‘I want to live well’

Kelis reflects on the death of husband Mike Mora a year later

kelis/instagram Kelis with her husband Mike Mora

Kelis is being candid about her health journey a year after her husband’s death.

In a new Instagram clip, the “Feed Them” singer, 43, opened up about how Mike Mora’s death and stage 4 stomach cancer diagnosis have taken a toll on her as she continues to focus on her well-being and from your family. Mora died in March 2022 at the age of 37, after being diagnosed with the cancer two years earlier, in 2020.

“It’s been exactly one year… this is crazy to me,” Kelis shared in the post’s caption. “In general, I’m a very private person, especially when family is involved. But there’s no denying the impact and evolution that my husband’s passing has had on my life.”

“I’m always asked how I started this journey. It’s a much longer conversation, but in short, what we were dealing with here took me so deeply into understanding our bodies and how our minds and emotions are so intertwined that you can’t treat one without the other. Our thoughts and intentions are as powerful and fundamental 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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In the Instagram video – posted in three different parts – the founder of Bounty & Full explained that she started her wellness and agriculture journey when she was pregnant years ago. Kelis has three children – sons Knight, 13, and Shepherd, 7, as well as daughter Galilee, who was born in September 2020. “I just wanted to eat well,” she said. “When I got pregnant is when I really started to care and think about it.”

And when her husband started battling cancer, which he revealed was happening in September 2021, Kelis said things changed even more when they looked into hyperbaric chambers and ozone therapy. The ozone therapy, which Kelis said is often lumped together with chemotherapy in countries like Russia, Japan and Cuba, was “game-changing”. But unfortunately, Mora’s tumor came back and “began to spread”.

“We ended up meeting this beautiful, brilliant man who invented the hyperbaric chamber. He gave us a recipe and a list of these mushrooms to start taking.” While Kelis said he had taken something similar before, the man gave his family a specific recipe that he 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 putting our feet on the ground.”

Because of this, Kelis said she started making what she calls brain food. Although 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’ve seen, every specialist, every nutritionist, every human being we’ve encountered that had some experience with this, stress kills,” she said.

“I moved to the farm and we wanted to separate ourselves from all the silly things that made us stressed and worried and angsty and all those things that didn’t really matter,” she said. “So when you think about wellness and we think about health, it’s really something you can control with a little thought. Think about it a little more and always support your local farmers. Support your black farmers. Why? Because we care.”

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Kelis reflects on the death of husband Mike Mora a year later

Kelis reflects on the death of husband Mike Mora a year later

kelis/instagram Kelis’s Husband Mike Mora with Kids

Last September, Kelis opened up to People about how she decided to focus on cherishing every moment of their time together following her husband’s cancer diagnosis. “It wasn’t sudden. We were able to prepare, love and say goodbye,” she said, noting that the children were “always super aware” of Mora’s condition.

“We managed to spend as much time as we needed to, as much as we were given, as best we could,” continued Kelis. “Is it a great situation? No, it’s horrible, but I’m grateful.”

The musician and chef added that she made a conscious choice to “accept” the circumstances at the time. “It was out of our hands from the start,” she said. “We’re grateful for what we’ve had. It’s part of life.”

“It doesn’t change the fact that I’m heartbroken…but it does change how I choose to approach it,” she continued. “It reminds you how short time is and how we have no control. I want to control what I can control – how I treat the people around me. I really like celebrating people when they’re here. I don’t feel like it’s as helpful when they’re here. are gone.”

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