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Eat to Beat Disease

The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
Written by: William W Li
Narrated by: Peter Ganim
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners 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 audiobook'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 and the strategies for using food to actively transform health, pointing 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

What the critics say

"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)

"Among the many diet and health books of recent years, this book should top the list. Dr. William Li, an experienced internal medicine physician, also has an outstanding professional reputation in medical research. He knows science and how to present it to the public. His facts can only lead to a more fulfilling way to think about health for all of us." (T Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University, author, The China Study and Whole)

"Eat to Beat Disease is a trailblazing book. Author, world-renowned physician and medical scientist Dr. William Li explains how we have the power to help control our own health destiny by making decisions that help the body heal itself. Dr. Li describes how more than 200 foods amplify our body's defenses which can result in beneficial health outcomes. Eat to Beat Disease is a must read - I strongly endorse it." (Dean Ornish, MD)

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fantastic information

finally an allopathic doctor paying attention to the power of food and healing
I used his information along with alternative treatments to heal myself from breast cancer without allopathic treatment and I couldn't be more grateful

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  • Carri Moser Camp
  • 2019-04-17

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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  • Jim
  • 2019-03-19

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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  • Rick Smith
  • 2019-04-12

Life Changing Information

The best book I've read in health for empowerment. So personally laid out, so amazingly easy to follow... this is a God send.

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  • L. Simecek
  • 2019-09-18

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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  • Lovebabz
  • 2019-06-01

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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  • Avery
  • 2019-08-13

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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  • Boudi
  • 2019-05-24

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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  • BeaMax
  • 2019-08-30

Outstanding. One of the best books I've read!

Worth reading and implementing into your life. loaded with science and that will inform and motivate you.

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  • quiltbug
  • 2019-08-30

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I found this book informative but extremely repetitive . The 5x5x5 mantra became absolutely irritating . After about the 20th repetition, I marked the book as finished. I couldn’t stand it any longer. It’s possible that reading a kindle version, or hard copy, wouldn’t be quite so annoying. I do regret the purchase of this book.

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  • ml31212
  • 2019-08-17

excellent

wonderful insights and helpful knowledge. I recommend getting the book too. life changing! I thought I ate a 80-90% healthy diet, but was shocked to learn I was only at 40-50% lessening my body's ability to fight and prevent disease!