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  • Eat to Beat Disease

  • The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
  • By: William W Li
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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By: William W Li
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Eat your way to better health with this New York Times best seller on food's ability to help the body heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of other avoidable diseases. 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 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 listeners by showing them the evidence behind more than 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 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 William W Li (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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"A ground breaking physician shares how we can use food to hack our natural defense systems and hardwire ourselves for health."—Mehmet Oz, MD, Host, The Dr. Oz Show

"In a new ground-breaking study--Eat to Beat Disease--Dr. William W. Li provides the knowledge and tools to make better decisions what to eat every day. This easy-to-read book is not a diet book but help you better understand what you eat." —The Washington Book Review

"Dr. William Li is a healthcare pioneer... Dr. Li helps our readers thrive by unpacking how the body's own systems respond to what we eat. His book will give practical tips for healthier living and empower readers with ways they can help their bodies fight disease."—Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

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Bad Advice Throughout - If You're Sick You'll Get Worse

I've read hundreds of nutrition books over the years and only bought this to find out if anything substantiated his reputation.
All I could find is a catchy title - promoting hope to those looking to reverse their disease.

The book drags on and on about research he choose - admittedly based on his own bias, In choosing from 280million scientific studies. He obviously hasn't discovered 'Functional medicine." Not a mention.

If you're looking to make a comeback from stage 4 anything, and quickly locate the path that Others choose and succeeded against all odds, start with the most popular read on Earth. How Not To Die. It contains the A-Z of illnesses cured with food, all of which is organic.

On that note, I watched the authors YouTube of a typical shopping trip to the grocery store
He choose and reccomended foods known to have mould, lectin, pesticides, fructose and preservatives. That said, a typical western grocery store is not selling wellness, and this bloke doesn't mention the contraindications of eating the very foods he reccomends.

Enough said. The content of this book does not live up to the title. Why(? We all need nutition to cure the root cause - and that entails every organ and then some, that supports our immune system. More importantly is to learn how to shop for healthy food specific to your needs and food sensitivities and as an overall preventative.

Perhaps his new book on nutition will be enlightening. Perhaps his bias will evolve.

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  • NJX
  • 10-04-2023

A Better You, Improved and Stronger

Through knowledge of eating well you too can improve your well being immediately.
Easy to find food groups and easy to listen to this audio, you will become a better you.

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  • Maricela
  • 19-03-2019

Great Book!

Excellent book! I wish I had the material that is supposed to come with it! The book starts off talking about some PDF material that I'm supposed to download but Audible doesn't provide a link and it is impossible to contact them to ask for one. Audible FAILS AGAIN! They are so insulated from their customers that you can't complain or ask them anything.

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  • Gary A. FERNANDEZ
  • 11-08-2020

Out dated bad science.

I enjoyed much of this book but I had a hard time trusting what Dr.Li recommended. He seems to be a member of the religion of plant based food. He believes red meat should be avoided even though it is the most nutrient food on the planet. He also still believes dietary cholesterol has a negative affect on serum cholesterol. He also worms agents salt and saturated fats and recommends industrial seed oils as healthy. This kind of old outdated unproven science is dangerous. If you still belief any of these ideas, Let me recommend “The big fat surprise” by Nina Teicholz,“, “The great cholesterol myth” by Dr. Stephen Sinatra and “The salt Fix” by Dr. James Dinicolantonio. Real science with real studies to back them!

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  • Avery
  • 13-08-2019

There are better books out there.

Was excited for this book after listening to author’s Ted Talk. Unfortunately the author goes over numerous foods “good” for you, good for ridding the body of disease, especially cancer, indiscriminately. An example: take blueberries, which the author notes have remarkable qualities, so eat them, he suggests. One study suggests 2 cups a day. What the author fails to tell the reader is that those studies were bankrolled by investors in the blueberry business. Maybe the study is accurate but maybe not. Full disclosure of research provenance would help. As for sugar, the author regularly suggests the value of a food and then mentions, oh, one problem is the sugar content. In many’s an estimation, nothing-absolutely nothing-that contains sugar can be good for curing cancer. There are many of these issues which made the book problematic for me and I decided not to finish it after getting 80% done. I certainly would not follow his suggestions. There are better and truly safer diets out there for curing disease.

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  • L. Simecek
  • 18-09-2019

Changed my life!

