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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.

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©2015 Garth Davis (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Exhaustively researched and fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Korin Sutton 01-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Want to know more about your health?"

    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!!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Here's To Life California, Los Angeles USA 12-11-16
    Here's To Life California, Los Angeles USA 12-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Refreshingly Fact Filled"

    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.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    jsero24 Fredericton, NB, Canada 03-20-17
    jsero24 Fredericton, NB, Canada 03-20-17
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    "This book is a must have!"

    Loved it. Every line of it. This was the mudge I needed to go fully plant based and oil free. That was it! Exactly 10 days ago I started it. Not looking back. Energy levels are up, exercise level is up, I am eating a lot, never hungry, and feeling amazing. I want the whole world to know this. Eat plants, heal your body.

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    Amazon Customer FRESNO, CA, United States 07-06-17
    Amazon Customer FRESNO, CA, United States 07-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Davis made what could have been dull interesting"

    Davis did what I thought could never be done, convince me that eating meat was bad for me. That all the paleo advice and Adkins diets were just a bunch of BS. Cutting meat out of my diet would revive my health and energy. He had me from the point about his energy level had improved so much he had to run marathons to expel all that energy.

    I decided that I would begin by scaling back, eating meat as a side, a flavoring instead of the main part of the meal. What I found is I liked it, loved it in fact.

    Davis's book is well written, and his arguments are convincing. Snow's narration is perfect for the book and makes you want to listen again. Now, when I read something about eating more protein, I know that it is just BS.

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    BSL8 03-28-17
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    "was recently very pro animal protein"

    I have been triathlon training for 5 months now and haven't lost any weight. I tried to pack the animal protein thinking that would help me "build muscle" but I found that I had a huge struggle in gaining muscle and loosing weight. I did the green smoothy cleanse and it really helped my body feel like I gained clean energy. I definitely had to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to feel full. I liked how he backed up his theories with several studies and self experience. definitely recommending this book!

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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.

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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    LRD 09-03-16
    LRD 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

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Zen Gardener 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Do not waste your time on this book."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author thinks he is god. He trashed out leading medical professionals that are a lot smarter and thoughtful than he is. Don't eat too much protein. OK this needs to be heard but two other books are much more balanced, and they explain how to make sure you stay healthy on whole foods, mostly plant based diet: 1. The New Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, and the 2. Primal Fat Burner by Nora Gedgaudas.


    What do you think your next listen will be?


    Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration was fine.


    What character would you cut from Proteinaholic?

    The book.


    Any additional comments?

    I finished this book and suffered with almost every word. He sounded reasonable at the beginning. He does not know about balanced research, how to read nutritional research and how different people have different genetic requirements. We are not all the same.

    I suffered greatly on his vegetarian diet. When I changed to a mostly plants, healthy fats, small amount of wild caught salmon and grass fed organic meat (meat as a condiment) and no grain, no corn, no processed food and became totally healthy with trig of 44 (over 400 on his diet) and fasting bld sugar of 84 (in the diabetic range on his diet). Plus when I went off his vegetarian diet, I lost 60 lbs and I am now in the normal weight range and do not have any food cravings.

    I went on his vegetarian diet to be healthy and lost my health. It is not about one size fits all.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    The book was well written and very informative. I will hear a second time. Give it a hear!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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