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on 20 February 2012
Firstly - this is not a "diet" book in the sense of losing weight, rather a guide and inspiration to looking at what you eat from a nutritional point of view. It also covers other aspects of well-being such as stress, exercise, supplementation, pesticide exposure etc.

Kris Carr is living with cancer and as such radically changed her diet so that she has been in remission for a number of years - so she speaks from experience. The information is well presented and clear - she drags in experts in their field to give the lowdown on various topics.

Although of direct use to people diagnosed and living with cancer - it will be of much use to anyone living with health issues of any variety and to the casual reader with an interest in nutrition and well-being.

The main thrust is that a swing to vegetable based diets can radically change your health for the better - there are several testimonies to this fact - but you don't need to go vegan / vegetarian to benefit from the knowledge in this book and to be fair - Kris also makes that point. What it does do is make you question some of your own eating habits and assumptions about where food comes from and it's use to the body.The important factor is controlling the pH balance of your body - excess acid (from all the usual bad things - white flour, no veg, excess meat etc)leads to an environment in which various illnesses can thrive - increasing your fruit and veg intake redresses the balance and protects the body.

There is a 21 day cleanse programme that will help people starting out -and this covers some surprising things - and some easy things too.

Yes the style is american cheerleader - Rah-Rah-Rah! - and the language (and expletives) can jar ( a body is a "god-pod") - but Kris is what she is and walks her talk; not something that a lot of diet book authors can boast. But try to get beyond it - there is a lot of information in there that just may one day save your life.
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