The Scoop on Body Images: Molly Galbraith, Ashley Graham & Cheryl Tiegs

With everyone being so damn sensitive these days, I’m afraid this isn’t going to stop. It’s as if we’ve just given up. “Hey, I’m overweight and unhealthy, but so are a lot of other people so, you know, oh well.”
The media certainly has contributed to this self-acceptance of your less than best self image as seen in a number of ways..
Look at the dolls they’ve reconstructed like Barbie and Ken dolls they now are including heavy overweight balding Ken dolls and hefty Barbies. I ask you when growing up if you wanted a doll, would go out and purchase one in your own image? I wouldn’t have, I could of just looked in the mirror for that matter! In my opinion dolls should be look more glamorous so that you have an image to aspire to and fantasize about…

barbie

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/where-s-dad-bod-ken-men-react-to-barbie-s-new-look-with-body-demands-of-their-own-1.3424119

ken dolls

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/04/new-ken-dolls-boast-dad-bods-and-receding-hairlines/21308031/

Molly Galbraith who became popular for her tribute to self-acceptance, apparently flaunting a heavy looking pose of herself in a bathing suit, did nothing to convince me she wouldn’t of preferred a lighter weight if she wouldn’t have to give up ice cream and the like as she suggested…I don’t desire ice cream and the like, not only because it’s a lot of unhealthy calories, but of course it sabotages the ability to keep our ideal weight.

molly

http://www.people.com/article/molly-galbraith-body-acceptance-facebook-post

There’s Ashley Graham recently on the cover of Sports Illustrated she stated:

“ I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” Graham said. “But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.” I really find that stretching the imagination Ashley, this will never be my standard and I doubt and hope it will never be the standard for the majority of us out there.
“I want to dedicate it to all of the women out there who never felt that they were beautiful enough, who never felt like they were skinny enough, and who never felt like they were going to be able to be represented in society like this,” Graham said. “Because now we’re being represented.”with that little insight she amusingly continues “I’m gonna go eat a burger,” Graham said. “I am so hungry. You have no idea. I want a burger and fries.”
Like I said, I will never take her body for a standard and certainly not her diet! What a warped message she dictates in my opinion, that I can only see burger havens like McDonald’s and it’s customers applauding!

http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2016/02/13/ashley-graham-sports-illustrated-cover-2016/

I suspect Cheryl Tiegs the renown classic model aligns with my thinking as well, here she criticized Ashley in a yahoo article which also includes a cover picture of Cheryl on Sports Illustrated years back.

cheryl and ashley

https://www.yahoo.com/style/former-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-model-cheryl-194355152.html

Accepting your less than ideal weight and health, which usually goes along with it, is nothing more than a cop out, in my opinion. I’m not talking about plastic surgery another cope out too often, unless absolutely necessary…I’m talking about people that may not be lazy in the sense of being super parents and providers and workaholics but that put their true image and health on the back burner. Some people just hate to exercise and or change their eating habits in the belief it would be a sacrifice to their familiar and maybe comfortable known existence. However like any bad habit it can slowing make us slaves to a less than happy self-image and declining health. The longer a person accepts the lifestyle that lends itself to a tarnished existence the harder it is to change for the better.
The mistake most people make is to just embrace weight loss alone reaching for supplements, pills and less than perfect fad diets that can actually add to imbalances in the body eventually causing additional concerns.
Exercise should be daily in my opinion, and not an exhaustive workout that a person will burn out on, too soon. This way it becomes as important as washing your teeth or making your bed or feeding your pet each day, a necessity that’s doable. Food consumption, closest to what’s natural and unprocessed and not overly stimulating, is usually best. If you eat first for nutrition , secondly for satiation, and finally for pleasure ,you will inevitably change your destiny to achieve a more ideal state of health, body image, and subsequent happiness.
As always I can sincerely recommend my Prancercise® Program when I follow it religiously it hasn’t failed me yet!

