Nourish & Heal Your Body

What everyone should know about toxic products & greenwashing

September 16, 2014|39Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, When it comes to chemicals in personal care and beauty products, you have to be your own fierce advocate. Sadly, there’s no guarantee that the products sitting on drugstore shelves are safe for you or your family. That’s the main reason I do my Crazy Sexy Smackdowns and talk about the Environmental Working Group so much. Knowledge is power. When it comes to our food system, I’ve encouraged you to vote with your… Read More >

pH 101: Acid-Alkaline Balance & Your Health

September 2, 2014|60Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, You may have heard about pH or the acid-alkaline balance in your wellness travels. I was oblivious to this concept when I began my health journey. But my overall well-being changed when I started to connect the dots between pH balance, inflammation and what I was eating and drinking. I’ve covered this topic in all of my books but I realize that I haven’t blogged about it for years. Since many of you… Read More >

Polling is Open for My Next Smackdown…Lipstick!

August 26, 2014|620Comments

Hi Gorgeous! Last week I posted our epic mascara smackdown. Did ya see it? You voted (hundreds of suggestions came in!), my team and I researched and tested. We looked at everything from cruelty-free certification and sneaky animal product ingredients to price and overall performance. Because I wanted the analysis of each mascara to be as up-to-date as possible, I asked Environmental Working Group (EWG) to update their ratings for our picks. If a mascara… Read More >

Mascara Smackdown: What’s Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free & Works?

August 19, 2014|205Comments

Hiya Bright Eyes! If I were stranded on a desert island and only allowed one makeup item, it would definitely be mascara. That peeper potion is like oxygen—essential to my very survival. During my days in showbiz, I worshipped the classic green and pink Maybelline Great Lash. But as I wised up to the reality of animal testing and toxic chemicals, I ditched my go-to lash blaster in search of a mascara that respects animals,… Read More >

Cookbook Club: Raw Food Recipes + Meal Plan

August 5, 2014|30Comments

Hiya gorgeous! As I mentioned last week, I’d love to explore new recipes and cook with you more. That’s why I’m kicking off the Crazy Sexy Cookbook Club! We’ll be getting creative, messy and deliciously inspired with a regular featured chef and cookbook–all with the goal of expanding our repertoire and having some fun. Whenever I grab a new cookbook I drag it around like a woobie. I take it to bed, on the bus,… Read More >

10 Tips For Enjoying More Raw Foods

July 29, 2014|30Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, Over the next couple weeks we’ll be exploring how to add more plant-based raw foods into your diet. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with raw foods because there are so many fruits and veggies in season. Plus, light and refreshing raw recipes really hit the spot on hot, sunny days. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with raw plant-based foods over the last decade. Why? Because they provide disease-fighting antioxidants, gut-friendly… Read More >

Juicer Smackdown: How to choose the best juicer

July 15, 2014|42Comments

Hiya Sweet Friends, The other day I got a hilarious email from one of my closest pals. Here’s what she wrote: “I hope you don’t want to poke my eyes out for asking this question, but you’re so educated on this stuff and I don’t trust anyone else but you! I think I need to upgrade my juicer. There are so many juicers to choose from on the market. Where do I start? Oh and… Read More >

Plant-based Iron-Rich Foods: Top 12 Sources + Infographic

June 17, 2014|53Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I’m often asked if I get enough iron through my plant-based diet. The short answer is heck yeah! But the longer answer, which breaks down why iron is important, where to get it, and what to do if you’re deficient is a bit more complex. That’s why I teamed up with Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly for this blog post. We’ve broken things down so that plant-powered readers can feel confident about… Read More >

Radical Remission (and Prevention!): 3 Things Survivors Do

June 10, 2014|124Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re talking about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, healing cancer. When I learned about Dr. Kelly Turner, Ph.D.’s book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, I couldn’t wait to do this interview and share Kelly’s research with you all. Kelly has dedicated her career to what she calls radical remission (although I think her work is so universal that it should be called Radical Remission and… Read More >

Ask Kris: Elimination Diet, Soaking Nuts, Fibrous Breasts & more!

