Sugar Crush: The Real Cost of the American Diet

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.

We have a health crisis today in America, and it’s not just about expanding waistlines. In 15 years, we’ve gone from 18 million amputations per year to 25 million, and the vast majority of the difference is due to an increase in the number of lower limb amputations related to diabetes or other vascular problems.

Sugar Crush by Dr. Richard JacobyPeople are in so much pain and suffer so much muscle weakness they can’t work, can’t shop, can’t play with their kids or grandkids. Worst of all, they believe they have no hope, because they’ve been told they’ll need to take a medication for the rest of their lives that will only deal with the symptoms, not the cause. And the projections for the future are truly bleak, with the numbers of Americans suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular problems, dementia, and other health problems expected to rise dramatically in the coming decades.

It doesn’t have to be like this. We here at Parker Foot and Ankle are excited to announce that Dr. Richard Jacoby, one of Dr. Parker’s good friends and a fellow nerve surgeon, has written a book detailing the dangers of our sugar-filled American diets. Entitled Sugar Crush, the book will be released on April 14 and is heartily endorsed by Dr. Parker (who provides a review on the jacket).

What Sugar Crush does so well is tie together research from multiple disciplines, following the clues and tracking down the ultimate source of the problem: a diet filled with more sugar, processed carbs, and grain than ever before. Sugar Crush is a title that can very much be taken literally—too much sugar actually compresses your nerves, taking a huge toll on your body—it can lead not only to pain, numbness and tingling, but even seemingly unrelated phenomena such as digestive problems, headaches, rashes, fatigue, and more.

The good news is that you can do something about it, andSugar Crush is your roadmap to mitigating or even reversing your symptoms. If you’re suffering from tingling or numbness, or you’re on the path to diabetes, your condition may be reversible with lifestyle and diet modifications or nerve decompression surgery. Dr. Parker is one of the few nerve surgeons in the country with the skills, experience, and knowledge to perform this kind of surgery, and the results have been dramatic and life-changing.

We cannot recommend this book strongly enough, whether you or someone you love have been suffering from nerve pain or strange symptoms, or whether you just want to take charge of your own health and increase your outlook for a long, healthy, pain free life.

And if you have been suffering from tingling or burning feet and legs, don’t wait—call us right away at (281) 497-2850 and set up an appointment. You may be a candidate for decompression surgery, or you might stand to benefit from other treatments, therapies, or lifestyle modifications. One phone call could be the turning point that turns your life around, or prevents severe future complications.

Read below for the press release for Sugar Crush.

What Grain Brain did for wheat, this book by a leading peripheral nerve surgeon now does for sugar, revealing how it causes crippling nerve damage throughout the body—in our feet, organs, and brain—why sugar and carbohydrates are harmful to the body’s nerves, and how eliminating them can mitigate and even reverse the damage.

Sugar Crush exposes the shocking truth about how a diet high in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and wheat compresses and damages the peripheral nerves of the body, leading to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and feet, along with a host of related conditions, including migraines, gall bladder disease, and diabetes. If 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—nerve compression is the likely cause.

Dr. Parker is the immediate past president of the APM-affiliated Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) and is current faculty for the advanced course in peripheral nerve surgery.

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