What Foods to Eat to Beat Disease | Dr. William Li

What Foods to Eat to Beat Disease | Dr. William Li

We all know that eating healthy makes you feel better. But could certain foods actually help your body beat disease and heal itself? Science tells us they absolutely can.

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Dr. William Li has always been fascinated with the disease fighting capabilities of foods.

I was so stoked to have Dr. William Li on my show to talk about how certain foods can help our bodies fight disease. Besides being an internationally renowned physician and scientist, Dr. Li is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking research and work has led to the development of more than thirty new medical treatments. These treatments impact care for more than seventy different diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. Dr. Li is currently president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into Covid-19.

The science behind the disease-fighting characteristics of foods is complicated. And there’s no better guy to break it down for us than Dr. Li. 

I’m telling you, this man has a talent for explaining complex concepts in a way that just makes sense. From the antioxidants in blueberries to the natural chemicals in broccoli sprouts, this doctor knows his stuff. But he’s never going to be the one to tell you what not to eat. Instead, Dr. Li would rather point out the foods you should add to your plate on a daily basis to help your body prevent and fight disease.

The body is perfectly capable of healing itself, you just have to feed it the foods it needs to do so. So Dr. Li and his research teams spend countless hours diving into what foods fight what, and how. Then he simplifies these concepts so that everyday people like you and me can make informed choices about our health. This episode is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about educating you on the foods you may be missing out on- foods that could potentially save your life in the future. 

BREAKDOWN  

[00:06:00] How it all started

[00:12:15] Food vs. drugs: which works better to beat disease?

[00:25:56] The surprising factors about disease fighting foods

[00:34:05] Does organic make a difference?

[00:44:18] Broccoli superpowers

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1 Comment
  • Brandwhich
    Posted at 09:22h, 31 December Reply

    I would love to collaborate with you Darin. I operate out of Arizona primarily, and have a few different companies that you may find pleasure being a part of. Cheers.

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