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Your first line of defense against coronavirus or whatever the next mystery virus or sickness is is a strong immune system, not a face mask or gloves. There is significant and growing evidence that simple choices such as drinking grape and pomegranate juice or eating mushrooms can have a direct impact on your body’s ability to avoid these types of illnesses.

Dr. William Li, internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of The New York Times best-seller Eat to Beat Disease, joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner in this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast to explain why and how.

Specifically,…

  • Why aren’t doctors talking about the importance of the immune system when it comes to coronavirus (2:00 – 6:09?)
  • Most people don’t die of just coronavirus—their defenses are down (6:09 – 10:02)
  • The immune system defined— it’s not a single organ like your heart or liver (10:02- 19:25)
  • Can you overstimulate your immune system? Can you give yourself autoimmune disease through immune boosting? (19:25 – 23:55)
  • Stress is making many immune systems vulnerable (23:55 – 27:51)
  • The food gap in medical knowledge  27:51 – 32:21)
  • How foods impact your immune system  (32:21 – 35:10)
  • Foods that can strengthen your immune system (35:10 – 36:10)
  • Mushrooms (36:10 – 38:39)                                                                                 
  • We are 50% bacteria—why that matters  (38:39 – 41:20)
  • Broccoli and broccoli sprouts—yes, it’s that powerful  (41:20 – 44:27)
  • Olive oil and olives  (44:27 – 46:47)
  • Red, blue and purple foods—pomegranate, grape juice, cranberry (46:47 – 52:03)
  • Different foods different impact on the immune system (52:03 – 54:04)
  • Chile peppers, garlic, licorice and other spices (54:04 – 61:01)
  • Foods that suppress the immune system (soft —sweetened or unsweetened…red meat…and more) (61:01 – 64:00)
  • Autoimmune disease and immune-boosting myth  (64:00

You can learn more about Dr. Li’s work at DrWilliamLi.com.

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