Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

by William W Li

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Is your diet feeding or defeating disease?

Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in EAT TO BEAT DISEASE.

We have radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. EAT TO BEAT DISEASE isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including:

  • Plums
  • Cinnamon
  • Jasmine tea
  • Red wine and beer
  • Black Beans
  • San Marzano tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Pacific oysters
  • Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar
  • Sourdough bread

The book's plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or health plan to activate your body's health defense systems-Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity-to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions.

Both informative and practical, EAT TO BEAT DISEASE explains the science of healing and prevention, the strategies for using food to actively transform health, and points the science of well-being and disease prevention in an exhilarating new direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538715499
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 59,568
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned Harvard-trained medical doctor, researcher, and president and a founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted 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, and he has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Live, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America, and has presented at the Vatican's Unite to Cure conference.

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

Part I Hardwired For Health: Our Body's Natural Defense Systems

Chapter 1 Angiogenesis 3

Chapter 2 Regeneration 23

Chapter 3 Microbiome 51

Chapter 4 DNA Protection 81

Chapter 5 Immunity 107

Part II Eat To Beat Disease: The Evidence for Food as Medicine

Chapter 6 Starve Your Disease, Feed Your Health 141

Chapter 7 (Re)generate Your Health 188

Chapter 8 Feed Your Inner Ecosystem 231

Chapter 9 Direct Your Genetic Fate 278

Chapter 10 Activate Your Immune Command Center 322

Part III Plan, Choose, And Act: Putting Food to Work

Chapter 11 The 5 × 5 × 5 Framework: Eating to Beat Disease 369

Chapter 12 Rethinking the Kitchen 409

Chapter 13 Exceptional Foods 437

Chapter 14 Sample Meal Guide and Recipes 455

Chapter 15 Food Doses 506

Epilogue: A Note on the Science 538

Appendix A 5 × 5 × 5 Daily Worksheet 543

Appendix B Assess Your Risks 557

Acknowledgments 581

Notes 585

About The Author 653

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