X-ray image of a woman in high heels

knightofalbion

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A striking picture.

High heels: Look great, but at what cost to the wearers long term health?

From my (male) observations, very little female footwear takes into consideration the natural symmetry of the female foot. The result will be damaged and misshapen feet.
 

Thrasymachus

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Accidents are when you poop in your pants, high heels are non functional and against anatomy for a reason. The purpose of high heels is related to a long standing human trend. At first males in more primitive societies valued women who were more functional, those who were the most hardy and could do the most work. But in develop societies, it is considered a mark of great distinction to show that a woman is useless for real labor. So high heels, ultra-tight corsets, long finger and toe nails became fashionable for women of all classes in our society because it allows them to emulate the well to do, in as far as they can ignore functionality. High class Chinese families used to totally deform the feet of their females, the pictures are very disturbing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding

You can look into Thorstein Veblen's: Theory of the Leisure Class(gutenberg free e-book. for a more in depth history of the preference for the non-functional. Or audiobook by Librivox(also free).
 

Samia

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Interesting; I didn't know that high heels had their origins in a disdain for the idea of women working hard! Or at least for a man being seen to be with a purportedly hardworking woman. :lol: In my whole life I've never worn high heels. I prefer to call them "whore heels" because I always thought they were associated with prostitutes. As a matter of fact, I would say that, today, a high portion of women dress like prostitutes. Oh, well...

Awful photo, in any case.
 

kind2creatures

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Just walking in high heels should give a red flag to any sensible woman. The higher the heel, the more stress on the feet.
 

beefwhite

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Interesting; I didn't know that high heels had their origins in a disdain for the idea of women working hard! Or at least for a man being seen to be with a purportedly hardworking woman.
I didnt know either! I wear heels on the odd occasion weddings, prom, graduation etc. I just find them far to uncomfortable to wear on a daily basis. Maybe because my feet are so small making it harder for me to walk in. But i'll just stick to my converse :lol:
 

clairebear83

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I think wearing high heels has gone beyond that, it does make the leg look shapely which is one of the things I like about high heels. Haaving said that I like my feet being comfy more than that so like beefwhite I usually only wear them when absolutely necessary or I know I can sit down for most of the night.


On a side point those particular high heels in the picture are Extremely high! Although this seems to be the fashion these days. I read before that in a recession the length of skirts in fashion gets shorter! I wonder if there is a correlation with heels??
 

ChrisCarlton67

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I've always thought that heels were designed to make a woman taller, and tighten up the calves, giving the woman a more slender look. Never knew it was to make them useless but it sure does do a good job of that!

That picture hurts just looking at it.
 

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It's not just high heels, all footwear has a negative effect on your posture and thus your overall health, and also prevents you from "grounding"/"earthing". Grounding is very good at protecting you from EMR and also greatly decreases inflammation, so it has a positive effect on every aspect of health. It is much better to go barefoot.
 

clairebear83

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Wow I have some friends that swear by going barefoot although I have to admit only like it on grass or soft surfaces! I didn't know that about it decreasing inflammation. What is EMR? I tried googling it but there was lots of random results..

EDIT: ok I just thought about it and figured you mean Electromagnetic rays?
 

BigAl

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The reason some women wear high heels is because they are tired of being kissed on their fore head.
 

Living Food

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EMR = electromagnetic radiation. Other common abbreviations are EMF (electromagnetic fields) and sometimes EMC (electromagnetic chaos). 60 hertz is the frequency we use for almost all electricity, and wouldn't you know it but it's also one of the most damaging frequencies for living creatures. Animals in the wild are luckily effected much less then we are because they spend their entire lives grounded. But they are still very vulnerable to certain types of EMR used for "sonar" and "radar"which is killing dolphins, whales, and birds by the thousands.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/lake-erie-dead-fish-birds-_n_1860723.html
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/02/arkansas.falling.birds/index.html
http://now.msn.com/thousands-of-dolphins-are-mysteriously-dying-in-peru

There are hundreds of similar articles you can find with a simple search. Animals are mysteriously dying all over the world.


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Back to the original topic, being grounded 24/7 (or close to it) is one of the reasons animals in the wild tend to live much longer then their counterparts in captivity. Another HUGE reason is diet, but also the fact that they tend to get more sun and especially sunlight through the eyes, and that they are breathing fresh air full of negative ions and other beneficial compounds 24/7.

Exposure to rain is another factor; whenever it rains the air becomes saturated with negative ions, and there is a large increase in the amount of positive life energy in the air + the oxygen content of the air increases slightly. Whenever possible I make sure to be outside when it is raining.
 

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Wow Living food if you had a book out I'd buy it. You amaze me every day with the useful info. Negative IONs. Better in the rain. Just wow :lol::lol::lol:


In any case, I mentioned this in another thread (4 causes of all disease) that I saw this author on tv, promoting his book of course, but the HOOK or headline to draw you into that segment was "can high heels cause cancer". This was naturally controversial (the marketer in me always see things this way on TV) so it drew more people to watch so I didn't take the subject to heart really - I know the guy is trying to sell a book, but ANYWAY, back to my point - He said that because high heels causes inflammation and inflammation causes cancer, then yes, high heels can be a source of cancer.

Now going back to that other thread, what is the cause of the cause (the inflammation?)? The high heels cause inflammation, but that doesn't mean cancer, since it was outlined in the other thread that you need to find the cause of the cause, which is lack of nutrition and other things (I won't recap that thread because at this point I'm bordering on thread-jacking - apologies if I am).
 

Living Food

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Wow Living food if you had a book out I'd buy it. You amaze me every day with the useful info. Negative IONs. Better in the rain. Just wow
I've thought about writing a book multiple times and I probably will write one eventually. The only reason I haven't yet is because I have trouble getting everything in my head down on paper in an eloquent manner. I wouldn't even know where to start if I tried to write a comprehensive book on health.

