Proteinaholic : how our obsession with meat is killing us and what we can do about it /

by Davis, Garth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 377 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062279309; 0062279300; 9780062279316; 0062279319.Subject(s): Proteins in human nutrition | Meat | Diet in disease | Dietary ProteinsOnline resources: Cover image
Contents:
Pt. I: Garth Davis, proteinaholic : I'm Garth, and I'm a proteinaholic ; My road to ruin ; My quest for the ideal human diet -- Pt. II: How we became proteinaholics : The history of protein ; Protein usurps the nutritional throne ; To Atkins and beyond ; The latest flavor of proteinaholism : Paleo -- Pt. III: Death and disease by protein : Research truth and BS: how to speak science ; Diabetes: it's the meat that makes you sweet ; Hypertension: protein puts us under pressure ; Heart disease: skip the meat, keep the beat ; Obesity: it's not about the carbs ; Cancer: fleshing out the protein connection ; Preventing premature death -- Pt. IV: The proteinaholic recovery plan : How much protein do we need? ; Reducing animal protein: the why, how, and what ; Meal plan.
Summary: "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. "--Amazon.com.
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<p>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.</p> <p>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?"</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-377) .

Pt. I: Garth Davis, proteinaholic : I'm Garth, and I'm a proteinaholic ; My road to ruin ; My quest for the ideal human diet -- Pt. II: How we became proteinaholics : The history of protein ; Protein usurps the nutritional throne ; To Atkins and beyond ; The latest flavor of proteinaholism : Paleo -- Pt. III: Death and disease by protein : Research truth and BS: how to speak science ; Diabetes: it's the meat that makes you sweet ; Hypertension: protein puts us under pressure ; Heart disease: skip the meat, keep the beat ; Obesity: it's not about the carbs ; Cancer: fleshing out the protein connection ; Preventing premature death -- Pt. IV: The proteinaholic recovery plan : How much protein do we need? ; Reducing animal protein: the why, how, and what ; Meal plan.

"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. "--Amazon.com.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part I Garth Davis, Proteinaholic
  • 1 I'm Garth, and I'm a Proteinaholic (p. 3)
  • 2 My Road to Ruin (p. 21)
  • 3 My Quest for the Ideal Human Diet (p. 39)
  • Part II How We Became Proteinaholics
  • 4 The History of Protein (p. 57)
  • 5 Protein Usurps the Nutritional Throne (p. 73)
  • 6 To Atkins and Beyond (p. 79)
  • 7 The Latest Flavor of Proteinaholism: Paleo (p. 94)
  • Part III Death and Disease by Protein
  • 8 Research Truth and BS: How to Speak Science (p. 115)
  • 9 Diabetes: It's the Meat That Makes You Sweet (p. 145)
  • 10 Hypertension: Protein Puts Us Under Pressure (p. 157)
  • 11 Heart Disease: Skip the Meat, Keep the Beat (p. 162)
  • 12 Obesity: It's Not About the Garbs (p. 176)
  • 13 Cancer: Fleshing Out the Protein Connection (p. 190)
  • 14 Preventing Premature Death (p. 221)
  • Part IV The Proteinaholic Recovery Plan
  • 15 How Much Protein Do We Need? (p. 239)
  • 16 Reducing Animal Protein: The Why, How, and What (p. 259)
  • 17 Meal Plan (p. 289)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 329)
  • Bibliography/References (p. 331)

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Library Journal Review

Americans are obsessed with protein. A high-protein diet supposedly helps with weight control and provides energy. -Davis, a weight-loss specialist and bariatric surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, explains why this is not true. Using his personal history as a starting point, he explains that overconsumption of protein actually increases the incidence of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. When his blood pressure and weight began to rise, the author began researching the medical literature and learned that the healthiest people eat plant-based diets. He shows readers what protein is, what it does, as well as where it comes from. He offers evidence-based information to back up his claim that plant-based diets provide ample protein without the fat that meat contains and supplies an extensive bibliography to assist further research. Davis also presents meal plans and recipes, encouraging a vegetarian or vegan diet, or, at least a reduction in the amount of animal products consumed. He feels that this is important for medical, ethical, and environmental reasons. VERDICT This title is easy to understand and, despite its infomercial-like tone, gives sound information that will motivate readers to improve their health.-Barbara Bibel, formerly Oakland P.L. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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