I was watching television the other evening and looking at the thinness of the women on there. Their hips are narrow. Since reading Weston A Price’s book I find myself looking at faces. Are they full? What are the teeth like. Such preoccupations actually makes me somewhat enjoy American Idol where I can see “ordinary” kids looking “ordinary”.
However, many of these young people are very thin. Too thin. These young women have very narrow hips. I think about Dr. Price talking about painless childbirth because of the shape of the bones and birth canal. None of these women have that. What they do have is the ideal of thinness that so many women strive for.
As I sat there, munching on my apples (cooked in butter and cinnamon) I had to consider that these women were setting themselves up for a lot of health problems. Eating a high fat diet, full of good fats and proteins will bring a person to their appropriate weight, which is likely to be heavier than the cultural ideal. Given a choice, how many people would choose to be underweight and unhealthy just to look fashionable rather than choose their ideal weight and be healthy?