In the last several months. I’ve watched many Youtube interview videos hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman. He is a successful author, family physician, and smart interviewer. The video interview below features Dr. William Li, an accomplished physician and author who embraces the whole idea of food as medicine.
Dr. Li’s resume impresses and his observations about the healing powers of food inspires.
Dr. Li received his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College, his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his clinical training in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical articles, book chapters, and abstracts, including publications in leading journals such as Science, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature Reviews. Dr. Li has held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School. He serves on the board of directors of the Angiogenesis Foundation, the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, and Wound Reach Foundation, as well as public and private companies focused on health and life sciences innovation.
While this video interview does not address the interests of people with diabetes directly, I think the concepts it discusses can certainly help us. In my 35 years of living with T1D, the biggest health gains I have made have been related to my lifestyle changes, especially food changes.
I recently was able to put my gastroparesis into remission and I credit sustained changes to my diet with that success. My adoption of a low carb way of eating 7 years ago led to many improvements in my health and quality of life.
Here’s Dr. Mark Hyman’s interview of Dr. William Li.
For more about Dr. Li’s new book, Eat to Beat Disease, check out this three-minute video.