Eat to Beat Disease by William W. Li

Eat to Beat Disease

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. Wi...

Details Eat to Beat Disease

TitleEat to Beat Disease
Release DateMar 19th, 2019
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreNonfiction, Health, Food and Drink, Food, Nutrition, Medical

Reviews Eat to Beat Disease

  • Susan McGrath
    I received an Advance Reading Copy of Eat to Beat Disease by William W. Li, MD from the publisher (Grand Central Life and Style) in exchange for an honest review. Eat to Beat Disease is scheduled for release on March 19, 2019.This is a nonfiction, health and wellness book. Dr. Li presents wellness as the sum of five parts: Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity. He discusses these five factors of wellness, focusing o...
  • Sharon Huether
    The Doctor explains the 5 defense systems in your body 5 disease fighting foods 5 times a day.These lists are long, of what to incorporate into your daily meals.Some things were very new to me; such as Tomatoes cooked in Olive oil. Stone fruits are the best for you.Tillapia is not the best fish for you to eat. Beer or wine once a day is good for you.Dark chocolate is a must once a day.This book explains the science of healing and prevention.I wo...
  • Aisling
    A life-changing book. Even if you consider yourself savvy about nutrition--buy this book. If you know nothing--buy this book. If you are facing a disease or want to avoid them--buy this book. I often pass on books to friends or relatives but this one I am keeping and advising everyone else to get their own copy. I swear I do not know Dr. Li nor am I making a commission, I just feel very strongly that this book can revolutionize your life.This boo...
  • Linda Donohue
    The author presents common sense eating! The book is well researched and presented simply to consume foods to help heal oneself. Additionally, eating a balanced diet from the food lists to maintain health. This is an excellent reference book for the health benefits of the individual foods. This is one book that should be in your personal health library. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for proving ...
  • M.T. DeSantis
    Excellent stuff. The studies and information presented here match a lot of other reading I've done on the subject of eating for health. I can also point to dietary changes I've made and the effects they've had that match ones discussed in this book. I always recommend making better food choices, but I also really do suggest giving this a try. The author does not impose eating restrictions. Rather, he discusses foods that help to promote strengthe...
  • Peggy
    If I could afford to buy a copy for every person I know I would. Dr. Li presents information about the healing properties of different types of foods and what they do. He never tells you how to eat. He presents the science in a clear and easy to understand way. Even better he shows you how to do research for yourself as well!
  • Sue
    I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks for your generosity!I enjoyed this book, and appreciate the amount of research put into it. While I had read many of the "tips" before from multiple sources, it was nice to have it all in one place. It's also a lot of common sense - eat fresh foods over processed, eat more plants... I was happy to see some recipes in the book, many with surprising combinations that I wouldn't have tried witho...
  • Matthew
    The most helpful part of this book is the recommended system for including healthy foods into your diet. My discomfort comes from what I believe is an undue reliance on epidemiological nutrition studies. They have to be taken with more than a grain of salt, because at best, they only show a correlation, not causation (which is implied throughout the book). The 'new' science isn't that new. If you're interested in the book, I suggest skimming it f...
  • Roxanne
  • Liz
    This was a broke-ass version of Dr. Michael Greger’s How Not to Die. Li’s book is chaotic and often contradictory to appease the masses. How he can responsibly recommend cured meats because the animals were fed acorns is beyond me. He then reminds readers that the WHO notes processed meats are a carcinogen before once again touting the “healthy fat” in the chestnut- and acorn-fed Italian and Spanish pigs. Ridiculous. He’s only placating...
  • Jane
    I want to thank William W. Li, author and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for my copy of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself that I won in the Giveaway.I found the positive approach of recommending foods to help rather than ones to avoid extremely helpful. The lists of foods to keep in our diet is broad and should be easy to eat on a regular basis (many we already eat each week). The explanations used many unfamil...
  • Sara Best
    Eat to Beat Disease is a very interesting and practical book. The science is well documented and explained in term the laymen can understand. The basic premise of the book is specific foods can be eaten which enhance five components of health; angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels), regeneration, the microbiome (the bacteria in our bodies), DNA protection, and immunity. The basic application proposed is to be intentional about adding foods to...
  • Michelle Pulignani
    Great information.
  • C
    Good information on science, foods to eat for certain conditions, recipes, etc.
  • Jessie
    1970-01-01 informative book which makes sense. I appreciated how the science behind this theory was clear. It provides information that the reader can practically use as a stepping stone to health. I like the concept of defending your health, after all that’s what we should all aim for on a daily basis.
  • Amy Vey
    A great resource of such an important topic of your own health! This goes through all of the scientific studies if you need to know exactly what health benefits were found and with what foods, and how food compares to some of the best pharmaceutical drugs out there. Why would you want side effects and the cost of the medications, if you could simply start eating your way to health one day at a time with his 5 X 5 X 5 plan? There is some repetitio...
