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. 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, including:PlumsCinnamonJasmine teaRed wine and beerBlack BeansSan Marzano tomatoesOlive oilPacific oystersCheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddarSourdough breadThe 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.

Eat to Beat Disease Details

TitleEat to Beat Disease
Author
ReleaseMar 19th, 2019
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
ISBN-139781538714621
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Health, Food and Drink, Food, Nutrition, Medical

Eat to Beat Disease Review

  • Susan McGrath
    January 1, 1970
    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 on the role diet plays in each. Later chapters go i 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 on the role diet plays in each. Later chapters go into more detail regarding foods, presenting lots of evidence (data from a variety of studies) to back up Dr. Li’s statements. The final portion of the book presents an eating plan: choose five foods to eat each day- one food for each of the five factors.I did appreciate the level of research that went into this book. Dr. Li cites hundreds of scientific papers and studies as he moves through the foods he has chosen to discuss in each chapter. There is little doubt that these foods are foods that contribute to wellness. However, Dr. Li at some points presents evidence that he then dismisses or downplays, as he has a clear bias against anti-inflammatory diets. Dr. Li seems to suggest that since some of the foods that are eliminated by anti-inflammatory diets have shown benefits for one or more of the five health factors, they must be good for you. This goes against Dr. Li’s point that nutrition should be very individualized- what works well for one person may not work as well for another.I also struggled a bit with Dr. Li’s overall plan. There are over 200 foods discussed in this book. While Dr. Li does make a suggestion to make the list more manageable (choose five foods each day), the lengths of the list and the openness of the plan make this a very general “eat more plants and less processed foods” diet. Again, while the research is sound, this is not a ground-breaking or even remotely unique dietary suggestion.What I appreciated most about this book was its positive focus. The message here is not one of elimination or denying yourself the foods you love. Dr. Li encourages the reader to ADD foods that are shown to contribute to health and wellness. This book would probably be best for someone who is already familiar with eating well, and is looking for more specifics about the benefits of individual foods. This book might be overwhelming for someone whose current diet is largely based on convenience foods, and is unfamiliar with the foods Dr. Li discusses.
    more
  • Sharon Huether
    January 1, 1970
    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 won this Free book through Goodreads first reads. Th 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 won this Free book through Goodreads first reads. Thank you Goodreads.I really enjoyed this book.
    more
  • Aisling
    January 1, 1970
    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 book is a time commitment, but the pay-off is pricele 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 book is a time commitment, but the pay-off is priceless. The first 1/3 I felt like I was in medical school (almost) but that really helps you to understand how your body is working when it is healthy or when it is fighting disease. The next bit discusses (with studies to back up every claim) food (hundreds of individual items) and tells you what disease it prevents or fights. The last section has sample menus, recipes and a system for incorporating a minimum of the foods taylored to your own goals. To say this book is comprehensive is an understatement.I literally began changing my eating habits halfway through this book. The food you eat is an incredibly powerful tool for your health. This book will tell you everything you need to know. 5 stars, very highly recommended.
    more
  • Linda Donohue
    January 1, 1970
    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 me this book to review.
    more
  • M.T. DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    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 strengthening the body's natural defense mechanisms and the 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 strengthening the body's natural defense mechanisms and then offers suggestions for working each group of foods into a daily diet. Aside from the usual suspects (processed foods, sugar, etc.), there is no mention of just cutting out entire foodgroups. There are also foods linked to the prevention and even recovery for various diseases, including different types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and autoimmune diseases. The big message: try it. If it helps disease recovery, great! If not, eating better can't hurt.
    more
  • Peggy
    January 1, 1970
    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!
    more
  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    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 without guidance. I like that the author is more about 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 without guidance. I like that the author is more about adding different foods than restricting or removing others from a diet. I personally will voluntarily remove unhealthy choices after I've found a replacement much easier than if I try to just cut foods outright; most authorities automatically demand restrictions, making their diet plans difficult to follow for long periods of time.Overall, it's a good resource for down-to-Earth eating habits.
    more
  • Matthew
    January 1, 1970
    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 for the recommended foods and reading the section a 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 for the recommended foods and reading the section about how to work them into your routine.
    more
  • Roxanne
    January 1, 1970
    TBD
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    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 an already gluttonous populous by recommending ham, beer, a 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 an already gluttonous populous by recommending ham, beer, and cheese. I was offended that Dr. T. Colin Campbell put his stamp of approval on this work. And then there’s the poorly organized recipe section that recommends people eat such convenient meals for lunch as a “half platter of Pacific Oysters.” No wonder Bono is a fan. I’m giving it two stars for the extensive endnotes and citations, but he glosses over the studies so quickly that I recommend anyone do their own research. Just skip this and read Greger’s book instead, which separates the women from the girls.
    more
  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    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 unfamiliar terms but the further I read the more I could 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 unfamiliar terms but the further I read the more I could understand, so this did not distract from the positive message in the text. I plan to keep Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself in the kitchen with my recipe books for a quick reference.
    more
  • Sara Best
    January 1, 1970
    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 your diet daily which contribute to each of the f 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 your diet daily which contribute to each of the five components.
    more
  • Michelle Pulignani
    January 1, 1970
    Great information.
  • C
    January 1, 1970
    Good information on science, foods to eat for certain conditions, recipes, etc.
  • Jessie
    January 1, 1970
    https://twitter.com/jessskoog/status/...Very 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.
    more
  • Amy Vey
    January 1, 1970
