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More Junk Science - Anthony William aka Medical Medium

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Sly Saint, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Goop's "Trusted Expert" Anthony William Dispenses Junk Science, Say Critics
    How has the Florida-based huckster got away with it for so long?

    By Rae Paoletta on January 10, 2018

    "In the spring of 2013, Kate Gallagher Leong called Anthony William. She was desperate for help. Forty-eight days later, her son, Gavin, was dead."

    "William, who markets himself as the “Medical Medium,” has written three books about natural healing and garnered a celebrity clientele. Robert De Niro, James Van Der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame, Naomi Campbell, and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow all offer glowing testimonials of William’s “God-given skills,” despite the fact he doesn’t seem to have a public record of a medical degree. Instead, he maintains that his expertise was granted to him by a “spirit” when he was four years old — and that his connection with that entity allows him to cure others of various illnesses, from irritable bowel to thyroid cancer."

    Esther Crawley and others please take note:

    "Promoting the Medical Medium is no different than promoting anti-vaccine views or cleanses or coffee enemas. The minimum is that people waste money, but there is great potential for harm with many of the therapies that are recommended and delays in diagnosis. Every day someone tweets to me or messages me on Facebook about a friend of family member who delayed real therapy that could help them to give snake oil a go. How anyone can publish that drivel and think, “I have done a good thing today” is beyond me."

    "“I started doing some researching and I found out that when one of Anthony’s books came out there was a lottery by the publisher — Hay House — that whoever wrote the ‘most inspiring’ Amazon review would win a reading or something with him.”

    "Inverse obtained what appears to be a copy of that call-out, originally on William’s website, later pasted to Phoenix Rising — a forum for people suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome"


    Hutan, Barry, Cheshire and 7 others like this.
  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

    Oh my goodness, the thread they must be referring to is this:


    From November 2015, in which I made the second post! The advert was copied into the 11th post down not as a recommendation, but as confirmation of the fake review service.

    The article doesn't make this clear, and can be read as if PR was promoting the book. Which some individual members do, Tammy is still promoting it in December 2017.
  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Anthony William is either a deluded fool, or a charlatan and scumbag preying on the sick and desperate.

    Which is it, Mr William?
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    While I haven't said a lot about it, I am a psychological medium. Send me a bunch of money and I will tell you how big a fool you are. I have a complex formula to determine this.

    The more money you send, the bigger fool you are. :D

    ETA: I know this is not entirely funny. I am not on Facebook, so did not read about the woman's son who died, but I know it can be dangerous.
    Hutan, Barry, JemPD and 7 others like this.
  5. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Hmm, didn't think that was allowed....... but while we're at it the prodigal daughter has also returned and promoting Gupta style treatment.

    eta: just seen on FB

    "Phoenix Rising
    Health & wellness website" ??
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018

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