Dr. Li uses a ‘common denominator’ 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 responds to what we feed it according to our hardwired health defense systems — angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. 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.’
A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Li has given addresses at the Vatican, on Capitol Hill, and delivered presentations to numerous scientific, medical and corporate organizations around the world.
Dr. Li has authored more than 100 scientific publications in leading medical science journals and textbooks, served on the faculties of Harvard and Dartmouth Medical Schools. His TED Talk “Can we eat to starve cancer” has been viewed more than 11 million times.
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, and many other programs. His work has also been featured in USA Today, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, O Magazine, and on NPR.
Dr. Li received his undergraduate degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston. Dr. Li has held appointments on the clinical faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Dartmouth Medical School.
He serves as advisor and consultant and director to leading, innovative public and private companies.