Now, what is all about Kris Carr’s vegan story?
It is actually an adventure which is is not sweet and fun filled journey. 10 years ago, she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer.
Nonetheless, Kriss did not allow cancer to beat her instead she dared to do something to regain her health through a plant based diet. The strength, courage and faith Kris Carr showed to people showered inspiration to thousands of people including Oprah Winfrey.
Kris Carr’s Inspirational Vegan Diet
“You don’t have to become a vegan. You can become a plant-passionate, plant-inspired bean lover!” Carr says with a laugh. “You don’t have to label yourself at all. Just eat more plants. Eat less animals, less saturated fat, less growth hormones, less GMO, less chemicals and you’ll be fine.”
Great, where to begin? For Carr, it was an emotional but empowering journey. Ten years ago this past Valentine’s Day, while her peers were no doubt getting roses and chocolates, the bubbly, fun-loving 31-year-old model and actress got a shocking diagnosis: a rare form of cancer—Stage IV.
Despite being told that her disease was incurable, Carr refused to accept that there was nothing she could do about it. She documented it all with raw candor in the film Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC in 2007. The “crazy sexy” tag came from “mass emails I would send to family and friends letting them know I still had my sense of humor, that I refused to be defined by anything, and that I was in a positive space even though I was diagnosed with a Stage IV incurable disease.” Her cheeky, best-girlfriend tone and can-do attitude captured people’s attention, including Oprah’s, and led to several bestselling Crazy Sexy advice and wellness books.
The disease is now stable (though not eradicated), and Carr is not only surviving but thriving. For the book, she has taken to the kitchen with a posse of all-star vegan chefs … and one “bitchin’ dietitian.”
“You don’t have to label yourself. Just eat more plants.”
You don’t need star power to go vegan, though. Maybe just a little willpower. “It’s great that we have high-profile celebrities on board but we have more people that are not celebrities who are making a huge difference every day. I think it’s a way of living that makes so much sense.”
And she’s not talking about just taking the cheeseburger out of your Happy Meal. It’s a focus on unprocessed, plant-based foods (vegans, unlike vegetarians, eschew any animal food products, including eggs, dairy, and honey, and ethical vegans don’t use any animal products, such as fur or leather, at all), one that’s also been popularized by the bestselling Engine 2 diet series and in the eye-opening Forks Over Knives documentary.
Read more at thedailybeast.com
Kris Carr’s vegan story is indeed an inspiration and a model to each and every one of us. We don’t have to wait for a cancer to come our way to start a healthy lifestyle. Why wait for the worst? This is the ripe time to start a healthy lifestyle and raw vegan diet.
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