The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths | Books | The Guardian

For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to argue powerfully and publicly that the official diet advice we have been encouraged to follow since the 1970s is fundamentally wrong. It is refined carbohydrates and sugars that we should be avoiding, he says, not fat.

This is a review of Taubes’s latest book, The Case Against Sugar, by Joanna Blythman, food writer, investigative journalist and broadcaster. She says this book “looks to be less controversial, if only because so-called guardians of public health have of late subtly re-emphasised in government eating guidelines the role of sugar as a dietary villain, adopting what Taubes calls the “we knew it all along” approach.”

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Sugar Crush Review on The Nutrition Equation

There are several aspects of this book I found unique.  First was the extensive discussions of the causes and effects of neuropathy–deterioration and death of nerves.  The claim is that the inflammatory effects of high levels in sugars in the body cause inflammation of both the nerves and the tissues that the nerves run through.  This results in both pressure on the nerves and some direct damage due to inflammation of the nerves.   That causes decreased function, leading eventually to the loss of those fine and large nerve networks in parts of the body, most notably Dr. Jacoby’s speciality, the feet.  The biggest gap is this otherwise excellent discussion is that the authors make no mention of the work of Dr. Richard Johnson at the University of Colorado, Denver.  The work of Dr. Johnson’s lab on the metabolism of the sugar fructose to uric acid would fill several gaps in the explanations in Sugar Crush.  Elevated uric acid is a very potent systemic inflammatory agent.  As in Fat Switch, Sugar Crush strongly makes the point that over time, some of the inflammatory damage is permanent.

Source: Sugar Crush – The Nutrition Equation

Queen of All She Reads TLC Book Tour Review for Sugar Crush

Another reviewer from the TLC Book Tour who speaks from personal experience as someone who knows the bad things that sugar can do to your body.

I have to be honest, sugar is substance I have an almost impossibly hard time ignoring.  It’s been a silent companion through good times and bad times; a silent companion I thought could hurt only my waistline even as I became diabetic.  The truth however is that the price of sugar is perhaps the highest any enemy could ever rob you of; your health, your happiness and unless you take control of it, your life.  If you are serious about your health, suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes, or suffer from a handful of other serious ailments, I can’t stress the importance of reading Dr. Jacoby’s Sugar Crush.  Enlightening, liberating and at the same time frightening, this is a book I desperately needed to read.

 

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