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Dr. Richard Jacoby | The Toxic Effects of Sugar & The Corporate Food Conspiracy

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On top of being the author of the great new book, Sugar Crush: How To Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, and Reclaim Good Health, Dr. Jacoby is one of the countries leading peripheral nerve surgeons, the co-founder of the Scottsdale Healthcare Wound Management Center, and the former president of both the Arizona Podiatry Association and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.

Today he joins THC to discuss his research into just how toxic sugar really is, how it effects out nervous system, and how it may very well be the cause of many diseases and disorders not commonly associated with sugar or even diet at all. He also explains some of the history, data, and legislation behind how it goes this way, as well as what we can do to break these bad habits.

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Dude. ..


Fuck you man


Sorry emotional


Get a candy.




I agree totally without the listen. I will listen now.


After listening to this episode, I discovered that high-fructose corn syrup was in almost every condiment that I had in my fridge (BBQ sauce / honey mustard / ketchup etc.)

This is an absolute fucking epidemic. Thanks for keeping us informed Greg.


This is because of the farm bill and the huge subsidies corn growers get which makes corn syrup dirt cheap.


great comment and I also discovered that flouride is in almost all our condiments too. Crazy stuff.


Why are our grandparents outliving our parents? ( I have 1 parent and 3 grandparents!)
Exhibit A…..

This is not groupthink-facebookrepost-bullshit. This is as real as the vax issue, for my money.

Bravo for going there.


Haven’t listened yet, but I’m looking forward to this one. Thank you Greg for keeping the mix of topics and guests diverse while also keeping an eye on the prize.


As I am married to someone with Multiple Sclerosis (according to diagnosis anyway), interviews & shows like this are most appreciated Greg. Please strongly consider more of these, as researchers like Dr. Jacoby provide specifics, details, and info that anyone can use to effect change in their lives almost right away. Through changes like diet, and the elimination of harmful substances like HF-Corn Syrup and Fluoride from our bodies, we can all bring ourselves that much closer healthier states of being. That will then spread to our families & loved ones, then our communities.

Thank you Greg.
Keep up the good work.


My daughter has MS. I’m so thankful to hear this podcast. Perhaps if I can get her off the sugar, she may improve. She’s heavily addicted to sugar. Hmm. Damn it makes me mad that such a dangerous thing as sugar is put in everything, even infant formula. Gotta get um hooked from the get~go it would seem. Damn. Double damn.


You should watch this doctor’s speech at a TEDx event…
She used to have MS… and “cleared” it (don’t want to say cure), completely by diet alone.

Imagine you have to eliminate the processed factory foods… and eat what Mother Earth grows for ya!
There are other books, whose authors have reversed their MS by diet alone.
let me know if you’re interested in that


Too good. I was listening to this while on a walk. I walked straight to the library and checked out Sugar Crush before podcast was even over. Keep up the amazing work. Thank you so many thank you’s.


***** Possibly, your top interview for the full year. This topic is slow going, no one listens. smh
Check out #3…

Vital Functions of Salt in the Body

1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure – in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.

2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells’ communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.

16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work – from the moment of conception to death.

20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become “leaky” in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The “leakiness” spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

22. Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both.

* The information on salt intake is taken from Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book, “Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free Life”.


Here’s a Conspiracy for ya.
Guess why the BLM (Fed) is shutting down Oregon and Nevada ranchers?

China Will Start Cloning Cattle to Meet Rising Beef Demand

Excellent Program young man. You’ll be a great dad one day.


I thought it was because they found gold down there and they want to mine it in secret!

Some national parks are just to hide the gold?!! Gold backed currency on its way.


Thanks for the info! Just what I wanted to know about.


put sea salt in vegetable gelatine capsules and swallow with your favourite drink (not alcohol probably)…. if you start to feel a little queezy, GULP a glass of water quickly!

salt without the taste! Japs eat loadsa salt and live longer tan just about anyone else.

start slow, see how you go!


salt builds stomach acid… stomach acid kills bugs and parasites


and digests your food!


Totally agree on your salt thing. I use Redmonds Real Salt. It kicks the crap out of ANY other salt, including Himalayan Pink. It has a pink hue to it and the minerals are complete. Check it out on the net. My sister is a healer of sorts and she turned me onto Redmonds. Good post, thanks.


I found it too sandy, crunchy on my teeth! When called to say their salt had rocks in it they said it was normal. I’m all for getting the right minerals but I don’t want to chew rocks!


On the salt thing, celery has around 27% salt, ( in various forms. Check out Shuler Cell Salts; good health and repair found there!) and so do human bones.
Law of similars ?


Thanks Hammer


Sodium in its chemically organic form (that has been processed by a plant). Not, Sodium Chloride which is a slow poison and one of the oldest components of our subjugation.


Thanks for posting


Salt yes, but in the form of Magnesium. We are Magnesium deficient. Stress and crap food deplete it from your body. As it is a water soluble mineral it has disappeared from our soil. Big Ag does not add it back into the soil (hmmm….).

The best and easiest form way to absorb Magnesium into the body is Epsom salt baths.

Please don’t take my word for it. Check out the internets…you tube ….etc.


Howabout both. One does not substitute the other. Epsom salt is not the best for internal/long term/dietary use, yes for a liver cleanse as in the Hulda Clark method. Most people will absorb 17% of Magnesium Malate taken and even less in other forms. So yes, there is a shortage in our bodies. We’re all different to some degree and what works best for you is for you to decide.
My intent with the salt post was to show how it balances sugar. Not to derail the thread off topic.


I have been using this lovely an inexpensive Himalayian pink salt that’s full of natural added minerals. It’s pretty too.


