Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crazy Sexy Diet

I recently learned of a very inspiration woman, Kris Carr. At the age of 31 (same age as me), she was diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a vascular cancer in the lining of the blood vessels in her liver and lungs so rare that only 0.01 percent of the cancer population has it. The cause- unknown. The cancer was stage 4 and the doctors told her it was incurable and inoperable.

She was basically told to just continue living her normal life. She didn't know what normal was anymore, which I can relate to well. Because this disease was untreatable through chemotherapy or surgery, her only option was to change her diet and lifestyle. She traded in fast food for a vegan diet and swapped martinis for juicing. This is something I will begin doing as soon as I get the ok from my naturopath. I'm really excited to introduce the juicing into my diet to help me fight this cancer and to continue living a long healthy life. :)

Kris Carr has gone onto write a few inspiring books on how she's been able to stabilize her cancer by completely changing her lifestyle with food and exercise. She feels more healthy than she ever has. Below is some tips from her most recent book that we all can benefit from... cancer or no cancer.

Love List: Top 15 Crazy Sexy Diet Tips

Kris Carr Crazy Sexy Diet
Top 15 Crazy Sexy Diet Tips

1. Get back to nature and back to the garden – preferably the organic garden – when affordable – when not, try to choose fruits and veggies that are less sprayed. You can find a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides at There are over 80,000 chemicals in our world today, eating them and putting them on our bodies is a dangerous proposition.
2. Create an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. Learn about pH, the acid/alkaline balance, and say goodbye to the SAD, acidic diet in favor of alkaline raw organic veggies, sprouts, green drinks, green smoothies, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, love and oxygen.
3. Make juice not war. Green smoothies are great too. My favorite juicer is the Breville Ikon, and the best blender is the Vitamix. Instead of your morning cup of Joe, (or nightly cup of booze) try filling your day with fresh vegetable juice.
4. Drink lots of clean, purified water.
5. Decrease the amount of animal products you consume (especially dairy products) and move towards more of a plant-based diet.
6. Refined sugars and processed starches are the devil – dump them. If it’s made in a lab it takes a lab to digest. If it has a shelf life longer than you, don’t eat it. Choose low glycemic foods as much as possible.
7. Shake your booty. Your lymph system, which carries away waste, needs you! Unlike your heart, it doesn’t have a pump.  Aerobics is the pump. Brisk walking is the pump. Yoga is the pump.
8. Give your colon a regular spring-cleaning. That’s right, flood your body with alkalinity and flush it of toxins. As the good stuff goes in the bad stuff should come out – on a regular basis.
9. Use natural skincare products. Your skin is your largest organ and what you put on it you literally drink in. Everything you consume either gets assimilated or eliminated. Chemical creams and perfumes tax your body big time.
10. Stress also creates acidity, so turn down the volume on chaos and turn up the joy factor up. Find and regularly commit to activities that help you bring it down a notch. Some ideas: meditation, gratitude journaling, guided relaxation or visualization CD’s, nature.
11. Snooze. Snooze. Snooze. Optimal hours: 11-7am.
12. Chew. Your stomach does not have teeth.
13. And stop eating late so that when you snooze, your body can focus on repair instead of digestion.
14. Set boundaries so that you have the physical and emotional time to take care of yourself – it’s not selfish, it’s self-preserving.
15. Make time for fun, for love, for laughter!

Make Juice Not War Green Drink
It’s our motto and our morning beverage. Here’s what we serve in the Carr/Fassett home daily. This recipe makes almost 32 oz.

-2 large cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
-Big fist full of kale or romaine
-Big fist full of sweet pea sprouts (if easy to find)
-4-5 stalks celery
-1-2 big broccoli stems
-1-2 pears or green apples (optional)
*Other optional greens we love: spinach

Kris Carr’s Green Smoothie
Makes enough for 2 people. You can adjust the recipe accordingly. My taste buds are different than yours so don’t be afraid to play!

-1 Avocado
-1-2 pieces of low glycemic fruit: we love green apple, pear, berries & cantaloupe
-1 Cucumber
-A bit of kale or romaine or spinach
-Coconut water (or purified water)
-Stevia to taste
*You can also add a sprinkle of cinnamon and some cacao.
*You can also use coconut meat or almond butter or nut milk in place of avocado.


  1. We have a juicer too and I must say I am quite intimidated by it! So much so that we havent used it yet!! Share your fav recipes please!

    Again you are inspirational to everyone!
    Love you!

  2. My dad did this vegan diet. Prior to doing this, he was told he had 18 months to live and after eating a vegan diet and drinking carrot juice like it was going out of style...he lived 11 years long than expected. He was in remission for 10 years.

    You're a very strong and beautiful woman! Hugs!

    Julie Price

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  4. I saw this lady on Good Morning America last week. The diet sounded really interesting. I'm not so sure about the green drink, but if it tastes good.....

    Miss you!

    paula xoxoxo

  5. Juicing is so delicious and so good for you!! It can be a pain sometimes to put it all together and clean it all up, but the benefits far outweigh the 'inconveniences'......much of taking care of yourself takes a little more time than sometimes we feel we have, but I find that when I am taking better care of myself as a whole, it doesn't seem like such an extra effort. It feels good fuz I feel good!!
    It's important to realize that we're not always going to do everything perfectly right ALL the time, but as long as we are holistically living well that is what really matters.
    One day at a time!!
    Miss you - Kim O

  6. I saw her documentary on TLC or one of the health channels and was totally inspired by her and her positive attitude towards beating her cancer. Gee, who does that remind me of?


  7. I favors choose these sexy diets. Really seems like amazing stuff. Its really interesting diet schedule.

  8. Yeah, Its really crazy diet. I think you should choose some better diet.