Suckered tracks the stealthy infiltration of one of America’s greatest threats, a silent killer 10,000 years in the making — sugar. From Napoleon to Fidel Castro, sugar’s role in transforming societies and defining national boundaries is explored and reveals the shocking truth of how sugar has come to saturate our diets. Dr. Eisenberg unveils this addictive toxin’s ability to wreak havoc on our biological systems, from diabetes to cancer, heart disease to dementia, hypertension to obesity, and more. With a plan for the future to empower personal and nationwide change, Suckered provides insight into combating the nation’s biggest addiction.
This book is the result of over a year of dedicated and diligent research work and consultations to discover the deadly truth about how sugar works in our bodies. With cutting edge science and new theories of the damaging properties of sugar, you can expect to become an advocate for a sugar-free life. By tracing the history of sugar back tens of thousands of years, it becomes clear how we've all been so blind to the stronghold it has gradually placed us in.
Jeffrey Eisenberg, M.D.
Dr. Eisenberg, a Virginia native, received his undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from the University of Virginia. He also obtained his Doctorate of Medicine at UVA and subsequently completed his pediatric residency at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital.
During his thirty-year tenure in primary care, Dr. Eisenberg has been a member of his local Medical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He maintains a clinical appointment at the University of Rochester, and was voted one of the top 100 pediatricians in the nation.
His specialty interests include the evaluation and management of attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, and obesity. Additionally, he consults patients in the disciplines of exercise physiology and nutrition.
Sandra Canosa is a writer from Rochester, New York. She focuses in writing on food, music, and culture. She graduated summa cum laude from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and is currently completing her Master's degree at Western University in London, Ontario
“I will recommend this book to my patients! It tells the story that the doctor can’t say in brief office visits.”
— Dr. Barbara Kircher FACC, MD
“Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Suckered speaks to individuals struggling to improve their own lifestyle, parents trying to raise health-conscious children, and public policymakers concerned about America’s health woes.”
— Midwest Book Review
“Eisenberg brings an appealing Everyman tone to this narrative, acknowledging that sugar became popular because it tastes good and that he was addicted to it himself.”
— Kirkus Revew