203: Proteinaholic

with Dr. Garth Davis, MD


Dr. Garth Davis, MD, starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He's certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He's the author of the book, "Proteinaholic", which talks about the problems associated with America's obsession with protein.

In this episode, Dr. Garth talks about his personal journey into a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle as well as it's integration into his programs at the surgery center. Dr. Garth also shares information brought forth by reputable studies showing the dangers of a Keto or Low-Carb diet, and explains how and why they're ineffective over extended periods of time.

Dr. Garth Davis:
Website: http://proteinaholic.com/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drgarthdavis 
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drgarth/ 

More about Dr. Garth Davis:

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 discovern the foods and adopt the  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 large dog.

Proteinaholic Key Points:

- 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.


About the Book:

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.

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