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Paula Deen has type-2 Diabetes but no diet changes?
My input on the truth of her diagnosis and the greedy choices she has made since then. A vegan diet is shown to have helped diabetics become healthier and lose weight! I am hoping her fans see that they cannot follow in the same path as her, so make sure to share this with everyone!
Um… I’m sorry I thought this was a blog with vegan food and recipes not a HEALTH POLICE VINDICATION BLOG!!!
Get the fuck off your high horses.
VEGAN DOES NOT EQUAL AUTOMATIC GOOD HEALTH.
Also? Can we just talk about how the idea that health=goodness needs to fuck off and die?
Healthiness is not a moral choice. You are allowed to make decisions in the full knowledge that they are unhealthy, because your body and your life are your own. It can get dicey if your health choices legitimately cause harm to others (I.E. cause you to neglect or abuse other people for whom you are responsible like children or elders) but if that’s off the table? YOUR CHOICES ARE YOUR OWN. And in any case whatosever:
YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO BE OR STAY HEALTHY.
Sure, health is nice. Many people choose to pursue it. Longevity is nice. Many people choose to pursue that. But they are not the only legitimate choices on earth, nor are they inherently better than making other life choices that counteract or sacrifice the above.
If you tell me that eating all-butter pound cake will make me die at 50, whereas not eating that cake will allow me to live to 100, my choice becomes
A fifty-year life with cake
A hundred year life without
And know what? If I decide that fifty years of delicious cake is a worthwhile endeavor and a well-spent life, one I’d prefer to a cakeless life no matter how long? THAT’S MY CHOICE. IT IS PERFECTLY VALID.
Paula Dean’s health is her own business. Paula Dean’s food choices are her own business. Paula Dean is not an authority figure whose choices make any difference in your life. Fuck off policing them in any way. I don’t care if Paula Dean is drinking arsenic tea for her complexion on national TV.