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What people are saying about Kris Carr and her Crazy Sexy Revolution… “Kris Carr titillatingly turns a supermarket into a pharmacy.” —Mehmet Oz, MD
“When Kris speaks you can hear a pin drop. She is a fresh, authentic, and empowering voice.” —Marianne Williamson
“Kris is a ray of light, a true leader of courage and inspiration.” —Donna Karan
“I love Kris Carr, she glows. It’s not just because of what she’s done, which is extraordinary. It’s who she is.” —Dean Ornish, MD
“Thank God Kris is one of those women who has the courage and generosity to share her experience. I love Kris' book!” —Sheryl Crow
“I am personally inspired by her example in leading the way for people to take control of their bodies and their health.” —T. Colin Campbell, PhD
“Crazy Sexy Diet is a must-have if you’re ready to take control of your health. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.” —Neal Barnard, MD
“That Kris’ book landed in your lap is no coincidence—it is actually a miracle.” —Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch
“A riveting new film.” —Oprah Winfrey on Crazy Sexy Cancer
“If you're in the market for a great book on how to boost your health naturally this year, this is a must-read.” —Glamour.com
About the Author
Kris Carr—author, motivational speaker, and wellness warrior—has written two previous skirt! books: the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor. She leads workshops and gives lectures at wellness centers, universities, and corporations across America. Visit her at her award-winning online magazine, crazysexylife.com.
File Size: 4688 KB
Print Length: 245 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1599218011
Publisher: Skirt!; First Edition edition (January 17, 2011)
I’ll be honest, The Crazy Sexy Diet craze is something I avoided for years, because I thought it was a ‘diet,’ when in fact diet is the most inaccurate word to use for what this book is. This book is a lifestyle book, it’s a book about how to change your lifestyle for the better, how to improve it, and how to live fully and in the moment. This is such a wonderfully life affirming book, a piece of truly inspirational literature.
So what got me hooked finally? Well, I was already vegan when I finally read it - had been for about a year - but I was still in that new phase of veganism where everything is new and exciting and where all you want in the world is to devour every piece of information you can get your hands on. As a person interested in science, medicine and alternative therapies - I study holistic health, and originally became vegan for health reasons - vegan nutrition and lifestyle books were at the top of my interest list. Still I wasn’t about to go out and buy this book - that pesky diet word again - but when I saw it at my local library I thought, why not?
I took it home, and read it cover to cover. I was inspired, enthralled, and amazed. I didn’t learn anything new about veganism by reading this book, but I learnt a lot about other alternative therapies, and I learnt a lot about raw foods. I found Kris Carr to have an easy-going and down to earth style. She is who she is and she doesn’t hide it or change it for anyone. Yeah she swears, yeah she talks a bit like a valley girl sometimes, some people don’t like that, but it doesn’t bother me. Her story of beating incurable cancer is awe-inspiring and amazing, it still blows my mind
Kris Carr and her personality are only one of the great things about this book. The book itself is beautiful, I love the layout, it’s fun, and easy to take in and absorb. I love the breakdown of the book, and I love the varied information contained within the pages. It’s this variety that makes this book a lifestyle book not a diet book, and anyone who uses this book strictly as a diet book is missing the point in my opinion. This book should be used as a guide, a handy ‘how to’ or ‘what to do’ or ‘how to eat’ resource, but not necessarily a bible.
I think ti’s wonderful that Carr also includes a ton of resources in the book, including books, websites, organizations, supplements, vitamins, even protein powders. She talks about enemas, yoga, dry brushing, detoxing, juicing, green smoothies, meditation, giving thanks, and all that other cool ‘health’ and ‘hippy’ stuff that so many people shy away from. She also fills the book with practical information about factory farming and how animals raised for human consumption are treated. Again, this was stuff I already knew, but I think all of her writing is so perfectly clear and easy to understand that for a novice to this lifestyle it will be a compelling and thought-provoking read.
