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Suicide by Sugar

A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction

Suicide by Sugar
Nancy Appleton By (author)
G. N. Jacobs By (author)
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Square One Publishers

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6.0 X 9.0 in
192 pg

HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General


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.


"Explains how the sweet white stuff represents one of our biggest dietary hazards...presents a strategy for slipping free of sugar's grasp, including food plans and recipes...If you want to resist the call of this sweet but deadly siren, Suicide by Sugar is a good place to start." Energy Times

Author Bio

Nancy Appleton, PhD earned her BS in clinical nutrition from UCLA and her PhD in health services from Walden University. An avid researcher, Dr. Appleton is the best-selling author of Stopping Inflammation, Healthy Bones, and Lick the Sugar Habit. She also lectures extensively throughout the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows. Dr. Appleton maintains a private practice in San Diego, California.

G. N. Jacobs is a general reporter and filmmaker, with features, shorts, and documentaries to his credit. Mr. Jacobs runs the online literary magazine Smoking Lizard. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, California.