Kris Carr was diagnosed with cancer and not really given a bunch of options for treatment. Instead of accepting the doctors words, she decided to take matters in her own hands. She looked at what she was eating and started a vegan/vegetarian diet to recharge your body. Carr also eliminated processed foods, sugars and stimulants. What I like about her approach is that it’s flexible and doesn’t come at you in a militant dictator. She tells you the facts and from that point you can decide how you want to proceed. She found that by changing her diet she:
- less colds
- slept better
- better medical numbers
- less aches and pains
- consistent energy
Who doesn’t want one or all of those side effects.
As a way to further heal her body she talks about maintaining a healthy Ph balance. In our bodies balanced is 7. < 7 is very dangerous and our body functions start to come to a halt. Believe it or not it’s easier to become acidic. We can change our diets by adding more alkaline foods.
Karr is a big believer of green veggies. They have chlorophyll to help build your blood and detox our bodies. Veggies and fruits have phytonutrients to help fight free radicals. Free radicals cause use to age faster. She gives tons of recipes in the back of the book.
She also goes into great detail about food intolerances and to discover what intolerances that you may have. You can work with your doctor or a naturopath to find what food intolerances you may have.
Through out the book, Karr talks a lot of self care. Be it through meditation, exercising, yoga or bounding on a trampoline. Which of these do you think you can implement?
Have you ever wanted to start something and wanted a checklist of how to get started? Well Karr gives you a list of what you should have in your pantry to get started. She also gives you a 21 day guided cleanse.
Overall, I loved the book and believe you will as well. It’s a quick read, a wonderful host of experts that break down the information without big words.
Give it a listen. Once you are done, I’d love to hear your feedback, please leave in the comments below.
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