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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we bust the protein myth with Dr. Garth Davis. He is the author of the well known book Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It. Dr. Davis or Dr. Darth Davis, as Shoshana always accidentally calls him, highlights some of the most persuasive research showing links between animal protein, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and the list goes on. There are so many protein myths out there and Garth Davis dispels them all.

Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic and is a recognized expert in initial bariatric procedures and revisional bariatric surgery. He frequently lectures on the importance of a plant-based diet. Dr. Garth Davis competes in marathons and has completed Ironman Texas, the year before Adam!


In this episode we discuss:

  • Dr. Davis’ moment of gratitude
  • How his career evolved
  • Med school, the medical profession and nutrition
  • How nutrition has changed his practice
  • Is Paleo healthy?
  • Protein and obesity
  • His views on preventing childhood obesity
  • Protein and diabetes
  • Protein and cancer
  • Are carbs OK?
  • High carb, low protein diet
  • Sugar, fruit and fiber
  • What’s the deal with gluten?
  • Consuming oil
  • Proteinaholic


Links to things we mentioned:

Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook

Dr. Garth David: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Dr. Garth Davis

The Adventist Health Study

The Epic Panacea Study

PTP039: Childhood Obesity

The Low FODMAP Diet – Stanford Hospital & Clinics

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5 thoughts on “Busting The Protein Myth with Dr. Garth Davis – PTP212”
  1. Avatar Lior Kogan

    Personally I learned a lot about how meats are a danger to our life styles and how they mess up the amount of insulin we produce so our cells can get the glucose needed. Although I did want to ask what is the opinion athletes eating lots of healthy foods and being on a bulking protein diet, on a goal to become bigger?

    • Avatar Adam Chaim

      Thanks for listening to this episode and thanks for your question. To get more information on athletes, protein, and building strength there are n=many resources available like The Game Changers documentary and our interview with James Wilks (episode 320) for example. We have also covered this on many other podcast episodes. You can search our site to find some of them.

  2. Avatar Daniel Kurtz

    This episode was great. It taught me about weight loss medicine, the paleo diet, and the effects of animal protein and sugars on the body for those with and without diabetes. I never knew that eating meat could have such a profound effect on my health! The numerous studies that were discussed corroborate that if one eats meat, it should make up a minor part of their diet. You should like eating what you eat.

    • Avatar admin

      Thanks for leaving the comment Daniel, glad you enjoyed the show!

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