Monday, February 14, 2011
Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
I can't quite remember how I heard about the book "Crazy Sexy Diet," but I'm glad I did. I've been a fan of Kris Carr since I saw her on Oprah a few years ago, talking about her TLC documentary "Crazy Sexy Cancer." I did watch the film a little while later and really enjoyed it. I loved the way she did not just accept her cancer diagnosis, but got up and tried to figure it out and save her own life. My take on this new book is that it's for anyone who wants to be healthier and to live in a way that helps prevent cancer. One of the main principles in the book is to eat in such a way that your system PH is more alkaline, so your body is less acidic and inflamed. And of course, the other health benefits are myriad and ideal. One would think that fruit is acidic, and it is, until you eat it. I have read a bunch of books on health over the last 20 years and I still learned a lot from this book. Do you know what the best anatomical position is for your body when you eliminate, the truth about amalgam fillings, that there's a best way to juice? How to do a one-day juice fast, and what to expect (a lot!). There are many suggestions for exercise, chemicals to avoid, what type of salt to avoid, which vitamins are best absorbed, product recommendations and recipes in the back of the book. There's a questionnaire, and a 21-day cleanse guide also. Health gurus such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, T. Colin Campbell, Dean Ornish and Neal Barnard chime in as well. This is a book I'll go back to again and again, as I learn to live just a little bit healthier every day. p.s. There are about ten pages of recipes on her web site, but I haven't tried any yet.