As part of my blog series about Pink Medicine, I wanted to share with you the story of an exceptional patient, who I’m blessed to have as a friend. This woman has made straight A’s in activating her Inner Pilot Light and being her own healer. She’s a rock star woman who has earned her honorary white coat like nobody’s business. You’ve met her before in her posts on Owning Pink and in the interview I did with her. Meet my friend Kris Carr.
Kris Carr was 32 years old when she found herself in what she calls “a shit pickle.” She was diagnosed with a rare type of blood vessel cancer for which there is no cure. Her cancer was stage 4 – meaning it was all over her body in her blood vessels. And there is no wham-bam-thank you ma’am treatment for this kind of cancer. No surgery. No chemotherapy proven to work. Basically, she sought out the best medical advice she could find, and her highly educated doctors told her that her tumors were likely to be slow growing, and the best thing she could do was take good care of herself. Which was all Kris needed to hear to radically change her life.
Until she was diagnosed with the big C, Kris was an actress more obsessed with staying skinny and drinking cocktails with the Hollywood set than with healing or curing. But once she saw those tumors in her liver light up on a CT scan, she signed up for the fast track of Healing 101 and set about changing everything because Kris believed she would not only survive, but thrive.
Kris didn’t just ditch the Cosmopolitans, Big Macs, and potato chips and ditch the “Unwrap, nuke, GO!” strategy. She also said adios to chicken breasts, cheese, eggs, fish, white bread, and milk and howdy to fresh-squeezed veggie juices, salads, quinoa, nut butters, and other cancer-fighting raw, alkaline, and vegan delicacies. Kris went about learning how to turn a grocery store into a pharmacy lickety-split, but she didn’t stop there.