Modern medicine and traditional healing have often been at odds, but now a more holistic approach is emerging. “Social prescriptions” are increasingly common, with doctors prescribing nature walks, gardening and singing among other activities associated with positive wellbeing. But what’s the science behind these interventions? And should we be re-thinking our approach to healthy living?
In this series you’ll learn how the brain interprets sounds and perceives music, and what impact this has on our brains, bodies and communities. You'll find out why having regular contact with friends and acquaintances can prevent new mental health issues and promote good all-round health. This series explores new frontiers of human biology: how understanding the trillions of microbes that live in us all could be the key to predicting our health trajectories from birth to old age, and potentially reversing predicted disease before it happens. And you'll discover why most of our preconceptions about sleep are probably wrong.
Dr William Li
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Rachael Ray, and LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.Read more