by Anonymous at Crown of Beauty Magazine – Skinny Girls Eat
Editor’s note: Found this bit in a long posting about accepting yourself the way you are and giving dieting advice. I was looking for something on the subject of modesty since it’s almost bikini/modesty verklempting time in fundytown. But I stumbled instead on this piece that actually had some decent advice for young gals about their bodies and healthy eating. Pleased to see that for a change instead of the usual shaming and blaming. But then I saw this — another not entirely truth and sometimes harmful idea of health that loves to float around the Quiverfull Evangelical world — that all illness can be overcome with natural foods. Sure, eating unprocessed foods can help your health, but it’s not the be-all, end-all, cure every disease that these people claim. Reality is a bit more complex than live on lettuce and live forever.
Here’s a thought, how about allowing people to eat the things that make them feel the best, and not judging or making health claims either way. What you eat is really your own decision, and just about the only person besides yourself whose words should have any weight in that decision is your doctor. What is all this food control on yourself and others really about in Evangelicalism?
Let’s think about what we know. We’ve all been feasting on the standard American diet. We’ve grown up in homes that serve us chemical enhanced foods everyday. It’s the norm for us. But if we go back to Little House on the Prairie era, we see that it wasn’t always like that. All this “fake food” is new…and dangerous, and our generation is consuming it. Cancer is out of control. So is diabetes, lung problems, liver problems, depression, panic attacks, allergies and all sorts of “plegs.” (sic – think the original author might mean plagues.)
We believe these things to be normal and good for us, and don’t think for second about the fact that maybe…just maybe…the food we are consuming has something to do with all this illness.
Some might argue that cancer and sickness has been around forever and there’s nothing to worry about. Okay, these illnesses have always been around, but right now our country has an overwhelming epidemic of sick people. Our generation is being poisoned in so many ways. One of those ways is from the foods we eat.
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