Tanya Tucker shares her se­crets to look & feel stun­ning at 60

Coun­try-mu­sic leg­end Tanya Tucker opens up to FIRST about her fight for her health and how she came out the other side slim­mer, hap­pier and more ra­di­ant than ever at age 60

First For Women - - Contents - By Deb­o­rah Evans Price

Tanya Tucker may be the pic­ture of vi­tal­ity now, but it took a long, hard bat­tle for the “Delta Dawn” singer to get here. Two years ago, af­ter strug­gling for months with de­bil­i­tat­ing fa­tigue, Tanya was di­ag­nosed with Ep­stein-Barr virus and a host of other health is­sues. “I had been to ev­ery doc­tor try­ing to find out what was wrong with me,” she re­calls. ”Fi­nally, I went to this gal in town. She took my blood and came back and said, ‘Yikes, you have fi­bromyal­gia. You have Hashimoto’s. You are low on vitamin D. Your thy­roid and hor­mones are com­pletely screwed up.’ It was re­ally hard to do any­thing—es­pe­cially for some­one like me who is known for hav­ing so much en­ergy.”

That di­ag­no­sis started Tanya on a jour­ney back to health. “I’m on a lot of sup­ple­ments now,” she notes. “My doc­tors say I’m just a walk­ing ex­per­i­ment be­cause what works for me might not work for some­one else. It’s a hunt-and­peck, but I’m a lot bet­ter.”

As Tanya’s symp­toms have cleared, she’s got­ten back to do­ing what she loves most: per­form­ing for her fans. “I see the light at the end of the tun­nel and I think there’s great things com­ing,” cheers Tanya. And to keep up her pos­i­tive out­look while on her cur­rent tour, Tanya Tucker’s North Amer­i­can Tour, she re­lies on these smart tips!

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