Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crazy Sexy Diet

The title of this book should be "How to Make Going Vegan, Living Healthy, and Holistic Healing Hot and Sexy". Budweiser babe/model/actress turned author Kris Carr of Crazy Sexy Diet, does it again with an enlightened and detailed book about how to revolutionize and shake up your existence with green juice, meditation, alternative medicine, and righteous living. This book is Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman meets The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone with a few splashes of Cosmopolitan Magazine in the mix. It's too bad that this book is called Crazy Sexy Diet. Although, Carr selected a sensational title with sexy catch words ("crazy" "sexy" and "diet"), most folks may think this book is all about losing weight. That it is not. In this book, "diet" refers to the meaning of the word which is regimen, routine, habitual nourishment and, specifically, cleanse. (But no one would by a book called Crazy Sexy Cleanse. "Diet" is a sexy word for marketers.) If you "habitually nourished" yourself, using Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet, you'd be one righteous, glowing, and vibrant babe. Unlike her other books Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor and Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, Crazy Sexy Diet is not specifically designed for cancer patients, survivors, or supporters. Crazy Sexy Diet is for everyone!!!

Chock full of hypercolour "retro" graphics, bright photos, CSD (Crazy Sexy Diet) testimonials, and "brainfood" from such holistic experts as Kathy Freston (The Veganist) and Dr. Neal Barnard (Food for Life, Dr. Neil Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes), Crazy Sexy Diet is a fun light read. Carr does an amazing job of making raw veganism look doable, easy, and fun. (Instead of hours and hours of preparation.) Although, she states that she is not trying to convince everyone to become a herbivore, she provides many compelling reasons. Carr, who was diagnosed with an extremely rare uncurable sarcoma called epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), took life "by the balls" and her health into her own hands. She became an expert in her illness, certified at the Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI), and changed her life patterns (no more "flirting with coke" and drinking). As a result, although her cancer was diagnosed at Stage 4, it has not progressed and "it is frozen in time". Carr is an amazing person who shows you that living with cancer is not a death sentence. The Crazy Sexy Diet is the secret to her longevity and vibrancy, the theory behind her madness or should I say "crazy"ness. Testimonials from a number of her readers and workshop-/class-takers attest to the effectiveness of the CSD in relieving symptoms from cancer, diabetes, depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis, and other conditions.

I am inspired by the helpful hints and plan to try the Crazy Sexy Diet in two weeks (#3 on my Funky Sexy Manifesto list). This week is Wean Week in which I begin to drop my junkfood vegan ways. First, of all, I need to get back into juicing my veggies. (I totally dropped of the bandwagon on that one. It's certainly worth my time.) Second of all, I need to eat more salad, greens, and vegetables raw. (I am going to look for more ways to dress them up.) Third, I need to drink more water and phase out gluten for a while. (Aaahhh!) We'll see how the Wean Week goes and then I'm off to try the Crazy Sexy Diet. I must admit that I'm a little nervous with the other suggestions. The meditations, massages, and yoga I can handle but enemas and colon therapy? A little scary but if it worked for the Ancient Egyptians... well... we'll see... Raw foods (60/40, 80/20) are a little stretch for me with my cooked foods. Enzymes, probiotics, and dry-brushing, now that I know the value of these, I can implement them. I hope the CSD can give me an energy boost as I prepare to return to work. Carr states the CSD benefits to be:
- a super-sexy glow
- fewer colds
- quick healing of both cuts and colds
- terrific, regular, stink-free poops
- healthy organs
- clear skin and sinuses
- leaner abs and a tighter butt
- a revved-up sex drive
- better sleep
- sweet breath
- strong bones and pain-free joints
- lower cholesterol and blood pressure (without pills)
- balanced blood sugar
- consistent energy
- fewer blues, and more clarity
- less "dis-ease"

Sounds great, eh? (That was so Canadian, eh?) And it's drug-free so no drug company is profiting from the CSD (but maybe the alternative healing/natural wellness companies which make the products listed in this book do). Unlike those prescriptions medications advertised on television, you will not get a list of all those side-effects muttered at the end of the commercial that sound a lot worse than the disease/illness you were trying to retreat. However with the CSD, like all "detox" programs, there are some temporary side effects that happen but do not last due to all of the toxins leaving your system. (Doesn't that sound nice?)

I loved this book and will continue to refer to it in the future. Nothing that Kris Carr is saying is new here (except in her own unique voice). Crazy Sexy Diet connects with many of the books I read and reviewed like Anti-Cancer, Skinny Bitch, The China Study, The Kind Diet, The Veganist, and Foods That Fight Cancer. With creativity and gusto, Kris does add new information and re-packages the information with young and sexy appeal, showing she did her research, knows her shit, and gives credit when it is due. Check out Kris Carr here on video:

21-Day Cleanse

Coming Up Next: Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit by Queen Afua

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