Why the Food Network Will Never Have a Raw Food (un)cooking Show

By Bob McCauley, ND

I get a kick out of watching Paula “I’m going to wrap it in bacon and then deep fry it” Deen on the Food Channel.  She reminds you of your friendly aunt that loves to cook and take care of everyone.  But the food she makes on her show is the unhealthiest fair on the Food Network.  It’s mostly fat, more fat, butter, heavy cream, whipped cream, chicken fat, pork fat, and then adds lots of salt and tops it all off with a drizzle of bacon fat.  Yum!  Looks like some of the tastiest poison you would ever want to put in your body.  How about bacon cheese burger with two donuts as the bun?  Most of what you see on the Food Channel is tasty poison, which is why you will never see a Raw Food preparation show on there.  It would alert their regular viewers that all their other programs, which are exclusively cook foods, are unhealthy.

Unfortunately, Paula Deen will watch her life slip away for the taste of her own cooking, as will most of the population.  I wish I could eat pizza, chocolates and French fries because they are incredibly healthy, but they are not.  I like pizza, but I don’t eat it anymore because it’s unhealthy.  I don’t allow the taste of the foods I like to rule my life.

Paula found out about her diabetes a few months ago, but didn’t say anything publicly.  I’m sure she first wanted to close the deal as spokesman for Novo Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company that supplies her diabetes medication.  That may seem cynical but it is no coincidence that it coincided with her announcement.  Deen and her family are launching in a new ad campaign for the Novo Nordisk this month.  First she pushes deadly dishes, now worthless medications to correct the problems caused by those foods.  At least she’s making a buck on both ends.  I was worried that she wouldn’t.

What a great service Paula performs for her viewers. “I have always eaten in moderation,” she said. “You know, people see me on TV two or three times a day and they see me cooking all these wonderfully Southern, fattening dishes. That’s only 30 days out of 365.”  Deen shoots her show 30 days straight so she doesn’t have to eat the poisonous food that she makes on that show because it’s so unhealthy. That means that for most of the year she doesn’t even eat the food that she teaches America how to prepare.  “And it’s for entertainment. And people have to be responsible. Like I told Oprah a few years ago, honey, I’m your cook, not your doctor. You are going to have to be responsible for yourself.”  Let me get this straight: Paula makes tempting, delicious dishes that are full of sugar and fat and then she tells us to be disciplined and not to eat too much of them.  Sounds like the same line that a drug dealer might use: “Here’s the heroine and the needle.  Now don’t do too much of it or your addiction might get out of control and you’ll die.  I don’t want to lose any customers.”

Food personality Anthony Bourdain said in a TV Guide article that Deen is “the worst, most dangerous person to America,” who “revels in her unholy connections with evil corporations” and is “proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you.”  I could not have said it better.

“Here’s the thing, you know, I’ve always encouraged moderation,” Deen said. “On my show, you know, I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people ‘in moderation… You can have that little piece of pie.” That’s nice, but she is instructing people on how to cook meals that are deadly.  And she does so with such a sweet face and cute accent.

Paula said on the Today Show: Eating the kind of fattening, sugar-laden food that she prepares “is certainly part of the puzzle.”  First, there is no puzzle why that if you eat the kind of food Deen promotes on her show it makes you sick.  The only puzzle is why more people are not aware of how poisonous it is.  “There are many other things that can lead to diabetes.  Certainly genetics, certainly your lifestyle, certainly what you eat, certainly stress and last but not least is age.”  Certainly NOT!  She is flat out wrong about every one of those items except diet.  Genetics, stress, age and lifestyle (whatever she means by that) do NOT cause disease.  Stress produces a lot of acidity in the body, which is bad.  However, stress only becomes dangerous for someone whose body has been weakened by living on a cooked food diet, especially one like the kind Paula Deen promotes on her show.  A person such as those of us who live on a raw food diet do not have to worry about stress taking its toll since there are so many healthy things we can do to counteract its negative effects on the body.  Ultimately, all disease comes from our diet, and it is these kinds of ridiculous comments that people such as Paula Deen make who are not health professionals.  Although Deen knows how to cook, she knows nothing about health.  All she is doing is parroting what the medical community has always told us, which is complete misinformation.

I wish In the face of a serious disease such as diabetes Paula Deen remains defiant: Diabetes diagnosis won’t change how I cook.”  No surprise.

For the record, chronic disease is something I will never face because I live on a diet comprised of raw fruits and vegetables, because that is where health comes derives, along with the right water, minerals, probiotics and the other components of my health protocol.

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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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8 Responses to Why the Food Network Will Never Have a Raw Food (un)cooking Show

  1. Sharon says:

    The U.S can easily pick up a new ally or casually discard a trusted one. A person’s diet is not so important as his/her’s heart. Everyone will die sooner or later. So what living ten more years ? Does it make any difference to the universe? Isn’t it more important as to how a person be remembered by people ?

  2. Bob McCauley says:

    Thanks for your comments. A person’s heart is important, however Great Health is not as much about longevity as it is quality of health day to day. Putting the right things in our body that are provided to us by nature is honoring the Temple that God has given us.

    Yes, we will all die, and I believe that God will take us when He decides we are ready, and of course the healthiest diet in the world will not prevent or change that. However, while I am waiting for my time I will live on the foods that God has provided to us so we can be healthy.

