Thursday, March 17, 2011
crazy sexy diet
I have been reading this book lately and really enjoying it. This is they type of book which (for me, anyway) you have to take the good/interesting/helpful parts and leave the rest. The author promotes a pretty hardcore vegan/mostly raw lifestyle which I of course would never be able to follow, but there is so much inspiration here for healthy lifestyle stuff. Not only is there a bunch of interesting diet information (especially about juicing), but also inspiration for meditation, yoga, "booty shake" (exercise), and other cool stuff like dry skin brushing. The author's writing style is very sassy and fun and even though she promotes a vegan lifestyle she is never judgmental--she's actually very loving in her approach and she has a super-compelling personal story.
Here is the documentary she produced/starred in. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and since her cancer is very rare, very slow growing, and is a type which does not spread, she never got treated for it. She keeps the tumors in check by doing the high alkaline diet (explained in the book) and watchful waiting. But she doesn't promote that for everyone. The other women she profiles in the film all received standard chemo and so forth.
I'm pretty inspired to get a juicer now. Does anyone have a juicer that they love? I very much like the looks of this one, but one reviewer did mention that it is not the greatest for the green juices, which is what I want to make. Please send recommendations if you have any!