The Top Foods to Prevent Disease and Repair DNA with Dr. William Li

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Traditionally, advocates of nutrition for health maintain that with the right diet, medicine isn’t necessary—in other words, food is superior to medicine. Traditional advocates of medicine, by contrast, believe nutrition takes a back seat to medicine, which is all-powerful.


A growing body of data says both sides are wrong and that food and medicine can work together harmoniously, each enhancing the value of the other.

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Dr. William Li about how food has the ability to combat and prevent things like cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and illness. They also discuss how certain foods can positively impact the effectiveness of medicine.

Dr. Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease—The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has had an impact on 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, and Voice of America.

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Grand slammer foods that light up our five health defense systems (2:48)

-Longevity and DNA protection (13:51)

-How to slow down the aging process (17:51)

-How to maximize the benefits of consuming coffee (21:44)

-How food and medicine can work together (27:16)

-The key to successful immunotherapy cancer treatment (40:10)

-Foods that help our body produce nitric oxide (45:16)

-What is causing the most damage to our vascular health (50:26)

-The importance of food sequencing (54:11)

-The benefits of eating seasonal produce (1:07:50)

For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @drwilliamli, Facebook @drwilliamli, Twitter @drwilliamli, YouTube @drwilliamli, and through his website, Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease, here. 

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