Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction

Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction

It is a dangerous, addictive white powder that can be found in abundance throughout this country. It is not illegal. In fact, it is available near playgrounds, schools, and workplaces. It is in practically everything we eat and drink, and once we are hooked on it, the cravings can be overwhelming. This white substance of abuse is sugar.

Over two decades ago, Nancy Appleton’s Lick the Sugar Habit exposed the health dangers of America’s high-sugar diet. Now, in Suicide by Sugar, Appleton, along with journalist G.N. Jacobs, presents a broader view of the problems caused by our favorite ingredient. The authors offer startling facts that link a range of disorders―from dementia and hypoglycemia to obesity and cancer―to our growing sugar addiction. Rounding out the book is a sound diet plan along with a number of recipes for sweet, easy-to prepare dishes―all made without sugar or fruit.

Suicide by Sugar shines a bright light on our nation’s addiction and helps us begin the journey toward health.

Title:Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780757003066
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    Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction Reviews

  • Peter Bibler

    The writing style detracts from the important message of how a high sugar diet harms your health. The book is scattered, disorganized and often redundant. Scare tactics without adequate citations are ...

  • Miranda

    This book covers some important info, but the writing style and inconsistencies annoyed me. I was also alarmed that an anti-sugar book would recommend cream of rice for breakfast, which is nothing but...

  • Lynne

    I gave this 3.5 StarsAbout: "A Startling look at our #1 National Addiction" and "why our sweet tooth may be killing us"Did you know that...1) The average person consumes 23 teaspoons of added sugar ev...

  • Heidi

    This book confirmed scientifically what I already suspected: too much sugar is bad for me. Sugar makes us more susceptible to illnesses and makes it harder for our bodies to heal. The author links sug...

  • Shannon

    Most anyone who knows me knows I have a huge passion/obsession with all things healthy. So much so that it's hard for me not to get swept away in some of the nutritional hype of new products. Lately I...

  • Linda

    "Just a sweet tooth or sugar addiction?". Sugar is linked to cancer, epilepsy, dementia and hypoglycemia. It gives you 140 reasons why sugar is ruining your health.Ensure contains 40 grams of sugar an...

  • Anne

    It's good to remind myself the reasons to avoid sugar, however, this book was lacking in many areas. First, the authors cite many studies, but then make wild claims without anything to back it up. If ...

  • Michelle

    Interesting read, and very convincing. The author makes a very long list of illnesses that sugar consumption contributes to, however the books does not go into detail to back up all of those. It only ...

  • Sharon

    Some good information but you have the search through the mess of writing to find it....

  • Gwendoline Van

    Over the years, sugar's gotten quite bad press, and Appleton brings it together in her book for a convincing look at why this relatively modern ingredient really has us all worse off. As someone who o...