Paula Deen's Diabetes May Make Her Money, Too

The chef known for adding sticks of butter to food is rumored to have type 2 diabetes


Paula Deen, occasionally ridiculed for her butter-laden meals (and butter-flavored lip balm), is rumored to have type 2 diabetes. 

The Daily reports that she will be going public with her diagnosis after signing a “multimillion-dollar deal” with a pharmaceutical company. So, she’ll be making money endorsing a drug for diabetes, which was probably caused by all the food she's been making money off of.

The National Enquirer first made claim to this rumor in May; Deen has faced criticism for her fatty foods, with her latest Southern Cooking Bible making the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s top five unhealthiest cookbooks list.

She also has a long-standing rivalry with Anthony Bourdain, who has called her “the worst, most dangerous person to America.”

No word yet on what will happen with her cruise, but hopefully she won't be having any more doughnut-bacon-egg burgers.

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I'm sad for Paula, but not all that surprised. Maybe she should look into a healthier diet to treat her diabetes instead of drugs? There's lots of interesting information available at this noncommercial, science based site: nutritionfacts.org. To quote the good doctor: "It is too bad Paula Deen missed this opportunity" to tell her fans "that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed, treated, and even cured". Read more at http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2012/01/18/paula-deen-diabetes-drug-spoke...

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I urge Paula to get the filmmaker's Specialized diabetes diet and do not take the medications

The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!!

Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank

The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity WITHOUT MEDICATIONS in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story here http://spirithappy.org

or just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

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