|Posted by Sara Love, ND on January 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM|
2012 has started with a bang. All the excitement of the new year, its an election year so we are inudated with campaign ads, and Paula Deen has come out as a diabetic. Since I love food and cooking I was interested in this turn of events. I am not sure what piqued my interest more, the fact that she was diabetic and refusing to change her menus or that she was actively getting paid to promote a new diabetes medication.
The day she announced her diagnosis, I decided to watch one of her shows online which I had never seen. Ms. Deen cooks with a fair amount of fat and sugar and not a lot of vegetables. It saddens me to see this kind of cooking promoted by someone afflicted with such a serious disease. Yes, diabetes can be managed with medications, but even better diabetes can be REVERSED with the help of nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
So, why should we watch what we eat....because food should be our medicine. After you stop eating sugars and other "addictive" foods like dairy and processed grains your body will come to better appreciate the flavors of other foods.
And food looks and tastes so much better than pills or injections.