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Linda Evans

The Dynasty icon embraces mind-body wellness to stay active and centered at 74.
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Linda Evans, the Dynasty icon, embraces mind-body wellness to stay active and centered at 74.

She made 40 fit and fabulous as the rags-to-riches Krystle Carrington on the ’80s TV hit Dynasty. But after a recent bout with crippling back pain and depression, actress Linda Evans found a wealth of renewed health by nourishing her mind, body, and soul. “Meditation is the best wellness pill that exists,” says the women’s empowerment advocate, 74. “Taking time to create an inner sense of peace and well-being is how I start each day. When I’m centered, I face the day with clarity.”

Embracing the link between science and spirit has helped Evans heal. “There are so many stressors in life that adversely affect our health,” she adds. “[The Biology of Belief author] Bruce Lipton’s research on mind-body connection—that our genes are affected by our thinking—changed my understanding of life. I’ve always believed this to be true. Wellness is a state of mind as much as it is a condition in our bodies. When I seek healing, I set an intention to deepen the relationship between my mind, body, and spirit.”

An expanded focus on nutrition has also fortified Evans’ overall health. “I look for dishes rich with nutrition that bolsters the integrity, resilience, and optimal function of every cell in my body.” 

Recipes for Light and Love

After her morning meditation, Evans embarks on an hour-long walk with her dog, Alexie. “We are always in nature, walking along the river and weaving our way through the forest. It’s an invigorating workout full of movement and fresh air. I love it.” Yoga rounds out her fitness routine. “Stretching in mindful ways changed my life after my back operation,” she says. “All my life, I did strength training and never knew the value of getting my core strong. I have days where I feel stronger, more able, and more flexible than I have ever felt before.” Mindful eating keeps her moving as well. She gets “energy and a protein boost” from a shake made with high-performance collagen, barley greens powder, probiotics, calcium, coconut milk, banana, berries, vitamin C, and flax or chia. And, as featured in her recently updated book Recipes for Life: My Memories, Evans’ favorite salad “includes walnuts, Ruby Red grapefruit, a navel orange, a Hass avocado, baby spinach, and my favorite homemade salad dressing. These fruits, nuts, and vegetables pack a substantial amount of vitamins and minerals easily absorbed by my body. And I feel satiated and light all at once.” 

“Everyone knows the world’s best source of natural collagen is bone broth. As we age, it’s so important to support our body’s longevity by protecting joints and having healthy bone mineral density. It’s also so good for the gut and strengthens our immune systems. I drink chicken broth like a tea. I can feel the good it does for me.”

Bone broth

“Everyone knows the world’s best source of natural collagen is bone broth. As we age, it’s so important to support our body’s longevity by protecting joints and having healthy bone mineral density. It’s also so good for the gut and strengthens our immune systems. I drink chicken broth like a tea. I can feel the good it does for me.”

Colloidal Silver

“When I need antiviral and antibacterial support, I reach for colloidal silver. It’s very effective at eliminating infection with its immune-boosting benefits.

B-Complex Vitamins

“To maintain my energy levels, I take a full spectrum of B vitamins—key nutrients in nerve health, optimal heart wellness, and even healthy skin and hair.”

Magnesium

“In the evenings, I take magnesium to support relaxation of my mind and muscles. It also has a nerve-calming effect that makes my sleep feel restful and deep.”

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