Eat To Beat Disease by William Li

This book has a special place in my heart. I have been battling disease for most of my life. I have gone through numerous treatments to no avail. Sometimes, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to treating disease. This is in no way saying that I believe all disease can be cured by food, but I am encouraging you to check out this review regardless.

Thank you Grand Central Publishing for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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. 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.

I had interesting notions going into this book. I was a tad nervous that it was going to be a book that would tell me “do this, don’t do that, stick to this or else”. It really wasn’t like that at all! It’s a larger book than I would’ve liked, but it is a great resource to keep in my library to refer to when I realize that my eating habits are ruining the way I feel. There is a ton of research backing the ideas up which I appreciate as a scientist myself. I think what I especially loved about this book is that there is PLENTY of great foods to choose from, not just a handful. That makes this plan a whole lot easier to start and keep up with versus other similar plans on the market. It may be a little overwhelming to some people, but I really thought it was more comforting to know there are a lot of options to choose from in this plan. That’s something I can stand behind.

4/5 Stars

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