May 27, 2014|56Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, It’s “Ask Kris” time again! I’m absolutely loving the questions that have been rolling in and I’m excited to share my second batch of answers. Today, I’m covering juicing for depression, fibrous breasts (you read that correctly), nut soaking and the elimination diet. Boobs, nuts, blues lifters and allergy busters–all in one post, could it get any better? Nope. And just so ya know, I fact checked these answers with our Crazy… Read More >

Hormone Imbalance: Why stress is ruining your health

May 13, 2014|91Comments

This week I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Sara Gottfried (in case you didn’t already know about this women’s health champion!). Over the past year, Sara has become a friend and mentor of mine. Before I met Sara, I didn’t fully understand how much stress could throw off my hormone balance and affect my overall health. And I’m guessing that some of my readers are in the same boat. That’s why I filmed this… Read More >

Ask Kris: The Scoop on Kefir, Oxalates & Frozen Veggies

March 25, 2014|70Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Each week you wonderful readers ask me really interesting and thought-provoking questions. They come in all shapes and sizes, in the comments section of my blog, my inbox, and on social media. Since I can’t reply to everyone individually, I thought it’d be fun and useful to pick a few commonly asked questions and start tackling them here, for everyone to enjoy. Introducing….Ask Kris. Today I’m covering kefir, oxalates, frozen veggies and… Read More >

Caffeine Addiction: To Bean or Not to Bean?

March 11, 2014|80Comments

Dear Sweet Friends, Is a cup of coffee the only thing that wakes you up in the morning? Do you get a headache if you go till noon without a fix? Let’s be honest, for many people (myself included) caffeine addiction is a difficult habit to kick. And although we point the finger at coffee a lot while tackling this subject, there’s a plethora of other habit-forming, caffeinated drinks out there, including soda pop, energy… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Soma Water Filter & Carafe Giveaway

March 3, 2014|1277Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, We’re into our third month of 2014 and I’m thrilled to announce March’s Crazy Sexy giveaway—the super sexy, sleek and sustainable Soma Water Filter! I have one on my desk right now. Having accessible, filtered water at arm’s length keeps this gal hydrated all day long. Three lucky readers will receive this oh-so-chic filtration system plus a free two-year supply of filters. Holy hydration! (Update: this contest is now closed) If you’d… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein

February 25, 2014|93Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re tackling the topic of protein, which can be a touchy subject in the health world—especially when it comes to animal vs. plant-based protein. And just so you know, this blog isn’t about converting you to veganism or even vegetarianism. It’s about helping you make healthier, more conscious food choices. No judgement. Just knowledge and love. I’ve written a lot about animal and plant-based protein in the past, so I looked back at… Read More >

11 Tips for Cancer Patients

February 18, 2014|76Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, The winter sun rose and set on another Valentine’s day. I used to attach so many desires to that Hallmark holiday. I wanted a man. And then a better man. And then I wanted gifts and romance. Mostly I set myself up for disappointment. Especially when I relied on psychic transmissions, rather than just telling my partner [du jour] what the heck I wanted/expected. Then on February 14th, 2003 I was diagnosed… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy High-Speed Blender Giveaway

February 3, 2014|140Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, With 2014 in full swing (can you believe it’s February already!?) and your healthiest year yet in the works, I could hardly wait to announce this month’s Crazy Sexy giveaway—The Designer Series Blendtec Wildside Blender! One lucky reader will receive this top of the line machine plus a twister jar (update: this contest is now closed). She’s one of the very best high-speed blenders out there—stylish, functional and oh so powerful! (In… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

January 30, 2014|67Comments

Hi Sweet Friend, Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut! Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties… Read More >

The Down & Dirty on Dairy Free Living

January 21, 2014|129Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Well, it’s late January, so I’m guessing that more than a few of you have slipped on your New Year’s resolutions (me too!). First of all—no biggie. If the goals you made while ringing in 2014 are still important to you, keep moving toward them one step at a time. Turtle power! But if you haven’t pinpointed what you want to do to improve your health, you’re not alone. Many of my… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Sauna Giveaway!

January 6, 2014|154Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Happy New Year! I know that many of you made a fresh commitment to your well-being as the ball dropped and 2014 began (yeah you!), which is why I’m thrilled to announce this month’s giveaway—a Sunlighten Solo Sauna! Yes, you read that correctly. We’re. Giving. Away. A. SAUNA. (And if you’d like to check out Sunlighten’s saunas directly, start here.) I’ve been hooked on infrared saunas for almost a decade. These are… Read More >