Kelis/Instagram Kelis with husband Mike Mora
Kelis Getting candid about her recovery journey a year after her husband's death.
In a new Instagram clip, the “Feed Them” singer, 43, opened up about how death of mike mora And a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer affected her as she continues to focus on her and her family's wellness. Mora died in March 2022 at the age of 37 after being diagnosed with cancer two years earlier in 2020.
“It's been exactly one year… it's crazy to me,” Kelis shared in the post's caption. “I'm normally a very private person, especially when it involves family. But there's no denying the impact my husband's passing has had on my life and growth.”
“I get asked all the time how I started on this journey. It's a very long conversation, but in short what we were doing here pushed me so deep into understanding my body, how our mind and emotions are so connected. are so intertwined that you cannot treat one without the other.” Second. Our thoughts and intentions are just as powerful and important as the health and fitness of our skin,” she continued. “I want to live well and this is me sharing what I know to be true.”
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Within the Instagram video – which was posted in three separate parts – the bounty and flowers The founder explained that she began her health and farming journey when she was pregnant years ago. Kelis has three children — sons Knight, 13, and Shepherd, 7, as well daughter Galil, born in September 2020, “I just wanted to eat well,” she said. “It's only when I got pregnant that I really started caring and thinking about it.”
And when her husband started fighting cancer, which he was appearing In September 2021, Kelis said that things had changed even more as he looked into hyperbaric chambers and ozone therapy. Ozone therapy, which Kelis said is often grouped with chemotherapy in countries such as Russia, Japan and Cuba, was “game-changing.” But unfortunately, Mora's tumor returned and “started to spread.”
“We met this beautiful, talented guy who actually invented the hyperbaric chamber. He gave us a recipe and a list of these mushrooms to start taking.” While Kelis said she had already taken something similar, the man gave her family a specific recipe that they hoped would be beneficial to them.
“We don't know where to go,” she said. “We go to doctors for things that don't make sense. Really, it's our food. It's how we're eating, it's how we're living and breathing and in the soil putting feet.”
Because of that, Kelis said she turned to making what she calls brain food. While it was too late for her husband to eat, she further explained the importance of staying away from stress. “Just to add to that, every doctor we saw, every specialist, every nutritionist, every human we found who had any expertise in this, stress kills,” she said.
“I moved to the farm and we wanted to separate ourselves from all the silly things that caused us stress and anxiety and anger and all these things that didn't really matter,” she said. “So when you think about wellness and we think about health, it's actually something you can control with just a little bit of thought. Just think about it a little more and always try to find your local farmers.” Support us. Support our black farmers. Why? Because we care.”
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Last September, Kelis opened to the public how he decided to focus On cherishing every moment of their time together after her husband's cancer diagnosis. “It wasn't something that was sudden. We were able to prepare, and love and say goodbye,” she said, noting that the children were “always super aware” of Mora's condition.
“We were able to spend the time we needed to spend the time we were given, the best way we could,” Kelis continued. “Is this a good situation? No, it's terrible, but I'm grateful.”
The musician and chef said that she made a conscious choice to “accept” the circumstances of the time. “It was out of our hands from the beginning,” she said. “We're grateful for what we had. It's part of life.”
“It doesn't change the fact that my heart is broken… but it does change how I choose to do it,” she continued. “It reminds you how short time is, and we have no control. I want to control what I can control – how I treat the people around me. When people are here I actually celebrate him. I don't think it's as useful after he's gone.”