Where did sugar come from?

Sugar is a word of Arabic derivation.

The plant is one of the reasons Christopher Columbus petitioned Queen Isabella of Spain to fund his quest for the West Indies.

Yes, he was looking for gold and silver and other precious commodities.

But he was chiefly looking for sugar.

Back then, sugar was one of Europe’s chief luxury imports.

In the 1600s, sugar was sold for the modern equivalent of $1,000 per pound.

Sugar was like a drug back then. Only the rich were able to buy it.

They would throw lavish “sugar parties” where they made castles and ornaments out of sugar and consumed sugar in massive quantities.

Small wonder that so many people were so unhealthy back then.

Still are, relatively speaking.

We now have evidence that consuming too much sugar causes nerve damage, which in turn can lead to a host of debilitating maladies.

Or at least contribute to them.

For instance, did you know that NFL football players have a 400% higher incidence of contracting ALS, better known as Lou Gherig’s disease?

It’s my personal theory that this happens because professional football players suffer frequent neck trauma combined with high-carbohydrate diets.

Carbohydrates are nothing but sugar.

Bad things happen when we eat too much sugar.

I’ve seen this time and again.

But I’ve also seen what happens when patients cut sugar out of their diets.

If you’re suffering from maladies that you can’t seem to shake, I hope you’ll consider reaching out.

My name is Dr. Richard Jacoby.

I’d like to tell you the truth behind the lies we’re told about sugar.