PYP 122: Howard Jacobson on Proteinaholic

hj-ph-mgToday, something a little different. To mark the publication of Proteinaholic, which I worked on with Garth Davis, MD, I wanted to talk about, well, Proteinaholic.

So since it's my show, I grabbed the microphone – and stared at my mixer for about 20 minutes. Then I asked my wife, Mia, to come into the studio and help me.

So we had a conversation about a lot of stuff:

  • how to respond to people who ask “Where do you get your protein?”
  • the relationship between dairy consumption and first chakra wounds
  • the importance of reframing the diet argument away from protein (and where to point it to)
  • what I learned about chicken in Africa 4 years ago
  • why biomedical science is broken (or at least, why we can't trust most of it)
  • the “soymilk causes man-boobs and breast cancer” myths and facts
  • the real connection between dairy and bone health
  • my experience working with Garth on Proteinaholic
  • a little about my wellness consulting practice (thank you, Mia, for making me market myself a little 🙂
  • and much more…

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.


Find out more about Proteinaholic and maybe buy several (dozen) copies

Click the image below to bring up the full size graph showing the relationship between hip fracture rates in women over 50 and calcium consumption across the globe. (Data from Abelow et al, “Cross-cultural association between dietary animal protein and hip fracture: a hypothesis,” Calcified Tissue International, 1992.)



The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.

It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.

You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website,

3 Responses to “PYP 122: Howard Jacobson on Proteinaholic”

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  1. Lizzy says:

    This was one of your best podcasts – full of great information. Loved the interaction between you and your wife. I am looking forward to the day you put all of that information into a great book! That would be a great read. You really know your stuff!

  2. Thank You says:

    Agreed Lizzy, the interaction from between them was nice. With lots of good information.

    Thank You

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