Salt is poison for the human body. Sorry!


Can you support your statement by any scientific research not related to sugar industry?


Gandhi’s Salt March
March 12 to April 6, 1930
The history of Salt

Salt was in general use long before the beginning of recorded history, and dating back to around 2700 B.C. the earliest known treatise on pharmacology was published in China. A major portion of this writing is devoted to a discussion of more than 40 kinds of salt, including descriptions of two methods of salt extraction that are similar to processes used today. Salt production has been important in China for two millennia or more, and the Chinese, like many other governments over time, realized that taxing salt would could be a major revenue source. Nomads spreading westward were known to carry salt, and Egyptian art from as long ago as 1450 B.C. records salt making.



Himalayan salt or Wieliczka salt. Greetings.


Awesome, thanks for posting


Great synchronicity for me…I have a huge sweet tooth much like an addiction. A few years ago I decided to cut out sugar when I turn 40 which is in a couple of months. This is great motivation. Thanks Greg!


I stopped eating sugary foods the day after this broadcast and already lost almost 8lbs and I’m not even overweight!


A good food on the go option I use for breakfast is making a big veggie or veggie and meat frittata in the evening and warm a piece of it up in a toaster oven in the morning while I get ready to head out for the day.


Great show !! I really wanted mc dz because I’m so sick of my diet and just mentioning junk made me hungry. Serious addiction. Great show!! It would be cool if Naomi Klein came on to tell us why we shouldn’t believe in conspiracy even though that’s all she writes about. Thanks


Really amazing show. I recently confronted my poor eating habits dead on. Tired of the lethargy. Tired of the strength I feel I’m losing as I train for marathons.
I’ve already cut out sugar and unnecessary carbs.

I feel reborn and reinvigorated.



Gregg had a listen on YouTube and couldn’t wait to get over to the plus for the full show. Brilliant subject, touching on real science and a real eye opener to the obesity problem. One can see just how much we have grown if you look at old films and see how thin the population was. Brilliant show, top marks for getting this out. Cheers


Awesome show Greg… love the different angles you are investigating ๐Ÿ™‚ This was definitely something I needed to hear. Thank you! Your ending comments felt like they came from a place of deep caring. You got heart sir!


I thought this episode was great. If even some of what he said turns out to be true it would be very important information to get out if not for us then for our children. Also your closing was on point. It made me take a hard look at myself to face those uncomfortable truths. Thanks


Excellent show!


thank you so much for shows like this! Absolutely amazing stuff!
I`m gonna get me some fatttt now ๐Ÿ˜€ .

I`d love to hear somebody about salt.




Same as milk; un cooked!!


You mean fresh/natural honey – not heated or not heated over ~42celsius?
What about milk? I`ve heard so many theories. My family drink only raw milk, now from a small farm where animals mostly eat grass and/or hay.


Want to test your current level of cultural indoctrination? Guess what we all spent the first nine months or so of our existence floating in? In our most fragile and formative state we where floating in what indoctrination labels as a waste product, a substance that we literally piss away multiple times a day. Start looping a portion of your own bio distilled water then hunger and food addictions will have less of a hold on you. I’ve tested this out for over a year now. Feels like I’ve added an other 20 fully functional years to this life at the same time easing very fundamental fears dealing with survival. I can be physically comfortable for days without eating, but the mental and emotional desire to consume is still there. (the hotter the weather the easier it is to go with out eating, personal experience note)


First off, great show! any fight against the sugar industry is a great one. Thought he made great points about sugar and how, yeah we’ve been lied to about most everything we thought was true, but midway through i began to question his motives. Whenever i hear anyone promote any industry I instinctually listen sceptically. I have a hard time believing fruit makes your fat….my breakfast is ONLY fruit, and it makes me feel great, not bogged down. Is there any way to know he isn’t bought but the cattle industry?????? is he bought and paid for by the same people pushing beef and pork???? eating or drinking something that came from a cows tit doesn’t sound appetizing. When I’m hungry I can look at veggies or fruit and feel like i want to eat that….when i look at a cow or pig……i don’t really want to eat them…..I certainly do not want to eat from its nipple…..just sayin… for thought. But sugar is defiantly a poison. Thanks again, Keep up the great work. Any chance you could do a show on the tobacco industry? Im sure they have powerful lawyers and all but would make for a great piece.


The “even fruit sugar is bad” argument seems tailored especially for the modern Westerner.

If you are eating zero refined sugar, fruit is not the issue. Quantity is the issue!

Fruits in nature have a VERY limited window for consumption, and then when that one drops back out of season, you have a few weeks off, and the next variety comes on.( Feast/Fast model)
If you model your consumption on how things ripen in ‘the wild’, so to speak, there will be no problem. Try to eat what is in season as much as you can. Caution: It is not as easy as it sounds!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, the easier something is to grow, and to transport, the less goodness it has for you. Sad, but true. So hybridisation is also a factor.

The problem with telling folks they need to cut something out, is they want to replace it with something else. Like Vegans overdoing the Carbs,( and ruining their teeth/bodies) when they cut animal products. It’s not usually the lack of animal stuff; it’s the overload of modern carbs.
If you are eating ‘real food’, you really don’t need that much. Try running a ‘fast day’ in your week. You don’t need to be as enslaved to food as you might think.



Flowโ„ข Hive Full Reveal
have you seen these or heard of them for Un cooked honey? I would love to have one. ๐Ÿ™‚


Yeah, have seen them. Lets just say I’m building up to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Dunno if you seen or not, Greg, but the Guardian newspaper website reported on this this morning. Influencing the mass media now, carlwood. Trendsetter Greg Carlwood.

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