  • Stephan
    A great resource to begin healthy eating. I especially love the break down to what foods help you avoid the chronic illnesses most come down with or are diagnosed with in their later years. This book also contains a number of recipes in the back portion.A great read.
  • Wulfwyn
    There is a lot of information in this book. The good thing is that it was written so that I could understand it. There have been books on nutrition and it’s effects on disease and the body that we’re good but difficult to get through. I didn’t have that problem with this book. The author did a good job explaining things without forcing me to look up every other word. Considering the fact the first portion of this book will have you feeling ...
  • Sasha
    First I would like to state that I have received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. This book was an interesting read. It could be a life-changing book. Even if you consider yourself savvy about nutrition. This book is a time commitment, but pay-off...
  • Deb
    Excellent book. Helped me to further understand that our food is our most important medicine. Great combination of examples and recipes combined with very scientific details, which I like! I want to understand the ins and outs of things and this book does that. I would highly recommend for anyone who is trying to learn more about their own personal health journey or even medical professionals who integrate nutrition into their patients' health pl...
  • Denise
    As I've gotten older and have experienced various new health issues cropping up, I've become more interested in how to prevent and heal disease. Eat to Beat Disease is exactly the book I've been looking for -- especially the information on foods which help the body to heal itself or to function better. I will be referring back to it often.
  • Chrisel
    Thank you to GOODREADS GIVEWAY for my copy of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE.The book explores the 5 health defense systems our body has in order to stay healthy : Angiogenesis, Regeneration, the Microbiodome, DNA protection and finally Immunity. For each of these systems, the consumption of certain foods boost its defense mechanism. Clinical evidence of these benefits are cited; every research cited in the book can be found in the NOTES section. What I fou...
  • Vanessa Grant
    This is an excellent, well written and well-researched book by a highly-qualified doctor who has extensive research experience in using food as medicine. Very readable, with research well documented in footnotes.In Part I, Dr William Li thoroughly explains our body's five natural defense systems of Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome (gut bacteria), DNA Protection, and Immunity. In Part II he discusses the evidence for Food is Medicine, again ...
  • Jim Cabaj
    Have you ever wanted to know more about healing your body? Learning more about your body before maybe a hereditary diease hits? This is the book filled with the science to back it up. I will admit it took me some time to read and reread information, I did this to retain like in school.The book has some amazing charts and foods you should eat to make a healthier new you. I did make some of the recipes in the back of the book. I loved the Curry, an...
  • Debbie
    Reading this book requires a commitment of time and persistence; it's a tome with lots of information to digest. He asserts that the definition of health goes much further than the mere absence of disease. He identifies the body's five defense systems against disease, defines and explains how they work, and then gives the reader whole foods (versus drugs) that will support those systems. The food lists are surprisingly long and inclusive, but the...
  • Chelsea
    Finally! A scientifically backed book about what we should be eating versus what we should avoid (and why). A must read for anyone who is alive and wishes to stay that way. I could not put this down. It’s chock full of fantastic information about how what we eat can kick start our bodies to heal themselves, in conjunction with Western medicine.It was written in such a way that even if you are not accustomed to reading Latin names and medical te...
  • Megan
    I was really excited about the concept, but the book was twice as long as necessary, extremely repetitive, and repeated typical talking points like "rah rah whole grains, soy is a health food, cholesterol is evil, saturated fat is evil" and even touts commercial fruit juices without any caveats whatsoever! Overall, extremely biased with a few interesting tidbits--and these were so few and far between that I felt like I was reading 300 pages to ge...
  • Diane Scholten
    I heard Dr Li on one of my many health podcasts and immediately bought this book. It was even better than I anticipated. I learned a lot of new science (angiogenesis - who knew?) and though I have informally studied nutrition for over 40 years (yes, i'm that old) I learned some new nutritional facts too. Best of all, the book has an easy to adopt plan that focuses on ADDING foods that you LIKE that are good for each of the body's 5 defense system...
  • Crystal Harkness
    Great book. It is a bit redundant at times. I felt like the redundancy helped me remember all the topics the author was talking about though. This is not a book to read in a few days. I think reading a little at a time is best for books like this. If you don't like reading 400 pages about research this probably isn't for you. This book also includes a health assessment portion, list of foods that are good for your 5 body systems, an example food ...
  • cat
    An interesting way of thinking about nutritional medicine. Less fat-phobic/ weight loss oriented than I originally anticipated. He lays out 5 defense systems in our bodies and what foods are best to feed those. Then suggests choosing one food from each and eating at least one of those at least 5 times a day, hence his 5x5x5 approach. Pretty straightforward - and an approach that focuses on nutrition as medicine and prevention, which I have been d...