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Best Nutrition to Fight COVID-19

From the Show: HER
Summary: One of the most critical elements for staving off infection, or managing infection should you contract the COVID-19 virus, is nutrition.
Air Date: 5/7/20
Duration: 26:30
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: William Li, MD
Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, and author of the best-selling book EAT TO BEAT DISEASE. President of global charity, the Angiogenesis Foundation, Dr. Li’s work has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide and has led to the effective prevention, novel treatment, and even reversal of diseases spanning cancer, chronic wounds, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and vision loss from aging and diabetes.

Dr. Li pioneered a ‘common denominators’ approach to find strategies that amplify the body’s innate health defense systems — angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. Using diet, lifestyle, and medicine as health-promoting tools, Dr. Li addresses practical solutions to some of the world’s most feared diseases.

In 2010, Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 and a founder of the advocacy group ONE and (Product) RED, named Dr. Li one of the top 10 to watch for in the coming decade “with the potential to change the world.

A globally recognized thought leader, Dr. Li has given addresses at the Vatican and before leaders from the U.S. government, the European Union, and the World Health Organization as well as numerous medical organizations around the world. His TED Talk “Can we eat to starve cancer” has been viewed more than 11 million times.

Dr. Li has published his work in prestigious scientific and medical journals such as Science, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. He has served on the faculties of Harvard, Tufts, and Dartmouth.

Dr. Li received his undergraduate degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Li completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (a Harvard teaching hospital).
  • Book Title: Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrWilliamLi
Best Nutrition to Fight COVID-19
Now, more than ever, is the time to shore up your body's health defenses. One of the most critical elements for staving off infection, or managing infection should you contract the COVID-19 virus, is nutrition.

Dr. William Li, author of Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, explains the various foods and nutrients you should be consuming to boost the power of your immune system. He also explains the other steps you can take (exercise, sleep) to optimize your body's self defense forces. 

And, he covers why "stress eating" -- as comforting as convenient, processed foods may be -- is so damaging to your body's ability to fight off infection.

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