Paula Deen’s Teachable Moment: Can We Change Our Attitudes?

To nutritionists, the list of Paula Deen’s sins may still be topped by overuse of mayonnaise and a predilection for frying. But the celebrity chef’s empire is in free fall because of allegations that she used hurtful, racist language. Does Dean, 66, need to adjust some of her core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors? Can she, or for that matter, can any of us? And if so, how? Discussion: Is Paula Deen a Racist? Is Dr. Laura? There’s good news and bad …

Paula Deen Gets Healthy, Sheds 30 Pounds

The secret to losing weight? Getting paid millions to be the public (non-pudgy) face of a diabetes drug campaign. Evidently, that has worked for celebrity chef Paula Deen, doyenne of Southern fried everything, who has lost 30 pounds since revealing six months ago  she had Type 2 diabetes and would be promoting a new diabetes drug. You can see her newly svelte self on the cover of People magazine on Friday. Since sharing her diabetes diagnosis, she tells People magazine …

First Weekly Diabetes Drug Wins FDA Approval

Well, now we know why celebrity chef Paula Deen was recently hired to promote the daily diabetes drug she takes: That drug is getting some new competition from Bydureon, the first once-a-week treatment for Type 2 diabetes approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA approved the injectable, extended-release drug last month after several delays due to government concerns that it might cause heart rhythm abnormalities. Manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals expects the drug to be available in pharmacies this …

Paula Deen’s Diabetes: Inspirational or Hypocritical?

For three years, celebrity chef Paula Deen — the high priestess of the “add more butter” school of cooking — has kept quiet about her Type 2 diabetes, while still urging people to make the kind of high-fat, high-calorie food that can lead to obesity, a risk factor for…..Type 2 diabetes. Except apparently she’s had a change of heart, going public about her disease now that she’s just signed a lucrative endorsement contract with diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the company …