    I am honored to care for my body, my Temple with things that belong in it and not just what I happen to like the taste of. I like the taste of many foods such as pizza and cookies but I do not eat them because when I do I am essentially putting trash inside my Temple. And it does make a difference to God how we treat our Temple, just like it makes a difference to Him whether we sin or not.

    As we should abstain from doing wrong, love our neighbors and enemies alike, we should be true to God by honoring the Temple that he gave us, our body.

    If Paula Deen wants to make a positive difference in the world she can give up her career of showing people how they can make really great tasting foods that poison the body, trash our Temple and ruin our health. She herself is an example of what happens when you eat the kinds of foods that she makes. She has known about her condition of diabetes for 3 years and chose to not say a word about it – that is until she settled a deal with a drug company to promote a drug that cures, handles, manages, and/or lessens diabetes. Actually I don’t know what the drug Victoza is supposed to do for the condition of diabetes, but I know drugs don’t work because they attempt to overcome the natural mechanisms of the body. Victoza, I am certain, is no different and drugs do not lead to health.

    True health is only found in nature and I’m sure Paula Deen would say that she is “not about to give up her career and the taste of the foods that she loves” for a higher cause. And if she said it in front of her audience I am 100% positive she would get a big round of applause, perhaps a standing ovation.

    In my opinion, we are not meant to live on Earth a few decades, eat the foods we like the taste of and then die from a disease that these foods will inevitably cause. Rather, we are meant to consume foods that nature provides to us in the condition they are provided to us, which is raw and not cooked. When we do so we avoid the diseases that nearly all of us believe is inevitable and we honor the Temple that God has given us, our body. It is a lesson that not only Paula Deen, but everyone should learn.

    Bob McCauley, ND

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  4. rachel says:

    She is an interesting paradox to be sure, but the food channel itself is afraid of
    healthy cooking and has not been open to a VEGETARIAN program.
    Deen knew about her diabetes for two or three YEARS before disclosing it to us,
    not MONTHS as you have stated. Who would want to reveal that truth when they
    “enjoyed’ their cooking and was making good money with tv shows and cookbooks?, a contradiction to be sure. People all make their own choices and as the saying goes
    “we dig our graves with our teeth”.
    namaste’, rachel

  5. Brendan says:

    I love the irony. Not only are you a self-righteous asshole that must have life by the balls attacking & belittling someone who makes a real living, that stresses discipline and can’t be held accountable for others’ health issues (because a person is ultimately responsible for his/her own diet– why you try to portray Paula as a drug pusher is beyond me. I find it fucking pathetic & despicable but that’s a matter of opinion) but you say she’s no expert on health meanwhile you’re a journalist! You all of a sudden become a dietician in this post, that amazes me.

    Also, “She is flat out wrong about every one of those items except diet. Genetics, stress, age and lifestyle (whatever she means by that) do NOT cause disease” <<<< WHAT (lol) your claim would mean that there is no such thing as inheriting diseases, 5 minutes in an intro Bio class can teach you how wrong you are. I can prove that lifestyle can cause a disease… have you ever cracked your knuckles, I'm sure you have. Continue cracking your knuckles on a daily basis & let me be surprised whether or not you get arthritis or become diagnosed with a joint-related disease. There's also different forms of stress, some healthy others not. Then you go on a few sentences later & write "A person such as those of us who live on a raw food diet do not have to worry about stress taking its toll since there are so many healthy things we can do to counteract its negative effects on the body."

    ^^Define "so many healthy things" if your thought prior was *diet alone* is the determining factor in health. You can't, because either way you concede that you're wrong about diet being solely responsible for health OR I just called you on your shit & you LIED in the preceding statement.

    Just to make it crystal clear that you have little knowledge on what you're saying I'm gonna mention some common-sense stuff. For instance, (I'm actually gonna back up my statements unlike yourself) if a person is stressed negatively then their heart rate increases, their blood pressure may increase as a response… Heart attacks or an infarction (rupture, in other words) are very possible from the cardiac muscle exhausting itself. Granted, chances are dramatically different in comparison to a person with low cholesterol & a person with poor diet but that's not to say that's there's absolutely no possibility. So do enlighten me, where do you get your info?

    How about "good" cholesterol? Where do you get your cholesterol if all your foods are raw & fat-free? The human cells along with organs like the liver need fat in order to help metabolize energy, & most of that energy is some form of sugar. Ya eat sugar beets routinely or something?

    Do tell me, what foods are gonna prevent you from developing prostate cancer? Cuz ultimately, if you look @ the numbers, if you don't die because of heart disease, stroke, diabetes or lung cancer given that I'm sure you don't smoke then you're more than likely going to succumb to prostate cancer, a leading killer in it's own right for men of all ages & the likelihood of developing this disease increases as you become older (so you're wrong yet again with your "age doesn't matter" statement).

    Lastly, vegans aren't nearly as healthy as you'd imagine (link on how gluten free diet encourage arthritis [that interprets into a possibility of you contracting a disease so I debunked your "I'm not gonna die any time soon" idea] http://www.laurelofleaves.com/2012/04/a-vegan-diet-is-not-healthy/)

    I could go on but I found enough faults in your own writing & provided legitimate info that you can find valid references to. I'm not gonna go out of my way to discredit this ridiculous post anymore than I already have. I appreciate your ignorance cuz it's really been a pleasure.

    post script- Choke on that…

  6. Brendan says:

    Thanks for deleting my comment cuz I called u on ur bullshit. Why have a comment section if you have to regulate “&/or” moderate what’s posted. Cuz that’s the kinda integrity they teach in journalism skewl, huh?

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