Ben Franklin, biochemistry, and how sugar is killing your body.

During the mid-1960s, I was enamored of Benjamin Franklin.

Still am.

Franklin founded so many fine institutions, including our country’s first hospital in Philadelphia, 1751.

While studying at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, I used to visit Franklin’s library, which was right across the street.

I also did research work for Dr. Michael Shef, an English medical doctor who had a PhD in biochemistry.

Shef had been the research assistant for James Watson and Francis Crick, who won the Nobel Prize for their studies in DNA.

Dr. Shef and I used to talk for hours about DNA.

It was easy enough to imagine that we were scientists, just like Ben Franklin, probing the truths of the human body.

Dr. Shef’s chief field of study was a disease called phenylketonuria, better known as PKU.

A patient with PKU has a build up of amino acids in their body.

As the acids build up, they cause problems—everything from seizures to diabetes to bad breath.

Many years later, I discovered a similar relationship between sugar and various diseases.

My grandfather, a very fit man and an excellent athlete, used to rail about the problems sugar caused in human beings.

Then, one day, I happened to meet Dr. Lee Dellon an MD and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dellon showed me first hand how to cure diabetic neuropathy using surgery to decompress the peripheral nerves in a patient’s body.

This flew in the face of everything modern medicine espoused at that point.

But it worked.

What I’m trying to say is that our bodies were never designed to consume as much sugar as most people do these days.

The sugar in most people’s diets is the source of many persistent ailments.

My name is Dr. Richard Jacoby. I’m the author of “Sugar Crush,” which explains all my research.

My interest is to get you back on track to healthier living.