Sugar Crush – Book Review

Sugar Crush

Sugar Crush – How To Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, And Reclaim Good Health – Book Review

If you are like most people, you probably know that eating sugar is not particularly good for your health – but you probably don’t have any idea just how detrimental sugar really is to your health and well-being either.

For example, did you know that:

  • Each year, the average American eats 60 pounds of processed sugar?
  • 40 to 50 percent of American adults will develop diabetes?
  • We consume so much sugar that it is responsible for more deaths per year than the Viet Nam War, more deaths per year than alcohol, and more deaths per year than tobacco?

Whether you suffer from mysterious ailments that your doctors are having difficulty diagnosing or treating such as mysterious rashes, unpredictable digestive problems, debilitating headaches, mood and energy swings, and nerve compression – or are dealing with chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, ALS, autism, and more – you need to read Sugar Crush – How To Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, And Reclaim Good Health by Dr. Richard D. Jacoby and Raquel Baldelomar!

Sugar Crush is an eye-opening expose on the dangers of sugar that is so provocative, that if this book does not scare you into changing your diet and taking better care of your health, I can’t imagine what will!

The title and term Sugar Crush refers to a formula that the Dr. Richard D. Jacoby – one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons, elaborates on time and time again throughout the book:

Carbohydrates (sugar) + Trauma =
Nerve Damage, Pain and Dysfunction

The authors go to great length to help you understand how sugar:

  • Chemically causes inflammation that damages your nerves.
  • Results in excruciating pain, often made worse by prescription drugs.
  • Will inevitably kill you before your genetic timetable.

The book explains how tingling and numbness in your extremities, headaches that come out of the blue, extreme sensitivity to cold, heat or touch and muscle spasms or cramps are a few signs of early stage neuropathy. As you’ll discover, these symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg!

Sugar Crush explains everything you would want to know about the dangers of sugar, and its relationship to a shocking number of diseases. You will want to have a pen and a notebook near you as you read this book!

Fortunately, the authors indicate that for most of us, it is not too late to make lifestyle changes that can turn our lives around. Along with providing essential information on what causes inflammation and compression what we need to do to prevent it, the authors provide quizzes and tips on what to eat and what to avoid in our pursuit to better health.

Sugar Crush is the most comprehensive book that I’ve read on this topic to date and an invaluable resource for anyone fighting obesity, diabetes or pre-diabetes, or any number of chronic illnesses.

I highly recommend this book to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Video: Dr Richard Jacoby Explains Sugar, Peripheral Neuropathy & The Sugar Crush

About The Authors

About Dr. Richard Jacoby

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

Raque\ 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 Age, Modern 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.


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42 Responses to “Sugar Crush – Book Review”

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  1. Vicki says:

    Very informative review! Thanks!

  2. Terri Irvin says:

    I am struggling with certain issues right now in my health that I think are related to my love of sugary treats. I must read this book. Thank for the review.

  3. Debbie W. says:

    Sounds like I need this one with inflammation.

  4. Those statistics are sad, but true. Thanks for sharing this book. Have a terrific week.

    • Thanks Cascia for stopping by. I knew that sugar was bad but I had no idea how much damage it caused until I started reading this book. I truly recommend this book to all of my readers!

  5. trish says:

    What fantastic information! I’m so glad you found it beneficial. I’m excited to look at this for me and my family!

    Thank you for being on the tour!

  6. Thanks! I’ve heard about this book and was looking for more info on it.

  7. Yikes! 60 pounds of sugar in a year? Thanks for sharing this great review with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  8. I’m glad I don’t have a sweet tooth! Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

  9. jama says:

    Will definitely have to look for this book. Compelling information! Thanks for the great review.

  10. This book is on my list of books to read in 2016! I’m excited that you gave it 5 stars!

  11. Great review! I reviewed this one too and it did have lots of good (and sobering) information. I think if more people had this information, they would think twice about their shopping lists and what they consume–it certainly made me think.
    Aloha, Deb–Kahakai Kitchen

  12. Beth F says:

    This sounds like a winner. I *think* we don’t each much sugar but it’s probably good to get a reality check.

  13. Laurie C says:

    I always think I must eat less processed sugar than the average American, but I’m not actually sure, and I’m afraid to find out!

  14. Mary Hill says:

    As always sounds like an important book to help others improve their lives. thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

  15. Lizzie Lau says:

    I agree. I spent last summer doing Whole 30 with my mom and we both noticed an enormous reduction in inflammation after just a couple of weeks of eliminating refined sugar and grains. My mom, age 67 had been going down the stairs slowly, gingerly, even a little bit sideways, and after about 3 weeks I saw her bounding down them! It’s hard to keep sugar completely out of our lives, it’s in everything, but making an effort really makes a huge difference. I’m going to check out the book.

  16. Trish says:

    For a month last year I kicked ALL sugar out of my diet (or at least as much as I could since sugar creeps up in almost everything that isn’t 100% whole) and I was amazed at how much better I felt at the end of the month. But then I get pregnant and went back to convenience foods and and and… I am trying to be much more mindful, though, and trying to make smart decisions for my entire family. Sugar is scary! We should be scared into eating less of it.

    Great video–glad you included that with your post.

  17. I really need to start taking better care of myself. Sugar addiction is a very real problem.

  18. Oh yikes!! Yet more reason to try to keep eating healthy! Thanks for the review, and the information!

  19. I wish I had read Sugar Crush – How To Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, And Reclaim Good Health many years ago. My father suffers from the severe peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis. Maybe the information in this book could have helped him.
    I am sure it will be helpful to many others. I am so glad you shared it at the Plant-based Potluck Party. Pinning it!

  20. Interesting review. Shocking statistics! I’ll admit I did click on the image of the book to get here to the blog post based on the cupcake on the cover. 😮 I’ve already visited Amazon to read the reviews.

  21. I almost picked up this book for review. A nutritionist told me to give up sugar 9 months ago. It made a dramatic and immediate impact to alleviate my RA pain. It’s pretty amazing how sugar impacts us. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

    • Tanya, I cannot recommend this book highly enough to you and to others who are dealing with chronic pain –
      you NEED the information that is in this book!

      I can attest that reducing sugar in my diet has made a huge difference for me!

      Thanks for sharing!

  22. Ambika S says:

    It is so wonderful to see this post, as I am trying to reduce sugar in my food, as per my doctor’s advice. It really has made a big difference!! A great and very needed post indeed.

  23. I’ve been off sugar for over 8 months now and I have no plans to ever go back! Can’t believe how much better I feel! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week!

  24. Leslie says:

    My eight-year-old son suffers from Type 1 Diabetes. Even though Type 1 is an autoimmune disease not caused by lifestyle, understanding and counting carbs is key for managing it! Thanks for sharing with our readers at the #LMMLinkup. I love to spread Type 1 Diabetes awareness at every chance!

  25. Patty says:

    ouch. Those facts you shared were mind-boggling, and undoubtedly true. Sugar-addiction has such a hold on so many people—myself included—and is so hard to break! I did a Whole 30 two yrs ago, and i never felt better; I’m convinced that was due to the lack of sugar for 30 days!! That being said, Ive been considering cutting sugar out of my diet, so this post was very timely for me. Thank you for sharing, and have a great weekend!

  26. Laurie says:

    This looks like a very important book. I’ve seen first hand about the sugar and headaches. I also feel like my dad who eats a lot of sugar would get some relief from his neuropathy with less sugar.

    Thanks for sharing this at the the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!



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