Jewel’s Recipe for Healthy and Happy Living
The singer-songwriter and new mom, 38, shares her everyday secrets for staying healthy and grounded.
This is turning out to be a big, busy year for Jewel. Not only has the singer-songwriter, 38, been touring for her latest album, Jewel Greatest Hits, but this month she’ll star as legendary country artist June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, in the Lifetime biopic Ring of Fire.
Her secret? She’s balancing it all with a super healthy diet full of grass-fed meats, organic vegetables, and herbal home remedies. She also works out when she can, forgives herself when she can’t—and is grateful every day for the little things. Here’s her guide to happy living.
“I try to follow a ‘biblical diet,’ which has nothing to do with religion, but with eating things as they originally came out of the ground, before there was genetic altering of food. I think we out-clever ourselves with food: We have become more obsessed with having a shiny apple than with having an apple that doesn’t give us cancer. We need to realize that nature really got it right.”
“I love to work out. I can’t say I’ve been the best at it since I’ve had my son: I used to run three miles every morning, but with the baby, I’ve been walking three miles in the mornings with him. If I wake up early, I’ll do yoga or the Nike Training Club app. I love hot yoga, but with my son with me on tour, I honestly doubt I’ll be able to work out a bunch. So I try to forgive myself when I can’t, and do it when I can.”