Yolanda Adams gives helpful advice to balance you nutritionally, mentally, and spiritually
Article By Rebecca Johnson // EEW Magazine// Health & Fitness
Are you feeling less than your best lately? It could be that your life is out of balance according to GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer, Yolanda Adams.
“We all know that we need to make sure that our minds and our bodies, and our spirits are in good shape; remember that everything should be in balance,” says the youthful 57-year-old in a new Instagram wellness post.
To be balanced, for her, means to be properly aligned and to have things in proportion so you won’t feel off-center, off-kilter, and out of whack.
“When your body is over-acidic and toxic, your body tells you. It’s like, ‘Okay, I have a headache, or my stomach is hurting,’ or something like that. You’ve got to get rid of the toxins,” points out the founder and CEO of Simply Yolanda, a company that sells the singer’s body washes and other beauty essentials.
Harmful free radicals, associated with cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and many other diseases, can accumulate in our bodies through our food, medicines, the air we breathe and the water we drink, reports Live Science.
This is why counterbalancing the negative with positive things, even beyond nutrition, is crucial. In light of this fact, Adams, who freely gives sound natural health advice, doesn’t stop there. She explains that having a healthy balance is threefold, and deals with nutritional, mental, and spiritual health.
1. Nutritionally, you are what you eat. “Start eating more fruits and more veggies that are alkaline, that will make sure that you’re flushing all of the junk out, and putting the good stuff in,” instructs the Houston, TX native. “That’s how we handle the toxins nutritionally.” Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celery, chard, avocado, grapefruit, lemon, fresh coconut, and papaya are alkaline vegetables and fruits—believed by some to keep your body’s pH levels balanced.
2. Mentally, banish negative thoughts and ideas. “Stay in positive environments,” says Adams, who is a big believer in positive affirmations and “I Am” sayings. “Tell yourself things like, ‘I am strong; I am beautiful; I am all that God says I am; I am courageous.’” According to her, this is “how you get rid of the negative, toxic things that could be clouding your mind and your emotions.”
3. Spiritually, bask in God’s love. “You have to believe that God is love, and God loves you beyond any measure of what you’ve read, what you’ve heard, or what somebody told you,” Adams stresses. “You have to believe that God has the best for you. You have to know that, no matter what you’re facing right now, it is a part of the journey of discovering who you really are.”
Though Adams makes us aware of what positive things we can do to alter outcomes for the better, she also notes, there are things we cannot control.
“The things you can change, change. The things you cannot, make peace within yourself to keep them from changing you,” she says, adding, “You are wonderful and amazing. Believe that!”