Get your copy of the book that connects the dots between sugar, carbohydrates, inflammation, nerve damage and a host of other problems that doctors have trouble diagnosing!

David Perlmutter, MD, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker

"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."

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These are the questions we get asked most often

If you're confused about sugar and its role in disease and health, you're not alone. What is most important is that we begin to educate ourselves! Start here, with the questions we get asked most often about sugar, diet, health and disease.

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The Science Is Not Settled

The Nutrition Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to strengthen national nutrition policy so that it is founded upon a comprehensive body of conclusive science, and where that science is absent, to encourage additional research. Following the research, not the money, to find the truth

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Did you know this about sugar addiction?

Would it surprise you to learn that the vast majority of hard drug addicts started their addictive behavior first with sugar addictions?

Researchers at Princeton studying the neurochemical effects of sugar, have shown that sugar acts as a gateway drug for other drugs in many individuals. In one study, the research group fed chow to the rats as well as a 25% sugar solution similar to the sugar concentration of soft drinks. After one month the rats became “dependent” on the sugar …
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Are your legs telling you something?

Most people consider them unsightly.

Your doctor, however, might think they’re signaling something quite serious.

Varicose veins, those large, bulging blue veins commonly found on the back of the leg, are typically thought of as a cosmetic issue. Some 3 million people a year receive treatment for varicose veins. But according to Dr. Richard Jacoby of the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute, varicose veins and other vein issues could be indicative of a bigger problem.

“Veins and varicose veins are my current area of investigation,” said Jacoby, who is a trained podiatrist. “I find this fascinating. The public doesn’t perceive this as a medical issue, but the fact is that this is a warning from your body.”

Understanding varicose veins

Arteries and capillaries send blood throughout your body. Your veins are the return mechanism, delivering the blood back to the heart to continue the cycle. But if veins can’t pump that blood against gravity and back to the heart, the blood can pool, the veins can stretch, and flaps in the vein can separate. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute describes this phenomenon as veins becoming “like overstretched rubber bands.”

Those swollen veins can make legs aching or feeling swollen. They’re physically visible. But they’re also telling you something — your body is carrying way too much sugar in the bloodstream.

“Sugar and carbohydrates absorb water,” Jacoby said. “Fat and protein repel water. The elasticity of the blood vessel wall gets dilated from gravity — and those vessels have to process more because we’re eating too much sugar. The human body was built to function on fat-based energy.”

In his book “Sugar Crush,” Dr. Jacoby outlines how the sugar-laden American diet causes dozens of different, seemingly unrelated, diseases. Sugar, he says, inflames our nerves and blood vessels, and makes it harder for our organs to function. The result is inflammation throughout the body — varicose veins are a symptom of a bigger problem.

“We call this venous reflux and venous hypertension,” Jacoby said. “It can affect neuropathy and other medical issues.”


Fortunately, there is a treatment for varicose veins. Called venous ablation, the procedure reduces the volume of blood that flows through the vein and, as a result, reduces the appearance of varicose veins.

Before the ablation procedure, Dr. Jacoby asks his patients to work on two behavioral treatments: First, they need to change their diet and remove sugar; second, they wear support stockings to squeeze excess fluid out of the veins.

The ablation procedure is conducted in an office setting.

“It’s a good remedy to get rid of that heavy, tired, burning sensation in the veins,” Jacoby said.

After treatment, Dr. Jacoby insists that patients continue to monitor their diets, and remove sugar from their daily eating routine.

“We’re eating sugar all day — it’s hidden in what we eat,” Dr. Jacoby said. “And we’re also sitting at a desk all day, so we’re not using our deep muscles. Our legs are swelling more and more. Your body is telling you something. If left untreated, those veins could go on to develop an ulcer.”

Reprinted from AZCentral

Before you eat your morning Cheerios…

… read this article from The Truth About Cancer website:

Cheerios Nutrition: Is This Popular Food Actually Healthy for Kids & Adults?

Article Summary

  • Cheerios boast that they are made from heart healthy whole grains with no added dyes. Therefore it would be easy to assume that Cheerios are a safe, nutritious choice for breakfast − but are they?
  • Unfortunately, what’s NOT listed or listed accurately on the Cheerios nutrition label is of bigger concern than what’s shown on the label:
    • Acrylamide
    • Sugar sources
    • Emulsifiers
    • Flavor enhancers
    • Inorganic salts
    • Tocopherols
  • The process of toasting the otherwise healthy wholegrain oats produces high levels of the toxic acrylamide. Acrylamide is a carcinogen that is formed when foods containing carbohydrates and sugar are cooked at high temperatures or for an extended period of time.
  • Monoglycerides and diglycerides are used as cheap emulsifiers and for extending the shelf-life of a product. They are hydrogenated oils made up of fatty acids similar to triglycerides (aka trans fats).
  • You may have used Trisodium Phosphate (aka TSP) to wash your walls before painting them, but did you know that this industrial cleaner is also an ingredient in Cheerios? Unbelievably, the FDA permits food manufacturers to use small amounts of TSP in processed foods as a “flavor enhancer.”
  • Most people eat cereal along with milk. Unfortunately, unless it’s organic milk from grass-fed cows, commercial cow’s milk can be tainted with toxic metals, growth hormone, antibiotics, pus from mastitis, GMOs from animal feed, and many more contaminants unfit for human consumption. You’re far better off using nut milks instead.
  • If you don’t know how to pronounce an ingredient on the label it’s likely the product is better left on the shelf. Choose organic whole foods to get the most nutrients for your body and consume them in their natural organic state whenever posible.
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