I love this book! The narrator is very easy to listen to and the content was very easy to understand. However.....a lot of the book uses medical terminology. If you don't worry about the names of all the enzymes, etc....and just listen to the "gist" of what the author is saying, you will come away with a new look on life. All those complicated words that were impossible to pronounce really didn't matter. It's a lifestyle that is so easy to adapt to! My husband and I are both diabetic and needed to change what we were doing. We have tried diets and they last just a few days until we decide we want something that isn't on the approved list to eat. "Eating to Beat Disease" is totally different! We started by adding in one food of each of the five categories we needed to eat to start to heal our bodies. All we did was replace them with food we were already eating. For example...instead of wheat toast in the morning, we ate pumpernickel; instead of peanut butter that was filled with sugar, we ate natural almond butter. It was so simple to do. At first, we continued to eat normally, except for a few substitutions. Then it became a challenge to see how many we could replace and before we knew it....we were loosing weight and feeling better. In a 3 month period, we significantly dropped our a1c (a measure for diabetic control) and several pounds and inches. We still go out to eat, and if we want a hamburger, we eat it. But the most important part is we just make sure we each from each of the categories every day.

I did end up buying the physical book also. More of a reference. I don't have time to sit and read and listened to the audio book at work, while driving and walking. If I didn't have the audio book, I would have never gained this valuable information..but the hard copy makes a great reference too. The audio book did come with downloadable/printable files that helped also. I go back and listen to the audio book just to remind myself how easy it is to make this lift altering changes!

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  • Carri Moser Camp
  • 17-04-2019

An Absolute must have book for Cancer care!

I found this book by watching Broken Brain2. Dr. Li has presented the findings in such a manner that helps apply what you learn immediately. Check out his website. We need more doctors that truly care about our wellbeing. Thank you Dr. Li, WELL DONE!

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  • LL D.
  • 11-07-2019

No PDF! Update!!

The book talks about how foods affect us in a medical sense. It's okay. But also I don't have the PDF of listed foods. How do I get it??

Upadte: I recieved the PDF and with the entire book of information, I can say that we basically need to eat fruits, vegetables, and very little meat, if at all. the lists show the types of foods that help your body fight disease. If you like medical jargon, you'll like this book.

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  • H. Loree Evans
  • 20-01-2020

Where is the PDF’s

Though out the book it talks about PDF s to print with Audible there is no PDFs

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  • Loveland Medical Clinic
  • 31-07-2019

Ansel Keyes ?

Anyone who uses Ansel Keyes for their source of dietary advice is an idiot. Don't waste your time with this book. Get something from Dr Mercola, Dr Hyman, dr Jason Fung, or Dr William Davis.

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  • Lovebabz
  • 01-06-2019

Thought provoking!

Dr. Li provides information that is groundbreaking in its efforts to share with the regular population about diet...Food as medicine. This concept is not a part of the billion dollar diet industry. I feel empowered and equipped to take the research and adopt it into my everyday practical life!I

This book didn't leave me feeling daunted or overwhelmed!

Thank you!

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  • Boudi
  • 24-05-2019

Nutrition Is Systematic

While, on the face of it, this is a compelling book with good ideas and information a deeper reflection suggests a serious flaw. Nutrients act within the complexity of the human system and isolating a nutrient to demonstrate efficacy may not be sufficient. Perhaps I'm flawed in my understanding the science of it all, though?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-2023

eat to beat disease

This is an amazing book that could be used as a bible of nutrition.

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  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • 14-10-2023

Logical and Not too Scientific

A bit too long for me but I thought it a good read. Often this types of books are difficult to understand but this isn’t
Presented in a logical format
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-09-2023

heavy.

this is a very informative book. However it is also very hard going. Part 1 is all science based and like a biology lesson. Part 2 is about the foods that are or aren't good for you. I found it very hard going with endless Latin names for various stem cells or types of bacteria. This wasn't for me as I was looking for eat this and not that.

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  • s j chislett
  • 02-09-2023

lots of good info

to keep you inspired to eat healthily this I'd an interesting book
three extra words

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  • LMN
  • 11-08-2023

First Class & Very Practical

Designed to get you healthier no matter what your diet fad is and it’s very practical. Recognises that medicines are a last resort and aims to avoid or reduce significantly that scenario.

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  • Tracey
  • 25-07-2023

Great book, I would recommend this to all seeking a new start in eating for your health in all the new ways featured

Great book, I would recommend this new way of eating for your health proved by science

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