#56: Food as Medicine with Dr William Li


View #56: Food as Medicine with Dr William Li

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My guest today is  the truly inspirational  Dr William W. Li, MD. An internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times Bestseller ‘Eat to Beat DiseaseThe New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself’.

His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide, and covers more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and CNBC and has been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. Dr. Li is President and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.

We talk  about a range of  topics from his latest book including the 5 defence systems of  the body:

Your Microbes, stems cells, immune system , angiogenesis, your genes and how nutrition and lifestyle can positively influence them. As a food as medicine pioneer who started these conversations way before I even thought of The  Doctor’s  Kitchen, Dr  Li has been a true inspiration of mine.

 

On  this episode we talk about

  • The microbiota, how certain foods can improve  your  body’s ability  to regulate sugar
  • What stem cells are and the different types of foods that can help promote regeneration
  • The difference between pro and anti-angiogenesis and why both are helpful and harmful depending on the circumstance and how food can positively help with both.
  • The benefits of food for the immune system support
  • The utility of combining epidemiology, lab studies and human trials to determine which foods we should consume.
  • The future of food prescriptions and how medicine could look in  10-15 years time
  • The impact of food to positively impact  the efficacy of medicine in the field of cancer, cardiology and neurology.

 

And definitely go and check out Dr William Li’s book – ‘Eat to Beat DiseaseThe New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself’ – it’s a fascinating book and most certainly well worth a read.

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Summary

“The medical community needs to begin uniting – to figure out how our diet and how food becomes a tool in the toolbox so that we don’t become solely reliant on medications, surgery and other more traditional procedures, and we have a more truly patient-centred approach that is more comprehensive.  

I also believe very strongly that healthcare is what actually happens to a patient between the visits that they have to a doctor’s office or a hospital, and so how do we address and amplify our understanding and help people become more empowered to really perform that type of healthcare, that’s something I’m very committed to”.

 

Dr William W. Li, MD

 

What an amazing guest and an absolute privilege to talk to Dr Li on the show today – and to get some insight of how incredible his work has been over the last 20 years, and continues to be today.

Do check out Dr Li on his social media pages and website that are all linked here – he really is doing a lot of super interesting work.

 


Guest: Dr William W. Li, MD

William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times Bestseller ‘Eat to Beat Disease – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself’. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide, and covers more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and CNBC and has been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. Dr. Li is President and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.


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