Episode 312

What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Supercharge Your Immune System

With Dr. William Li

An astonishing 70 percent of cancer is diet related. When it comes to treating cancer, conventional medicine is good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it, but many doctors fail to treat the root cause. Functional Medicine empowers patients and practitioners to optimize health by addressing the root causes of disease.

The right diet is imperative in preventing cancer and during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer. Insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. 

On today’s mini-episode, I sat down with Dr. William Li to discuss how recent research is now revealing the connection between insulin resistance and cancer, what you can eat to prevent cancer, and much more. 

In this episode we dive into:

  • How sugar fuels cancer
  • Foods that starve cancer
  • How to supercharge your immune system
  • The power of polyphenols on the gut microbiome
  • Akkermansia and cancer immunotherapy

Listen to the full episode here.

For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @DrWilliamLi, Facebook @DrWilliamLi, YouTube @DrWilliamLi, and through his website, drwilliamli.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, here. Learn more about his course, Eat to Beat Disease, here. Sign up for his free masterclasses here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

Dr. William Li

Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases, including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Live, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America, and has presented at the Vatican’s Unite to Cure conference. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and more, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard, Tufts, and Dartmouth Medical School.

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