Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, and New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. Founder and president of the global nonprofit, 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. His webinar, hosted by the Charles River School Parent Association, will address eating to boost the immune system. After his presentation, he will moderate a Q&A session for attendees.
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Dr. Li uses a unique “common denominator” approach to find new ways to protect health and conquer more than 70 different diseases. His breakthrough strategy upends conventional thinking about food and health by going beyond the intrinsic properties of food, to understanding how our bodies respond to what we feed it according to our hardwired health defense systems — angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. Using biotech approaches, Dr. Li has identified more than 200 foods that activate these natural defenses along with the hard scientific, clinical, and public health evidence supporting their benefit, bringing deep and credible perspective to the concept of “food as medicine.”
Dr. Li regularly appears in the media as a top expert on the cutting-edge of food and health, and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Rachael Ray, Live with Kelly and Ryan, CNN, CNBC, Voice of America, Goop, and many other programs. He was an on-air expert for ABC Pandemic during the first week of the COVID-19 crisis. His work has also been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, O Magazine, Goop, and on NPR. Dr. Li has given addresses at the Vatican, on Capitol Hill, and delivered presentations to numerous scientific, medical and corporate organizations around the world. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer” has been viewed more than 11 million times.
Dr. Li graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed residency in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He served on the faculties of Harvard and Dartmouth Medical Schools, and currently is active on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee at CMS, on the Tufts Food and Nutrition Innovation Council, and on the Steering Committee of the 5th International Vatican Conference Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure.
Dr. Li has authored more than 100 scientific publications in leading medical science journals and textbooks. He serves as senior advisor and consultant and director to leading, innovative public and private companies.
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