Montel Williams is best known as a talk show host during the 17 years from 1991 to 2008 that he hosted his self-titled daytime show. Now, he’s finding a new career as a health activist. When diagnosed with MS in 1999, he was told he would be in a wheelchair in four years. Over a decade later, with the help of diet and exercise and his own unbreakable will, Williams has greatly improved his health outcome and wants to help others do the same. His new web series “Living Well With Montel Williams” will air on his website starting on Tuesday, October 15 at 1 p.m. EST New episodes will debut every Tuesday at 1 p.m.
“I built a new ‘Living Well With Montel’ community,” Williams told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “The last 13 -14 years of my life, I’ve been dealing with MS. I’ve been working at this every single day and what I’ve learned along the way I think it’s time I started sharing with people. What I’ve learned to help me mitigate my symptoms from MS can help people make it with anything from cancer to Alzheimer’s’ to lethargy, apathy or even laziness. I’ve found a couple of things that can keep me going when times are really tough.”
Williams has said that medical marijuana has helped him deal with the pain stemming from MS, but that was just one factor. He says that supplements and diet have helped him even more, some of the tips that he wants to help others with through his website and web series.