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Dr. William Li's list of antiangiogenic foods


William Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting.

Why you should listen to him:

Many of society’s most devastating diseases — cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, to name a few — share a common denominator: faulty angiogenesis, the body’s growth of new capillary blood vessels. Given excessive or insufficient blood vessel growth, serious health issues arise. While researching under Harvard surgeon Judah Folkman, who pioneered the study of angiogenesis, Li learned how angiogenesis-based medicine helps patients overcome numerous diseases by restoring the balance of blood-vessel growth. 

Li co-founded the Angiogenesis Foundation in 1994. The foundation’s Project ENABLE — a global system that integrates patients, medical experts and healthcare professionals — democratizes the spread and implementation of knowledge about angiogenesis-based medicines, diet and lifestyle. Some 40,000 physicians have been educated on new treatments, ranging from cancer care to wound care, by the foundation’s faculty of medical experts, and they are bringing new, lifesaving and disease-preventing techniques to people around the world.

"Imagine that one medical advancement held the promise to conquer cancer, perhaps within your lifetime … the potential to also end more than 70 of life's most threatening conditions, affecting one billion people worldwide. This is the promise of angiogenesis, the first medical revolution of the 21st century."

William Li 

Beautiful Image: Douglas Falls

Douglas Falls, WV; photo by Joseph Rossbach


Photo by Joseph Rossbach
From EarthShots.Org 

While this location is visually beautiful between the out of place red rocks sitting below a majestic waterfall in the Appalachian Mountains, it is due to environmental damage and acid leaks from an old abandoned iron Ore mine up stream. This was taken on a very wet spring day this past May in the mountains of Eastern West Virginia . The contrast between the red rock and vivid green foliage was too wonderful to pass up. Getting this perspective however was a little tricky as the rocks are a slick as walking on greased glass.
Equipment: Nikon Cameras and Lenses
Joseph Rossbach is a full time professional nature and landscape photographer, author, guide and workshop instructor. His work has appeared in a number of books and calendars, as well as national and regional magazines, including PHOTO Techniques, Outdoor Photographer, Mountain Connections, Blue Ridge Country, Digital Camera World and The Nature Conservancy. Joseph's fine-art prints have appeared in national collections, galleries, personal collections and one-man shows. Joseph is also the co-author and photographer for 50 Amazing Things You Must See or Do in the Greater Washington D.C. Area (Mountain Trail Press) and The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography (Mountain Trail Press). Joseph is also a team member and workshop instructor at Mountain Trail Photo as well as a Staff Course Instructor for The Nature Photographers Online Magazine. He travels the United States extensively capturing new and exciting images every year. Joe lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Amber and their son Phoenix.

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