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Eating to Beat Disease

From the Show: HER
Summary: Your food choices influence the development of blood vessels in your body.
Air Date: 6/27/19
Duration: 36:52
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: William Li, MD
William LiDr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, and author of the best-selling book EAT TO BEAT DISEASE - The body's five defense systems and the foods that could save your life. President of global charity, the Angiogenesis Foundation, Dr. Li’s work has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide and has led to the effective prevention, novel treatment, and even reversal of diseases spanning cancer, chronic wounds, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and vision loss from aging and diabetes.



Dr. Li pioneered a ‘common denominators’ approach to find strategies that amplify the body’s innate health defense systems — angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. Using diet, lifestyle, and medicine as health-promoting tools, Dr. Li addresses practical solutions to some of the world’s most feared diseases.

In 2010, Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 and a founder of the advocacy group ONE and (Product)RED, named Dr. Li one of the top 10 to watch for in the coming decade “with the potential to change the world. 

A globally recognized thought leader, Dr. Li has given addresses at the Vatican and before leaders from the U.S. government, the European Union, and the World Health Organization as well as numerous medical organizations around the world. His TED Talk “Can we eat to starve cancer” has been viewed more than 11 million times.

Dr. Li has published his work in prestigious scientific and medical journals such as Science, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. He has served on the faculties of Harvard, Tufts, and Dartmouth.

Dr. Li received his undergraduate degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Li completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (a Harvard teaching hospital).
  • Book Title: EAT TO BEAT DISEASE: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrWilliamLi
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrWilliamLi
Eating to Beat Disease
Food is medicine. What you eat can reduce illness and improve wellness.

Angiogenesis is how our bodies grow blood vessels. Everything we eat passes through our blood vessels to fuel our cells. Some diseases can hijack blood vessels, worsening the condition. Eating well helps manage your number of blood vessels correctly.

Listen as Dr. William Li joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss how foods can prevent bad blood vessels from being built.

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