite dressings is juice of 1 orange or 1/2 lime , red bell pepper, 2 dates, garlic, and ginger blended up.
Activity: Many times this is where I do a trail walk or a hike with the dogs (and hubby!). We mostly never miss a Sunday hike.
Afternoon Snack(s): Always a combo of fruit (glucose), mineral salts, and potassium as Anthony William suggests to keep the adrenals strong. Sometimes this looks like an apple, celery, and dates. Other times it’s a smoothie with spinach. When I drink chaga tea, this is usually the time of day I have it.
Dinner: This is always some combo of steamed potato, sweet potato, or winter squash with a non-starchy veggie such as asparagus, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, or broccoli etc. I include some raw greens. There is always onion and garlic here and many times raw. Most of the time this is eaten as a Buddah bowl style, other times it may be a stew or a soup. My dinner is mostly radical fat free unless I’m feeling wild and include some avocado, a cashew sauce, or a walnut pesto. (Pestos are also awesome for getting in a lot more greens!).
Evening snack: Since I eat dinner around 5, I don’t go light on an evening snack. This is usally either banana nice cream or roasted potatos with some butter lettuce and tomato. Or a whole roasted sweet potato with honey and cinnamon. . . yum!!
Before Bed: 1 hour before bed, I drink either a lemon water, aloe water, cucumber juice. Then right before bed, lemon balm tea.
—I drink lemon or lime water throughout the day and more times than not it’s the same astringency as the morning. Although for a long time my daytime water was just a light squeeze of lemon or lime.
—About 60-75% of my days are radical fat free. This has been 22 months in the making so don’t be hard on yourself for including avocado daily. The first year I had avocado on my lunch salad and one more fat serving at dinner every single day.
— I choose not to include beans such as black beans and chickpeas because, for now, I feel better without them and I’d rather fill up on healing foods. But they are essential for my husband in order to bulk up his meals.
Eating This Way Has Sparked Deeper Healing and a Deeper Spiritual Connection
At the risk of sounding cliche, eating this way has changed my life. It really has. I’ve learned so much about healing. And healing my chronic health challenges has also allowed me to heal negative thinking patterns, emotional wounds, and deepen my spirituality. It is a journey that will always continue and always evolve.
To your health and healing,
Mandi Palmer, “Food and Wellness Guru,” is a Holistic Certified Health Coach who has been inspiring and leading others in their pursuit of wellness since 2008. Her well-rounded approach to helping others acheive wellness includes nutrition, healthy-never-over-doing-it movment, building purpose and reslience to stress, the ancient art of qigong, comfortably cleansing, and using the published works of Anthony William, The Medical Medium.
<Disclaimer> This information is to be used for educational purposes only and is not to be used to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. The author of this article is not a doctor, licensed dietitian, or licensed nutritionist. By reading this article, you are agreeing to take responsibility for your own health and decisions regarding food and you waive the right to hold Mandi Palmer responsible for any negative instance or result that may occur after engaging with this information.