Three’s Com­pany alum Joyce De­Witt cul­ti­vates a mind, body, and spirit con­nec­tion to stay en­er­gized and look­ing great at 68

Amazing Wellness - - CONTENTS - By Chris Mann

Joyce De­Witt The Three’s Com­pany alum is look­ing great at 68, thanks to a clean diet and daily med­i­ta­tion.

She made phys­i­cal com­edy look ef­fort­less dur­ing Th ree’s

Com­pany’s hit 1977–1984 run. Th en she trav­eled the world on a 12-year spir­i­tual quest. To­day, Joyce De­Witt’s con­nec­tion with what she calls “a lovely lit­tle triad”—body, mind, and spirit— preps her for life and work.

“I think it’s essen­tial to have some prac­tices both spir­i­tual and phys­i­cal that keep you cen­tered, grounded, en­er­gized, and avail­able,” says the ever-youth­ful TV icon, 68, who starred in a fall 2017 stage pro­duc­tion of On

Golden Pond. “I’m pretty much a reg­u­lar med­i­ta­tor ev­ery morn­ing. Th at, to me, is the key of know­ing who I am and what my task is, and stay­ing fo­cused and present. So I start my day sip­ping a cup of tea, sit­ting on my bed, read­ing some­thing spir­i­tual, and then gently drift­ing into a quiet med­i­ta­tion.”

She also ap­proaches nu­tri­tion mind­fully. “Ev­ery­one’s body is dif­fer­ent, and it be­comes more im­por­tant the longer we live to pay at­ten­tion to our chem­istry and how our body re­acts to the things we put into it.” For De­Witt, this means al­low­ing her­self to miss a day or two of sup­ple­ment­ing each week—and, if di­et­ing, eat­ing what she wants one day a week. Here are a few of her go-to nat­u­ral prod­ucts: Raw ca­cao This su­per­food boosts dopamine, sero­tonin, and other neu­ro­trans­mit­ters that are shown to al­le­vi­ate de­pres­sion and boost en­ergy and clar­ity. “My per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing pure, raw ca­cao thus far is that this is very ac­cu­rate—at least for my body’s chem­istry.”

Nat­u­ral sweet­en­ers To sweeten tea while din­ing out or on the go, “I have a lit­tle drop­per bot­tle of ste­via that’s in my purse all the time,” she says. “I also use ste­via to sweeten my raw ca­cao. I put a lit­tle vanilla in it as well. You can put pure orange oil in it, or laven­der oil in the evening.”

Min­er­als “A good mul­ti­min­eral is im­por­tant for so many things. I take one along with my mul­ti­vi­ta­min/min­eral. Also, I’ll some­times take a quar­ter tea­spoon of pure maple syrup—which is very high in min­eral con­tent— stir it into a 16-oz. glass of wa­ter and sip that over sev­eral hours.” Vitamin E “I take it in oil form. It helps ev­ery­thing else work well. It sup­ports the body in in­te­grat­ing, ab­sorb­ing, and us­ing other vi­ta­mins. It’s also im­por­tant for your eyes and is a pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant. It’s a goody.”

Im­mune sup­por t “Vitamin C is not only good for cold and flu sea­son, but has other help­ful qual­i­ties. Echi­nacea and gold­enseal are my go-tos when I think I have a cold. Zinc is help­ful, too, dur­ing win­ter.”

De­Witt played Janet Wood on the pop­u­lar ’70s sit­com Three’s Com­pany, with John Rit­ter and Suzanne Somers.

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