Kris Carr is a well known, funny and committed personality for a healthy, lively and happy diet. His story allows us to understand why: on Valentine’s Day in 2003, Kris is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer , very rare and incurable. This shock transformed her and led her to take charge of her life.
It is in the diet that she found the most incredible playground to change her body, her health and her life . She made a film about her story (Crazy Sexy Cancer) and wrote several books, all best sellers, where she guides us towards a vegetable diet, fresh and nutritionally dense and complete.
In short, this funny, pseudo, insolent and militant girl is an example to follow, whose charismatic speeches and wise advice will convince you .
Here are, summarized for you, the 20 best tips from Kris Carr for your diet and well being. Taken from his « Crazy Sexy Manifesto » you can find here: www.kriscarr.com (in English). Personally, I totally agree with her, and I can assure you that adopting these tips, has also transformed my life.
1. BACK TO THE NATURE
Choose the foods that are least chemically treated (ideally, from organic farming). There are now over 80,000 chemicals in our environment, by eating them and introducing them into our body, we weaken our immune system. And find a link with nature, a small vegetable garden or even some aromatic plants at home are a good start. Recreate this lost link with the earth!
2. CHOOSE AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET
Go for an anti-inflammatory diet. Learn more about the impact of inflammatory foods on our health (gluten, dairy, sugar, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol and processed foods, wholesale, refined products). Also, learn about pH , acid-base balance and say goodbye to the classic French diet to promote basic and alkaline vegetables, germs, natural juices, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Oxygen and a lot of peace 🙂
3. MAKE JUICES, NOT WAR!
A natural juice, nutritionally dense, is the best way to ensure an explosion of energy for the whole day . By adding foods containing good fats (such as avocados or almond butter) you will keep it even longer! Try to replace your traditional cup of caoua with a juice, your adrenal glands will thank you (they are in charge of regulating the hormones to help your body react to stress). The recipe for her morning healthy juice, easy and delicious, is here .
4. DRINK FULL (FULL!) OF WATER
You can even squeeze a little fresh lemon into your glass of water to alkalize your body (reduce acidity) and start the day well.
5. REDUCE YOUR CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Particularly dairy products and evolve towards a diet based on plants . The more we consume animal products, the more chronic diseases soar. Try to reduce the amount of animal flesh you consume to 2/3 times a week.
6. DROP THE REFINED SUGARS
If it is done in a laboratory, only a laboratory can digest it! If it lasts longer than yours, do not eat it either. White sugar is a fuel for cancer, it increases your blood sugar, weakens your immune system, draws on your mineral reserve, is considered a highly addictive drug and floods your body with an excess of insulin and IGF1 , Which stimulates the growth of cancer cells. Discover the principle of « glycemic index » and choose foods with low glycemic index , as often as possible.
7. MOVE YOUR BODY!
Our lymphatic system is responsible for detoxifying our organs, draining excess, circulating nutrients and white blood cells in our bodies. Unlike the blood network that includes a pump (the heart), the lymphatic system depends on your movements to function . Walking, yoga, sport is your pump. So move this body for at least 35 minutes, 4 to 5 times a week. A brisk walk is enough, do not put pressure!
8. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT AND … WHAT WE DO NOT EVACUATE!
If necessary, give your colon a spring cleaning (hydrotherapy). And yes: pour a stream of alkalinity into your body and chase acid toxins. Our bodies have been designed to assimilate and eliminate. Just as we regularly introduce good things into our body, we also regularly need to get out the bad ones . Our grandmothers used to prescribe enemas to help us get rid of blockages, headaches and toxins. When laxatives appeared on the market, we abandoned this holistic and healthy approach to chemicals and synthetics. Do not be shy ; After all it is only a small pipe and a little filtered water;)
9. USE NATURAL PRODUCTS ON YOUR SKIN
Our skin is our biggest organ, and most of the things we put on end up being absorbed by our bodies. When toxins and chemicals accumulate, your skin shows it to you. All this greatly accelerates the aging process while deteriorating our immune system.
10. CREATE AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LIFESTYLE.
Glowing health comes not only from what you eat, it is also about managing what is devouring you. The inflammation created stress. And stress creates acidity. You realize it’s a vicious circle.
Find and engage in activities that help you relax. Some ideas: meditation, breathing and relaxation techniques, a notebook of gratitude (where you notice what you are grateful for in your life), dancing, praying, spending time in Nature, spending time with your friends, Etc.
11. DODO, DODO, DODO
Optimum sleep times are: from 11pm to 7am. Without proper sleep, our body can not completely detoxify, heal or repair itself.
Your stomach has no teeth. So give him a hand . And stop eating too late so that when you sleep, your body can fully concentrate in repair and our not in digestion.
13. SET LIMITS
So that you always have emotional and physical time to take care of you . It’s not selfishness, it’s self-preservation.
14. ALWAYS FIND TIME TO ENJOY YOURSELF
Laugh, walk, enjoy our friends, love. Laugh, giggle, stupidly or nervously, it’s great for your immune system.
15. DO NOT BE PERFECT
Perfection is boring! Being consistent with its values or principles does not mean being rigid. Imagine yourself traveling in a beautiful, invigorating and healthy way of life. It’s normal to take a few detours from time to time, to see different landscapes or eat chocolate. 🙂
16. GET INFORMED!
It is high time to change our perception of the disease. Drop the paradigm of traditional medicine that seeks only to treat the symptoms . The reality is quite different: our body is made up of interconnected systems. If an imbalance occurs in one system, it will have cascade effects in all other systems, leading to the occurrence of the (famous) disease. Understanding and treating the whole, interconnection, rather than tackling a symptom, which represents only the tip of the iceberg.
17. DO REGULAR HOUSEWORK IN YOUR LIFE
Whether your wardrobe, your home or your colon, get rid of the mess and toxins! Mental and physical disorder prevents us from being receptive to the calm and peace that we deserve.
18. KNOW HOW TO DO BUSINESS!
If you are going to switch to a vegetal diet, fresh and organic, you are going to have to think smart and economical when shopping. Tip: buy bulk and keep your food in glass jars.
19. CREATE YOUR TEAM
To support you and help you, throughout your life. Your team can include a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a yoga teacher and / or a masseur therapist. You are the captain of this team, you deserve the best and they will be there to help you through the surprises of life.
20. TAKE ALL THESE TIPS ON THE ROAD
If your work life requires you a lot of travel or routine changes, following these tips to stay healthy can be complicated. Anticipate and trust, you will get there!