Yeah, them's fighting words in the title of today's episode. And Garth David, MD, my lead author of Proteinaholic and co-conspirator in a mission to tell the world that chronic disease and obesity are preventable and reversible, is a fighter.
He's mixed it up on national TV, giving and taking punches on The Doctors. He's scrapped with Z-Dogg, tussled on Twitter with Joe Rogan, and publicly debated many of the best-known low-carbers out there.
His agenda? Good science. The truth, as best as we can know it. And teaching people how to avoid “Internet-borne Misery” by becoming savvy consumers of information.
In today's show, we talk about what led him to write Proteinaholic. How he reluctantly started sharing his views on social media.
The debates – both honest and cynical – that he engages in on a regular basis.
And, irony of ironies, the way his image and name have been used online to scam people out of probably millions of dollars.
Garth's story is an inspiring and cautionary tale of not believing everything you see online.
Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box or audio recording box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.
Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, MD, with Howard Jacobson, PhD
The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner
Garth writing about the “hit job” he experienced on the TV show The Doctors
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