What Can You Eat To Beat Disease?

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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: The Body’s Five Defense Systems & the Foods That Could Save Your Life by William Li, M.D.

eatWe have radically underestimated our body’s power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. 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.

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.

Dr. Li’s top 5 foods to help fight disease:


Soy–“Soy’s developed a scary reputation because some people believe that an estrogen-like compound that’s found in soy can cause breast cancer,” Li said, adding that new research, however, “is completely turning that fact around.” Soy contains a plant estrogen that is “nothing like human estrogen,” he explained. “In fact, it can counter its effects,” he added.

Chocolate. Dark bitter chocolate chunks. Chocolate background

Dark Chocolate–Dessert lovers, rejoice! Dark chocolate, in moderation, can actually be good for you, according to Li. “Chocolate contains these polyphenols that actually can help activate cells in our body, including our stem cells,” Li said.

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Tomatoes–Tomatoes are a “great source of vitamins and other nutrients, and they contain lycopene,” Li said. “Lycopene is an anti-angiogenic and blood vessel, cancer-starving substance.”

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Sourdough Bread–Sourdough is made with a “natural bacteria called lactobacillus rudori,” according to Li. This bacteria “actually helps to build our immune system,” he added, making it a great choice if you are looking for a healthy bread option.

Tropical fruits: Wooden crate with assorted mangos in rustic kitchen. Natural lighting

Mango–Mangoes are “amazing” according to Li, “because they actually activate all five of our health defense systems at the same time.”

Li said the goal of his method is to activate those five health defense systems in your body by eating five disease-fighting foods five times a day.

Immune boosting, anti inflammatory smoothie with orange, pineapple, turmeric. Detox morning juice drink

“It’s about diversity. It’s about having choice,” he said. “Check off the ones that you already like, then … you have a head start on health because you’re starting with what you love.”

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.

About FoodTrients

Combining her passion for food and a lifelong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Grace O has created FoodTrients®, a unique program for optimizing wellness. Grace O is a fusion chef with a mission: to cook up recipes for sustaining a long and joyful life that are built on a foundation of anti-aging science and her work in the health care industry. Mixing foods and unique flavors culled from a lifetime of travels from Asia to Europe and America, Grace O encourages young and old to celebrate a full life that embraces diversity. Lifestyle tips, age-defying recipes, and secrets of the healing properties of food are the centerpiece of FoodTrients™–all available through cookbooks, e-newsletters, and FoodTrients.com. foodtrients.com
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