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The Dark Side of Technology: (Electromagnetic Sensitivity)

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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: a rising condition of the 21st century is becoming much more prevalent as people rely on, and expose themselves to, an endless barrage of digital and electric radiation. According to known cases only, it is believed between 2-5% of the whole world’s population has this condition.

http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/EHS-Presentation-Steve-Weller.pdf

AKA as Microwave Sickness it’s a condition that raises eyebrows and is vaguely understood so therefore ineffectively treated. People are mainly left to their own devices to deal with what they know is real. Some professionals suspect a psychosomatic variable to the condition, I can assure you from personal experience this is not the case. Symptoms vary, but can include, sleep disturbance, headaches, irritability, concentration problems, blood pressure changes, numbness and or tingling sensations. Burning type sensations can be relieved with ice applications, heartbeat changes have been reported as well as visual and hearing impairments.

far-infaredI realized my own allergy, if you will, to this radiation when I went to a pristine area of Colorado for 4 days the fall of 2014 when doing “Whatever USA” for Budweiser. For 4 days the symptoms I had for about 6mos. were entirely gone!

Just as soon as I returned and went on the internet at home they came back full-force. I looked around for a reason and noticed the over-sized modem that my cable company had installed for me was scalding hot and close to my legs that were wrapped in metal filled ankle weights. I started a quest to try and deal with the symptoms from all angles. I got rid of my homes Smart Meter, got rid of the modem, turned of circuit breakers, had a building Biologist test my environment with meters. After she spent hours testing she pointed out a number of issues that were contributing to my condition. She focused on a number of main powerlines close to my house, a transformer practically on my property and various things that could of contributed like possible underground cable lines and such. Even after moving to a more rural neighborhood where my own meters seemed to indicate little hazard the symptoms show up periodically depending on where I go. Outside my home I don’t experience any symptoms unless I go in a building that has a lot of various interacting signals and charges. I can sit in one Wi Fi café for example and feel vague symptoms go to another one and feel them strongly.

I initially used a far-infared mattress and had a special curtain made for the patio where I use to sleep in my old home. The curtain contained special threading of silver which was a protective type of blocking aid. I’ve changed my lightbulbs from fluorescent to LED, use Himalayan salt candle holders with candles lit at night(they generate negative ions and a healthier environment). I also brush my skin a little with a natural bristle brush. I even got a couple of power purifying devices from Satic USA that have helped somewhat and are designed to help keep the electric bills down.

From what I’m told and suspect the older buildings with questionable grounding and electrical wiring and plumbing are more suspect. I also notice that colder dryer weather reduces my symptoms.

Anyway I’m a very positive person who has been able to adjust my life to all sorts of adversity, this being no different. I use little electricity, wear no jewelry or metal and spend as much time as I can away from conducive situations.

My symptoms were much worse prior to my move including migraines. Currently if the symptoms present they are usually in my mouth/lip area and in my legs. I have metal fillings in my teeth and suspect they are a contributing factor. Basically from what I’ve read and suspect I’m like a conductor.

There’s always the option of moving to a pristine area like the Green Bank W. Virginia where people with this allergy flock. I have no such immediate plans I’d rather change myself If I can, then run hither tither. My strict routine of diet and exercise certainly fortifies me in this respect.

Programs like” Better Call Saul” have brought this growing condition more into view is not totally accepted. Chuck McGill the brother of the main character Saul, depicts an attorney that lives a very restrictive lifestyle to cope with his symptoms. Only other people that have and have researched this condition can appreciate the less than humorous side of it. For example take the 15 year old teenager who recently committed suicide as a result of her experience with it.

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/teen-allergic-to-wifi-commits-suicide-parents-say-223912154.html

What a tragedy! Her parents appear to have a legitimate court case due to her school’s neglect to recognize and assist her with her situation, which likely contributed to her demise. There is some studies that substantiate the suicide connection to this condition.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/677256.stm

I adamantly avoid any tendency to depression through my Prancercise Program which my numerous fans also attest to being able to do. I’ve never desired to override my health for the sake of materialism. I have always allowed myself the necessary “time-out” to regain my health and balance whenever necessary.

Don’t compromise when you can Prancercise®!

 

Joanna