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Suzanne Somers has no qualms about aging in the public eye.
The actress, who played Chrissy Snow on the ’70s sitcom ‘Three’s Company,’ said at 75 she deeply values having a healthy lifestyle to look — and feel — her best.
“Aging is about worn parts,” the star told Fox News Digital. “But the advantage of living in this time is that you can replace what you lost in the aging process. We lose hormones, nutrients and minerals – you can test all of these things. You can get a blood test and a urine test through your doctor and see exactly where your levels are.And I always tell women it’s never too late…I test my nutrients all the time to make sure that I am exactly where I need to be.
The ThighMaster pitchwoman has written 27 books, including 14 New York Times bestsellers, about taking charge of her health, especially as a woman. In 1998, Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer. After the tumor was removed, she has been in remission ever since.
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“I only eat organic food,” said Somers, who noted that she only stocks whole fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as organic chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb chops. “It’s really hard for me to eat foods that aren’t organic because I had cancer. So everything I use has to be non-toxic, including my hair care, my skin care , my make-up, and my household cleaners – there’s not a single chemical in my house.”
“I had cancer 25 years ago and kept it at bay,” she continued. “But I have to be vigilant. I always think about making choices that will keep me strong and clean both outside and inside. When I go to bed at night, I want to know that I’ve done some good choices during the day for my health. It makes me feel good.
In 2019, Somers launched her own line called Suzanne Organics, which ranges from serums to cosmetics and supplements. More recently, she launched an organic plant-based protein formula that targets gut health. Wellness, she said, is one of her passions, one she is willing to share with other women looking to change their lives.
“I know I’ve helped women — and I support them,” she said. “I think a lot of divorces happen because of menopause. I was hoping to save some marriages by showing women how they can get back to their health. I encourage them to test their hormones and see where they need to be.”
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“I wake up happy, grateful and I have a purpose,” she shared. “And I encourage women to ask questions, to seek out the right kinds of doctors who can help them get the tests they need to stay on track. I want them to find a doctor who resonates. And I think with the help of technology it has never been easier to find the best one for you.”
Somers said daily movement, including yoga, is essential in her daily routine, along with taking the right supplements and vitamins based on her deficiencies to “keep everything in perfect balance.” She also drinks fish oil twice a day, takes estrogen daily, and prioritizes getting enough sleep to feel energized during the day.
In May, the “Step by Step” actress recalled to Fox News Digital how in 1990 she started a pop culture phenomenon with a simple piece of fitness equipment.
“I bought a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that made my legs look so good,” she laughed. “It was mostly a vanity thing. But when I bought the shoes, I was in my dressing room and I was like, ‘Oh my God, what is this? [my husband] Al will think? I’m so stupid to spend so much money on a pair of shoes. Well, I happened to be in a bra and panties. So I came out and said, ‘Like my shoes?’ And he said, in his big, deep radio voice, “Nice legs. It was advertising. And I was able to write off the shoes because I wore them in advertising.”
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Somers’ business empire fought back. She stopped counting the number of ThighMasters she sold “after 10 million”. In 1992, it became one of the Home Shopping Network’s top-selling brands.
“…My biggest complaint today is that I work too much,” she boasted. “I’m always busy. The pandemic has worked for me because we started doing Facebook Live shows and Instagram shows three times a week. We start the show with tequila on ice, and it’s like taking a drink together while my husband runs. There is so much freedom on the internet than there is on mainstream television. I love where I have been and where I am going.
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