Friday, January 20, 2012
Paula Deen and Healthy Eating
I was going to write a post on Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has Type II Diabetes Mellitus and her subsequent deal with Novo Nordisk, but then I read this article by Dr. Andrew Weil on CNN. It really says it all. Paula Deen, as a celebrity chef known for her unhealthy cuisine and recently diagnosed with diabetes, is perfectly poised to champion healthy eating and living to PREVENT type II diabetes. She could be a godsend in a country besieged by obesity and thoughtless eating. Instead she has sold out to a drug company, perpetuating and marketing the concept that we can ruin our bodies, get our magic bullet and keep on trucking. Its a disappointment that with the power and position to do so much good she has chosen another path.