Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paula Deen announces she has type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week the queen of southern comfort food cooking, Paula Deen, announced she has type 2 diabetes, and has for years. Now, if you've ever seen or tried her recipes, it really is no surprise. Her cooking promotes high fat (bad fats), high sugar, high calorie crap. Granted, I'm sure they taste wonderful to the average person, every time I have looked at one of her recipes I just cringe at the awfulness that make up that highly rated recipe. She has promoted this awful way of eating for years, while suffering from diabetes. She has the opportunity here to promote a healthier way of eating. It is shown that exercise and a healthy diet can reverse diabetes or minimize the dangers of it. So is that what she's decided to do? Nope. She's decided to eat the same stuff, just less of it, and be a spokesperson for a prescription diabetes drug. So what does that tell the world? All she cares about is making money on all the cruddy recipes she's put out there in the past and making money from a dangerous prescription drug. For the love of money is the root of all evil. It is unreasonable and hypocritical for her to think it's ok for her to promote such an unhealthy way of eating, all while promoting a drug, and keeping her diabetes diagnosis a secret for so many years.
Executive producer of "Forks over Knives", Brian Wendel said, “We request that Paula Deen watch Forks Over Knives and carefully consider the evidence that a whole-food, plant-based diet can oftentimes reverse type-2 diabetes.  A person suffering from this disease can usually become free of or significantly reduce the need for diabetes medications.  We hope Paula will follow this course, become healthier and use her unique position to educate thousands of people on the power of food as medicine.”
She previously showcased her recipes with no concern with how unhealthy it made her viewers. She could take this chance to revamp her recipes to a healthier version of themselves and do so much for her followers. I really hope she decides to do the right thing, the healthy alternative, instead of continuing to promote a way of cooking that is killing this country....

1 comment:

  1. AGREED! I never cared for her recipes even before this announcement. I was always dismayed that her recipes' main ingredients were just boxed cakes, quick-cooking items that are filled with awful ingredients. Not my kind of baking :)


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