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NOT the right treatment for everyone, can make it worse! My warning story...
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2018
First off, naturally this book is full of "duh" information- eating well does a body good. You don't need to spend money to know this. This book has some widely research health information, but take everything with a grain of salt when applying it to yourself. I encourage you to not follow blindly.
As someone who has eaten well her entire life (I haven't had processed food since I was in my teens, and don't do sugar, only drink water, only eat organic, etc.) and yet still suffers from chronic urogenital pain, I have learned that there is no "one recipe heals all". Health is much more complicated- hence healing is much more complicated; everyone is slightly different and this book and its health prescriptions are absolutely not the be-all-end- all for *everyone*. The gut microbiome is EXTREMELY important. I would never argue that, and I'm very well versed in it after being my own medical research advocate for so many years. And food can definitely be medicine. But I have to share my story because it is not unique, it is valid, and could potentially save someone from wasting their money. After reading this book and following the food and supplement protocol which resulted in an INCREASE in pain and inflammation, I decided to bite the bullet and pay for a phone consultation reading with one of Anthony's "intuitive" trainees that was referred by his own website, because I thought "maybe I'm doing something wrong and I need further individualized guidance" . She charged me over $300 for not even 45 minutes, and gave me literally no new information that I didn't already read from the book. And even when I explained to her I was already doing everything AW suggested, for several months, and the pain was worse, she just said "Oh... well just ad x,y,z supplements". So I did, because I thought "she's the intuitive professional, maybe she knows something I don't". A month later on her protocol and I had never been in more pain in my life.
So I quit everything AW and the other "intuitive medical medium" woman were telling me to do, and went back to doing more research. Turns out I had an awful sensitivity to oxalic acid (found in spinach, berries, etc. which of course are the PRIMARY source of nutrients in this healing diet, and I was flooding my body with them every day). Once I cut that out my pain went away. Now, that does not say that I've resolved my underlying problem, but what I'm saying here is that Anthony (and his colleague's) prescription for "how to heal" is NOT the right way for everyone, and can cause more harm than good if your system is operating a certain way. I believe that while we obviously have many similarities, every body system is slightly unique. We all have different root problems and different elements contributing to our health/pain, and sometimes it's dangerous to generalize.
My main give-away message I'd like to share here is that I probably spent about $800 on all the supplements and phone consultations suggested by this protocol, and I ended up worse than when I started. If the practitioner I spoke with really was a true intuitive, wouldn't she have picked up my pain was being exacerbated by the oxalic acid? And it's NOT unique- many people with unexplained urogenital chronic pain have issues metabolizing oxalic acid properly, or histamines in food (also found in healthy food). The one thing I've learned over the last 16 years of trying to find answers to what current medical research hasn't caught up to yet, is that if anyone (doctor or not) says "This is the ONLY way, and the RIGHT way, to treat your issue", then you should run for the hills. We are constantly learning more from medicine, and if you are working with a practitioner who sees things as black and white and has no room for exceptions to the known rules, or no interest in exploring outside of the box, you may be doing yourself a disservice.
Just my two cents on my experience with this protocol, but it may work wonders for you. Just thought it was important to introduce another side. Regardless, I'm wishing you the best health possible!