Paula Deen’s Recipes

Maybe these are the reasons why she has diabetes, but there’s no explanation as to why. While a lot of the dishes are refined-carb intensive, there’s also an implication that fat is involved, but I’m not aware of any link between fat consumption and diabetes. I would think that the jalapeno poppers wouldn’t be that bad for you. I will say, though, that most of them look godawful. I wouldn’t want to eat them even if they didn’t wreck my body.

3 thoughts on “Paula Deen’s Recipes”

  1. Actually there is some recent HUGE news on the exact cause of diabetes. The news link does an alright job summarizing some points, but if you go to the paper itself (costs $30) it really lays it out in monstrously clear detail. This is bombshell research, and possibly the best $30 I ever spent (other than condoms during college).

    This research really refines my own understanding of metabolism malfunction, and lays out in clear detail exactly how diabetes (and obesity) comes into existence.

    The three horsemen of the fatocoplypse are: high blood sugar, low insulin, and low leptin. Any one of these will set you down the path to diabetes, and most people take the high blood sugar track by eating insulin insensitizing fats and avoiding the insulin sensitizing ones. The perfect storm of diabetes would be a low-carb, low-calorie diet using exclusively vegetable oil as the source of calories (the lack of carbs in the diet would hide it for a long time though while the damage mounts).

    And this makes perfect sense if you look at the 20th century. In 1900 the diabetes rate was 0.0028%, but during the 20th century fats like tallow and coconut were replaced with Crisco and soybean oil and all the fiber* was stripped out of our staple (aka, white flour and white rice) carbohydrates.

    The Diabetes Diet looks like: white flour, soybean oil, and occasionally going on “diets”, and many sources of high-cortisol, such as lack of sleep, jogging, and stress from work.

    The Anti-Diabetes Diet looks like: fiber-rich carbohydrates, coconut oil and ghee, and never skipping a meal, and everything you can do to lower cortisol – such as sleeping as much as you can, resistance exercises and sprints, and meditation.

    Also, if you’re on the Anti-Diabetes Diet the insulin sensitization from the fiber and good fats will make sugar perfectly safe to consume. Yay ice cream!

    This research is brand new though. I am currently trying an experimental diet and lifestyle regimen based on the above and I’ve lost 5 lbs. in five days, despite eating coconut cake, ice cream each night, and a chocolate shake on Friday.

    *Fiber turns into short-chain saturated fats in the lower intestine via hindgut fermentation, the most sensitizing of all fats.


    As for Paula Deen’s recipes, I see a lot of white flour and no coconut oil.

  2. I’m continually amazed at the number of people who think ALL diabetics (and anyone overweight) get that way JUST from what they eat. I’m equally amazed at the number of people who think the people on food shows eat that stuff at every meal.


    Dr. Phil doesn’t really ‘cure’ anyone in an hour, Judge Judy isn’t strictly ‘legal’ and The Real World isn’t ‘real’ either.

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