The chapter headings for Kris Carr’s book, Crazy, Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark and Live Life Like You Mean It read like a top of the pops list of on-trend topics for the health food industry. (See link to Chapter 1 below.)
* Ph levels
* Alkaline foods
* Guten-free living
* Hormones in meat
* Dry brushing
* Meditation (While the author mentions yoga, there are meditation traditions available in all major faiths.)
* Vitamins B and D
* Omega 3
These are a few of the topics discussed by the author – topics you may have been wondering and reading about lately. Carr took it upon herself to learn about the healthiest diet and practices available after a devastating cancer diagnosis in 2003. Her dedication and enthusiasm has paid off. The book has been embraced enthusiastically by health food professionals and people interested in healthy living.
Dr. Dean Ornish has this to say about Carr’s research. ”A whole foods, plant-based diet, moderate exercise, stress management techniques [...] and learning to give and receive love more fully [...] could often reverse the progress of coronary heart disease, early stage prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hyper cholesterolemia, obesity, depression and other chronic diseases. Ornish believes that Carr’s book helps people to switch from a fear of dying to a joy of living.
Considering the daunting prognosis the author was given when she received her cancer diagnosis, her ability to research and share information about healthy lifestyle practices is admirable and inspirational.
While you may not desire a completely vegan diet for your family, think of the gift of future health you will give your children when you establish healthy living patterns early on in their lives.
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