Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has called her “the worst, most dangerous person to America,” and said she should “think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.” When she released her kids cookbook, Barbara Walters confronted her about why she’s willing to promote a diet that’s clearly connected to childhood obesity. Maya Goodwin and Jocelyn Greer‘s website, PAULADEENISMS, is entirely devoted to calling out her unhealthy recipes.
Paula Deen has diabetes, but she has parlayed her disease into a multimillion dollar deal with Novartis, the maker of Galvus, a drug for diabetics. If her the picture above is any indication, she better watch out that her ex doesn’t sue her for some of those millions.
Is there such a thing as second-hand fat? I guess if your spouse shoves enough sugar and fat in front of you, some lawyer can make the case that he is a victim.
Deen will come clean how her lifestyle is killing her.
The Daily reports that Deen, known for fat-laden dishes such as deep-fried, bacon-wrapped macaroni and cheese, is on the cusp of spilling the refried beans about her condition. Last year, the National Enquirer wrote that Deen had the condition…
She’s apparently taken a year to land the deal with Novartis before she announces her Type 2 Diabetes.
Sweet. Gotta give the woman credit for making Fried Lemonade out of Lemons.
Heres some old fun posts
- “Think Big, Eat Smart” Is Message from… "Think Big, Eat Smart." This just doesn't make any sense whatsoever. The slogan works. But taken in the context of who is promoting the idea just boggles. World's Finest Chocolate, the candy maker who loves to convince your rugrat grandchildren that unless you buy their milk chocolate, the school will won't be able to fund art, or music, or math, or lunch. In order to make it possible for school administrators to allow their product to be pushed by mini-dealers with the endorsement of schools, World's Finest Chocolate decided to...wait for it... Make the world's largest chocolate bar and take it to schools around the country. World's Finest says they are teaching "portion control." "The concept is strange to a lot of people," ... "we wanted to reach younger children because reaching them at a young age is extremely important." said Tour Director Sarah Linn Brannan. Yeah, strange. Especially when you wave a 12,000 chocolate bar under their noses. The chocolate bar is 21 feet long and weighs an astounding six tons! Paula Deen would be proud of this effort to teach children portion control from a six ton candy bar, which could suggest that a ten pound chunk would be reasonable portion control. Of course, the school comes to a screeching halt while kids line up to view this delectable, delicious, distraction.
- Cooking for Our Dogs and Letting Them Clean Our Plates I've been doing a lot of cooking lately since Nanc' is a lefty. Lefty as in, her right hand is immobile. We've been eating pretty well, if I do say so myself. We're both on a restrictive diet: she's trying to control her diabetes and I"m trying to control my weight. If you are a dog owner, here's the question of the day: Would you cook for your dog? My friend Lisa sent me To Your Dog's Health. We are rip and pour dog feeders. We rip open a bag and scoop out some dry kibble and let the dogs chow down. They are all fed at the same time. Sedona chows down on two cups of kibble, Oliver chows down on one cup, Derby is an all day snacker on his one cup, and Sofi waits until about 8 p.m. to eat her 1/2 cup. They seem happy about it, but what choice do they have? Reading the first 5/8ths of this book put me on a real guilt trip. Even though we don't buy the crap on the shelves at the local discount store or grocery store, we're still a long way from giving our dogs a healthy yummy diet. If you have dogs, you've heard that it's bad to feed them "table food." Come to find out, if you're eating right, your dog will be eating better than if you feed them dry kibbles. The author doesn't advocate feeding your dog table food, but he does advocate a raw food diet! We are eating a fair amount of raw foods: veggies! ''If you are what you eat then so are your canine companions. Unfortunately, we have been incredibly blind sided by the false science handed to us by the pet food industry. As a result, Mans Best Friend has suffered. says Martin Goldstein, D.V.M. & host of "Ask Martha's Vet" on Sirius. Mark Proveromo, the author, says I need to start cooking for our dogs. Yeah. I'll get right on that. But, if I was going to start cooking for them, this is a book I would use, Mark (nice name) has a bunch of recipes from a raw diet to home cooked. He offers advice and recipes and nutrients for dogs with diabetes and recipes for dogs with cancer. He is a holistic guy. Feeding your dog on his diets isn't cheap either! But there is relief! If you are like me, and don't want to cook for anybody - including your dog, he has a list of brand name prepared dog foods. Whew! The only way I"m cooking for our dogs will be the same day I let them clean up our plates. And that isn't here - yet.
