The response to Paula Deen's revelation that she has Type 2 diabetes highlights the false "either-or" dilemma that plagues our culture's approach to eating (and most other things): good or bad, right or wrong, all or nothing.
Type 2 diabetes has become an increasing problem in modern America. Because it is chiefly linked to obesity, as more people become overweight and as the age of gaining weight reaches down into childhood, a largely preventable disease turns into an epidemic.
By following a Mediterranean style diet, over 50 percent of those who are diagnosed with diabetes can avoid needing to take medication to control their condition. In some cases diabetes can even be reversed.