Carr also includes a 21 day cleanse for people to follow to reboot their health. I actually never did the 21 day cleanse but I loved reading through it. About a year after I borrowed this book from the library I bought my own copy and I used it just this past January as a guide for a month long whole foods cleanse that I embarked on, mostly I followed the food portion, not the other parts, but I would like to do the entire cleanse in full someday.
Lastly one of the things I can say with certainly about this book is that Carr is so enthusiastic about juicing that her juicing fever really hooked me. I didn’t buy a juicer right after reading this book but the seed had been planted and I finally took the plunge last year after watching “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.” I’ve never looked back, and I love it. I have Kriss Car and Joe Cross to thank for that.
As for recipes I’ve tried,
Urban Zen Juice - Pretty good Green Guru Smoothie - Pretty good Woodstock Peace Salad - Loved it Tahini Dressing - Loved it Cabbage Hemp Salad - Loved it Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette - Loved it Miso Carrot Dressing - Loved it Buddha Bowl - Loved it Southwest Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Burger - Loved it Asian Medly (Stir Raw) - Loved it Avocado Chocolate Pudding - Loved it
The only thing I found disappointing is that there weren’t more recipes. I was also disappointed that only a few of the recipes were actually written by Carr herself. Most of the recipes come courtesy of celebrity vegan chefs or, other prominent vegans. Other then that I loved the book, and I’ve actually bought it for a few friends and inspired a few friends to buy their own copy just from talking about how much I loved it. So far noone I’ve given a copy to has been disappointed and so I’d recommend this book for anyone interested in making a change in their life.
I am fascinated with ways to live more healthfully and with more intentionality, but I usually like to read about healthy choices rather than act upon them. Inspired by this book, I followed the 21 day "Adventure Cleanse" with fidelity (except the visits for colonics). I felt like utter crap for 10 days and went through a whole host of reactions I could not have foreseen: sugar detox led to emo-melt down. After a week and half, I began feeling a kind of bright-eyed bushy tailed spark which completely lit me up. What I like about Kris Carr is her sassy, funny delivery sans pontification as she shares her story and her world views. As a society, we are really complacent about what we put into our bodies and we do not often think about the backlash. She unpeels the layers of our choices from a look at stockyards and the meat industry right down to the impact of our choices on a cellular level. Her zest for life is downright contagious and her book is a great little fire-starter. She cracked me up, the book is accessible, and I WILL keep eating more veggies. Her Crazy Sexy Kitchen is a terrific companion.
I borrowed this from the library, but had to purchase my own copy because I continually go back to it to learn about the most current information for nutrition and overall healthy lifestyle. I love Kris's positive, encouraging attitude. And, really, this book is just chock full of great information. The enormous section on supplements helped me figure out where to get started. I went to see a really great nutritionist in my area armed with lots of knowledge from this book. This book made me feel as though I had another person on my team as I figure out how to heal and how to work with an integrative medicine system after years of going the traditional route. Kris Carr's writing makes me feel more confident that there are others out there who are marrying holistic with traditional in order to find the right balance in their healing process. If you're not feeling great, you really have to be your own advocate and team captain but you don't have to do it alone. I've since enlisted many others to join my team and I love to read and follow Kris Carr because she really has the knack for gathering some of the best doctors and holistic leaders.
Kris Carr has compiled an owners manual for the human being. In her entertaining and engaging voice, she explains what to do and why in lay terms. Topics range from meditation and bathing to exercise and diet. Unlike many diet books that dictate a single one-size-fits-all course of action, Carr encourages her reader to listen to the body and make changes as the reader feels able to make them, a practice which is more likely to lead to a lasting alteration in habits. Like many of us who've fought weight, I've read a lot of diet books. I typically read them and then, having gleaned the core ideas, sell them at a local book store. I'll be hanging on to this one. Carr's voice is so inspiring and her plan so adjustable, I know that when I 'fall off the wagon' I'll be motivated to get back on track just by rereading some of her text.