- Know your rights in healthcare facilities In September 2013, the Daily Mirror published an article about 700 victims of bedsores. One man died from a stage four bedsore. He was 70, had diabetes and had been left in a wheelchair for 10 hours. The diabetes put him at higher risk than most for bedsores, but it seems that didn't matter much. In the UK the NHS - National Health Service - provides healthcare for all of their citizens. It's based on need, and not their income. So they took quite a hit from these lawsuits. Steven Brown, an attorney quoted in the article, said that the NHS could have saved a lot of money with simple preventative measures. Unfortunately these things happen. We can be put into the best healthcare facilities money can buy, and we can still be neglected. Bedsores are a sign of neglect, and a growing problem among treatment facilities - not just in the UK, but in America too. In fact, the lack of adequate health care can make matters worse. But that's not an excuse for something that can easily be prevented. Know Your Rights You have the right to preventative treatment - no matter what type of facility you are in. You could be in a non-profit nursing home funded by the government. You still have the right to preventative care. You need to be moved at least every two hours, whether it's just switching positions or helping you to go for a walk. You have the right to have someone check on you at regular intervals, to make sure you're clean and dry. Your clothes should also be clean and dry. You have the right to inform more than one person of your aches and pains. If you think you're getting a bedsore, or something hurts, tell someone. If they brush it off, tell someone else. Demand that a professional come see you. If you have loved ones who come to visit you, tell them what's going on. They can speak up for you. You have the right to seek bedsore treatment immediately. You can seek outside treatment. Treatment can vary slightly depending on the state and facility. Search for specialist who treat bedsores in your area. In some states, these specialists may be hard to reach. For example, some of the best treatment facilities in Illinois are limited to an area consisting of Chicago and a few of its suburbs. However, you may be able to qualify for transport to these facilities and/or specialists under special circumstances. You have the right to take pictures and document your own evidence. You can ignore anyone who says you can't. If you don't have access to a camera (or can't work the one on your phone), you can have a loved one do it for you. Have them take pictures of your bedsores in all stages, even if they're only at stage one. You (or they, or both) should also make notes about the responses from the medical staff. Of special importance is whether anyone in the facility denies responsibility, and anyone who tries to make it seem like it's not a big deal. It is a big deal. They can cause or contribute to a medically critical state. So document everything you can, while you can. Medical Malpractice Since bedsores are an obvious sign of neglect, and can easily be prevented with the proper care, your next step will probably be to consult with a lawyer. Make sure you present the evidence you've documented. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case. Medical professionals recognize that bedsores are preventable. That is why they fall under medical malpractice. Find a lawyer who is not only an expert at medical malpractice suits, but also one that is familiar with the laws in your area. Experience speaks volumes, and you want someone who knows where you're coming from and will treat you and your concerns with dignity and respect. The most important right you have as a senior is to be cared for like an individual. If you are not, the facility you are in should accept responsibility for their action - or lack of.
- I’ll miss Paula Abdul I'll miss Paula Abdul. Watching her was a big part of American Idol. Paula Abdul was a fan, a cheerleader, a supporter, a spirited soul. She hardly had a bad thing to say about anybody - no matter how ridiculous their performance. I'll miss Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell's constant harassing of the poor woman. He was merciless, but she took it in stride knowing that it made for great television. When the "performers" weren't entertaining, she would be. When the performers were entertaining, Paula was the first to jump to her feet and do that fakey "don't-break-a-finger-nail-palms-together" applause. Watching Paula Abdul was like watching: George Bush at a press conference a train wreck Wipeout Survivor a child saying it's first words a drunk an expert double-talker Simon as a ventriloquist the Hindenburg a Tsunami of emotions a bad fashion show a good fashion show infomercial for teeth whiteners Evil Knievel Scooby Doo on downers I'll miss Paula Abdul. You never know what she would say or do next. But Kara DeGuardYourOwn is pleasant to look at and highly qualified. I'm guessing she won't be sitting beside Simon, I think she could take him in a catfight. I'll miss Paula Abdul.
- Geezers in Costa Rica Can’t Hear Either There is a common joke floating around our group about Raw Birds... Which is code for Wrong Words. You know, those times when the wife says something and the husband replies to something totally different because he didn't hear? Like he hears Raw Birds, when she said Wrong Words. As people age one of the main problems many face is hearing loss. The loss of one’s hearing can have a negative effect on a person’s life in many ways. It can cause difficulties at work and when socializing with friends or family. Being unable to understand and contribute to conversations can lead many people to become isolated and depressed. Because of this, it is advisable for anyone who is experiencing problems with their hearing to seek treatment. Causes of Hearing Loss Some people start to have hearing issues because of injury, tumors, or due to being exposed to loud noise for an extended period. It is also common for many older adults will begin to experience hearing loss due to hereditary factors. Hearing loss can also be an issue for the elderly due to medical conditions they may be facing. These can include diseases such as diabetes, heart circulation issues, and thyroid problems. This combined with the taking of certain medications can cause a person to lose their hearing. When you see an audiologist or other hearing professional, they will often need to get your medical history. Having this information can help them in determining the cause of your hearing loss. This can help in treatment. Screening and Testing for Hearing Loss As a person begins to age, it can be a good idea to undergo hearing testing on a regular basis. This can help to ensure you are hearing sufficiently. However, if a person finds they are continually asking people to repeat what they say, if they think others are always mumbling, or if they are experiencing ringing in the ear they should have their hearing tested as soon as possible. Seeing an audiologist or other type of hearing specialist is generally the best way for a person to have their ears and hearing tested. Such a professional can use an assortment of tests to help them determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss. This information is needed to help in developing a treatment plan. Hearing Loss Treatment People who are experiencing any degree of hearing loss should consider having the problem treated. Even though their hearing loss may be minor, a person should treat the condition as quickly as possible. By doing this, they can often learn techniques to help in training their brain to hear more clearly. This will help in improving their quality of life. One of the most popular ways to treat hearing loss is by using hearing aid devices, like Miracle Ear. Today’s hearing aids are digital and use highly sophisticated technology. They use algorithms to amplify certain tones and sounds. Since they are programmable, these devices can be custom designed to help a person deal with their unique hearing issues. This can help a person clear more clearly. Hearing loss is not an easy impairment to overcome. It can affect a person’s life and interactions with others in many ways. While the condition may simply be due aging or hereditary issues, a person should still seek out treatment for the condition. This can help them to improve their ability to hear now and in the future as well. For more information, please follow Miracle Ear on Facebook.