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.
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"Exhaustively researched and fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)
the author made his case in an easy to understand and effective presentation of the subject.
He didn't play with the subject matter but made definitive argument against consuming meat if you want to avoid heart disease etc
the illustration citing the Inuit peoples group and the contrast with the health of the "blue zone groups"
to much to absorb in one sitting
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.
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.
Yes and I have recommended it to all my friends and health professionals and athletes.
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.
.Read this book as it is essential learning for your health plan
I loved this book! And I have to say thank you for all of the scientific research that backs up all the facts when it comes down to plant based nutrition!! I am a 2x Pro Vegan Bodybuilder, Master Fitness Trainer, and Health Coach and this book has given me more knowledge to spread and teach to all of my clients and the world when I do public speaking events!!
A great book. I already own and read the hard cover version. I bought this to listen on my commute as a refresher.
It is difficult to learn new things in the health field, but this book delivered with a significant amount of solid studies cited, and interesting personal story. This book has the potential to save lives through vital information.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Finally, some facts you can use and share. I appreciate the deep delve into Atkins, Pritikin and other food movements and their founders (including their autopsy results). Also, mind blowing was the recommended levels of protein vs. what is consumed, and how some athletic trainers can miscalculate for clients the amount of protein needed.
While the comparison between the omnivore vs. carnivore digestive system was familiar, the way that the information was presented kept me engaged the entire time. Lastly, the narrator was fantastic.
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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