In this TED-Ed talk, William Li, MD presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases. It is anti-angiogenesis, which means preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumour. He says the crucial first (and best) step is eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
Watching this reminds me of three things that are important and easily forgotten:
- Just because conventional wisdom has not yet embraced a new idea, that does not make the new idea untrue.
- What we eat does make a difference and it’s worth paying attention.
- As Dr. Li says (at 19:00 minutes on the video), we can empower ourselves to do the things that doctors can’t do for us, which is to use knowledge and take action.