An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health, and can prevent us from losing weight.
Whether you are seeing a doctor, nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise to eat more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control, to gain or lose pounds, while others believe it gives them more energy and is essential for a longer, healthier life. Now, Dr. Garth Davis, an expert in weight loss asks, “Is all this protein making us healthier?”
The answer, he emphatically argues, is NO. Too much protein is actually making us sick, fat, and tired, according to Dr. Davis. If you are getting adequate calories in your diet, there is no such thing as protein deficiency. The healthiest countries in the world eat far less protein than we do and yet we have an entire nation on a protein binge getting sicker by the day.
As a surgeon treating obese patients, Dr. Davis was frustrated by the ever-increasing number of sick and overweight patients, but it wasn’t until his own health scare that he realized he could do something about it. Combining cutting-edge research, with his hands-on patient experience and his years dedicated to analyzing studies of the world’s longest-lived populations, this explosive, groundbreaking book reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.
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• Protein is not the key to weight loss — it is actually one of the biggest factors behind the obesity epidemic.
• Animal protein is not the healthiest food we can eat — it is strongly associated with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer.
• Carbs are not the enemy — they are a source of energy, and are staples in the diets of the longest-living peoples in the world.
Dr. Davis’s conclusions are supported by numerous scientific studies over many years in multiple countries: meat—not carbs, and not even sugar—provokes a state of inflammation; an immune system response that, when it becomes chronic, underlies virtually every one of our chronic disorders, including heart disease and diabetes.
Consuming animal protein is also linked to weight gain, and even issues related to fatigue and brain fog.
Dr. Davis distills these findings into a straightforward, plant-based solution that combines what we know about our own biology, the evidence from our world’s healthiest cultures, and an insider’s knowledge of the health media and its flawed messaging.
A two-week plan will get you started with a diet composed of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, along with nuts, seeds, beans, and grains.
You’ll understand the scientific debates over the effects of animal protein and finally know how to interpret the findings of endless contradictory studies and confusing headlines in the news.
You’ll feel confident in knowing how to make the healthiest decisions for yourself and enjoy the extraordinary relief of being able to come to your own conclusions.
Even if you’re a certified “proteinaholic,” Dr. Davis will make recovery a clear, simple process that will change your life forever.
“Dr. Davis is in the ‘trenches’ applying science to patient care and a true expert. His experience and research is groundbreaking and Proteinaholic is a must read that will be the basis for reclaiming our health. This book will be in exam rooms in my clinic.”
Joel Kahn, MD, FACC – Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine and author of Your Whole Heart Solution
It’s rare that scientific acumen comes in the form of a great populist communicator. Garth Davis is that rare talent. An experienced surgeon not only immersed in the peer reviewed nutrition research but exuding the unique ability to expertly relate his knowledge and experience in a manner that connects, elucidates and inspires everyday people to make quantum, sustainable improvements in their diet and lifestyles.
Proteinaholic is a book for the ages. A book that once and for all dispels the nutritional myths that have rendered our prosperous nation sicker than ever. A book that will help you lose weight; keep it off; prevent lifestyle disease and even reverse it. A book every health-conscious person should own and every doctor should prescribe their patients.
Rich Roll, bestselling author of Finding Ultra and The Plantpower Way
“A groundbreaking book from one of America’s leading physicians, Proteinaholic will revolutionize your understanding of your body and how to keep it healthy. Garth Davis, MD, is a medical visionary whose wisdom and wealth of experience have opened a powerful new pathway to the best of health.
Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Author of Program for Reversing Diabetes and Your Body in Balance
Proteinaholic documents the simple and easy to understand truth that billions of people have died, and that life on Planet Earth faces extinction, as a direct consequence of product-promoting nutritional myths created and perpetuated by the egg, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish industries. Protein deficiency is unknown on any natural diet; protein poisoning is epidemic worldwide.
John McDougall, MD, founder of the McDougall Program
Author of The Starch Solution
A brilliant tour de force of how and why our ‘addiction’ to animal protein is killing us. This book just may save your life and make all of your moments healthier.
Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc. Director, Cardiac Wellness Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Montefiore Medical Center
Proteinaholic hits the nail on the head, because we are a nation with an epidemic of tragic life-shortening diseases, strongly promoted by the over-consumption of animal protein. Our obsession and addiction to animal products has lead us down the path to nutritional suicide and this wake-up call from Dr. Davis is important to save lives.
Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director of weight management at Mission hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine.
In addition to Proteinaholic, Dr. Davis is author of The Expert’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Davis graduated from the UT in Austin where he was the Student Government President. Dr. Davis completed his surgical residency at the prestigious University of Michigan. While there, Dr. Davis underwent extensive training in general surgical disciplines, specializing in laparoscopic procedures.
Dr. Davis has been named a Texas Monthly “Super Doc” several times, most recently in 2015. Dr. Davis is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures as well as revisional bariatric surgery, and frequently lectures on the importance of a plant-based diet. He is dedicated to helping people discover new foods and adopt behaviors that can lead to a healthy and happy life.
Now that he’s totally recovered Proteinaholic, Dr. Davis competes in marathons and Ironman triathlons. He lives in Asheville, with his family, a shy cat, and an absurdly fun dog.