Television star, Lifestyle expert and wellness guru, Suzanne Somers takes a break from attending charity benefits and book signing tours to chat with us about everything from beauty, life as a celebrity and so much more!
How did you transition from being a television star into a lifestyle expert? What was your turning point?
Suzanne Somers: I spent the ‘80s working in Las Vegas doing a nightly show. My days were free and I started writing about my early life living in a house with a crazed alcoholic physically abusive Father. My book Keeping Secrets became a New York Times bestseller and was also made into a movie. Then, I gained weight and researched how to lose it while maintaining a healthy and nutritional eating program, and wrote about that process, too. Those eight books also became New York Times bestsellers and I realized I was hooked on sharing how I solved my personal problems with my reading constituency, knowing millions had the same experience. My current book,TOX-SICK, is my 25th and explains how invisible toxins are harming or killing us and how to eliminate the toxins in our bodies and living environment and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. I now lecture extensively in the U.S. and Western Europe. Two of my books, The Sexy Years and Knockout, are bestsellers in China and I will keynote a major health conference in Shanghai this summer.
We brought the world famous ThighMaster to market which is still the biggest selling fitness product in history. That spawned a series of not only fitness products, but also fashion, organic food, jewelry, organic baked goods, organic candy, plus organic shampoo and hair care, organic skincare and and organic makeup called SUZANNE Organics.
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Contains Japanese Honeysuckle, Siberian Cocklebur and Purple Nutsedge actively helps to address the appearance of premature aging.
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No animal testing.
Most lipsticks contain lead; mine do not. Every time a woman puts on lipstick and licks her lips, lead is creeping into her bones and brain; really destructive.I love being an entrepreneur and developing products to improve the lifestyle and health of Americans while doing the same for me and my family, as well. http://www.SuzanneSomers.com has amazing information on easily making some small lifestyle changes to live a long, healthy and productive life.
What is the biggest misconception in the beauty industry?
Suzanne: No one reads labels on beauty products. All they care about is “does it work?” Many beauty products contain chemicals that are carcinogenic and transdermal, and make it into the blood stream and into your brain where they can do major and permanent damage. So, what you get is beauty on the outside and a disaster on the inside.
Is there any advice you would want to share on aging with our readers?
Suzanne: You must take charge of your healthcare and be proactive about staying healthy rather than waiting to get sick and then running to the doctor to get loaded up on pills and antibiotics. I founded Foreverhealth.com, a free service for people looking for alternative and integrative doctors who believe in keeping their patients healthy, which I call Healthcare, rather than the usual treatments you get which I call Diseasecare. No one will care as much about your health as you … not even your doctor. You are the contractor and your doctors are the subcontractors. You must take charge of your health, rather than blindly following your doctors’ advice. You make the decisions about your own body and live a happy life.
Thanks so much for sharing, Suzanne and we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Please be sure and visit: http://www.SuzanneSomers.com for more information on health, beauty and remaining ageless forever!