Cancer thriver Kris Carr makes Crazy Sexy Cancer an affirmation of her life and spirit. Kris directs this uplifting documentary about claiming your vitality. It’s now available at Netflix and the Crazy Sexy Life website.
Wellness warrior steps up
On Valentine’s Day of 2003, Kris is diagnosed with Stage 4 of a rare, untreatable cancer. Her liver and lungs reveal 24 tumors. She shows you the x-rays.
Doctors tell Kris to “watch and wait.” This type of cancer may lie dormant for years.
“Wait for what?” Kris exclaims. She decides to find a cure and live. Really live.
Cowgirl with attitude
Kris sells her possessions and takes to the road, becoming a healing junkie. She begins directing Crazy Sexy Cancer, enlisting the help of cameraman Brian Fassett.
As CEO of The Office of Healing, she proactively calls doctors and health centers. They are her consultants. Her mom helps run the company. She perseveres with humor and sass.
Kris goes to bookstores and health expos. She receives acupuncture, chakra cleansing, Reiki and Chinese herbs. She tries visualization, anger and dance therapies.
Finding her “tribe,” other cancer survivors who live fully, reminds Kris that everyone has challenges in life. She is not alone.
Cancer as teacher
A professional actor, Kris brings an optimism that can inspire anyone facing a disease. Despair and depression don’t last long.
Kris discovers that the vegetable market is her pharmacy. Since this film was made, she has written several books, including the New York Times bestseller Crazy Sexy Diet.
Raw foods turning point
Kris’ meeting with Dr. Robert Young, the author of Sick and Tired?, becomes a turning point. All sickness stems from over acidity in the body, he tells her. “You’re only as healthy as the fluids you’re bathed in.” She embarks on a 21-day raw foods diet.
There are dark days. Kris craves her old, “normal” diet. “I want to go do bad things with bad people.” Nothing looks very appetizing. She finds ways to appreciate a whole new level of “delicious.”
Healthy body, healthy mind
Nutrient-rich vegetable juices and a vegetable-based diet, along with a daily power walk, give her lots of stamina. Yoga and lifestyle changes help her reduce stress.
Health is “everything that you eat, drink and think,” she says. Her friend Bhagavan Das tells her, “your confrontation with death is your spiritual turning point.” Shed “stinking thinking,” he advises.
Fun and romance
Kris’ life is a whirlwind of meetings with cancer survivors and luminaries like Dr. Mehmet Oz. Her Crazy Sexy Wellness business is booming. Vegetable juices, she says, are “the medicine, the muse, the best frickin’ beauty regime going.”
The heroine’s story includes a romance and a wedding. (4 out of 5 stars)
Crazy, Sexy Cancer / 2007 / NR / 1 hour, 29 min
Cast Overview: Aura Carr, Kenneth Carr, Kris Carr, Leslie Carr, Anna Maria Clement, Brian Clement, Bhagavan Das, George Demetri, Jackie Farry, Yogeswari, Oni Faida Lampley, Brian Fassett
Directors: Kris Carr
Genres: Documentary, Health, Healing