How Our Obsession With Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

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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.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062279309
Branch Call Number: 613.282 DAVIS G
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jacobson, Howard 1930-- Author
Alternative Title: Protein-aholic


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Oct 09, 2017

Garth Davis has done an amazing job with this book. The science is strong showing harms from over-consumption of protein -- especially ANIMAL protein which Davis documents well here, in the context of his own ignorance as an MD specializing in bariatric surgery, who also was struggling with weight gain and health problems.
It is sad that so many people who have felt better on paleo or low-carb diets mis-attribute what exactly about those diets is responsible for their improved feelings of well-being. Although Davis does not explicitly address gluten, I think there is much evidence to support that GLUTEN is probably the cause of many symptoms, and the explanation for why there are people who become EVANGELICAL about paleo (or low carb) diets after trying them, as these are probably the first times in their life that they reduced or eliminated gluten.

Mar 14, 2017

Thoroughly researched and presented. This book is just what I needed to recover my health.

Jan 25, 2016

A fabulous book! Up to date and useful information/motivation for becoming a vegan! I might buy this book as a reference.


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