Garth Davis was a bariatric surgeon who was on the verge of being overweight and suffered from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He packed his diet with meat, rarely ate vegetables and rarely exercised.
At the same time, he and his father, Dr. Robert Davis, ran the Davis Clinic, performing bariatric surgery on hundreds of obese patients to help them shed unhealthy weight. Garth Davis is also medical director of bariatric surgery at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, and when his practice was featured on the reality TV show “Big Medicine” (2007-2008), he was affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital.
In his new book, “Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession With Meat Is Killing us and What We Can Do About It,” the Houston physician tells the story of his lifestyle turnaround in an effort to inspire others to change their bad habits.
In fact, Davis believes Americans’ addiction to meat is what’s making us overweight and unhealthy. Instead, he says, a plant-based diet is the ideal way to get protein and regain good health.