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Paula Deen's Critics

David Mendosa Health Guide January 18, 2012
  • Paula Deen’s critics have it wrong. Everybody is jumping all over this poor celebrity chef now that she says that she has diabetes.Poor Paula has grown rich and famous by parleying her home-style cooking into a food empire. Newly divorced and with her last $200 she started a catering service in...

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    Jan. 18, 2012

    Thank you for standing up for Paula Deen, David.  I love Southern comfort foods, so I've long been a fan of hers.  I'm hoping she will embrace the idea of high-fat, very low-carb cooking and eventually write a diabetes-friendly cookbook.  I'm still trying to master the very low-carb part and it would really help to have some tasty recipes that...

    RHMLucky777

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    Thank you for standing up for Paula Deen, David.  I love Southern comfort foods, so I've long been a fan of hers.  I'm hoping she will embrace the idea of high-fat, very low-carb cooking and eventually write a diabetes-friendly cookbook.  I'm still trying to master the very low-carb part and it would really help to have some tasty recipes that have that Paula Deen touch. 

    • verdungal
      Jan. 19, 2012

      Why wait for Paula's cookbook, when there are so many low carb recipes on the web.

  • diana
    Feb. 14, 2012

    There is so much information available out there on the positive effects of low carbohydrate eating, that I am stunned that people even consider using white flour and sugar any more. I recently received a Weight Watchers cookbook (free promotion via Dr. Oz). The cookbook just has the same-ol' same-ol' white flour, sugar, high carb offerings as any other tradtional...

    RHMLucky777

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    There is so much information available out there on the positive effects of low carbohydrate eating, that I am stunned that people even consider using white flour and sugar any more. I recently received a Weight Watchers cookbook (free promotion via Dr. Oz). The cookbook just has the same-ol' same-ol' white flour, sugar, high carb offerings as any other tradtional cookbook. Only if you look closer, the serving sizes are miniscule. Well, I would be right sick if I ate that stuff, no matter how small the serving size. Somebody needs to educate Dr. Oz.  BTW, the old weight watchers "diet" from the early 70's is actually quite low in carbs and emphasizes lots of low carb veggies and healthy portions of meats and proteins.

  • JRR
    JRR
    Feb. 01, 2012

    Paula eats and cooks as many southerners do.So I don't blame her for her choices. She pulled herself up from her bootstraps so to speak and let's see what happens with her health and her  cooking.

     

    Most people don't think about their food choices and the consequences down the road related to their diet, weight , smoking etc.

     

    I hope many of...

    RHMLucky777

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    Paula eats and cooks as many southerners do.So I don't blame her for her choices. She pulled herself up from her bootstraps so to speak and let's see what happens with her health and her  cooking.

     

    Most people don't think about their food choices and the consequences down the road related to their diet, weight , smoking etc.

     

    I hope many of her followers are smart enough to know what moderation is all about.

     

    It's not only Paula; in the past several years many major food magazines featured food fads and printed recipes for the year of bacon, the year of doughnuts, the year of ice cream and so on.

     

    Our nation as a whole has to think deep and hard about our food choices and diet so our children can grow up healthy . 

     

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    • PARAM ESWARAN
      Feb. 02, 2012

      You got it right!! There is no use  in finding ways of cooking food for our eating and pleasing our senses. It is hightime, Chefs got a 6months cert course in Nutrition and the Consequences in Health. Paula is not to blame. People should chose and popularise things that are good for them. IT IS HIGH TIME WE CHANGED OUR WRONG FOOD AND WRONG LIFESTYLES IF...

      RHMLucky777

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      You got it right!! There is no use  in finding ways of cooking food for our eating and pleasing our senses. It is hightime, Chefs got a 6months cert course in Nutrition and the Consequences in Health. Paula is not to blame. People should chose and popularise things that are good for them. IT IS HIGH TIME WE CHANGED OUR WRONG FOOD AND WRONG LIFESTYLES IF WE WANT TO LIVE AWAY FROM DOCS DRUGS AND DISEASES AND ULTIMATELY ACCEPTABLE DEATHS.

  • rmoery
    Feb. 01, 2012

    David- one of Paula's comments that told me she didn't "get it" was that she consulter her good friend and advisor- Dr. Oz- someone needs to educate her on her hormonal imbalance- Always enjoy your articles

  • Darlene Lyons
    Feb. 01, 2012

    I have watched Paul's shows on TV and she certainly "loves" her food, but who doesn't ! She has a very "high profile" position and could greatly help the people who are diabetics. Because of her "influence" she could be a positive force for our cause. I am sorry that she has become a Type 2, that is always a sad thing for anyone, in her case it is more difficult...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have watched Paul's shows on TV and she certainly "loves" her food, but who doesn't ! She has a very "high profile" position and could greatly help the people who are diabetics. Because of her "influence" she could be a positive force for our cause. I am sorry that she has become a Type 2, that is always a sad thing for anyone, in her case it is more difficult because of her "love of food." Her road to achieve success will be harder than it is for me. I hope she will take the "high road" and be an informer of what people can do to take care of themselves. There is so much people do not know or "assume" they know about diabeties, more than not they are not correct. We need more "informed" people about this dreaded disease.

  • Martin
    Jan. 23, 2012

    Nit-picking point: I understand that you feel Paula to have been treated badly but is it necessary to express your sympathy ("poor") for her every time you use her name?

  • Anonymous
    Sara
    Jan. 19, 2012

    I agree with everything you said. Besides, she's not the only cooking offender out there. What about Ina Garten? Waiting for the announcement from her!