When I do write a book, though, I will give it away for free. I'm strongly opposed to people having to pay for information on how to get healthy - which is why I prefer to give links to free ebooks whenever possible rather then recommending a book you'd have to buy.


The 4 causes I listed are the big ones; there are a few extraneous factors with small effects that add up, like the high heels. High heels could never cause cancer alone, but in conjunction with all of the other burdens we place on our body they do harm your health and thus slightly increase your chance of getting every disease, not just cancer. They also inhibit your ability to recover from diseases for the same reason.

Negative ions

http://glowing-health.com/air-ionizers/fred-soyka-ion-miracle.html
http://blog.watershed.net/2009/05/25/the-role-of-ions-in-body-chemistry/
http://www.negativeionsinformation.org/ions_vitamins.html
http://blog.watershed.net/2009/05/15/negative-ions-and-their-recurrent-theme-in-human-health/

There are a few errors in the last link: Negative ions do not weigh much less then positive ions, alkalized water isn't a good idea, and the chart listing the average amounts of negative + positive ions in certain areas has the 2 values mixed up. And whereas showers do produce a lot of negative ions, if you shower with municipal/tap water the damage to your health due to chlorine, fluoride and other toxins far outweighs any benefits you might accrue. In on warm shower you absorb more toxins then you would by drinking 8 glasses of tap water, some people have estimated you absorb as many toxins as 50 glasses of water :shock:

Negative + positive ions are also tied to EMR; most electronic devices produce an abundance of harmful positive ions. Always get outside and stay out there whenever possible, as almost all indoor air quality is horrible. Also get an air purifier for indoors if you have the money, they are expensive but definitely worth it.

Jobs where you work in a cubicle next to dozens of other people, each with a computer, expose you to huge amounts of damaging EMR and huge amounts of positive ions.

The best air purifiers are photo catalysis units (very good but very expensive), negative ion generators, and ozone generators. They're all very good and all have advantages and disadvantages.
 

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Wireless technology exposes you to many times the EMR of other electronics. Also avoid high tension power lines and cell phone towers like the plague.
 

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The police + military are aware of the harmful effects of positive ions: http://www.policeops.com/Counter-Terrorism.htm Actually read everything on that site, the links on the left are also very informative.

Russian Olympic athletes trained with negative ion generators: http://www.superforce.com/Press-Releases/press-release-Special-Olympic-Report-2002.htm

Studies done on the benefits of negative ions: http://www.mysticmarvels.com/articles.html

More interesting studies: http://www.indoorpurifiers.com/negative-ions.htm

The positive ion count dramatically increases before an earthquake, which is one reason animals know beforehand coming.

Positive ion levels are higher during the full moon.

Quite a few hospitals around the world use negative ion generators to treat various health problems, and the military also uses them.


Washing machines produce horrendous amounts of negative ions. It is best to line dry your clothes whenever possible. At this point I could talk about all the problems with synthetic clothing, but I should probably do that in a different thread.
 

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Aren't Himalyan salt lamps natural negative ion generators? I think it's Dr. Mercola who suggests walking barefoot on earth for health benefits.
 

happy2bhere

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Aren't Himalyan salt lamps natural negative ion generators? I think it's Dr. Mercola who suggests walking barefoot on earth for health benefits.
There is a site (I have the book) on Earthing. A good read.

We have two salt lamps in our home - on during the day only.

I just wonder - Why would she agree to the xray?
 

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I could never understand why women would wear these torture devices.

I don't find a woman any more or less attractive with high heels, but I guess they like wearing them because it makes their ass and boobs stick out more..
 

ChrisCarlton67

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The positive ion count dramatically increases before an earthquake, which is one reason animals know beforehand coming.

Positive ion levels are higher during the full moon.


Now this is very interesting. I've always wondered why that is - they are more attuned to the earth, I'd say.

Positive Ions during full moon... is that why we (as humans) get a little crazier during full moon? This has been my personal experience. I've also heard from members of the police force that full moon, people ALWAYS get a little crazier.
 

happy2bhere

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Head to the shore during the full moons?

Washing machines produce horrendous amounts of negative ions. It is best to line dry your clothes whenever possible. At this point I could talk about all the problems with synthetic clothing, but I should probably do that in a different thread.
I have an air cleaner running during the day in the laundry room! *Due to the fact some recent plumbing jobs by soon to be ex has left a couple sinks UNVENTED and I heard that is NOT good for anyone's health! But I digress.

Salt Lamps should help with negative ions, right?

Didn't Russia experiment the use of ELF on people? Something about the positive ions. Way back when. Causing much confusion.
 

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Head to the shore during the full moons?

I have an air cleaner running during the day in the laundry room! *Due to the fact some recent plumbing jobs by soon to be ex has left a couple sinks UNVENTED and I heard that is NOT good for anyone's health! But I digress.

Salt Lamps should help with negative ions, right?

Didn't Russia experiment the use of ELF on people? Something about the positive ions. Way back when. Causing much confusion.
I don't know where you got your quote about electric clothes dryers and negative ions, but that would be a good thing. We want negative ions. The help to kill dust mites, molds, odors, and other pathogens to some extent. I think the manufacturers overhype such things. And pseudoscience sells. But negative ions are harmless and as I said, they do help.

Salt lamps produce negative ions. They also help with EMF. ...unless you might be thinking - more pseudoscience.

Crystal salt, in its neutral state, exhibits an exact frequency oscillation value of 8-10 cycles per second. The lit salt lamp therefore, reinforces the earth and our body’s natural resonant frequency, which helps combat the more harmful higher EMFs (100-160Hz) from computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/negative-ions.html
 


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