    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 repetition in the book, but I believe that was put in place 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 repetition in the book, but I believe that was put in place in case someone only wanted to read a few chapters on particular subjects instead of the whole book. A worthwhile read if you want longevity and a healthy future. If you know you can't delve into a 400 plus page book such as this, there are many great videos out there with Dr. Li with him discussing this information.
    more
  • Stephan
    January 1, 1970
    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.
    more
  • Wulfwyn
    January 1, 1970
    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 like you are in school, I was very happy to see this. I 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 like you are in school, I was very happy to see this. I love the listing of what foods you can enjoy that are helping your body. The author doesn’t say here are five foods, eat them for health whether you like them or not. Instead we are told to go through the list so we can choose food we already love along with some that we may want to try. I really like this not only because I’m not the most adventurous in food, but because I live where finding everything might be challenging and then there is cost. Having the list and being able to just pick off the food you enjoy, can easily find and fits the food budget is as important as the knowledge about nutrition. The truth is that what we eat has a direct affect on our body and health. Food can harm or heal. To do either, though, the food has to be available and what we want to eat. I like the authors 5x5x5 Framework in the last part of the book. It should be noted that this isn’t for weight loss, (though I think healthier eating does help with that). This is an easy way to add disease fighting food to your diet. You pick 5 foods that you add to your diet and enjoy them 5 times a day. Your goal with them is to cover the 5 defense systems that you read about in the book. I love that I can choose to eat them together or eat them as part of meals and snacks. The last portion of the book is where you will find the lists, along with recipes to try, tips on incorporating the food to your menu, a sample menu to help guide you and a section on assessing your risk. I recommend this book for people who are interested in healthy eating. I won an advanced copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways. The final book may differ from my copy.
    more
  • Sasha
    January 1, 1970
    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 could be priceless.
    more
  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    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 plans.
    more
  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    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.
    more
  • Chrisel
    January 1, 1970
    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 found interesting is that the author describes how ou 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 found interesting is that the author describes how our bodies work when it encounters a disease or an infection in a way that everyone can understand. In order to facilitate the application of introducing these beneficial foods in our diet, the author devised the 5 * 5 * 5 framework. This is an eating plan that allows us to choose 5 foods, 1 for each defense mechanism, to eat every day 5 times a day (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and dessert). There are menus and recipes included in the book. This is the most helpful or practical part of the book. I believe that our well being starts with food. I will certainly keep this book as reference.
    more
  • Vanessa Grant
    January 1, 1970
    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 fully annotated so that you can look up his resear 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 fully annotated so that you can look up his research. Part III contains a clear plan for putting the powers of food as medicine to work, with clear information showing how you can eat to beat disease, no matter what type of diet you may be on.I initially bought the audiobook to read while I was walking, then bought the eBook to be able to look up certain passages; then bought the print version for my son.I highly recommend this book.
    more
  • Jim Cabaj
    January 1, 1970
    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, and it again. The tofu chocolate mousse is to die fo 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, and it again. The tofu chocolate mousse is to die for, lol!Filled with easy to follow guides of better foods to incorporate in your diet. There are no harsh lectures telling you not to eat certain foods. Everything is presented in a feel good for yourself way. Even thou I have finished the book, I will go back reread over stuff and also make some of the great recipes included.
    more
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    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 they are whole foods versus processed foods. Think co 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 they are whole foods versus processed foods. Think cooking from scratch and saying farewell to fast food. I appreciate the author's positive approach, focusing on all the delicious foods we CAN eat rather than what we should not eat.At the very least, this should be required reading for all medical students and practicing physicians who are typically woefully uneducated on the relationship between health and nutrition .
    more
  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    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 terminology you can glaze over them and still get the 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 terminology you can glaze over them and still get the gist of what he’s saying. Don’t let the big words scare you off.There’s a LOT of information packed in these pages and sometimes it felt repetitive, but I appreciated the reminders as I read. It saved me from having to flip back to a previous section to get a refresher. Buy this book and buy a highlighter to go with it. You’re going to need it.
    more
  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    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 get 1/10th of the story. Read Jonny Bowden instead: 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 get 1/10th of the story. Read Jonny Bowden instead: his books are truly unbiased and will get you the real facts behind why everything they say about cholesterol is a lie, why soy is toxic poison to be eaten sparingly and fermented only, and why whole grains aren't half of what they're cracked up to be!Disappointing.
    more
  • Diane Scholten
    January 1, 1970
    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 systems (angiogenesis, microbiome, stem cells, DNA and i 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 systems (angiogenesis, microbiome, stem cells, DNA and immunity). I'm healthy but have some genetic predispositions that concern me - so I was pleased that at the very end of the book he had a health quiz to assess your level of danger and I did well there - but with Dr Li's help I'll keep it that way! GREAT resource!!
    more
  • Crystal Harkness
    January 1, 1970
    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 log, and recipients to help you get started on you 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 log, and recipients to help you get started on your 5x5x5 plan. The diet proposed in this book is simple and includes lots of yummy food. It's worth reading and trying out for yourself.
    more
  • cat
    January 1, 1970
    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 down with for a while (hence my happiness and menta 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 down with for a while (hence my happiness and mental acuity food list on the fridge and in my phone). Pretty readable - chose to dive into the pieces that were of interest to me and leave behind the ones that weren't.
    more
Write a review