Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people ~ Richard Armour
After focusing so much attention on the food industry this past month, I have to confess, another shocker making its rounds on social media, made me stand up and ask, “is beauty really skin deep or skin frail?”
Click on the picture below to see what I mean. Is a picture worth a thousand words? The lady on the left is a vegetarian, holistic purveyor and the woman on the right is a chef. They are both 51 years young!
These pictures were posted on Throng TV in the United Kingdom. I have a feeling this publication caught Gillian McKeith at her worst and Nigella Lawson in a celebrity event, all dolled up, which isn’t really a fair assessment of either one of their lifestyle choices.
I will admit, mainstream media has trained me to look at a beauty and define beauty on their terms. But then again, the quote, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek, beauty and diet hasn’t changed as much as we think. Look at Cleopatra, a bevy beauty, who I’m almost certain ate a more healthy cross-section of beef.
I began tossing a coin over this debate – meat is heads and vegetarian is tails as I threw the coin up in the air letting it fall where it may. It was heads. Now I just have to find out if these women eat those darn genetically modified/genetically engineered snacks that we’ve sadly learned to love so much :).
Like me, I hope you can find an alternative route to a healthier, more natural lifestyle. Check out these great websites Porter Pond Farm and Laura’s Lean Beef. These farmers have it all going on trying to go back to the roots of real, healthful farming. Maybe they can shed a better light on our food puzzle.
Until next week, I send you my blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!