by Kris Carr
In the past, when people have asked me for one book that encompasses my thinking on healthy eating and the diet that helped me heal, I haven’t had a specific title to give them, but now I do. Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet is so smart, fun and useful — I just can’t recommend it enough.
I loved Kris’s original book, Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips. Don’t let the title throw you. It’s Kris’s invitation to not let yourself be defined by any health condition. If she can decide to be crazy and sexy with incurable cancer, what can you decide to be?
Crazy Sexy Diet guides you down a path to full health with inspiring personal stories, credible health statistics, and concrete information like recipes and nitty gritty how-to instructions for detoxifying practices. It exhorts you to let go of old assumptions, and start a whole new way of living to turbo charge your health. Plus it’s chock full of great nutritional information, wise lifestyle tips, and specific how-tos for eating an immune-boosting, life-affirming diet.
Here are some highlights:
- “The Crazy Sexy Diet is a low-fat, vegetarian program that reduces inflammation and balances the pH of your dazzling body with lush whole foods, low-glycemic fruits, raw veggies, alkalizing green drinks, and super-powered smoothies.”
- Dr. Dean Ornish in the Foreword: “We found that a whole foods, plant-based diet, moderate exercise, stress management . . ., and learning to give and receive love more fully . . . could often reverse the progression of coronary heart disease, early stage prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hyper-cholesterolemia, obesity, depression, and other chronic diseases. We found that changing your lifestyle changes your genes.”
- “Health is more than just the absence of disease; it is the presence of vitality. Health is freedom of obstruction; it’s living in a harmonious way that creates both inner and outer peace. Change the menu, rewrite the recipe and break your bad eating habits before they break you.”
Virtually every person I know who has beaten a bad prognosis or overcome a supposedly chronic illness, did it at least in part by “making food your medicine” as Hippocrates told us millenia ago. Changing eating habits can be tough and letting go of sugary snacks can feel like the end of life as we know it. But, if your health is not what you want it to be, maybe it’s time for a change. With the right support, you can do it. So many have, including myself, and the results have been virtually miraculous.
With support from loved ones, smart professionals and great guides like Cray Sexy Diet, anything is possible. And remember my mantra from Rabbi Nachman of Breslov: “A little bit is also good.” These nutritional and lifestyle practices are so powerful that even if you only take on a small part of what Kris suggests, it can set you on a whole new course for a healthier you.
Check out Crazy Sexy Diet and see what it can do for you. If you do, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.
To your health!
* Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark and Live Like You Mean it!, along with my book, Everyday Healing, was one of the books at Fran Drescher’s (actor and activist of The Nanny fame) Recommended Reading corner at Fran’s organization, Cancer Schmancer‘s, first annual Women’s Health Summit in October 2015. The Summit was powerful and inspiring, as were all the books and their authors. I want to share some of what I discovered there with you!