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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sugar Crush: How To Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage and Reclaim Good Health by Dr. Richard P. Jacoby and Raquel Baldelomar - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

Sugar Crush coverAbout Sugar Crush

• Paperback: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave; Paperback edition (February 16, 2016)
Sugar Crush brings laser focus to the powerfully detrimental role of sugar and carbohydrates as direct toxins not just to the peripheral nerves, but to the body in general. This is up to date and incredibly well-researched information that helps rewrite our understanding of disease prevention.” — David Perlmutter, MD, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker
Sugar =
Chronic Inflammation + Trauma =
Nerve Damage, Pain, and Dysfunction
Do you suffer from ailments your doctors can't seem to diagnose or help—mysterious rashes, unpredictable digestive problems, debilitating headaches, mood and energy swings, constant tiredness? If so, nerve compression is likely the cause.
What Grain Brain did for wheat, leading peripheral nerve surgeon Dr. Richard Jacoby now does for sugar, exposing the shocking truth that a diet high in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and wheat can compress and damage the peripheral nerves of the body, and lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and feet, as well as a host of related conditions, from migraines, autism, and ALS to gallbladder disease and diabetes.
Over the years, Dr. Richard Jacoby has treated thousands of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Now he shares his insights and tells the story of how he connected the dots to determine how sugar is the common denominator of many chronic diseases.
Practical and accessible, Sugar Crush breaks down our dangerous addiction to sweets, offering a unique, holistic understanding of the toll sugar and carbs take on the body, and demonstrating how dietary changes can help nerves regain their normal function dramatically.
Whether you have diabetes or prediabetes, or are even just concerned about your health, Sugar Crush is the essential guide to knowing the dangers of nerve compression. Complete with dietary advice, the latest thinking on ways to prevent and reverse neuropathy, and a quiz to help you assess your nerve damage, this book will give you the tools you need to quit sugar, calm your nerves, and reclaim well-being.
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My Thoughts:

As someone who has severe nerve damage and pain in her feet, I was very interesting in finding out what Dr. Jacoby and Ms. Baldelomar had to say about the effects of sugar intake on the condition, and what they had to say frankly scared me to death!
Through thorough research and documentation, this book covers all the if, ands, and buts of how the sweetener that we all love so well can do such horrific damage to our bodies, particularly to those who are prone to or have diabetes. As a rule, medical books are usually dry and boring, but "Sugar Crush" is presented in such a manner that it is easily understood by the lay person. Dr. Jacoby includes personal stories of his patients (the names have been changed ...), as well as his own experiences, and explains the goods and the bads of all the information in a lively and interesting manner.
I learned a lot about the effects of sugar on the body from reading this book, and plan to have some frank discussion with my own doctor regarding my medications and diet.  I appreciated the dietary and nutrition information that was included in the information as well.
This book will be fascinating for anyone who is worried about their physical well-being. I highly recommend it!

About Dr. Richard Jacoby

Dr. Richard Jacoby is one of the country's leading peripheral nerve surgeons. He practices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and specializes in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. He is one of the cofounders of the Scottsdale Healthcare Wound Management Center and is the former president of the Arizona Podiatry Association and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the American Podiatry Association, the Arizona Podiatry Association, and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife and two children.

About Raquel Baldelomar

Raquel Baldelomar
RaqueL Baldelomar is the founder of Quaintise, a health care marketing and advertising agency. An expert in medical marketing strategies, she helps organizations transform sick care into true health care. She is a contributing writer for Advertising AgeModern Healthcare, and Physician magazine, and is a reporter on how digital health and wireless technology empower consumers to take control of their own health. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the author for providing the book for review.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I've recently started cutting down on sugar myself, and boy it is difficult!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

stacybuckeye.com said...

Sugar is the devil, but it is oh-so-good! I gave it up for a few months years ago and never had so much energy. It is so difficult to keep up long term though.