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Proteinaholic Audiobook

Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you are seeing a doctor, a nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise eating more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control while others believe it gives them more energy. Now, weight loss expert Dr. Garth Davis 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 getting sicker by the day.

As a surgeon, 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, this groundbreaking book reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2015 Garth Davis (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Exhaustively researched and fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Lisa R. Davis 09-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Life Changing"

    I started eating vegan while listening to this book and have loss 20lbs, exercising daily and trying to recruit others. Thank you Dr

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    absent-minded prof. San Francisco 09-18-16
    absent-minded prof. San Francisco 09-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Well researched info and excellent narration"

    The author dos a good job of scientifically and systematically demonstrating why our beliefs about protein loading our diets are incorrect and even dangerous. He's not stuffy or pedantic and peppers the narration with occasional humor. Enjoyable and informative listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elan Sun Star Hawaii 08-29-16
    Elan Sun Star Hawaii 08-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Finally a definitive review of the facts"
    Would you listen to Proteinaholic again? Why?

    Yes and I have recommended it to all my friends and health professionals and athletes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The data coming from a formerly conventional MD..and the brilliant revelation that there is not research to abck up high protein intake into the daily diet.


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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    .Read this book as it is essential learning for your health plan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William 11-30-16
    William 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very powerful and informative book"

    this is a well done book, chalked full of information about diet and it's relationship on multiple Medical diseases. it's a transformational and inspiring book

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    Justin 11-20-16
    Justin 11-20-16
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    "Eye opening"

    I've felt a plant based diet is the best diet for years. This book helped shed common myths and propaganda by large meat and dairy markets. Great book.

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    Cyndi 10-27-16
    Cyndi 10-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This was a great read (listen). "

    This book is for everyone. I really enjoyed it... very informative (and shocking). Thank you!

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    Amazon Customer Berrien Springs, MI USA 10-24-16
    Amazon Customer Berrien Springs, MI USA 10-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"

    An excellent research based case for a healthy diet! Eat your beans, fruits and vegetables.

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    techieguy 10-19-16
    techieguy 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "But where do I get my Protein?"

    The number one question you get asked as a vegan. This book answer it with sound research and common sense answer to why protein is not as imoirtant as it is lead to believe. This book opens your eyes that your actually getting to much protein especially that from meat and that in order to live a long healthy life you might want to reconsider the way you think of protein.

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    victoria 10-07-16
    victoria 10-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "this author refutes the whole Paleo disaster"
    What made the experience of listening to Proteinaholic the most enjoyable?

    the author made his case in an easy to understand and effective presentation of the subject.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He didn't play with the subject matter but made definitive argument against consuming meat if you want to avoid heart disease etc


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the illustration citing the Inuit peoples group and the contrast with the health of the "blue zone groups"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    to much to absorb in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    When I downloaded this book I did not expect to be convinced on his position. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I download and listen to almost all of the books on audio on this subject so I had a lot to compare it with. It was very enlightening.

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    Baltimore Raven 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book with a lot or substance. I"

    I recommend to all looking for the correct diet to live a long but more energetic life.

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